The state of New Jersey has many busy roads and highways that expand across the state. With so many cars on the road, accidents can happen. In a best-case scenario, a car will receive the brunt of the accident and the driver will receive little to no injuries. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Some car accidents can result in very serious injuries or even death. They have the power to leave people in immense physical, financial, and emotional disaster. If you have been injured at the fault of another driver in a car accident, it is crucial to speak with an experienced attorney.
Types of Accidents
There are many ways that cars can collide on the road. Some common types of accidents may include:
- Rear-end accidents
- Side-impact collisions
- Head-on collisions
- Rollover accidents
- Multi-car pile-ups
- Taxi accidents
All drivers who get behind the wheel of a car should be competent and give the road their undivided attention. Unfortunately, not all drivers abide by this and can cause accidents by poor driving decisions. Some ways car accidents can happen may include:
- Texting while driving
- Using other electronic devices while driving
- Disregarding traffic signs/signals
- Drunk/drugged driving
- Excessive speeding/reckless driving
- Driving distracted
- Driving tired
Burden of Proof
In all personal injury cases, the injured party is responsible for holding another party negligent if they wish to hold them responsible for their injury. In order to do so, the injured party must provide what is known as the “burden of proof.” The burden of proof requires them to collect evidence that shows the other party as negligent. This evidence has to prove that the accident and their injury were a direct result of that neglect. Certain evidence may include a police report from the scene of the accident, medical documentation of the injury, pictures/videos of the accident, or any witnesses.
Personal Injury Protection
In New Jersey, car insurance policies usually offer “no-fault coverage.” This is also known as Personal Injury Protection (PIP). This protection covers any immediate medical expenses and lost wages after the accident. PIP ensures that victims of an accident can seek medical attention without having to worry about paying other bills. The coverage is available to anyone involved in an accident, no matter who is at fault. This may include the following injuries:
- Permanent injury
- Recovering damages
- Loss of a fetus
Contact our Firm
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a car accident and seek legal representation, contact the Law Offices of Stathis & Leonardis, LLC. today.
Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt because of the negligence of another party. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, contact our firm today.