A teenage boy was ejected from a vehicle on December 14th in an early morning New Jersey auto accident on Barrets Run Road near Trench Road, in Hopewell Township.
A white Chevy Cavalier with three occupants ran off the road into a plowed field around 3:00 a.m. The car eventually rolled over and came to a stop upright.
The driver, Brandon Peter, 17, of Hopewell Township, was ticketed for driving under the influence and careless driving.
The front passenger, Joseph Zirkle, 17, also of Hopewell Township, was ejected from the vehicle and was transported to the South Jersey Healthcare-Regional Medical Center, in Vineland, then later to Cooper University Hospital, in Camden, for treatment of back pain and lacerations.
Passengers that are seriously injured in an auto accident in New Jersey are almost always eligible to be compensated for their pain and suffering, as well as other economic and non-economic damages. It is important to call an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney as soon as possible. There is investigation that must be conducted and forms that must be properly filled out.
In New Jersey there is no fault automobile insurance. What this means is that your own auto insurance company pays your medical bills, regardless of whose fault the accident was. In a case such as this, Joseph Zirkle’s medical bills will most likely be paid by his parents auto insurance. This sounds strange to many people, but it is the law in New Jersey.
If you have been involved in an auto accident, call the New Jersey personal injury attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein for a free consultation. We can help you navigate through this tricky process and ensure that you are fully and fairly compensated.