The most common type of personal injury by far is caused by auto accidents. In the state of New Jersey, in one recent year more than 250,000 people suffered personal injuries as a result of car accidents, and almost 1,500 were killed. The National Highway Traffic Safety Commission estimates that a car accident occurs in the United States every 10 seconds. Due to the astonishingly high number of accidents that occur, it’s likely that most people reading this will be involved in an auto accident at some point in their lives.
It’s important to understand that accidents can have many different contributing causes, and what occurred during the accident you were involved in may affect the way a New Jersey auto accident attorney handles your case. Common causes of auto accidents include:
Car accidents can result in a wide variety of injuries, from minor scrapes and bruises to traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. If you have been injured in an auto accident, it is important that you seek medical attention immediately to ensure that your injuries are properly diagnosed and treated.
New Jersey has certain legal limitations on the amount of time you are allowed to seek damages for any personal injury you have sustained. If you do not file a claim within the statute of limitations, you may lose the right to bring a claim in the future. Contact an experienced New Jersey auto accident attorney soon after your injury to maximize your chances of receiving compensation.
You will also want to collect as much basic information as possible following the accident, because your memories might fade over time. It is also better to have hard records and photographic information of what occurred, as this will greatly help you in pursuing your claim.
If you have been injured in an auto accident, speak to a New Jersey personal injury attorney by calling the attorneys at Gersowitz, Libo, & Korek, P.C., (800) 529-9997.