Two people were recently injured in a car crash that involved two cars colliding head-on into each other. According to The Clark-Garwood Patch, the car accident occurred at Central Avenue and Hardwick Avenue in Westfield. For unknown reasons, a Ford Focus and a Chrysler Town & Country minivan collided head-on. Both the male driver of the Focus and the female driver of the minivan were hospitalized following the crash, which is under investigation.
Intersection collisions often occur as a result of one driver failing to properly yield right-of-way. According to New Jersey Statute Section 39:4-90: “The driver of a vehicle approaching an intersection shall yield the right of way to a vehicle which has entered the intersection. When two vehicles enter an intersection at the same time the driver of the vehicle on the left shall yield the right of way to the driver of the vehicle on the right.”
Drivers who fail to properly yield right-of-way to other motorists may be held liable for an accident they cause. A skilled attorney can help assess fault and liability following a crash so that the victim may pursue financial compensation for their injuries and damages. Once liability is established, the victim may be able to pursue compensation for all accident-related medical costs, loss of wages due to time spent away from work, and pain and suffering.
The knowledgeable New Jersey car accident injury attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein have experience holding at-fault parties civilly liable for the accidents they cause. We offer free consultations on all potential claims. Call us at 609-240-0040 if you or loved one has been injured in a New Jersey car accident caused by another’s negligence.