Three people were recently hospitalized following a New Jersey car accident involving multiple vehicles. According to a news report in The Jersey Journal, the multi-vehicle crash occurred on the Shawn Carson & Robert Nguyen Memorial Bridge in Jersey City. The 26-year-old driver of a Volkswagen says that he was cut off by another vehicle, which forced his vehicle to spin out of control and crash into a guardrail. The 24-year-old male driver of an Acura stopped to help the driver of the Volkswagen when an Audi struck his Acura. The 28-year-old woman driving the Audi and her two passengers were hospitalized with back and neck pain. It does not appear from the report that the drivers of the Volkswagen or the Acura were injured.
Investigations of multiple vehicle accidents can be extremely complicated. It is quite common for multiple drivers to share responsibility for the accident or for the at-fault driver to deny having caused the crash. In such cases, the multiple insurance companies involved may pass liability for the damages between each other or offer inadequate settlements to the victims to make the case go away.
It is important to remember that once you accept a settlement, you will no longer be able to pursue compensation. Therefore, it is in the best interest of injured victims of multiple vehicle collisions to discuss their case with an experienced personal injury lawyer before accepting a settlement from an insurance company.
The Princeton auto accident injury lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein have a proven track record of handling complicated car accident cases in New Jersey. Please contact us at (609) 240-0040 for a free and comprehensive consultation.