Automobiles are a common feature of everyday life for many Americans. Unfortunately, car accidents often lead to serious injury and even death to those involved. If you were recently injured in an auto collision, you should consult with a Cape May County car accident lawyer to discuss your legal options. A seasoned personal injury attorney could help you understand how to seek compensation from the negligent driver or entities that caused your injuries by providing aggressive legal representation during the pendency of your claim.
Depending on the circumstances of the case, one or more parties could be at-fault for causing an accident. A Cape May County auto collision attorney could help assess whether a an accident victim can hold one or more entities legally responsible for his or her injuries.
Car accidents often occur because one or more motor vehicle operators engage in negligent driving behavior. If someone harmed in a crash can prove that another driver’s reckless conduct caused the accident, he or she could bring a successful lawsuit against the at-fault motorist. One way to establish fault is to identify and gather evidence proving that the driver engaged in one or more of the following unsafe driving practices in the moments leading up to the crash:
This evidence, combined with photographs of the injuries or receipts for medical bills, could help hold a driver liable for an otherwise avoidable car crash.
Although many wrecks happen because of driver error, some are due to the negligence of other entities. For instance, a government agency might have designed a roadway poorly or failed to maintain it, leading to a crash. In either situation, the injured individual could name the responsible government agency as a defendant, provided that the agency is not immune from being sued.
In other cases, a defective car part or vehicle might be the cause of a crash. If this occurs, then the plaintiff could sue the product manufacturer. A local car wreck attorney could assist in identifying all possible negligent parties to a crash and provide counsel on how to win damages from them.
In addition to holding multiple parties responsible for a claimant’s injuries, New Jersey law also permits plaintiffs to be held partially responsible for causing car accidents. The New Jersey Comparative Negligence Act allows judges and juries to assign percentages of fault to all parties in a civil lawsuit.
If a claimant is assigned a percentage of fault, then his or her ability to recover monetary damages will be diminished by that percentage. For example, if the total amount of damages is determined to be worth $200,000, and the claimant is assigned 25 percent of the fault for the accident, then the total amount he or she could recover would be reduced by 25 percent. If a claimant is assigned more than 50 percent of the fault for an accident, however, he or she will not be able to recover any damages whatsoever.
A lawyer from our team could help an injured party recover monetary damages by presenting evidence to prove that one or more defendants are at-fault for the crash and defend against counterclaims of comparative negligence.
You do not need to take on the burden of litigation by yourself after a crash. A Cape May County car accident lawyer could help you take the legal steps necessary to hold the at-fault parties responsible. Call our firm to schedule a consultation and learn what kinds of damages you could recover from a successful lawsuit.
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My case settled recently after lasting 4 years. Grungo and Colarulo’s law firm were able to secure a large settlement award for my slip and fall accident. This money will help secure my future for the permanent injury I received as a result of the slip and fall. Everyone was very caring, and kept me informed throughout the entire process. Christine Lafferty is an excellent litigation lawyer. I highly recommend using them if you have been injured or in an accident. I hope I am never in a situation again to need their services, but I know who to go to if I, or any of my family members are ever injured. Thanks Grungo and Colarulo and staff for your compassionate service!
Thank you so much Grungo and Colarulo for helping me with my case. Special thanks to Erica Domingo, Esquire and her team. Erica Domingo and her team was very nice and helped me tremendously throughout my case like more than one year and half. They gave me the right advice and guided me through every step of my case. They gave me prompt and clear responses to all my questions. In addition, Erica and her team provided me with all the what if scenarios so that I can have a clear vison of the steps ahead.
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Thanks again Erica Domingo, Esquire and her team
My wife and I reached out to Grungo Colarulo in 2020 for advise on a legal matter. After a meeting with the Attorney and Paralegal, we decided to go forward with a case. This case required a lot of documentation, and expert review of the documentation which was aquired. Throughout the process, we were kept up to date monthly, and Grungo Colarulo was always responsive to any questions that we had. The entire staff at Grungo Colarulo are very professional, caring, and willing to go the extra mile. This firm is a definite recommend!
I left five (5) stars only because that’s as many as I could leave. If I could, I would have left 100 stars. Bob & Christine are the absolute best! My settlement far exceeded what I ever imagined. They are professional, friendly, and really listened to what I had to say. They kept me up to date with the progress of my case every step of the way. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Very professional, communicates well, makes me feel like they have my best interest at heart, and overall just a great company. Christine and the whole team has been on top of everything. Would definitely recommend!! 10/10
First and foremost I would like to thank the whole team at Grungo Colarulo!! In addition to that, Stephanie & Riley & Drenna have done such an outstanding job taking care of me in such a difficult and low point of my life. I was in a bad car accident & did not know how to move forward with what to do and how to process. Those ladies were there every step, every inch, every mile & beyond with helping me when I had no idea how to navigate. I will forever be thankful for them and for the outcome of my case! If you ever need assistance I highly recommend this practice!!! Beyond professional, helpful, precise, caring, knowledgeable & humble!!!
From my first phone call to the end of my case this firm was on the ball!! Always responsive and professional and kept me up to date and informed. This is my firm for any future needs!
This was my first time ever having to have a lawyer for an automobile accident. From the beginning they took care of everything. They put me at ease so I could concentrate on my medical needs. Everyone I spoke to during the process were always extremely pleasant and knowledgeable.
Thank you to Grungo Colarulo for representing me and getting the settlement you did to help me move forward. I would highly recommend Grungo Colarulo to anyone who wants outstanding legal representation.
This team has been nothing but gentle an generous. Being as this was my first time dealing with a worker’s compensation case I was lost and nervous. But the Grungo Colarulo team has made me feel as comfortable as possible. My needs were addressed with care in a timely fashion. I knew what was going on every step of the way.
Oh, did I mention, WE WON …
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A dear family friend referred us to a young attorney named Rich Grungo, Jr. We wanted answers and if necessary, justice for our father. From day one of a five-year journey, Mr. Rich Grungo, Jr. made our family and our pain his own. The man never stopped working for us. He kept us informed every step of the way. Questions were answered quickly and with great compassion and expertise. Even though Rich was always busy, he was never too busy for us. We always felt like we were his only clients
I had the opportunity to observe Mr. Grungo work in this case, both in the courtroom on the technical matters of the motions and also as his presentation to the jury in opening and presenting witnesses as well as utilizing animations… and drawings and films that were necessary for a proper understanding of the case…At all times during the presentation, Mr. Grungo operated mostly without notes and questioned the witnesses in a conversational manner which made it most effective. **
Thank you for everything. I honestly felt like you treated my son like he was your own son, for that I am grateful. I would recommend your services to anyone. Thanks for being so awesome to both of us.
It was a pleasure working with Bill. He constantly kept me informed. I would recommend Bill and his firm to anybody I know. They’ll be in good hands.
I had the opportunity to retain Mr. Colarulo for a vehicle accident I encountered. I give him my highest recommendation for anyone in need of an excellent Personal Injury Attorney. Not only does he have an in depth knowledge of the legal field, but he emanates a sense of trust-worthiness that makes you feel secure during the entire process. Mr. Colarulo has the knowledge, drive and enthusiasm that will get the job done for you. He comes highly recommended.
Hi Rich, Well I’m on my way up to college to finish packing my son’s stuff up and to go to his Graduation tomorrow. It’s hard to believe how fast and how slow, at the same time 5 years can go by. I was just thinking of you as I am getting ready to leave and wanted to thank you once again for everything you have done for my son’s future. You are a good and just man. God Bless to you and your family.