With summer quickly approaching, and graduation and wedding season moving full-steam ahead, countless families across the state of New Jersey are planning for a number of parties and large events. Gatherings may vary in size from including a few close relatives to large groups of friends and acquaintances alike, but may often involve alcohol. In such cases, it is all too common for happy moments to turn into tragedies. Social host liability is a factor in many drunk driving accident cases, and can be an important aspect of effectively pursuing personal-injury claims.
Car accidents are regular events in New Jersey. Fatal crashes which take the lives of young victims, however, are not. When such accidents occur, both the victims’ families and the community want to know how these tragic deaths could have been prevented. This often requires an in-depth investigation by law enforcement officials. Civil litigation such as personal injury, wrongful death or products liability lawsuits may also be involved.
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.
It may seem to many in Monmouth that it’s difficult to turn on the news anymore without hearing about another accident related to drunk driving. Yet despite the many stories people hear, most never believe that they will be involved in drunk driving accidents. Statistics, however, seem to strongly indicate that no one is immune from the dangers posed by drunk drivers. Information collected for the book Drunk Driving and shared by the website RandomHistory.com shows that 30 percent of all Americans will be involved in a drunk driving accident at some point in their lifetimes.
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.