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When drivers share the roads, accidents are bound to occur. Unfortunately, car accidents are extremely common, and they can result in life-altering injuries. Because driving is such an important part of our everyday lives and accidents happen so frequently, it is important to know how these accidents are caused and what to do if you are involved in one. Read on to learn more about car accidents in New Jersey.

Common Causes of Car Accidents?

The majority of car accidents are caused by driver negligence. The most common forms of negligence are as follows:

  • Driving while drowsy or fatigued
  • Distracted driving
  • Texting while driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Driving aggressively or recklessly
  • Eating or smoking while driving
  • Excessively speeding
  • Failing to comply with traffic lights, signs, and other rules of the road

Can I Recover Compensation?

If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, you likely deserve compensation. But, in order to recover compensation, you will have to provide proof of negligence. This can be done in a number of ways. Make sure to take pictures and videos at the scene of the accident, call 911, and speak with an experienced personal injury attorney right away.

How Long do I Have to File a Claim?

If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, you may be struggling physically, emotionally, and financially. You likely deserve compensation to help ease these burdens. But, in order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to take action as soon as possible. This is because of the statute of limitations. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally two years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within two years generally means losing your opportunity to recover compensation.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in New Jersey, contact our firm to speak with an experienced and dedicated attorney.


Here at McNerney & McAuliffe, we understand how confusing certain legal matters can be, which is why we are here to provide clients from all walks of life with the experienced, compassionate legal guidance they need. If you require the legal assistance of an attorney to help you through a criminal law matter, personal injury matter, family law matter, or otherwise, you can turn to us. Contact McNerney & McAuliffe today to learn more about what we can do for you.

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