NJ Car accidents are always in the newspapers; they are on the nightly news; they are a mere statistic – until you or a loved one has been involved in one.
If you were involved in a car accident, there are probably many questions going through your mind, especially “Who was responsible for it?” Determining who is liable will have a direct correlation with determining who is financially responsible for any property damages or bodily injuries that were caused.
One of the leading causes of car accidents in New Jersey and around the country is distracted drivers. An accident can result from talking on a cell phone, texting, talking to a passenger in the vehicle, eating, fixing one’s hair or anything that causes the driver to take their eyes off the road, even for a second.
Another common cause is drunk driving. If it can be proven that an individual was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, they could be held criminally and civilly liable.
Another individual is not always the reason an accident happens. There are times when the vehicle itself has an issue, such as a defective part. This can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle and crash. Manufacturers of car parts have the responsibility to ensure that the products they are making are safe. If they are not, the consequences can be fatal.
If you were the victim of a car accident, you should get in touch with the experienced personal injury law offices of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi as soon as possible. We know how crucial it is that fair compensation is recovered, as the costs of medical care and treatment can be exceptionally high.
Contact us in our Fort Lee, New Jersey or New York City office today. No matter how complex your case appears to be, you will be able to have peace of mind knowing that we are on your side.