If you’ve ever been involved in a motor vehicle accident, then you know how complicated it can be to determine and prove fault. Initially, you will be faced with discussing your accident claims with your insurance company. It’s important that you make an argument about the offender’s carelessness even if you think you may have contributed to the accident. Negligence is the legal term used to describe an individual’s carelessness that leads to an accident. A person who chooses to get behind the wheel and drive a vehicle has a duty and responsibility to act carefully on the road. When a driver fails to act with reasonable care, they can be held financially responsible for any injuries and damages caused in the collision.
Negligence in New Jersey Car Accident Cases
When you are partially responsible for the collision, you may still be able to receive compensation for your injuries from the other party. Courts and insurance companies follow a rule of “comparative negligence” which means that the other person’s carelessness will be compared to your amount of negligence. Your financial compensation amount may be reduced based on your percentage of fault in the accident, but you’ll still be able to receive partial compensation.
Schedule a Consultation With a New Jersey Car Accident Attorney
If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident in New Jersey, then talking to one of our experienced professionals at the law office of McHugh & Imbornone can help you determine whether pursuing a personal injury claim is right for you. Our knowledgeable and compassionate attorneys will work hard to ensure you receive the maximum compensation amount available to you under the law. With over 30 years of experience, our team understands how frustrating it can be to have medical bills piling up, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering and ongoing therapy for a collision that was out of your control. Contact our law office at 973-966-1520 to learn more about our services.
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