One person was injured in a car crash that involved two passenger vehicles and a tractor-trailer. According to a news report in The Bridgewater Patch, the accident occurred on the Interstate 287 near mile marker 12.6 in Bridgewater. It is still unclear what caused the three vehicles to collide, and the crash remains under investigation. The injured victim has reportedly suffered serious injuries.
According to the Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), 583 people were killed in New Jersey car accidents in the year 2009 and 13 of those fatalities occurred in Somerset County. When someone is killed because of a driver’s negligence or recklessness, the victim’s family may pursue financial compensation with a wrongful death claim. When a victim survives a car accident, they may file a personal injury claim to hold the at-fault driver civilly liable for the damages.
Whenever there is a collision that involves multiple vehicles, it can become complicated for an injured victim to pursue compensation for the accident. Insurance companies often pass the blame or outright deny benefits. Additionally, if an insurance company offers a quick settlement to an injured victim, it may be in the victim’s best interest to speak with an attorney before accepting the settlement.
The reputed Princeton car accident injury attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein help injured victims in New Jersey hold negligent drivers responsible for their actions. Please call our law offices at 609-240-0040 to find out how we can help you.