Can I Sue as an Injured Passenger in a Car Crash?

Can I Sue as an Injured Passenger in a Car Crash?

Car accidents are not at all uncommon. In fact, there are around 6 million car crashes every single year, in our nation alone. That is why you must do your part as a safe driver by following the rules of the road and rejecting to contribute to all the chaos. Unfortunately, regardless of whether you’re a safe driver, you may be in a car as a passenger that crashes. Whether it’s your driver’s or another motorist’s fault, there is a good chance you will get severely injured, as you can do very little, aside from wearing a seatbelt, to control the outcome of the accident.

If you were injured as a passenger in a car accident and are now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of the damages you have incurred, you have come to the right place. All you need to do is read on and hire one of our seasoned personal injury attorneys to learn more about your legal options going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What most frequently causes car accidents in New Jersey?

Car accidents, as mentioned above, are not uncommon. Therefore, any number of variables can cause, or at least partly contribute to one. Mother nature is the best example of this, as sometimes, motorists find themselves stuck in a blizzard, or sliding across a patch of black ice, even if they were obeying all other rules and regulations of the road. However, the most common cause of car accidents is driver negligence. Some examples of driver negligence are as follows:

  • Driving under the influence
  • Texting while driving
  • Smoking or eating while driving
  • Driving while drowsy
  • Speeding
  • Failing to stop at stop signs
  • Failing to yield the right of way
  • Disobeying any other rule of the road

Do I qualify for compensation?

If you and your attorney can prove you were injured as a passenger because either your driver or another party was doing any of the aforementioned at the time of your accident, you may recover financial compensation. The key to winning all personal injury claims is satisfying the burden of proof, so to prove another party’s negligence, your attorney will collect and present all necessary evidence.

What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey?

The statute of limitations in New Jersey for personal injury claims is two years, meaning you have two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit against a negligent party. If you do not act within the legally acceptable timeframe, you will lose your right to sue.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

We understand the implications of a serious accident. If you believe you were injured due to another party’s negligence, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced firm. We are more than willing to help you recover the compensation you need to get your life back on track. Our personal injury specialists at Greenberg, Walden & Grossman LLC are standing by for a free initial consultation. Call us at 201-528-6928.

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