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Top 5 steps to follow after a car accident

While many questions about the incident may initially be looming after a car accident occurs, there are steps that drivers must take while on the scene. There could be injuries, some of which may be severe, and everyone's emotional state is in flux. As a result, it's critical for you to think clearly and follow this top five list after a car accident.

Who pays for the medical bills after a car accident?

One of the most commonly asked questions about car accidents is who pays for the medical bills caused by them. Although this question seems like it would have an easy answer, this is not always the case. Many persons assume that the person at fault for the accident pays the bills. Although this seems logical, it is not how it works in New Jersey, since it is a no-fault state. As a result, all drivers in New Jersey must purchase Personal Injury Protection (PIP), which pays for medical expenses, regardless of who is actually at fault for the car accident.

Driving habits that can reduce chances of being in a car accident

It's early, perhaps 7:30 in the morning and traffic congestion is already starting to back up traffic on the interstate as you make your way to work. Like every morning, you have your coffee in hand, the radio tuned to the morning drive show and you've settled into what seems like your millionth commute. Sound familiar? Each year thousands of motorists are involved in collisions that cause serious injury, disability and high medical expenses resulting from driver negligence.

 

Man flees after allegedly killing a child in a hit-and-run

What makes a senseless accident criminal? In the case of a hit-and-run, it is primarily how a person behaves immediately following the accident that can make a person a hero or a criminal. In the case of a man from Newark whose vehicle struck a mother and daughter walking to school in West New York, even though he initially was alleged to stop and get out of the car briefly, his alleged failure to render aid or remain with the victims until help arrived resulted in his being held in jail and facing very serious charges.

Collision of Google car with bus begs the question: is it ready?

Back in July last year we wrote a post entitled, "Problems with self-driving cars will always be there." In that post, as some of our more frequent readers may remember, we talked about self-driving cars and whether they are safer than human-operated vehicles.

Suggested FMCSA rule could help reduce truck crashes in US

Most people are aware of how dangerous a collision with a large commercial vehicle can be. Because of their size and weight, accidents typically do not end well for the smaller vehicle or its driver. Serious injuries and even death are common, which is all the more reason to find ways of preventing these accidents from happening in the first place.

Recent New Jersey car accidents: wrong-way crash kills 1

A person involved in a wrong-way crash died recently as a result of his injuries. The 22-year-old Mount Olive man was involved in an accident which took place in Sparta on a recent Tuesday night in December. When individuals are killed in car accidents caused by another party's negligence, their loved ones are typically entitled to file a wrongful death suit.

Is speeding a leading cause of motor vehicle accidents?

Although laws prohibiting such negligent behaviors as texting or using a cell phone behind the wheel may be more recent, a recent article reminds us that even good old-fashioned speeding limits serve an important safety purpose. Driving with excessive speed can create a safety issue even for trained professionals. 

Are some New Jersey roadways more crash prone than others?

Based on recent crash data, a compilation of 10 sections of New Jersey highways have been flagged as the most crash prone. Some areas are near retail stores, such as Route 22 in Union Township. Others are vacation routes, such as beachgoers driving through Toms River via Route 37.

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