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FIGHTING FOR NEW JERSEY CAR ACCIDENT VICTIMS
Reckless, distracted or negligent drivers as well as roadwork maintenance crews and faulty vehicle parts cause serious accidents that can leave people with major physical injuries and expensive property damage. These injuries can be life-changing causing pain and potential permanent injuries.
If you or a loved one were involved in a car accident in NJ time is of the essence and evidence from the accident needs to be preserved.
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DO I HAVE A CAR ACCIDENT CLAIM IN NEW JERSEY?
Reckless, distracted, or negligent drivers, as well as roadwork maintenance crews and faulty vehicle parts, cause serious accidents that can leave people with major physical injuries and expensive property damage. These injuries can be life-changing, causing pain and potentially permanent injuries. If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, you could be compensated for your injuries and pursuing legal action is the best way to ensure that you are provided with the justice you deserve.
New Jersey is a no-fault car insurance state, so after an accident, you typically need to file the claim under your own personal injury protection coverage in order to receive compensation for either property loss, medical expenses, etc. regardless of who is at fault in the accident. Vehicle owners in New Jersey are required to have at least a basic insurance policy. Under this no-fault policy, your insurance company will be the ones covering your financial damages for you, up to the limits of the policy. A no-fault claim can get you compensation for your injuries, but not for vehicle damage.
In some serious cases, a driver is able to directly sue the at-fault driver outside of those parameters. This includes accidents that involve death, or injuries such as
- Significant scarring or disfigurement
- Loss of a body part
- Loss of a fetus
- Permanent injury
- Displaced fracture
WHAT ARE SOME COMMON CAR ACCIDENT INJURIES
Every car accident has different circumstances and the intense forces involved in a crash can cause any number of different injuries.
Head injuries are one of the most common injuries that result from a car accident. Their severity can vary, but all can be dangerous. This includes injuries like
- Concussions: caused by an impact that makes the brain strike the inside of the skull, causing swelling and trauma to the brain
- Piercing: debris from the outside environment and structure of the cars involved, can cause penetration wounds when they impact a skull, usually resulting in severe bleeding and brain injuries
- Diffuse Axonal injuries: occurs when a sudden twisting motion causes damage to the brain and surrounding structures, causing the brain structures to tear
An impact to the chest or lower torso can cause injuries to vital internal organs like the heart, liver, and kidneys. Even when the damage to these organs isn’t as severe, you can still suffer from painful injuries like muscle strains, fractured bones, and bruised ribs.
Car crashes are a very common cause of broken bones because of the large forces involved during a crash. When this force impacts the leg, the bones are unable to handle the load and break. These forces also create a large potential for joint damage as any twisting motions cause the joints to bend in awkward ways or twist, causing tearing of the soft tissue.
The neck has a close connection to the central nervous system, as such any damage to the area can result in a number of injuries occurring, including ligament damage, vocal cord damage, and emotional disorders.
Whiplash is a particular kind of neck injury caused by a snapping motion in the neck during a crash. The soft tissue in the neck tears and swells, leading to lasting neurological issues like neck pain, shoulder pain, migraines, and dizziness.