New Jersey residents are used to driving in traffic. It is not unusual to see the occasional fender bender, and unfortunately, more serious crashes happen on an almost daily basis. Sometimes, car accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, leaving innocent victims to suffer almost unimaginable injuries.
Recently, a delivery truck was making its way down a New Jersey road when disaster struck. For reasons that are still unknown, the driver of the delivery truck struck a utility pole. As the pole came toppling down, it landed on a passenger van occupied by an elderly couple.
The live electric wires immediately caused a fire, which engulfed the couple’s van. Unable to escape, the passenger and driver suffered horrible burns. The fire also damaged several other vehicles, and power to more than a thousand customers was knocked out. The driver who caused the crash was not injured.
When car accidents of such magnitude cause serious injury to victims, the aftermath may feel overwhelming. In addition to suffering physical injuries, victims can face expensive medical bills, permanent pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and damage to a vehicle or other personal property. A victim who is ready to take legal action against the party at fault may need a little help. Fortunately, a compassionate attorney can help a victim navigate the judicial system. An attorney can help a client demonstrate the suffering and loss he or she experienced, and in many cases, a favorable verdict can result in compensation that can help ease the financial strain caused by the actions of another party.