How do I Recover Compensation Following a New Jersey Car Accident?

Cars are one of the most popular forms of transportation, throughout the country. People tend to think of driving as a rather mundane activity, simply a means for them to get from place to place. Unfortunately, while mundane is never “good,” it is certainly better than some alternatives, one of which is an accident. Car accidents are more than a financial inconvenience; they sometimes cause lifelong injuries. If you have been injured in a car accident, you are most likely looking into recovering financial compensation. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common types of car accidents?

  • Low-speed collisions: These generally occur in parking lots or other places where there is a high concentration of motorists. Usually, a low-speed collision comes in the form of a driver backing up into another vehicle.
  • Single-vehicle collisions: This is when a vehicle slides off the road and hits a fixed object. These accidents generally occur if it is snowing or there is black ice on the road. They also sometimes occur if a driver is distracted, under the influence, or falls asleep at the wheel.
  • Read-end collisions: If you were rear-ended and injured as a result, you will almost always be able to recover compensation. Motorists are responsible for traveling a safe distance behind the vehicle in front of them, at all times. Generally, cars are rear-ended when a motorist is distracted in some way.
  • T-bone collisions: These generally occur at intersections, when one driver is attempting to go through a yellow light and another motorist is going in the opposite direction is simultaneously making a left turn.

If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, there is a very good chance you are entitled to financial compensation. However, you must first satisfy the burden of proof.

How do I prove another party’s negligence in a car accident lawsuit?

When you are involved in a car accident and are injured, one of the most important things you can do to prove your personal injury claim is to hire a knowledgeable attorney. An attorney will help you gather any information or evidence you can use to help prove your claim. For example, an attorney may recover security camera footage, witness testimony, or medical documentation regarding the extent of the injuries you’ve sustained. The compensation you receive may be used to cover your in-home care costs, lost wages, medical bills and more. 

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

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.

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