Motor vehicle accidents are the most common cause of injury. In the U.S., more than 37,000 people die in road crashes annually, while an additional 2.35 million are injured or disabled. In New Jersey, about 600 people die in these crashes annually. Needless to say, motor vehicle accidents can be extremely dangerous, often requiring the help of a car accident attorney. Types of motor vehicle accidents include:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Compensating Those Who Have Been Injured in Motor Vehicle Accidents
Of the reported car accident fatalities in New Jersey, alcohol, speed, and driver inattention/distractions (such as cognitive distractions, manual distractions, and visual distractions) are among the top causes.
Cognitive Distractions – those where the driver takes their mind off of driving.
Manual Distractions – those where the driver takes their hands off of the wheel.
Visual Distractions – those where the driver takes their eyes off of the road.
When you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, the purpose of receiving compensation is to put you back into the position that you were in prior to the accident. You will likely be challenged with physical pain, financial stress, and emotional stress, often caused by having your life turned upside down in an instant. The type of compensation that you are entitled to is dependent upon the severity of the facts and circumstances of each case.
When Someone Dies in a Motor Vehicle Accident
When a loved one dies in a motor vehicle accident, there is no amount of money in the world that can bring them back or replace them. However, money can assist the family with previous expenses related to the accident (such as medical bills), and in many cases can also compensate the family for lost future earnings.
Contact Us Today If You've Been Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, it is in your best interest to consult with a motor vehicle accident attorney to learn about your options and what you may be entitled to. A personal injury attorney has relationships with doctors and specialists who are able to assist you in your recovery.
Contact The Wright Law Firm to schedule a consultation today! Call our office at (609) 759-2500.