Almost no one in New Jersey gets into a car and expects his or her life to be torn apart by an accident. However, car accidents do happen, and they can leave an individual -- and his or her family -- forever changed by permanent injury and financial loss. Nothing may undo the physical and psychological damage done, but successfully handled civil lawsuits may be able to stem the flow of financial loss.
Automotive travel poses a range of hazards, a reality that all drivers understand and accept. Whenever we drive to meet friends or visit family, commute to work or school, or simply carry out weekly errands, we are placing ourselves at risk of harm. In most cases, that risk is minimal, and we return to our homes and loved ones. For one family, a fatal crash brought the dangers of car accidents into sobering focus.
Chain-reaction accidents involving a number of vehicles are a frequent occurrence on busy freeways, highways and city streets. Multiple drivers and insurance companies are involved, creating a complex task for those responsible for sorting out the details of the car accidents. Recently, seven vehicles were involved in a traffic collision in Gloucester Township, New Jersey in a five-way intersection.
Car accidents caused by distracted or negligent drivers can have devastating consequences. New Jersey car accidents caused by texting have been a serious problem for many officials for some time. What may seem like a quick glance or minuscule distraction in looking at a text message could unleash an emotional downpour of grief and despair when people are injured or killed in a resulting crash.