The following accidents are common causes of personal injury claims:
Car Accidents – As perhaps the most common type of accident that occurs regularly in Somerset County, car accidents can easily result in very serious injuries. Depending on the nature of the car accident, some victims may not immediately recognize the severity of their injuries. Regrettably, many auto accident victims deny medical attention for their injuries, which not only leads to an untreated injury, it also leads to an invalid personal injury claim.
Motorcycle Accidents – Motorcycle accidents result in some of the most unique injuries in traffic accidents. Even as motorcyclists are usually equipped with protective gear and helmets, they are not immune to catastrophic injuries. Upon colliding with another motor vehicle on the road, a motorcyclist can experience the following injuries: Road rash, Head trauma, Spinal cord injuries, and/or loss of limbs.
Large Commercial Vehicle Accidents – The truck industry is regarded as an essential part of the U.S. economy. Although the industry is vitally important, the amount of tractor trailers sharing the roads with regular passenger vehicles poses a serious risk. Upon collision with a large commercial vehicle, it is likely that the occupants of the regular passenger vehicle will sustain serious, often life-changing injuries.
Filing a personal injury claim in the aftermath of a truck accident can be challenging. A reason behind this is the amount of parties that could be held accountable for the accident. Without a thorough investigation, it can be difficult to ascertain the at-fault party. In most large commercial vehicle cases, the following parties are often investigated for liability: The truck owner, The truck company, The truck driver, The company that loaded the vehicle’s cargo, The company responsible for maintaining the commercial vehicle, and/or the agency responsible for designing the road where the accident occurred.
Pedestrian Accidents – According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, pedestrian accidents are on the rise. In 2018, there was a three percent increase in pedestrian accidents, totaling 6,283 pedestrian fatalities. This is the highest recorded number of pedestrians fatalities since the year 1990.
In the State of New Jersey, drivers have a legal responsibility to yield to pedestrians and drive carefully. Regrettably, driver error is common, which results in hundreds of pedestrian accidents every year. The most common form of driver error that can result in a successful personal injury claim involves: Driving while under the influence, Driving while fatigued, Speeding, Road rage, and Driving while distracted.
Wrongful Death – A majority of personal injury cases will result in bodily injury. Some may even cause catastrophic injuries, but one of the worst types of personal injury cases involves wrongful death. When a victim loses his or her life in an accident that was caused by another’s careless actions, the victim’s survivors may have legal standing to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of their loved one. Based on New Jersey’s Wrongful Death Statute, the decedent’s family has a right to seek damages, only for pecuniary or monetary losses. Wrongful death cases in the State of New Jersey can be very complex, notably because only qualifying family members can seek restitution. Nonetheless, when a careless accident has caused the life of a loved one, obtaining compensation is necessary.
Personal Injury Cases Demand a Thorough Legal Understanding, Obtain the Legal Support of a Qualified Law Firm
There are many accidents that can lead to a personal injury claim in the State of New Jersey. When the accident was caused as a consequence of another’s reckless actions, monetary compensation may be available. If you or a family member has been injured in an accident, compensation may be available through a strong personal injury claim. Discuss your legal options with a qualified attorney as soon as possible.
The personal injury attorneys at Smith & Williams Law Firm, LLC have successfully helped thousands of personal injury victims recover the compensation they were owed. The firm understands that when fighting for the right to compensation, the victim will face challenges that include strong rebuttals from the at-fault party. Following an accident, obtain the legal support of a proficient attorney who can advocate on your behalf and help you obtain a full compensation. Consider scheduling a free consultation with the attorneys at Smith & Williams Law Firm, LLC today.