Traffic Accidents in New Jersey
Traffic accidents can result in catastrophic, severe, and even permanent injury. These injuries can be compensated if the accident was the result of someone else’s negligence. An experienced personal injury attorney can help recover the most for your car crash injuries.
Keep in mind, there is a two year statute of limitations for car accidents and other personal injury claims in New Jersey. Two years begins from the date of injury. This means that if you do not bring a lawsuit within two years from the date of injury, you will lose your right to file a lawsuit in the future. It is vital that you do not hesitate, even after the injury just occurred, as there may be issues of causation, treatment, and interceding factors that may affect your claim for damages from a car accident.
Liability is the first issue for car accident personal injury recovery. Liability simply means who is responsible. If you are rear ended at a stop light, liability is easy, as it was the driver that may contact for failing to stop and control their vehicle. Liability can become more complicated when both cars are in motion and there are other factors at play, such as weather, other cars, and traffic control devices.
After you establish liability, who pays for injury? The issue of insurance is also a complex situation involving car accidents and other personal injury cases. It also depends who was driving the other vehicle. If the other driver was operating a private vehicle, there are restrictions as to whether you can file a lawsuit, and in most cases you have to demonstrate a permanent injury to bring a law suit. This is called the verbal threshold. If the other vehicle was a commercial vehicle, the verbal threshold does not apply.
If you have been involved in a traffic accident, or if you have questions with regard to liability, insurance, or the verbal threshold, contact a personal injury lawyer today. At Hark & Hark, we help clients with slip and fall, car accidents, truck crashes, premises liability, dog bite injuries, and more.
For personal injury matters, you pay nothing upfront, and our fee is paid as a percentage of your recovery. At Hark & Hark, we represent clients for any case in any county in New Jersey including Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Mercer, Ocean, and Salem counties. We represent clients in all towns in New Jersey, including Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, Edison, Woodbridge, Lakewood, Toms River, Hamilton, Trenton, Clifton, Camden, Brick, Cherry Hill, Passaic, Middletown, Union City, Old Bridge, Gloucester Township, East Orange, Bayonne, Franklin Township, North Bergen, Vineland, and Union.