Every season brings its own road safety hazards to the table, and the summer is no different. Now is a great time to go for a long drive and get away to somewhere new, but you have to be vigilant every time you get back onto the road. If you do get into an accident and you or your loved ones have injuries to treat as a result, then you may want to pursue damages in a personal injury case. Our Essex County car accident lawyers can help you with that.
What Summer Safety Hazards Can Cause Accidents?
Some summer safety hazards to be on the lookout for include:
- Road work
- Large potholes
- More drivers on the road
- More bikers and cyclists sharing the road
- New drivers
- Drunk or drowsy drivers
All of these can be issues normally, but they are even more pronounced problems in summer when the weather gets nice and the highways get crowded.
What Are Common Injuries in Car Accidents?
Some people escape car accidents nearly unscathed, but others end up with medical issues that follow them around for life. Collisions between vehicles can cause:
- Cuts, scratches, and bruises
- Broken and fractured bones
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
Some of these injuries could result in you or your loved one needing medical care for life.
Should I Sue After an Accident Involving One of These Safety Hazards?
If you believe that someone else was responsible for the accident and that you did the best that you could to avoid common summer safety hazards, we recommend suing for compensation that can help make you and your family whole again. An initial settlement offer from an insurance company is likely to be inadequate. You need to fight for a compensation offer that covers:
- Lost wages
- Past and future medical expenses
- A loss of enjoyment
- Disfigurement or disability
- Loss of earning potential
- Any past and future pain and suffering
Do I Need a Lawyer?
You are not required to hire a lawyer, but one can do a lot to help you with your case. One big benefit is that your attorney can begin the legal process for you by filing the required forms. You can focus on your recovery and your family. Let us deal with the annoying legal stuff.
Having an attorney on your side could also make it easier to track deadlines and when court dates are. There is a statute of limitations for cases like these in New Jersey, and it lasts two years. Neglect to file before that deadline and you lose your chance to pursue compensation.
Talk to Our Legal Team
When you and your family decide to pursue compensation, just know that you do not have to do it on your own. Contact Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC and set up your initial consultation. We would like to tell you more about how we can assist you with your situation.