Six people were injured in a car crash recently on northbound Egg Harbor Road in Washington Township in which police report involved a careless driver, according to a news report in The Gloucester County Times. The collision occurred when a 2007 Hyundai crashed into the back of a 1999 Nissan, which then struck a 2007 Acura SUV which in turn crashed into the back of a 2008 New Jersey Transit bus. The chain reaction crash resulted in injuries to six passengers on the bus. Three of the injured victims were transported to nearby hospitals. The driver of the Hyundai was charged with careless driving.
New Jersey Statute 39:4-47 states, “A person who drives a vehicle carelessly, or without due caution and circumspection, in a manner so as to endanger, or be likely to endanger, a person or property, shall be guilty of careless driving.” Injured victims of careless motorists in New Jersey may pursue monetary compensation for their accident-related losses by filing a claim against the negligent motorist. A successful civil lawsuit could result in compensation for hospital bills, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, and more. In some cases, non-economic losses such as emotional trauma and physical pain may result in additional compensation.
The car accident lawyers in Princeton at Lependorf & Silverstein offer free consultations to anyone injured in an accident caused by a careless driver in New Jersey. Call our law offices at 609-240-0040 for a no-cost consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to learn more about your legal rights today.