Posts tagged "Car accident"

Fight for fair treatment from insurance after an accident

New Jersey drivers must usually carry Personal Injury Protection policies, which often create as many problems as they solve. Under a PIP policy, the insurer is covering only your personal medical issues that arise from an accident, without extending that coverage to any property damage or medical expenses of others who suffer in an accident.

3 car accident points all parents should remember

Parents with young children must teach their children how to remain safe around vehicles. This isn't something that is easy, but because some drivers become so comfortable with driving that they start to do things on auto-pilot, it is necessary. These drivers can be especially dangerous because they don't pay attention to what is going on around them, so accidents can occur. Parents should remember these three points when they are working to keep their children safe.

What to know if you've been the victim of a distracted driver

In 2014 over 430,000 people were involved in car accidents as a result of distracted driving. For five consecutive years, this was the number one cause of fatal crashes in New Jersey. Distracted driving happens when the person operating the vehicle engages in an activity that is not related to driving. This can include anything that causes the driver to take one's eyes off the road, hands off the steering wheel, or one's mind to wander.

3 ways to prove a distracted driving case

It's rare to be able to get where you want to go without traveling by car, truck, bus or other motor vehicle, but every time you get behind the wheel, you're at risk of being involved in an accident. In the United States, distracted driving leads to around 421,000 injuries every year; around 37,000 people are killed as a result. Things as simple as checking a text message can take five seconds or longer; in five seconds, your vehicle, going 55 mph, travels the length of a football field. For this entire time you aren't looking at the road, so you don't know what is coming up ahead of your vehicle.

Who will pay your medical bills after an accident?

When you are seriously injured in an accident, the medical expenses can be substantial. According to a 2011 study by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the average hospital stay costs $10,000. This is more than most families can afford, and serious injuries could come with an even higher cost.

Determining liability in multivehicle car accidents

Given that motorists are confronted by an increasing amount of traffic congestion throughout Allenhurst and beyond, it is not unusual for car accidents to involve more than two vehicles. Often times, even relatively minor multivehicle collisions result in injuries because cars can be struck numerous times from various directions. Determining fault in such cases can be especially important and difficult for accident victims, since a number of different factors can come into play.

Traumatic brain injuries can seriously impact a person’s life

Car accidents are a regular occurrence on New Jersey roads. Many of these collisions are minor and result only in a small amount of property damage. More serious accidents, however, can involve severe physical harm and fatalities. Some of the worst injuries that can arise out of a car crash are traumatic brain injuries.

“At-fault” vs. “no-fault” states

When clients come to see us here at the offices of Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson, and Covelli following a car accident in Jersey City, they’re often surprised that when they sought medical attention after their accidents, they were asked to provide their auto insurance information. Most may assume that auto covers the repairs to one’s vehicle, while health covers his or her medical expenses. However, this is not always the case. In this post, we’ll examine how medical coverage is determined following a car accident.

Who pays what following a work-related car accident?

Whether you realize it or not, you drive for your work. You may not count yourself among the over 1.7 million commercial truck drivers or 654,300 bus drivers that the Bureau of Labor Statistics currently lists as employed in these industries, yet everyone has at least one instance where they sat behind the wheel of a car in work-related capacity.

What elements go into an accident reconstruction?

The chances for successfully earning compensation following a car accident in Monmouth may depend largely upon the findings of an accident reconstruction. The responsibility for analyzing the results of a reconstruction typically falls to prosecutors investigating the potential criminal elements of the case. Even in the event where no charges are filed or charges are eventually dismissed, the findings of the reconstruction could prove to be helpful in determining liability in a civil action. Thus, it behooves one to understand the process of how a reconstruction takes place. While this information should in no way be viewed as a substitute for actual legal advice, it could prove helpful in ensuring the correct information is presented in a reconstruction report.

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