Category Archive: Car Accidents

  • Why Do Police Impound Cars After An Accident?

    If your car doesn't work after an accident, the police might tow it away, particularly if you're too hurt to have it towed yourself. Alternatively, if you are able to handle the phone calls at the scene, the police might allow you to choose the tow company and destination of your vehicle. Usually, most people in a car accident can leave the scene unless the police decide it is unsafe to continue driving the vehicle. When the police impound your vehicle, it can compound the stress levels to an already challenging situation. If you suffered injuries read more
  • Are You Held Liable When You Help an Injured Person in a Traffic Accident?

    If you witness a car accident, your first instinct may be to help a victim who sustained an injury. However, most people wonder whether being a good samaritan can expose them to liability. Most people call 911, check for injuries, and calm the victim while waiting for an ambulance. Often, good samaritan statutes provide immunity to people who help injured victims. These good samaritan laws protect individuals from civil liability for negligent acts or omissions while voluntarily giving emergency care to others. However, when you help an injured read more
  • Flu-Like Symptoms After a Car Accident

    Many types of car accidents, including rear-end accidents, head-on collisions, and roll-over accidents, result in severe injuries and fatalities. Sometimes, a minor collision can cause life-altering and hidden injuries. Signs of an external injury, like a broken arm, are immediately visible. However, symptoms of particular injuries are delayed and appear days or weeks after the injury. A flu-like symptom like fever is an indicator of a severe injury. Even if an accident occurred during a cold season, you shouldn't ignore flu-like symptoms like a read more
  • What Happens After a Car Accident That Is Your Fault?

    Car accidents are an unfortunate reality on our roads. No matter how careful and responsible a driver you are, accidents can still happen. And sometimes, you may find yourself at fault for the accident. It's important to understand what happens after a car accident that is your fault, especially in New Jersey, where specific laws apply. No matter who is to blame for a crash, if you have injuries, never hesitate to consult a New Jersey car accident attorney.

    NJ is a No-Fault State

    New Jersey operates under a no-fault insurance system, which read more
  • How Long After an Accident Can You Sue For Your Injuries?

    Many victims of New Jersey car accidents obtain compensation after an insurance claim. However, some insurers deny insurance claims or make lowball offers, forcing the victim to file a lawsuit to pursue a fair settlement offer. However, you must adhere to the New Jersey statute of limitations, which requires injured car accident victims to file a lawsuit within two years of the injury. If you fail to file the claim within two years, you may lose your right to obtain compensation. The clock starts ticking from the date the car accident incident read more
  • How Long After a Car Accident Can Injuries Appear?

    Car accidents regularly lead to various physical injuries. Some injuries are immediately apparent, and you know you need emergency treatment. However, other injuries may not show up until hours, days, or even weeks after the accident. It's important to understand that the onset of symptoms can vary greatly from person to person. Dealing with and proving delayed injuries can be challenging. If you or someone you know has been in a car accident in New Jersey, always consult with a skilled car accident lawyer from Varcadipane & Pinnisi, PC. We can read more
  • Booster Seat Requirements in New Jersey

    According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), booster seats reduce the risk of severe injury by 45% for children aged 4-8 compared to the exclusive use of seat belts. While booster seats are a relatively new development over the past decades, they have improved child safety on the roads substantially. Despite a booster seat’s role in improving child safety, manufacturer defects can expose children to the risk of severe injuries. Independent testing and investigations have also found that booster seats can lead to read more
  • Motor Vehicle Accident To-Do List

    If you've been involved in a motor vehicle accident, it's crucial to take the right steps immediately afterward to protect your health and legal rights. Follow this comprehensive to-do list and be sure to reach out to Varcadipane & Pinnisi, PC for expert legal help.

    Immediate Actions

    Ensure Safety: If able, move to a safe area away from traffic. Call 911: Report the accident to the police, even if the damage is minor and there are no obvious physical injuries. Often, injuries to the spine and joints take time to fully develop after read more

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