Head-on Collisions with Stationary Objects
Our New Jersey Accident Lawyers Aggressively Pursue Compensation For Victims And Families
Head-on collisions with stationary objects frequently result in life-threatening, catastrophic injuries that can result in permanent disability. Under many circumstances, however, the collision is the fault of someone other than the driver. At Lomurro Law, our job is to ensure you are fully compensated for all your losses, including your pain and suffering, if another party was at fault.
Common Causes Of Head-On Collisions With A Stationary Object That Are Not The Injured Party’s Fault
When you think of a head-on collision with a stationary object, you might imagine a texting driver crashing into a telephone pole. Not all such accidents, however are the driver’s fault. Following are some scenarios in which another party is to blame:
- The driver swerves into a stationary object to avoid a drunk driver who has veered into his lane, an unsupervised child chasing a basketball, or a taxi driver who stops suddenly to let off a passenger
- The road has not been properly maintained by the city or state government
- The driver suffers a blowout caused by a defective tire (rather than by improper vehicle maintenance)
- A car is parked in a traffic lane or its rear end is jutting out into the street
In cases such as these, compensation might be available to the injured driver. Likewise, even if the accident was the driver’s fault, an injured passenger can file a claim against the driver.
When You Expect Long-Term Medical Expenses
In cases of long-term debilitation, future medical expenses must be calculated accurately, because you can’t come back and ask for more money later. It is dangerous to attempt to estimate future medical expenses without the assistance of an experienced personal injury lawyer. Expert testimony may even be required to establish the total amount of your claim.
Close Relatives Can Recover If The Victim Died In The Accident
In New Jersey, the personal representative of the victim’s estate can file a wrongful death claim against a negligent party who caused a head-on collision that resulted in the fatality. Damages can be substantial, and they are apportioned among the relatives of the deceased to the extent that they were dependents of the deceased or are entitled to inherit from his estate.
If You Have Been Involved In An Accident Due To Negligence, Contact Us Today For A Free Consultation
Our lawyers have more than 1340 years of combined experience on your side. We are compassionate to your injuries and tough on negligent parties and apathetic insurance companies. Contact us at 732-482-9285 or fill out our online contact form, for a free confidential consultation. Our main office is in Freehold, and we can meet you in person or by videoconference.