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Hurt in an Intersection Colllision?
If you have suffered a significant loss as the result of a crash at a dangerous street intersection, it would be in your best interest to obtain more information about your legal rights and options. The experienced NJ car accident attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. protect the rights of seriously injured victims and their families. Please contact us to find out how we can help you.
Intersections are where many of the most devastating car accidents occur. One poor split-second decision or moment of recklessness is all that it takes for two vehicles to collide with life-altering repercussions. Whether it is a T-bone accident, a head-on collision or a rear-end crash, the resulting injuries can cause catastrophic injuries or even death. The costs of treating these types of injuries and paying for medical care and continuing treatment can add up very quickly.
Recent New Jersey Intersection Accident Verdicts and Settlements
- $900,000 Settlement - Tow Truck Operator Suffers Serious Injuries in Lacey Township Intersection Accident
- $375,000 Settlement - Intersection Accident Resulting in Bone Fracture
- $370,000 Settlement - Injuries in West Windsor Township Intersection Car Accident
Please note that each case is unique. To learn more about what your case may be worth, please schedule a free consultation with us today.
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Common Causes of Accidents at New Jersey Intersections
The majority of street intersection collisions result from driver error and negligence. Drivers who carelessly or deliberately fail to obey traffic control devices or to yield the right of way cause a disproportionately high number of street intersection crashes. Examples of negligent driving that can result in an intersection accident, include:
- Failure to yield to oncoming traffic when turning left
- Failure to yield to pedestrians and bicyclists when turning right
- Making an illegal U-turn
- Running a stop sign or red light
- Driving while distracted
- Exceeding the speed limit
- Driving while fatigued
- Making an unsafe lane change
Drivers are not solely responsible for every intersection accident. Some crashes result from hazardous conditions. Dangerous roadway conditions that can lead to intersection accidents include large potholes, poor roadway design and overhanging foliage that blocks street signs and reduce visibility at the intersection. It is important in these types of accidents to review if the intersection has a history of similar crashes and if the government was aware of how dangerous the location was before the crash took place.
An important part of the claim process is proving who was responsible for the crash. If you were hurt at a busy intersection, it may be in your best interest to ask if there is a nearby business's surveillance camera that captured the crash on film. It is also important to obtain pertinent information from all parties involved in a collision such as driver's license, insurance, name and contact information. Make sure you secure contact information from anyone who witnessed the crash and to photograph the crash site. It is also advisable to document your injuries by seeing a doctor right away. If you are injured and need to go to the hospital right away, ask a family member or a friend to gather this valuable information for you. Evidence that can corroborate your claim can be invaluable.
Getting the Support You Need
After a car accident, it is crucial that you receive prompt medical treatment. You may need not only immediate treatment, but also prolonged medical attention, surgery and physical therapy. These types of medical expenses are often not covered by insurance. Therefore, you may want to consider your legal options. You have the right to file a claim against the driver or the party responsible for causing your injuries.
Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. - Protecting Your Rights in NJ
Through legal action, victims and their families may obtain compensation for various damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, lost future wages, pain and suffering, the cost of rehabilitation and other related damages. The potential value of your claim is related to the severity of the injuries you have suffered.
Filing a claim is often the only way to receive fair compensation from the liable parties and insurance companies involved. Accepting an inadequate settlement or failing to research how much compensation you should be offered can prove costly. So make sure you understand your rights before making any legal decisions.
At Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., our New Jersey dangerous intersection accident attorneys understand first-hand the emotional, physical and financial impact of an injury car crash. We work diligently to ensure that our injured clients are fairly and fully compensated for all the losses they have sustained and that the at-fault parties are held accountable. Please contact us at (609) 240-0040 for a no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation after a car or motorcycle crash.
- Study Shows Accidents Increased at NJ Intersections with Red Light Cameras
- Intersection Safety - Federal Highway Administration
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