Fender benders. Hit and runs. Pedestrian accidents. Head-on collisions. The list goes on and on. Car accidents on New Jersey roadways are a regular occurrence. The National Safety Council estimates that, in 2015, 38,300 people were killed and 4.4 million were injured in traffic accidents in the United States. In addition to the emotional trauma of experiencing a car accident, those involved in car accidents often suffer physical injury. If you have been injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may receive compensation for your injuries. At the Leonard Legal Group, our Denville NJ attorneys concentrate on personal injury law, bringing a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success in recovering damages for your injuries.
When there is a car accident, once any injuries are tended to, the next question that arises is regarding what caused the accident and who is to blame. For many people involved in car accidents, it is not uncommon to utter the words “I’m sorry” immediately following a car accident. While these kind words of empathy and compassion may naturally come to mind upon seeing that someone has been injured, these two words can be seen as admission of fault. Any statements or actions that suggest guilt or acceptance of liability can ultimately be used against you in a lawsuit. So instead of apologizing, ask if the other person is all right.
Legal claims that are filed as a result of a car accident fall under the law of negligence. When an individual has shown negligence, they have failed to exercise reasonable care toward others under the circumstances in that given situation. The court considers several factors in determining whether a driver exhibited negligence. These factors include, but are not limited to, the following:
Legally holding the negligent party responsible for the accident is not always straightforward. The negligent driver’s insurance company will look to place blame on another involved party to avoid paying the claim.
The top-rated personal injury attorneys at the Leonard Legal Group have successfully secured just compensation for accident victims in Denville and throughout New Jersey. To schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your case, contact our office today at 973-884-1414 or online. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, contact us for a free consultation.
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