New Jersey Single Car Accident
In many instances a car accident occurs between two or more motor vehicles. Often times one vehicle is to blame for causing the accident. In that situation, the driver who caused the accident may be subject to a civil lawsuit if an individual involved in the motor vehicle accident suffers an injury.
However, sometimes a car accident occurs and only one car is involved. That single car may strike something on the side of the road, a guardrail or another object. In this instance, if there is only one person in the vehicle, and the driver of the vehicle was at fault, no personal injury lawsuit will likely result. However, if the driver of the vehicle is at fault, and a passenger is in the vehicle and is injured, the passenger of the vehicle may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver of the vehicle.
In New Jersey, most drivers have a limitation on their ability to file a lawsuit and recover for a personal injury suffered in a motor vehicle accident. Most drivers are subject to a statute called the limitation on lawsuit or verbal threshold statute. Additionally, in most instances, the passengers of a motor vehicle will be subject to this limitation on their ability to file a lawsuit if that passenger has an insurance policy with the limitation, in the state of New Jersey or has an insurance policy in another state with an insurance company who does business in the state of New Jersey. Only a qualified New Jersey personal injury lawyer will be able to properly analyze your insurance policy, the vehicles involved, and other evidence, to determine if the limitation on lawsuit or verbal threshold statute applies to your situation.
Therefore, regardless of the specifics of your accident, if you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident and would like to speak with one of our New Jersey car accident attorneys free of charge, call our office or click on the contact us tab.
Our New Jersey accident attorneys represent individuals who have been involved in motor vehicle accidents in all New Jersey counties and cities including the counties of Monmouth and Hudson as well as the cities of Freehold and Jersey City.