Car accidents happen often and their results can be devastating. If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation. Read on to learn more about how car accidents occur, the different types of accidents, and what to do if you are injured in a car accident in New Jersey.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
Unfortunately, the majority of car accidents are avoidable. While some accidents are due to bad weather, poor road conditions, or faulty car parts, most accidents are a result of driver negligence. In fact, distracted driving is the number one cause of accidents in the United States. Some other forms of negligence include:
- Driving drowsy
- Driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol
- Excessive speeding
- Failing to follow the rules of the road
- Ignoring traffic signs, lights, etc.
- Eating/drinking/smoking while driving
What are the Most Common Types of Car Accidents?
The most common types of accidents include:
- Read-end collisions:
- Collisions at intersection
- Low-speed collision
- Head-on collisions
Can I Recover Compensation for a New Jersey Car Accident?
If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. In order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to provide proof that this negligence occurred to cause your accident. Some ways to do this include taking pictures and videos at the scene of the accident, obtaining witness contacts, seeking medical attention, and more. Additionally, you will have to take legal action within a certain amount of time. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a personal injury accident is generally two years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within two years will likely mean losing your opportunity to recover the compensation you need and deserve to heal. Contact an experienced attorney right away to avoid missing any important deadlines.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in New Jersey, our firm is here to help. Reach out today to speak with an experienced and dedicated attorney.
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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 due to another party’s negligence. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.