People use cars every day in order to get to where they have to be. While they usually do not think much about being involved in an accident when they get behind the wheel, these vehicles can actually be very dangerous. All drivers are required to act safely while driving and follow the rules of the road. If they fail to do so and drive negligently, serious car accidents can occur as a result. This can lead to significant physical, emotional, and financial burdens for anyone involved. If you are the victim of negligence in a car accident, it is important to contact an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney for help with your case.
Common Types of Car Accidents
It is an unfortunate reality of life that car accidents are common. There are many different ways that they may happen, including the following collisions:
- Rear-end collisions: These accidents happen when drivers fail to pay attention and hit the vehicle in front of them. This may be if they do not realize traffic stopped short in front of him. When this happens, the vehicle that is rear-ended vehicle is usually not at fault.
- Low-speed collisions: These types of accidents usually take place in areas such as parking lots instead of roads. As they happen at lower speeds, this is usually seen in the form of one car backing into another.
- T-bone collisions: These accidents commonly occur in intersections when one driver illegally runs a traffic light or stop sign and collides into a car that has the right of way.
- Single-vehicle collisions: These accidents are when a driver veers off the road, possibly due to hazardous road conditions, and crashes on the side of the road.
Am I Eligible for Financial Compensation?
People who are injured as a result of a negligent driver often want to pursue legal action for their suffering. This can be done by filing a personal injury claim. During this time, the injured party is required to prove the driver’s negligence, thus causing their injuries. This can be done with evidence including the police report from the accident, medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the wreckage, any witness testimonies, and more.
In the event that the injured party successfully proves negligence, they may be eligible to recover significant compensation. This covers any damages that stem from the car accident. Due to the fact that victims often suffer both physically and emotionally, they may be able to receive economic and non-economic compensation. Economic compensation covers medical bills, loss of income, loss of future income, and more. Non-economic compensation covers pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and more.
Contact our 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, LLC are standing by for a free initial consultation. Call us at 201-528-6928.