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Nobody plans on getting into a New Jersey car accident. However, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation, there are approximately 270,000 car accidents in the state each year. Of those, a driver or passenger is injured in over 60,000 accidents. In a state with a population of less than 9 million, this is a particularly startling statistic.

Given the fact that many New Jersey residents will be involved in a car accident at some point in their life, it is worth being prepared. The moments after an accident can be a blur, and motorists will benefit from committing a few important steps to memory. Better yet, the list below can be printed out and placed in the glovebox.

  • Check for injuries – Immediately after an accident, motorists should check to see if they are injured. Motorists should be careful just because there are no visible injuries does not mean that there was no damage caused by the accident.
  • Do not admit fault – It is natural to speak to the other motorists involved in the collision; however, resist admitting fault or apologizing for your driving. It will ultimately be up to a judge or jury to determine who was at fault, and your statement may be used against you.
  • Keep your cool – Some drivers get angry after an accident. Motorists should do everything they can to avoid escalating the situation.
  • Exchange information – New Jersey law requires motorists who are involved in an accident remain at the scene and exchange information, including name, address, contact information, driver’s license number, license plate number, and insurance information.
  • Document the scene – When possible, motorists should photograph the scene and talk with any witnesses. While police officers should do this, there is no guarantee that they will, and this information could be critical to a subsequent New Jersey car accident lawsuit.
  • Call the police – The law in New Jersey requires that motorists call the police if they were in an accident resulting in injuries or property damage. The responding police officer should complete a police report, which can be helpful to memorialize what happened.

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Aretsky Law Group, P.C. congratulates partner, Eric J. Aretsky, Esq. for being selected by his peers as a 2019 Bergen Top Personal Injury Lawyer as seen in 201 Magazine June 2019.  Mr. Aretsky is devoted to fighting for the monetary compensation that accident victims deserve for their injuries.CCF06102019_0003-230x300CCF06102019_0004-230x300CCF06102019_0005-230x300

We are pleased to announce that our Managing Partner, Eric J. Aretsky, Esq. has been selected2018-2019-10-best-pia by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA) as a 10 Best Personal Injury Attorney in New Jersey.  Mr. Aretsky is devoted to fighting for the monetary compensation that accident victims deserve for their injuries.

STEPS IN THE AIOPIA SELECTION PROCESS

STEP 1: The Attorney must be nominated by the Institute, Client, and/or Peer.

Personal injury law in New Jersey can be defined as any bodily injury or emotional distress a person suffers. When that harm is caused in whole or part by another party’s negligent, careless, reckless, or intentional behavior, then the injured party may be entitled to collect compensation.

In order to learn more about your rights and what you can do to protect those rights, it is important that you understand some basic facts about personal injury law in New Jersey.

 Personal injury law is a branch of civil law that deals with legal disputes that arise when one party, the plaintiff, holds another party, the defendant, responsible for harm suffered as a result of an accident. In order to receive compensation, or damages, from the defendant, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant was, in fact, at fault.

On August 28, 2018 the Mahwah, NJ Police Department disclosed that earlier this month on Route 17 North a truck carrying candy overturned as the result of a road rage incident.  The tractor trailer flipped on its side after the driver of an SUV cut in front of the truck to slow it down because he thought the truck was being operated recklessly.

As reported in the Bergen Record, which includes video of the crash captured on a dash cam of a driver behind the accident, the police posted news of this event in advance of the Labor Day holiday weekend to warn drivers of the hazards of overly aggressive driving.  Fortunately, neither driver was seriously injured in the accident.

The driver of the truck alleged that the driver of the SUV hit his brakes while changing lanes causing him to lose control of the tractor trailer.  Both drivers were issued traffic tickets for failure to signal, failure to maintain lane and careless driving.  The driver of the SUV also was written up for delaying traffic.

Our New Jersey Slip and Falls Attorney Answers Some Commonly Asked Questions About New Jersey Slip-and-Fall Accidents

Slip-and-fall accidents are very common. Luckily, in most cases, the injuries are minor. However, this is not always the case. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or death as the result of a New Jersey slip-and-fall accident, you might be eligible to recover damages.

If you believe that the accident was due to the negligence of another party, it is important that you seek the advice of a knowledgeable New Jersey slip-and-fall attorney who will use their expertise to analyze your case and let you know whether or not it would be worth your while to pursue a lawsuit.

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