Many of the most devastating accidents that happen in New Jersey occur at street intersections. Whenever someone is injured in an intersection accident, the victim or the plaintiff must prove who was responsible for the crash and who should be held responsible for the losses suffered in the accident. Ideally, there will be witnesses to the accident and the authorities will cite the at-fault driver for running through a red light or for failing to yield the right of way. Unfortunately, not all cases are so simple or straightforward.
It is common for drivers who run through red lights and stop signs to deny fault. Perhaps they were looking at their phone and failed to even notice the traffic control device. Maybe they believed that they had the right of way. A skilled personal injury lawyer can review the police report and interview witnesses to help prove the victim’s case. In some cases, surveillance video may also be available from traffic cameras and nearby businesses.
Reputed attorneys will work with investigators to help determine liability for a street intersection accident. A review of the crash site and the vehicles involved can help prove the victim’s account of how the incident occurred. Sometimes, it may also be necessary to look for witnesses to the collision.
The driver ultimately determined to be responsible for the accident may be held liable for the injuries sustained by the victim. The intersection auto accident attorneys in Princeton at Lependorf & Silverstein know how to determine liability and how to hold the at-fault driver accountable for the losses sustained by victims. 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.