Multiple wrecked vehicles were strewn across route 20 in Paterson following a serious accident. First responders could be seen investigating the crash which occurred early in the morning near 17th Avenue. Four people were injured and taken to local hospitals, three had to be extirpated from their cars. Route 20 remained closed as police investigated the scene and clean up crews moved debris from the roadway.
Victims have rights
Being seriously injured in a car accident can turn your life upside down. In addition to debilitating physical injuries, you may also be facing lost wages, medical debt, and mental trauma.
Although the road back to normal may be long, victims have rights under New Jersey law. If you were hurt because of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you can file a lawsuit to seek compensation for your injuries.
The first step is hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer. A lawyer can evaluate your case and offer candid advice. If you decide to pursue legal action they can file a lawsuit and launch an investigation to ensure the truth gets told.
Lawyers provide assistance in other ways as well. They can manage settlement negotiations with the other party and resolve disputes with your insurance company.
Victims should act quickly. New Jersey imposes a two-year statute of limitations on all personal injury lawsuits. Failing to take action in a timely manner could mean permanently forfeiting the right to legal recourse. If expense is a concern, many lawyers offer a free initial consultation at no out of pocket cost to the client.