Surviving a head-on collision can be a traumatizing experience, particularly for the elderly. Recovery times might be longer, and some victims may never be able to realize a full recovery in wake of their injuries. Regardless of age, those who have been seriously harmed in a car wreck usually seek compensation through a personal injury suit.
A recent head-on collision sent four people to the hospital and killed three others. New Jersey police are still investigating the accident, and while they are not certain what factors ultimately caused the wreck, they do say that one of the vehicles left its lane. These types of wrecks often lead to serious physical and emotional injuries, so the victims may choose to pursue personal injury claims, which is a useful tool for those who need to seek compensation.
Tractor-trailers play an invaluable role in the transportation of goods across the country, and the average New Jersey driver is probably quite accustomed to seeing these large trucks on the interstate. However, no matter how common the sight of a 18-wheelers might be, it can still be unnerving driving near one, and rightfully so. Suffering a personal injury in a collision with one of these trucks can be life altering and, in some cases, even deadly.
Being hit by a distracted driver can be incredibly frustrating. After all, these types of accidents and any resulting personal injury issues are largely preventable. However, distracted driving wrecks in New Jersey could be poised to decrease sometime in the future as teens seem to be texting behind the wheel at lower rates than older drivers.
Police say that a tractor trailer driver is responsible for a multi-vehicle wreck that sent 10 people to the hospital, including the truck driver. The truck hit at least several smaller passenger vehicles when it ran a red light in New Jersey. No one died in the incident, although authorities initially reported as such. However, some of the victims may choose to pursue personal injury claims.
Some drivers may believe that accidents involving a single vehicle are less severe than those involving multiple vehicles. However, a single vehicle crash can be just as deadly as a crash involving two or more vehicles. Recently, in New Jersey, a young woman suffered a fatal personal injury in a single-car crash where she was riding as a passenger.
The possibility of being involved in a car accident is constantly in the back of nearly every driver's mind. Most make an effort to drive carefully in order to avoid being involved in a crash and suffering a personal injury or worse. However, there are times when the smallest mistake can cause a devastating chain reaction. New Jersey authorities responded to an accident on Route 42 that resulted in the injury of a 26-year-old man and the death of his 24-year-old girlfriend.
Parents of 25 children in New Jersey were likely horrified to learn that the bus carrying their children had been involved in a car accident. This crash caused several individuals to suffer from a personal injury. Unfortunately, this is not the only accident involving a school bus. Other accidents involving buses have caused many people to become increasingly concerned with current school bus safety and the competence of bus drivers.
Emergency calls made by witnesses to a crash may be the difference in a few injuries or fatalities and many. In New Jersey, witnesses to a crash involving a school bus gave first responders details about the wreck that helped them to respond quickly and effectively. The crash did result in the personal injury of several individuals as well as two fatalities.
A single, careless mistake on the road can greatly affect other drivers. Mistakes made on busy roadways or intersections can be especially dangerous. The chance of sustaining a severe personal injury in these situations can be incredibly high if the accident occurs at a time of day when there are more cars on the road. Authorities in New Jersey responded to a call earlier this month that resulted in two people being transported to a hospital for medical treatment.