Bergen County Injured Passenger Car Accident Claims Lawyers
What happens when the driver who causes a car accident that injures you is the person you were traveling with? When you agree to travel as a passenger with another person who will be driving – whether that other person is a trusted friend or acquaintance – you have a legitimate expectation that the driver with whom you are riding will exercise reasonable care and caution to help ensure you reach your destination safely. Like other drivers on the road, however, the driver with whom you are traveling is not immune from making careless or reckless decisions. When they do and you suffer an injury as a result, you deserve to be compensated for your losses.
The legal team at Aretsky Law Group, P.C. is intimately familiar with the New Jersey laws applicable to car crash cases: we are able to assist you recover compensation from the driver whose carelessness and recklessness caused you to suffer broken bones, head trauma, spinal cord injuries, or any other injury or loss in a car wreck. You may even be entitled to recover compensation from the driver of the vehicle in which you were traveling if that driver is the one who acted negligently. Speak with Aretsky Law Group, P.C. about your rights today.
Frequently Asked Questions About Single Car Accidents and Collisions
If you have just been injured while riding as a passenger in a vehicle, you may have questions or concerns about your legal rights and the process of obtaining compensation through a Bergen County lawsuit. Aretsky Law Group, P.C. is available at 800-537-4154 to answer your questions and help you become informed and empowered.
Some questions you may have include:
Are single car accident lawsuits any different from any other car crash lawsuit?
In terms of the factual elements and propositions that must be proven in order to prevail, a single car crash lawsuit and a lawsuit against the driver of another vehicle are no different. However, single car crash lawsuits can be emotionally difficult to file and pursue if the at-fault driver is a close friend.
What should I do if the “at-fault” driver is my spouse or significant other?
New Jersey permits one spouse to sue the other spouse if one spouse intentionally, recklessly, or carelessly causes injury to the other. Whether you should sue your spouse or significant other is a decision you will need to make after considering the effects this might have on your marriage or relationship (if your marriage or relationship is ending, for example, you may not be terribly concerned about the impact that filing a lawsuit might have).
As a passenger can I be denied compensation after a single car accident?
You may not be able to obtain any compensation if you are determined to be the primary cause of the crash. For example, if you are attacking the driver, engaging the driver in a distracting conversation, or attempt to grab the steering wheel from the driver, you may not be able to obtain compensation.
What time limitations apply to filing a single car crash lawsuit?
New Jersey’s personal injury statute of limitations (codified at New Jersey Statutes Section 2A:14-2(a)) applies to single car accidents. This gives injured passengers two years from the date of their crashes within which to initiate a lawsuit for compensation.
How Can a Bergen County Single Car Wreck Lawyer Help Me?
Filing a claim for compensation does not guarantee you will receive compensation: just because you were injured in a single car wreck does not mean financial compensation will be coming your way. As an injury victim seeking compensation, the law requires that you present evidence and the testimony of witnesses establishing that the driver of your vehicle acted or behaved in a careless manner behind the wheel and that this behavior led to your car accident and resulting injuries. Locating and preserving this evidence and these witnesses is not always an easy task.
While you are recovering from your injuries, the last thing you want to worry about is tracking down important witnesses or taking legal action to preserve important evidence. Your attorney can do this for you while ensuring your claim is timely filed and advances steadily through the legal system. What is more, your attorney will be available to assist you in responding to motions and arguments from the other party that are designed to derail your compensation claim. Finally, your claim can be presented more powerfully and persuasively with the assistance of an attorney who is familiar with the laws applicable to your case and the skills and techniques for presenting your case to a judge or jury.
Contact Aretsky Law Group, P.C. Today
Speak with Aretsky Law Group, P.C. today if you were riding as a passenger in a vehicle and were injured in a single car accident. You can reach our offices by dialing 1-800-537-4154.