According to statistics released by the New Jersey Department of Transportation, 3,975 people were injured in motor vehicle accidents in Passaic County, New Jersey in 2013. During the same year, more than 60,000 people were injured state-wide. The number of fatalities in Passaic County in 2013 was 27 and state-wide more than 500. These figures clearly show that the extent of damages caused by motor vehicle accidents is fairly significant.
When a person is injured in a car accident, he or she has to face a number of physical, emotional and financial difficulties. The situation is worsened when the accident was clearly due to someone else's negligence, which could include speeding, distracted driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or failure to obey traffic laws. A New Jersey resident should know that these factors are the basis on which they can hold another party liable for a car accident in which he or she sustained injuries.
Sadly, after a crash many victims are unaware of their rights. They experience huge monetary losses resulting from lost wages, medical expenses and out-of-pocket expenses but are not aware of how to recover those losses from a negligent party. In situations like this, professional advice can help.
Scura, Wigfield, Heyer, Stevens & Cammarota, LLP has experienced lawyers, who know how to deal with negligent drivers and ensure that a victim receives adequate compensation for their injuries. If the accident resulted in someone's death, an experienced lawyer can help survivors recover damages for the loss of a loved one.
In addition to negligent parties, insurance companies too can be difficult to handle after an accident. Usually a negligent driver's insurance carrier would try to make an inadequate, but quick, offer of compensation and try to close the case as early as possible. In such cases too, a New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney's negotiation skills can hugely benefit an injured accident victim or the survivors of a deceased.