Between 2010 and 2013, 10 percent of all fatal car accidents in New Jersey were caused by unlicensed drivers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This accounted for more than 230 deaths during that four-year span. What is even more troubling is, even though more than half of these unlicensed drivers had a history of careless or reckless driving, authorities say there isn’t much that can be done to keep them from getting behind the wheel.
Although you may not be able to stop irresponsible drivers from hitting the road, you can protect yourself if they do cause an accident. After seeking proper medical care, your next step should be to contact an experienced and qualified personal injury attorney to review all evidence in an effort to pursue maximum damages and compensation on your behalf. If your loved one was in an accident which resulted in their death, an attorney can also help you pursue wrongful death compensation.
It’s also important to remember that an overwhelming majority of drivers that cause accidents in New Jersey (fatal or otherwise) actually have their driver’s licenses. Accidents happen everyday – some are due to negligence or carelessness and others are by chance. Regardless, anyone injured in an accident may be facing financial hardship, permanent physical injury and, in many cases, severe emotional trauma. If you’ve been injured in a car accident in New Jersey, contact an attorney today.
The Law Firm of Lombardi and Lombardi has won over $400 million in awards for our personal injury clients. We help those who have been injured in car accidents get the money they deserve. We will also help to arrange flexible payment plans so you can pay your medical bills and other expenses while your case is pending. Call us today for a free consultation.