Americans are driving faster, farther and more often than ever before. Driver distractions, driving under the influence, hazardous road conditions, unexpected weather issues and poor vehicle maintenance can all play a role in a car accident. Unfortunately, as a result of these factors, there are more car accidents on New Jersey roads and highways than ever before.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 21,000 people are killed, and approximately 2 million people are injured, in the nearly 6.5 million automobile accidents that occur every year in the United States. Ten percent of car accident victims become disabled. Most of the time, these car accidents are caused by someone's negligence in running a red light or stop sign, failing to look in all directions before making a turn, making an illegal or unsafe lane change, speeding, using a cell phone or texting, driving fatigued or under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failing to yield right of way, or otherwise acting carelessly.
Knowing these statistics, chances are it could happen to you or a loved one. If you or a loved one has been involved in an automobile accident, you should discuss your case with an experienced NJ car accident attorney immediately. By talking with one of our New Jersey personal injury and car accident lawyers immediately, you can avoid mistakes that insurance companies often may use against your case.
With over 100 years of combined experience, the qualified personal injury and car accident attorneys at Villani and DeLuca P.C. have helped many victims like you who have suffered serious injuries in automobile accidents in the Ocean County and Monmouth County, New Jersey area. The professionals at Villani and DeLuca P.C. understand what you're going through and our priority is getting you results. A car accident lawyer from our firm will give you straight and simple answers and guide you through the process. Contact us at (732) 709-7757 to schedule your free initial consultation. The lawyers at Villani & DeLuca P.C. are proficient and experienced with a long track record of helping clients obtain the compensation and accountability they deserve.
Recovered Damages from a Car Accident Case
The New Jersey law allows victims to seek compensation from parties responsible for their injuries from car accidents such as rear-end collisions, T-bone accidents, sideswipes, head-on collisions, accidents caused by drunk drivers, hit and run accidents, and more. An individual who negligently operates a motor vehicle in NJ may be liable for a wide variety of damages that an accident can cause, including the following:
You may recover the medical costs you incur in treating your injuries. These may include bills incurred for treatment by hospitals, physicians, emergency rooms, ambulances, chiropractors, physical therapists and the cost of any needed medical accessories such as crutches. Since some injuries may not produce symptoms at first or may need additional medical care down the road, the cost of anticipated future medical costs may be recovered as well.
Pain and Suffering:
Pain and suffering is legally defined as mental or physical distress for which one may seek damages in a lawsuit. These damages are based on the type of injury, the seriousness of the pain suffered, and the prognosis for future pain associated with the injury. You may recover damages for physical pain, disability from engaging in work or other activities, disfigurement, any type of mental or emotional distress or trauma you suffer as a result of the accident, such as stress, fear, anxiety, grief, shock, PTSD, and embarrassment caused by your scars or other aspects of your injuries.
Loss of Earnings:
You can recover damages for the amount of money you would have earned because of the car accident due to time spent at the doctor, physical therapy sessions, problems of mobility, etc.
Loss of Consortium:
If you are married or in a domestic partnership and an injury deprives you and your spouse the ability to show affection, including sexual activity, you may recover for “loss of consortium.”
Contact an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer in NJ for Help Immediately
You may be entitled to some or all of these types of damages in a personal injury lawsuit if the car accident injuries have impacted your life or the lives of those you love. And you'll need a strong advocate and experienced NJ auto accident attorney working to obtain the compensation you need and deserve. Schedule your free consultation today; we can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (732) 709-7757. Contact the personal injury attorneys at Villani & DeLuca to make sure your rights are protected.