Many of us drive every single day. Because cars are such an important part of society, we don’t always think about the dangers. Unfortunately, car accidents occur often, and they can cause life-threatening injuries. As a result, it is important to know how accidents occur, what habits to avoid, and what to do in the event of an injury.
What to Know About Driver Negligence
There are a number of ways that car accidents can occur. Some accidents are due to faulty car parts, poor road conditions, or bad weather. But, the majority of car accidents are caused by driver negligence. In fact, distracted driving is the number one cause of car accidents in the United States. Some other examples of negligence include:
- Failing to comply with the rules of the road
- Driving while drowsy or fatigued
- Driving while under the influence
- Driving aggressively or recklessly
- Eating or smoking while driving
How Can I Recover Compensation?
If you were injured in a car accident due to another driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. An injury can take a serious toll. For example, you may face physical, emotional, mental, and financial struggles. As a result, you may deserve compensation for these emotional and financial burdens. In order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to provide proof that your accident was caused by the negligence of another party. This can be done in a number of ways. One of the most important things to do after an accident is document the scene. Make sure to take pictures and videos at the scene of the accident, documenting the damage done to all vehicles and property involved. Additionally, you should go to the hospital immediately after your accident occurs. This is because you may need to provide proof of the severity of your injuries. But, it is also important to have your injuries treated by a medical professional. You should visit the hospital, even if you do not believe you have been seriously injured- it is possible to be injured without realizing it, or sustain an injury that does not develop symptoms until later on.
If you have been injured in a car accident in New Jersey, you will need the help of an experienced personal injury attorney. Contact our firm to speak with a dedicated attorney today.
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We understand the impact a serious injury can have on an individual’s life. If you have been injured in New Jersey due to another party’s negligence, please do not hesitate to speak with an experienced attorney who can assess your situation and guide you through your legal options. Contact our firm today to learn how we can help.