There are a number of causes of New Jersey car accidents. One form of dangerous driving that can lead to a serious injury accident is making an unsafe lane change. It is common in these types of collisions for a driver to deny responsibility and for the victim to have to prove who was responsible for the collision.
It is the responsibility of all New Jersey motorists to check their rear view mirrors and to monitor their vehicles’ blind spots before making a lane change. Drivers who change lanes without signaling or consciously looking for traffic can cause rear-end collisions, sideswipe collisions and rollover crashes. If the injured victim is a motorcyclist or bicyclist there is an even greater chance of a catastrophic injury or fatality.
Victims of unsafe lane change accidents would be well advised to call the authorities, exchange information with the other driver as well as anyone who may have witnessed the crash, to seek immediate medical attention and then to call an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney.
Victims of serious injury accidents often have to prove who caused the crash before receiving compensation for their medical bills, lost wages and suffering. This can be done through an insurance claim or through civil litigation. A skilled personal injury attorney can help prove liability and make sure the at-fault motorist is held accountable.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a negligent driver in New Jersey, please contact the skilled Princeton vehicle accident injury attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein to obtain more information about pursuing your legal rights. Call us at 609-240-0040 to find out how we can help.