In 2009, there were 257,801 automobile accidents in New Jersey. Of those, 64,348 involved personal injury. Even more frightening is that 538 fatal car accidents occurred in NJ in 2009. Among the 538 fatal crashes, 149 were the result of impaired driving. In 2008, 590 people lost their lives in New Jersey car accidents.
NJ car accidents can happen while you are a driver or passenger in a car, when you are a pedestrian on a sidewalk, or when riding your bicycle. Although a NJ auto accident may only last a few seconds, the injuries that result can last a lifetime and severely impair a person’s ability to work, raise children and enjoy life.
Types of Injuries Caused by NJ Car Accidents
- Broken Bones
- Spinal Cord injuries
- Brain Damage
- Ruptured or herniated discs
- Lacerations and Cuts
- Leg and Foot Injuries
Some of the injuries are readily apparent at the time of the accident and can be treated immediately. Other injuries, such as spine and neck injuries do not become recognizable until a significant time has passed.
Most personal injuries caused by car accidents require medical treatment such as surgery, rehabilitation and physical therapy. In addition, those injured in NJ car crashes may not be able to return to work, to maintain normal family relationships or to even perform basic everyday activities. A New Jersey personal injury attorney is usually required to help recover the damages for such injuries.
Types of Damages that May be Recovered
- Pain and Suffering – this includes both physical and mental
- Current and Future Medical Costs
- Lost Wages
- Damage to Personal Property
- Loss of Consortium
Contact a NJ Auto Accident Attorney
One of the first telephone calls that you make after a NJ car accident should be to a reliable NJ personal injury attorney, such as Adam Rosenblum of The Rosenblum Law Firm. Our aggressive NJ personal injury lawyers carefully examine every aspect of the accident to determine cause and fault. For example, we can use former police investigators, accident reconstructionists and private investigators to evaluate whether road conditions, visibility of road signs and signals were a factor in the cause of personal injuries. Our staff also works with medical experts, life care planners, vocational specialists to determine the entire scope of damages to which an injured person may be entitled.
When you come to your appointment with The Rosenblum Law Firm, it is important to bring the following documents:
- Personal details and contact information
- All medical reports from doctors and hospital
- Police Reports
- Witness Information
- Photographs of the scene, property damage and personal injuries
- Any notes of the accident that may help provide information.
Email or call 888-883-5529 to speak to a NJ auto accident lawyer from The Rosenblum Law Firm. We have been helping personal injury victims from NJ car accidents for years.