Roadway distractions and driver inattention leads to serious motor vehicle accidents each year. In fact, over 40,000 people are killed and another 2.5 million Americans are injured in car and truck crashes every year. 2,000 of those deaths occur on our New Jersey and Pennsylvania highways.
Rossetti & DeVoto have represented injured citizens and their families in some of the most serious car, truck and bus crashes, many occurring on major roadways like the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, Atlantic City Expressway and Skuyikill Expressway.
If you are a victim of someone else’s irresponsible actions, you have rights, including the right to recover for pain and suffering, property damage, essential services around the home, lost wages, and medical bills. Here are six things you can do immediately:
1. Report the crash to the police.
2. Report the crash to your insurance company.
3. Do not destroy your vehicle or let anyone else take it.
4. Photograph your vehicle.
5. Locate your insurance policy.
6. Contact us to review your case at no obligation.
You probably have many questions depending on your accident and injuries. Please check out our question and answer section on car, bus, bicycle, taxi and truck crashes to learn all you can about your potential case. If you have additional questions, please call us and we will be happy to assist. To learn more, click here to read the most Frequently Asked Questions.
Recent Verdicts and Settlements in Vehicle Cases
$7.1 Million settlement for the wife and children of a man who was tragically killed when a tractor trailer driver crashed into the family car on the NJ Turnpike. Andy Rossetti represented the family. Click here to read the published article of the settlement – One of the Top 20 Personal Injury Awards of the Year.
$2.3 Million Jury Verdict by a Camden County Judge to a 29-year-old Sewell, New Jersey mother and her 5-year-old daughter for damages arising from the death of their husband/father. The wife was only 24 years old and pregnant with the couple’s first child when her husband was killed in a car crash. Another driver disregarded a stop sign and a red flashing light and collided into his van at 50 mph. Lou DeVoto represented the mom and her young daughter. Click here to read the published article of the settlement.
$1.8 Million settlement for Texas truck driver who suffered mild brain injuries in New Jersey in Turnpike crash. The case was settled after three days of trial in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Lou DeVoto handled the case for R&D.
$1.8 Million settlement for the victim, a pedestrian injured while crossing a major intersection. Lou DeVoto assisted in representing the family.
$1.5 Million Paid by State of New Jersey during trial to Injured Motorcyclist. The State of New Jersey paid $1.5 million to a motorcyclist injured in a crash with a State Trooper. The settlement occurred after three days of trial before the Honorable Martin Herman, JSC in Cumberland County. Lou DeVoto represented the plaintiff. Click here to read the full details.
$900,000 settlement at Mediation for man who sustained severe leg injury in motorcycle crash requiring surgeries and hardware. Andy Rossetti represented RD’s client. Retired Superior Court Judge Neil Shuster presided at the Mediation.
$850,000 Arbitration Verdict for 58 year old man injured in a truck crash at work causing 5 surgeries to his shoulder. Lou DeVoto handled the case for RD. The Arbitration was presided over by Retired Superior Court Assignment Judge, Jack Sweeney.