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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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Fort Lee Created a Media News Storm in May of 2012

In what could easily be characterized as a perfect example of media histeria over a botched analysis, Fort Lee, NJ, became the talk of the nation.  The reporting headlined what was supposedly a decision by the police in Fort Lee to start ticketing folks for texting while walking.  The press even pointed to examples of pedestrians who had been fined $85 for so doing. 

When the smoke cleared, the truth was that nothing had really changed other than an emphasis.  The Fort Lee Police were looking very hard at those who were jaywalking, and IF they were also texting they were more likely to get a ticket.  

Semi Trailer Truck Accidents Are Among Worst for Injuries

You probably learned this in Drivers’ Training, and maybe you’ve seen it on a bumper sticker, but this word to the wise can never be repeated too frequesntly: whenever you are driving anywhere next to or behind a semi trailer truck, if you can’t see the driver in his mirror, he probably can’t see you.  Most accidents between a semi truck and another vehicle are not nearly as dramatic as the one below.

About once every six – ten years, you are going to be involved in some kind of car accident, truck accident.  When that happens to you or a friend, please call our personal injury attorneys for help.  We offer you a huge difference from others.  Our senior attorneys will speak to you directly about your case.  We are small enough to care.   Call Now at  201-580-3411

You Typically Only Have Two Years From the Date of Injury

PIThe law is very specific about time limitations when it comes to personal injury cases. You typically only have two years from the date of your injury to file a claim for personal injury damages. If you fail to file your claim within the statute of limitations, you lose your right to seek compensation from the responsible party or parties.

But let’s say you didn’t realize right away that you were hurt because it wasn’t until you visited the doctor five years later that your doctor discovered a few irregularities. What then? Do you not have any recourse?

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Bergen County Personal Injury Attorneys Give You the Facts

Personal injury can be experienced as a result of someone else’s accidental or purposeful negligence, including:

  1. Physical Injuries:  You have suffered from one or more physical problems related to an incident that happened at work, at an amusement park, or while walking down the street.  Whether it happened directly or as a result of negligence on the part of an individual or corporation, the result is that you have had to seek medical attention and pay for medical services out of pocket, for a condition that you did not have prior to this incident.

Experienced personal injury and divorce attorney (Bergen County) Eric Aretsky discusses personal injury. If you have been injured through someone else’s fault, you are probably wondering “Do I have a case?” and if so “How much money will I be awarded?”In this two minute video, Eric Arestsky shares how he works with a personal injury client to build a strong case, establishing both 1. liability and 2. damages. Liability establishes that the other party is indeed at fault for your injuries.

Damages establishes how much compensation you may be entitled to. Aretsky and Aretsky have over 20 years experience representing clients in the Bergen County area in personal injury cases.If you’ve been injured, give us a call to set up a consultation and find out if you may be entitled to compensation.

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