Five teenage girls, whose ages ranged from 15 to 19, were injured in a New Jersey car accident after the SUV in which they were traveling struck a pole. According to a Fox news report, the serious injury accident occurred in Jersey City. The 21-year-old male driver of the SUV fled the scene of the crash on foot. It is not clear from the report why he lost control of the SUV. Of the injured passengers, two sustained life-threatening injuries and three others were treated and later released from the hospital. The male driver had a suspended license and faces charges for leaving the scene of a serious injury accident.
Passengers who are injured in a New Jersey car accident may be reluctant to pursue financial compensation for fear of hurting the driver who may be a friend or family member. It is important to remember that most settlements offered through insurance claims and civil litigation comes out of the at-fault driver’s insurance policy.
Injured passengers in New Jersey have the right to pursue financial compensation for a number of different losses. Damages that are typically covered through civil litigation include medical bills, lost earnings, hospitalization, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
The experienced Princeton auto accident injury attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein have a long history of successfully helping injured passengers get the compensation they need and rightfully deserve. If you have been injured in a New Jersey car accident, please contact our offices at 609-240-0040 for a free and comprehensive consultation.