Auto Accident

Representing Individuals who have been Hurt in New Jersey Car Accidents
Car accidents injure millions of people each year. In fact, data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that someone was injured in a car accident every 13 seconds during 2014, resulting in approximately 2.3 million injuries. In a substantial number of these incidents, victims are seriously injured and experience significant pain and suffering and incur tremendous medical expenses. Some examples of the kinds of serious injuries that can occur in a car accident include the following:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries – Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, occur when a bump or blow to a person’s head results in a disruption in normal brain function. These injuries can range from mild concussions that require little more treatment than extended rest to serious open wounds that necessitate emergency surgery. In more serious cases, victims can be left with significant cognitive problems
  • Spinal Cord Injuries – The spinal cord is the bundle of nerves that allows the brain to communicate with the rest of the body. When this structure is damaged, it can interfere with the signals that allow a person to move or feel things below the site of the injury. In serious cases, people who sustain spinal cord injuries can be completely paralyzed below the site at which the spinal cord was injured.

Types of Auto Accidents

Car accidents can occur in a number of ways. Some of the most common forms of car accidents are detailed below.

  • Rear-end accidents – Rear-end collisions occur when one vehicle hits a vehicle that is in front of it. These kinds of accidents can happen when one car slows down or stops suddenly or when the driver of the trailing car is distracted and fails to stop when approaching a stop sign or red light. Generally speaking, the driver of the car in the rear is commonly at fault in a rear-end accident.
  • Head-on collisions – Head-on collisions involve two cars that are traveling opposite directions hit each other. These types of accidents are usually serious and can involve significant injuries to both drivers.
  • Side-impact accidents – Also commonly referred to as “T-bone accidents,” side-impact collisions occur when two cars that are travelling perpendicularly to one another collide. These types of accidents tend to happen at intersections where traffic crosses paths.
  • Rollover accidents – Vehicle rollover accidents happen when a car or a truck flips onto its side or roof. These accidents tend to occur to SUV or other vehicles with a higher center of gravity.

Of course, these are just a few of the types of accidents that may result in serious injury. The best way to determine whether you have a legal claim is to have your case reviewed by an experienced attorney as soon as possible after an accident has occurred.

Compensation for a Car Accident

Many car accident victims sustain significant economic and non-economic losses as a result of their crash. Fortunately for people who are hurt in car wrecks, New Jersey law allows people who are hurt in an accident to recover compensation for these losses, including the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Property damage
  • Loss of quality of life
  • The cost of ongoing medical care

In order to be able to successfully recover, however, victims must be able to establish that their accident was caused by someone else’s legal negligence. There are many forms of negligence that could potentially cause a car accident, including speeding, distracted driving, driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol, negligent road design or maintenance, failure to maintain a vehicle, fatigued driving, following too closely, and many others. In some cases, the fact that an accident was caused by someone else’s negligence may not be apparent to the untrained eye, so it is important for anyone hurt in a car accident to have their case reviewed by an experienced lawyer.

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If you have been hurt in a car accident that you suspect was somebody else’s fault, you should contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney will take the steps necessary to ensure that you receive compensation, allowing you to focus on your recovery and putting your life back together. For more than 85 years, the lawyers of Cozzi & Cozzi, Counsellors at Law have been protecting the legal rights of individuals injured by the negligence of others. To schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled New Jersey auto accident lawyers, call our office today at 201-939-3381.

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