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Car Accidents Archives

GM auto defect car crash victims may seek compensation

Whether one resides in New Jersey or elsewhere, it is not uncommon to hear of auto recalls. When manufacturers are informed of an issue, they have a responsibility to take the appropriate actions to ensure that their product is safe. Unfortunately, numerous individuals may be hurt or even killed before a fix is available. Years ago, GM was made aware of an issue with ignition switches on some of its vehicles which resulted in multiple auto collisions. Unfortunately, GM auto defect car crash victims were blocked from seeking compensation after the company filed for bankruptcy in 2009.

New Jersey car crash: 2 fatal hit and runs in 24 hours

Police in New Jersey are looking for the drivers responsible for two hit-and-run accidents. It is not uncommon for an auto-pedestrian car crash to prove fatal, and that is just what happened in each of these tragedies. When the drivers are found, according to state laws, the victims' surviving loved ones may have legal recourse.

Single vehicle car crash in New Jersey kills 1, injures 1

A single-vehicle accident in New Jersey is currently being investigated by authorities. The car crash occurred in Mannington Township in the early morning hours of June 5. For reasons unknown, the driver of the vehicle is believed to have driven the car off the road and struck a utility pole.

Superintendent dies in New Jersey auto-pedestrian car crash

A family, school district and community are in mourning over the recent death of a superintendent in New Jersey. His life was claimed in an early morning auto-pedestrian car crash in Robbinsville on April 19. It is believed that a vehicle operated by a high school student struck him while he was out for his morning run.

Had an accident caused by a distracted driver?

Auto collisions caused by distracted drivers are pretty common in New Jersey. When a distracted driver causes a car accident, the victim or -- in the event of fatality -- his or her surviving family members, may have legal recourse. Civil claims may be filed in an effort to seek compensation for any losses sustained.

Whiplash injury common after a rear-end car crash

Those in New Jersey who have ever been rear-ended while driving are probably familiar with whiplash injuries. Whiplash is considered the most common injury after a rear-end car crash. Some people may not think this type of injury can have severe consequences, but this is far from the truth. Whiplash injuries can be felt for a lifetime, even with medical and rehabilitative treatments.

New Jersey car crash: Numerous weather-related accidents reported

With the intense winter storms that have been hitting New Jersey as of late, numerous auto accidents have been reported. In one county alone, first responders were called to approximately two dozen incidents in a 24 hour period. While weather certainly can play a role in a car crash, authorities will also consider if other factors contributed to a wreck. If negligence is suspected, victims may have legal recourse.