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Patrick L. Falcon, Esq. Nominated to the Trucking Trial Lawyers Association

The Falcon Law Firm, LLC is excited to announce that Patrick L. Falcon has been nominated to the National Trial Lawyers Association under Top 10 Trucking Trial Lawyers. The Trucking Trial Lawyers Association is a professional organization composed of the top 10 attorneys from each state who serve clients needing a trucking accident lawyer.

To be considered for this invitation-only top 10 position, trucking lawyers must exemplify superior leadership skills, retain positive reputations in their community, and exhibit honorable performances in their specialty. This organization prides themselves on highlighting and promoting accomplished trucking attorneys who assist the public with truck accidents and injuries.

Patrick L. Falcon is a successful trucking accident lawyer with experience in obtaining the highest possible settlement for his clients. He founded the Falcon Law Firm, LLC in 1995 with a focus on representing the rights of injured individuals and obtaining maximum compensation for each case. With his dedication to his clients and his diverse legal experience, Patrick is highly deserving of this nomination into the Trucking Trial Lawyers Association.

If you were injured in a truck accident, do not hesitate to call us at 732-660-1200, or visit our website at https://www.falconlawfirm.com/ for more information.

 

$1.3 Million Win for the Falcon Law Firm, LLC

The Falcon Law Firm, LLC is excited to announce a recent win within our accomplished law group. Congratulations to Patrick L. Falcon and Alexander R. DeSevo for securing a $1.3 million dollar settlement for the victim of a tractor trailer accident. The case involved a woman that was struck by a large tractor trailer, causing her to have severe back and neck injuries. The surgery exhibit boards demonstrated the severity of her injuries. The plaintiff underwent back and neck surgeries for her injuries. New Jersey courts are allowed to use demonstrative evidence, meaning that physical objects can be used to clarify facts for the judge and jury. For more information about demonstrative evidence, please click here. We are thrilled with the outcome of this case and we are proud to have Patrick and Alexander on our team at the Falcon Law Firm, LLC.

If you were injured in an accident, you may be eligible for compensation. Our experienced New Jersey and Pennsylvania truck accident lawyers at the Falcon Law Firm, LLC will fight to protect your rights and help you secure maximum compensation. Contact us online or call us at 732-660-1200 for a free consultation. With offices located in Oakhurst, Parlin, and Aberdeen, New Jersey, and Doylestown, Pennsylvania, we also serve clients in Belmar, Deal, Ocean Township, Point Pleasant, West Long Branch, Sayreville, Middlesex County, and Monmouth County, New Jersey, as well as Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

 

What to Do When You See a Drunk Driver

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, roughly a third of all traffic deaths are caused by drunk drivers. That means the chance of encountering a drunk driver is alarmingly high, so knowing what to do when you see a drunk driver could be lifesaving.

Identifying a Drunk Driver

Clues that a driver might be drunk include erratic driving, such as swerving, weaving, and tailgating, quick acceleration or sudden braking, drifting across lanes, slow response time to traffic signals, and driving in the dark without headlights. Drunk driving is also more prevalent late at night and in the early morning hours, especially on weekends and holidays when people have more time to get together and drink socially. If you see a driver that exhibits any of these telltale signs, remain calm and maintain a safe distance from the suspicious vehicle.

Report the Driver

Reporting a drunk driver to the authorities can prevent accidents and keep drivers from causing injury to themselves and others on the road. If you spot a driver who may be driving under the influence, pull over and call 911 to report the driver’s behavior. You will need to note the vehicle’s make, model, color, and license plate. Try to remember your exact location with a crossroad or mile marker for reference. Under no circumstance should you approach a drunk driver to stop them on your own or try to get their attention while driving. Police or other trained professionals are the only ones who should intervene.

Practice Defensive Driving

You cannot control another driver’s decision to drive while they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, but you can practice defensive driving to reduce the risk of being involved in an accident and becoming injured.

It is crucial to always wear your seatbelt because it is often a deciding factor whether you survive a car accident or leave the accident with minimal injuries. Exercise extreme caution when approaching an intersection, many drunk driving accidents occur when the driver runs through a red light or stop sign. Keep a good, safe distance from the cars around you so that you have time to properly react to their erratic behavior. Finally, offer to be the designated driver if you are around people who will be drinking and intoxicated.

Drunk driving accidents can result in serious injuries and even death. Be aware of other drivers on the road and drive defensively to protect yourself, your passengers, and all others on the road.

Monmouth County Car Accident Lawyers at Falcon Law Firm, LLC Advocate for Injured Victims Involved in Drunk Driving Accidents

If you were injured by a drunk driver, you may be eligible to collect damages for injuries or other losses. Our experienced Monmouth County accident lawyers at Falcon Law Firm, LLC will fight for you to get the compensation you deserve and hold the responsible party accountable. Contact us online or call us at 732-660-1200 for a free consultation regarding your case. With locations in Oakhurst, Aberdeen, and Parlin, New Jersey, and Doylestown, Pennsylvania, we represent clients throughout Belmar, Deal, Ocean Township, Point Pleasant, West Long Branch, Sayreville, Middlesex County, and Monmouth County, New Jersey, as well as Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Negligent Drivers

When a car accident happens, there is often one party that is clearly at-fault. Negligence must be addressed when trying to prove that one party is at-fault for the car accident. When a driver is negligent, they are evading their duty to conduct themselves in a responsible manner while driving on public roadways. A responsible driver should take all proper precautions to operate their vehicle safely and obey traffic laws.

Negligence

While most drivers instinctively realize it is their duty to drive safely, negligent drivers selfishly betray these obligations. Negligent drivers do not practice safe driving and endanger all drivers on the road. The legal theory to prove negligence is made of up of the following parts:

  • Duty of care: Driving laws establish that drivers owe others a duty of reasonable care, meaning they will drive safely and responsibly.
  • Breach of duty: Negligence requires proof that the accused party breached their duty of care.
  • Causation: It must be proven that the accident was caused by the demonstrated breach of care.
  • Resulting damages: A claim of negligence needs to be linked to the injuries or damages caused by the car accident. In other words, damages will only be considered if they are proven to be directly linked to the accident.

Driver Breach Breakdown

There are several ways a driver can breach their duty of care. The following are a few common behaviors that lead to car accidents that result in injuries:

  • Breaking traffic laws: A driver who disobeys traffic laws by exceeding the speed limit, running red lights, or ignoring other road regulations is breaching their duty to exercise caution. If the driver’s behavior leads to an accident, they are negligent.
  • DUI: Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a breach of a driver’s duty of care, even when the intoxicating substance is a legal prescription medication. The driver has a duty to refrain from operating their vehicle if they are impaired. Drivers should only operate their vehicle if they are sober.
  • Driver Distraction: Drivers have a responsibility to keep their eyes and attention on the road, distracted driving can lead to severe or fatal accidents.

Legal Remedies for Negligence

It must be proven that negligent behavior led to an accident that caused your injuries. Negligent drivers may be required to pay for damages, this includes payments for medical expenses or property costs, wages you lost while recovering, and compensation for your pain and suffering.

Car Accident Lawyers in Ocean Township at Falcon Law Firm, LLC Advocate for Those Injured in Automobile Crashes

If you were injured in a car accident, you may be eligible for compensation. Our skilled car accident lawyers in Ocean Township at Falcon Law Firm, LLC will fight to protect your rights and help you obtain maximum compensation. Contact us online or call us at 732-660-1200 for a free consultation regarding your case. With locations in Oakhurst, Parlin, and Aberdeen, New Jersey, and Doylestown, Pennsylvania, we also serve clients in Belmar, Deal, Ocean Township, Point Pleasant, West Long Branch, Sayreville, Middlesex County, and Monmouth County, New Jersey, as well as

A Message to Our Customers About Coronavirus COVID-19:
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A Message to Our Clients About Coronavirus COVID-19:

At Falcon Law Firm, LLC, we view the safety and well-being of our clients, staff and business partners as our highest priority.

The situation regarding the COVID-19 virus is continually changing, and we are following all recommended guidelines to stay healthy.

Currently, our law firm is remaining open to serve your legal needs.

We are happy to arrange for phone or video consultations should you have any concerns about keeping your scheduled appointments with us. We are also able to exchange documents via secure drives or email.

Should you have any concerns regarding an upcoming meeting with us, please contact us online or call 732-876-9648.

Thank you and take care.