Middlesex County Car Accident Lawyers
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Like any bustling locale, busy Middlesex County is all too often the site of serious car accidents. According to the New Jersey Department of Transportation, about 30,000 traffic accidents take place in Middlesex County each year, and over 20 percent of these - about 6,100 - cause serious injuries or death. These numbers put Middlesex County, along with Essex and Bergen Counties, in the top three New Jersey counties suffering car accident injuries.
The trouble a car accident brings almost never ends at the moment of impact. You may need to trade insurance information with other drivers, talk to anyone whose property was damaged, or file a police accident report. If you or someone else is injured, emergency medical services may be needed immediately, and you may face a lengthy recovery period. In the most severe accidents, the loss of a loved one can turn your world upside-down in an instant. When these obstacles come up in your life, the skilled car injury attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. can help.
Distracted Driving Risks
One car accident cause of particular concern to residents is cell phone use. Since the New Jersey Department of Transportation began tracking crashes caused by cell phone or texting distractions in 2001, hundreds of Middlesex County drivers have been injured and dozens have been killed in distracted-driving accidents in which someone was talking or texting on a cell phone.
Injuries Caused by Car Accidents
Car accidents can cause a wide range of serious or catastrophic injuries, including:
- traumatic brain injury;
- spinal cord injury;
- bone fractures;
- thermal burns or "road rash" burns; and
- crush injuries or amputations.
Financial Challenges after a Crash
These injuries impose heavy costs on Middlesex County car accident survivors each year, not only in terms of physical, mental, and emotional damage, but in terms of financial costs as well. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that the costs of a car-accident-related traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury can be in the tens of thousands of dollars for immediate post-accident and hospital care alone.
After a person is discharged from the hospital, he or she may need to spend time in a rehabilitation facility. People with severe traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord injuries often need extensive periods of physical therapy and other rehabilitation services as well in order to regain the maximum independence possible. All of these costs can strain a family's finances. The costs of car accident injuries make it crucial for you and your family to seek the full amount of compensation to which you are entitled, whether that means negotiating an insurance settlement or taking a negligent party to court.
The Legal Leverage You Need
The days, weeks, and months after a car accident can be overwhelming, but you don't have to face them alone. At Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., our skilled Middlesex County personal injury attorneys have helped many clients secure the compensation they need to cover medical bills, lost wages, and other losses after an accident. We can help you and your family, as well. Contact us today at (609) 240-0040 to learn more about your legal rights and our support.
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