Know Your Rights for Personal injury in NJ After a Car Accident

You have just gotten into a car accident in NJ on the Garden State Parkway, U.S. Route 9, I-195, State Route 13, 35, 37, 70, 88, or 166. Aside from the expected frustration of getting into a car accident, you have been injured. So, you call 9-1-1 and call for a tow truck. But you must also consider that the next phone call you make should be to a car accident lawyer. Since 1996, the experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Villani & DeLuca, P.C. have represented clients in Ocean County and Monmouth County, New Jersey who have suffered through various traumatic personal injuries because of automobile accidents.

Over the past 10 years‚ Ocean County has ranked among the top ten counties for the most traffic fatalities (with the majority of these years being in the top 5). There were 284,064 car accidents in New Jersey in 2012, with nearly 17,000 in Ocean County alone. Though the summertime shore traffic is gone for now, those roadways are travelled every day by commuters and those traveling for other activities outside of Ocean County.

Winter is Here

Just this past Thanksgiving, snow-and-slush storm prompted a 45-mph speed restriction on the Garden State Parkway and NJ Turnpike as Governor Chris Christie declared a state of emergency. Many areas dealt with a heavy rain-and-snow mix that made roads slick and dangerous and one town reported 12 crashes in just two hours. Whether we like it or not, New Jersey residents are about to face even more wintery conditions that can cause frequent automobile accidents. So, it’s important to know your legal rights (and who to call) if the unexpected happens.

Distracted Driving

An increasing concern for safety officials and law enforcement officers is distracted driving, primarily due to the prevalence of mobile devices and smart phones. If you suspect your accident and injuries were caused by a distracted driver, the New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Villani & DeLuca P.C. will work with you to collect the facts, preserve evidence and take the necessary legal procedures. Car accidents are often tragic, and nearly always traumatic, for those involved. Distracted driving is just one of many instances that point toward a personal injury claim. When an accident is caused by a negligent action like distracted driving‚ the responsible driver should be held accountable.

Do you know that you may be able to collect damages related to your injuries?

In addition to the physical injuries that often result from car accidents, there are also the financial concerns related to those injuries. The NJ law allows victims to seek compensation from parties responsible for their injuries from car accidents. You may recover damages for the medical costs you incur in treating your injuries, pain and suffering, loss of earning or loss of consortium.

An automobile accident can be one of the most stressful experiences in your life. If you or a loved one has been involved in an automobile accident, you should discuss your case with an experienced car accident attorney immediately. By talking with one of our New Jersey personal injury lawyers immediately, you can avoid mistakes that insurance companies often may use against your case. Schedule your free initial consultation today; we can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 732-965-3350. Contact the attorneys at Villani & DeLuca to make sure your rights are protected.

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