Most in Ocean County are likely well aware of the duty one has to remain at the scene of a car accident that they have been involved in. Yet despite this being fairly common knowledge, hit-and-run accidents continue to occur. Indeed, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports that 737,100 such incidents happened in 2015 in the U.S. alone. The main reason why most believe it is required that one stay at the scene of an accident is to provide law enforcement officials with the details of the collision. Yet while such information is important, state law actually gives two other reasons as to why one cannot flee the scene of a car accident.
Regardless of fault, being in a car accident can be extremely stressful. That's why it's important to know the proper steps before an accident actually occurs. Even if there are no major injuries, you may be faced with significant property damages or disputes about who exactly is to blame. To ensure you have the right information, Esurance offers the following advice.
When May rolls around, people in New Jersey know that summer is just around the corner. The Memorial Day weekend is commonly thought of as the informal introduction of this season and a great time for families and friends to get together to celebrate each other. These celebrations often include a road trip or an outing to a popular destination. Unfortunately, some of these celebrations end in tragedy and sorrow instead of joyous memories.
When a two-car accident occurs on New Jersey roadways, identifying the person at fault is a relatively straightforward process. They are frequently the one who hit your car from behind, ran a red light or did not yield at a stop sign. However, determining the person at fault in a multi-car pile-up is more complicated. At Silvi, Fedele & Honschke Attorneys at Law, L.L.C. we often assist clients injured in a chain reaction car crash.
When people think about serious car accidents that result in injuries, they may have visions of traffic crashes that involve vehicles traveling at high speeds. However, it is important to bear in mind that even traffic accidents which take place at low speeds can leave those involved with injuries. Moreover, these crashes can bring up other consequences, such as mental trauma and property damage. If you were involved in a low-speed traffic collision that took place because of another driver’s negligent behavior, you should carefully review any possible consequences resulting from the wreck and consider your legal options, if necessary.
Navigating the busy New Jersey roadways can be challenging, especially during rush hour. Whether you are trying to get to work on time or you are late for an important appointment, traversing in traffic can certainly cause some to lose their temper. In fact, approximately 80 percent of American admit to losing their temper while driving at least once during the past year. Furthermore, males are more likely to experience road rage then women. The problem lies in the fact that more than 56% of deadly car accidents involved aggressive driving behaviors, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. When people drive aggressively, they put others lives in danger. Motorists should be on the lookout for the signs of road rage when driving, as they may be able to prevent a fatal accident from occurring.
New Jersey residents have good reason to be concerned about safety on the roads and highways. Every year, too many people are killed or are seriously injured in accidents. Many of those accidents are caused by reckless choices made by drivers. That fact is part of what makes many promote the development and use of autonomous cars. By taking the human factor out of driving, some assert that the roads will be safer than they are today.
Most people in Ocen County likely have little issue in providing people who have had run-ins with authorities with second chances. This is especially true when those incidents stem from serious personal issues such as drug and/or alcohol addiction. The efforts that individuals who are struggling with these issues make in overcoming should be applauded (and, if warranted, rewarded). Yet at the same time, thought should also be given to the potential consequences that may occur should such people slip back into their addictions.
Residents in New Jersey are likely aware that fatigue among truck drivers can be a major problem and a serious risk to everyone on the road. The federal government has been putting new rules in place to curb fatigue in the past few years to improve safety.
Many in Ocean County might assume that whenever a lawsuit is filed, the party filing it is claiming that the reason the reason for the action is that the defendant displayed malicious intent. Yet oftentimes that is not the case at all. Civil action may rarely be meant to be punitive; in fact, in many cases, it simply arises from the need of accident victims to seek compensation for the enormous expenses they are often made to face. A lawsuit may simply be an acknowledgment that a person caused an accident and thus is liable to accident victims.