Car accidents are incredibly common. Unfortunately, these accidents can result in life-altering injuries. As a result, it is important to be educated on the subject. Read on to learn more about car accidents in New Jersey and what to do in the event of an injury.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
Car accidents can occur for any number of reasons. Some accidents are due to faulty car parts, poor road conditions, or inclement weather. But, the majority of accidents are a result of driver negligence. The most common forms of negligence include:
Distracted driving is the leading cause of car accidents in the United States. In fact, according to the National Highway Safety Administration, texting while driving is 6 times more likely to cause an accident than driving drunk.
Eating and Drinking
Studies have shown that eating and drinking while driving can be just as deadly as texting and driving.
Many people attempt to apply some makeup or fix their hair in the car if they are in a rush in the morning. While this may seem harmless, it can be extremely dangerous.
Talking to Passengers
Federal data shows that over half of distracted driving accidents occur because the driver was engaging with passengers.
Using a GPS
Almost everyone uses some form of navigation today. While they are common and useful, they are also a distraction. This is because it involves the driver taking their eyes off the road even for a second, which is how long it takes for an accident to happen.
What if I am Involved in a Car Accident?
If you are involved in a car accident due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. In order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to provide proof of negligence. This can be done by:
The police can call an ambulance to the scene, file an accident report, and more.
Document the scene
Make sure to take photos and videos at the scene of the accident.
Seek medical attention
It is important to go to the hospital immediately after the accident. This ensures that your injuries are properly treated while simultaneously providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries.
CONTACT OUR FIRM
If you have been the victim of the negligence of another in an accident, please contact my office as quickly as possible following the subject accident. It is important to consult with us early on so that we may begin the process of fighting for your rights in regard to any potential claim that you may have. The process is complicated and requires the expertise of a qualified New Jersey personal injury attorney. CONTACT US TODAY!