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Is Drowsy Driving Considered Negligent Driving?

People are given their driver’s license on the contingency that they are going to operate their vehicles safely on the road. If they do not and act negligently, they can put themselves and others in harm’s way. Different actions that are considered negligent driving can include speeding, texting, driving under the influence, and more. One that is discussed the least is drowsy driving. While people rarely ever think twice before driving after a long day when they are tired, it is considered negligent driving because it can cause a dangerous accident. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, drowsy driving causes about 328,000 crashes and 109,000 serious injuries every year in the United States. It is because of this that those injured in these accidents can pursue legal action with the help of a New Jersey personal injury attorney.

How Do I Sue for an Injury After a Car Accident?

When a person is injured in a car accident and wants to hold the other driver liable, they are required to prove that person was, in fact, negligent. This can be done by satisfying the burden of proof with evidence that the driver’s behavior directly caused the accident and their injuries. Evidence that can be helpful in building a case can include medical documentation of the origin and extent of the injuries, footage of the accident, police reports, pictures of the scene, witness statements, and more. 

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim in New Jersey?

When a personal injury accident such as a car accident takes place, injured parties should not wait too long before filing a claim if they wish to pursue legal action. This is because the statute of limitations places a deadline on how long they have to do so. If the individual does not meet the deadline that is set by the statute, they can lose their right to hold the driver liable and recover compensation for their damages. The statute of limitations in the state of New Jersey is two years from the date of the injury to file a claim. 

Contact our Firm

Our firm understands how serious criminal and personal injury cases are. We are prepared to guide you towards a favorable outcome because we believe false accusations or preventable injuries should never cause a person harm. This is why those who require experienced legal counsel in New Jersey should do themselves a favor and contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze today for any criminal and personal injury matters.

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