Serious Vehicle Accidents in South Jersey Need Serious Atlantic City Accident Lawyers
Our Attorneys Fight for the Compensation Victims Deserve
In Atlantic City, Atlantic County and our surrounding South Jersey regions, the leading cause of death among teenagers and the leading cause of accidental death, is traffic accidents. What causes these accidents? High speed driving, distracted drivers using cell phones or texting, drunk drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs or drivers who are simply not paying attention cause them. These accidents have a devastating impact on the lives of the individuals who survive. Our Atlantic City accident attorneys have represented individuals who have suffered paralysis, debilitating brain injuries, severe spinal injury and other harm from such accidents. We also help clients who lost family members in wrongful deaths stemming from car, bus, motorcycle and truck accidents.
Auto insurance companies often deny coverage for necessary medical procedures and deny benefits paid for with the policy. The delay in receiving medical treatment results in worsening disability and jeopardizes a person’s recovery, including the ability to return to work.
Catastrophic injuries can bring a heavy financial burden. Clients should not have to deal with fighting an insurance company on top of having to deal with the medical bills, time out of work and physical limitations the accident caused. At the Atlantic City law firm of Targan & Pender, P.C., our goal is to allow our clients to focus on simply getting better.
Recent Results in Truck, Bus and Car Accidents
Our experience in handling complex medical cases has allowed us to provide effective representation for our clients, which has led to significant results. For example, we represented a teenage girl who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury when an elderly, color blind driver ran a red light and struck her vehicle. Our teenage client’s vehicle wrapped around a pole, and her head struck that same telephone pole at a high speed. She required life-saving surgery that included removing part of her skull to alleviate the brain swelling. Our client required additional surgery and intensive rehabilitation. She was fortunate enough to return to school, and she is now enrolled in college. The case involved significant investigation and involvement by brain injury experts. We recovered $2 million for our client in this case.
We have also represented individuals involved in bus-related accidents. For example, we represented a husband and wife who worked as motel managers along the Black Horse Pike in Atlantic City. One evening, as the husband was working at the front desk and the wife was in the nearby apartment, a casino bus driver fell asleep at the wheel while traveling at over 40 MPH on the Black Horse Pike. When the casino bus driver awoke, he realized that he was about to rear-end a vehicle stopped at a red light in front of the motel. The bus driver quickly veered the bus off the road and directly into the motel. This then caused catastrophic damage to the motel and trapped our clients in the rubble. Our clients survived but sustained significant injuries. The bus company went into bankruptcy for this and other claims. Fortunately, we were able to locate insurance and settle the claim for the available policy limit of $950,000.
In another negligent casino bus case, a mother and daughter were seriously injured while passengers on a negligently operated Atlantic City casino shuttle bus. The Atlantic City casino shuttle bus crashed into a casino wall near the shuttle bus parking area. The impact threw our clients violently inside the bus. Our 15-year-old client sustained a complex fracture to her arm that did not heal properly, preventing her from resuming her high school sports. The total settlement was $785,000; the child’s portion of the settlement was $585,000. Her mother injured her lower back and underwent significant treatment, including epidural injections, with only slight benefit. The mother had a prior problem with her lower back but now may require surgery. The mother’s portion of the settlement was $200,000.
In another case, we obtained a $640,000 settlement on behalf of a Pleasantville child seriously injured when struck by an elderly, visually-impaired auto parts delivery driver. The child was crossing the street to go to the store for his mother. The delivery driver was traveling over the speed limit, and he was not able to react in time to avoid the child. The child suffered a fracture to his skull. The case settled prior to trial. This settlement was put away for the child’s future.
We also obtained a $500,000 recovery in binding arbitration after our client was thrown from a vehicle and underwent life-saving surgery.
In addition to representing car, truck and bus accident victims, our personal injury attorneys will uphold the rights of those dealing with the aftermath of boating injuries, bike crashes and pedestrian accidents in and around Middle Township and Lower Township. This includes representing those hurt or who live in Rio Grande, Del Haven, Avalon and other nearby cities.
Contact Our Atlantic City Accident Lawyers
At the Atlantic City law firm of Targan & Pender, P.C., partners Donald G. Targan and Michael J. Pender both have significant experience in handling wrongful death and serious injury claims related to motor vehicle accidents. If you suffered a car, bus or truck accident tragedy, contact the Atlantic City accident lawyers at Targan & Pender, P.C. today.