Representing NJ passengers after motor vehicle accidents
When we ride along with an automobile driver or mass transit operator, we put our lives in their hands. Their actions can have serious consequences. Whether you are a passenger in a private car, bus, taxi, or train, a driver or operator’s negligence can have devastating results. Accidents can leave you with serious injuries, including bone fractures, concussions, spinal cord damage, and much worse. If you were seriously injured in a private car or public vehicle, you may need to consider your legal options. In most private vehicle accidents, at least one driver is at fault for the incident. If you were injured on public transportation, you may need to take legal action against a municipality. Serious injuries can burden you with mounting medical bills and lost wages so contact an attorney as soon as possible. If you need quality legal services from an experienced law firm, contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze, Esq. for a free consultation.
Auto accidents and no-fault insurance
If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident as a passenger, your immediate medical bills and lost wages should be covered under the driver’s no-fault insurance policy called personal injury protection (PIP). In some situation, you may need to take legal action against the driver who is assigned fault, even if it is someone you know. One important thing to note is that if the accident involves multiple cars and you need to take legal action against a negligent driver, the case can be quite a bit more complicated and could take time to resolve.
If you are injured as a passenger of public transportation, you may have the right to sue your local government because of the negligence of their employees. If you need to sue a municipality, you have a more complicated matter on your hands. In order to bring a suit against a municipality, you have 90 days to file a Notice of Claim from the date of the incident. The legal standard to prove negligence is high and deserves the skills of an effective attorney.
If you have been injured as a passenger in New Jersey, you may be entitled to compensation for the burdens you have faced as a result of the accident. If your case ends up in litigation, you must be able to prove that one of the drivers’ negligence caused you to become injured. New Jersey’s required personal injury protection can cover immediate medical bills and lost wages. You may also be entitled to damages for other costs associated with the accident, pain and suffering, loss of independence, emotional distress, and more.
Contact a Middlesex County personal injury law firm
Passenger injuries can be serious. If you are injured in a private or public vehicle accident, you may need to consider your legal options. You may need to take legal action against the faulty party, whether that be a person you know or possibly a municipality. If you need quality legal support to help you through your legal matter, contact our firm today. The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze, Esq. has over 25 years of experience representing New Jersey clients through their personal injury matter. If you need an effective attorney to fight for you, contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze, Esq. today.