How to Recover Compensation Following a New Jersey Car Accident

Most people use cars as their primary form of transportation. Usually, we get in our car without thinking twice about the possibility of an accident. We drive defensively, conscious of our surroundings, keeping a safe distance back from other cars. Unfortunately, this is not always enough to avoid an accident. If you were injured due to another motorist’s negligence, there is a good chance you are entitled to receive compensation. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the primary types of car accidents?

  • Collisions at intersections: These are typically referred to as T-bone crashes, and they occur when a driver is attempting to go through a yellow light while a driver going in the opposite direction is simultaneously making a left turn. 
  • Rear-end collisions: These are the most common collisions of all, and they occur when one car strikes the car in front of it. These accidents are also more likely to involve multiple cars. These usually happen due to driver negligence. For example, you will most likely be entitled to compensation if a motorist was texting while driving and failed to realize the cars in front were stopped until it was too late. 
  • Low-speed collisions: These will usually occur in small areas with high concentrations of people. Shopping center parking lots, for example, are a common setting for low-speed collisions. If someone backs into your car, this would be considered a low-speed collision.
  • Single-vehicle collisions: These will usually happen during inclement weather conditions, such as snow or black ice, causing a motorist to skid off the road into a telephone or tree.

How do I know if I am entitled to receive financial compensation following a car accident?

The most significant factor in determining whether you are entitled to compensation is driver negligence. If you were able to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence, you will most likely be able to recover the compensation you deserve. However, you must first hire an experienced attorney who knows the ins and outs of personal injury law if you wish to maximize your chances of winning your claim. Fortunately, there is still more you can do to even further boost your chances. For example, if you either have a dashcam installed in your car or are able to retrieve surveillance camera footage, you will drastically increase your chances of proving your claim. It is also crucial that you seek medical attention in the hours following your crash, as a professional will help you recover and will also provide you with medical documentation regarding your injuries that you may use to support your claim.

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