Ocean County Personal Injury Attorneys
Determined representation for accident victims in New Jersey’s largest county
When anyone thinks of the Jersey Shore as the focal point of summer fun and adventure, the mental images undoubtedly include Ocean County. The County Seat, Tom’s River, along with smaller communities, such as Seaside Heights, Point Pleasant, Long Beach Island, Surf City and Beach Haven, have defined what it means to “go down the shore” for generations. New Jersey residents and their neighbors from New York and Pennsylvania, have sought relief from the heat, and made memories to cherish the rest of their lives in Ocean County. But, for all the enjoyment most residents and visitors get, there are, unfortunately, occasional tragedies. Ocean County has more than its fair share of traffic accidents, and many of those are devastating.
If you or a loved one is injured in Ocean County, due to a car accident, a sudden slip and fall, or an occupational injury, Brach Eichler is ready to help. Our legal team responds quickly, providing the comfort and legal guidance you need to get through this time of crisis. We continue to fight aggressively for you, until we recover the full compensation that you deserve.
Auto accidents in Ocean County New Jersey
Formed in 1850 from part of Monmouth County, and further augmented with the annexation of Little Egg Harbor Township from Burlington County in 1891, Ocean County is the Garden State’s largest county in area, boasting 915.40 square miles. Ocean County has also enjoyed decades of population growth, ranging from explosive to steady, and is now the sixth most populous county in the Garden State, with just over 600,000 residents. Of course, the population swells further during the summer months as vacationers come from hundreds of miles away.
So, while filling the coastal county with a dense mass of beachgoers is a potent recipe for fun, it also invites overindulgence and carelessness, which is why Ocean County has an unfortunately high rate of traffic accidents. In 2017, Ocean County recorded 13,972 vehicle crashes, which caused 3,399 injuries and 52 deaths. Ocean County led the state in fatalities for 2017, as it did for three out of four years from 2009 to 2012.
Ocean County has almost 3,000 miles of roadways, which include the State Routes 13, 35, 37, 70, 72, 88, and 166, as well as U.S. Route 9, the Garden State Parkway and Interstate 195. Crashes on these busy, high-speed arteries can cause horrific accidents, resulting in:
- Concussion or brain injury
- Displaced fractures and crushed bones
- Internal injuries
- Loss of limb
- Loss of sight
- Wrongful death
When your injuries are severe, you must choose an attorney with the knowledge and experience to pursue the best possible results. Our legal team has recovered more than $225 million dollars in judgments and settlements for our clients. We are determined to provide the skilled and compassionate representation your case requires.
Capable representation for personal injury and workers compensation claims
In addition to major roadways, Ocean County has an extensive transit system, consisting of NJ Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line, which serves Bay Head and Point Pleasant Beach stations, and NJ Transit bus routes 130, 132, 136, and 139 to and from Lakewood Bus Terminal on the U.S. Route 9 corridor. Mass transit is generally a very safe mode of transportation, but serious train derailments have recent years have inflicted severe injuries and wrongful death on riders.
Brach Eichler provides highly professional representation for victims of transit accidents, as well as other personal injury scenarios, which include:
- Construction accidents
- Defective product injuries
- Dog bites
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
Our attorneys also represent workers injured on the job. In most cases, New Jersey law limits injured workers to benefits from workers’ compensation. However, if a negligent third party has caused the injury, the worker has the right to sue. Our team investigates the circumstances of your injury to see if a third-party lawsuit is viable.
Contact Brach Eichler for your personal injury or workers’ compensation claim in Ocean County
Brach Eichler offers free consultations for personal injury and workers’ comp clients in Ocean County and throughout New Jersey. Our Ocean County office is located in Jackson. Call us today at (973) 364-8300, contact us online or click the Live Chat button to speak with a chat operator.