Vehicle accidents that result in serious injuries or fatalities can be tragic for all parties involved. When a court rules that one driver caused the accident, victims may seek compensation for damages from that person, even if the driver does not feel he is at fault. Somerville readers may be interested in a case that involves a retired police officer, a group of New Jersey residents and a motorcycle accident that killed two.
Drunk drivers have impaired judgment, concentration, alertness and coordination and are more likely to cause an accident than sober drivers. Victims of an auto accident that results from drunk driving may sustain serious injuries or even lose their lives, and they may also suffer great financial loss. However, they can seek justice by filing a compensation claim against the negligent drivers.
An accident of any kind can be stressful, especially for the family of the victims. A motorcycle accident can be even more severe, as riders often don't have much protection from the wreck. It's important to know the legal options available for those involved in motorcycle accidents, which may mean receiving compensation for medical bills and pain and suffering. On Dec. 20, an East Brunswick man reportedly struck a motorcycle and its driver with his car, which threw the motorcyclist to the street. The man then fled the scene, dragging the motorcycle with him for two miles, according to police. The man, 47, was stopped after police noticed the sparks coming from his Nissan Altima.
Most New Jersey residents regard the weekend as a well-earned recovery period after a week of hard work. For some people, however, Friday night offers an excuse to consume excessive amounts of alcohol. When an intoxicated individual decides to drive home from a social occasion in spite of the dangers, the decision can lead to a serious auto accident.
A car accident is a stressful experience for everyone involved. Car accident injuries can vary from very minor to the most severe, and such accidents may even result in fatalities. If a car accident has been caused by negligence, such as driving under the influence, a distracted driver or driving while texting, those injured should educate themselves about compensation that might be available to them for expenses such as lost wages.
Alcohol often plays a part in auto accidents that result in serious injuries or even death. Driver intoxication may be used to establish negligence in the case of a car crash, allowing victims to seek compensation for injuries and other damages through a personal injury or wrongful death claim. It will be interesting to see if that is the result of the following recent case.
Drivers on the state's roadways must always take care when making a turn into a major roadway, looking out for smaller cars, motorcycles as they do so. Drivers in New Jersey are also responsible for ensuring that plenty of room exists before turning, but drivers who are under the influence of alcohol often misjudge distances and speed. Such impaired judgment can easily lead to an auto accident that may result in severe injuries and even the death of others on the roadway.
Just as Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer. Accordingly, people throughout the state of New Jersey get together for one last hurrah before the leaves begin to fall. Sometimes these parties are large events.
Communities throughout the state of New Jersey take drunk driving very seriously regardless of the age of the drunk driver. Those located in Somerset County, are not an exception. This is illustrated in the charges recently filed against two New Jersey seniors related to a fatal auto accident with a pedestrian they were both involved in.