A 36-year-old high school teacher was reportedly involved in an accident that severely injured a Bergen County police officer. The accident occurred on Route 46 in Lodi at 2 a.m. on April 21 after the officer had pulled over to help another officer who was having trouble with a radio.
After the crash occurred, the man allegedly took off on foot through a nearby residential area before being taken into custody a short time later. The officer was said to be in serious condition with head injuries and broken bones. The man who allegedly caused the accident was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
Car accident victims may face many challenges in the days, months or years following the accident. One of the common challenges that car accident victims face is how to pay for the medical bills and expenses that can pile up while that victim is not able to go to work to earn a living. Fortunately, those who have been hurt in a car crash may be able to get financial compensation in a court of law.
A personal injury attorney may be able to provide assistance to those who are looking to pursue a legal claim against the person who hurt them. For example, it may be possible to win an award to reimburse anyone with head or neck injuries after a crash for medical expenses or medical expenses that may be incurred in the future, such as an in-home nurse or the cost of continuing physical therapy. In addition, it may also be possible to win an award that will provide funds that will enable the victim to provide for his or her family.
Source: NBC New York, "Teacher Charged with DWI After Crash That Injured New Jersey Officer: Cops", Sheldon Dutes, April 22, 2014