Most Mount Lauren area residents understand the importance of driving safely. They pay attention to the road, obey driving laws and don’t engage in dangerous or distracted behavior. Unfortunately, a driver cannot control other drivers they encounter on the road and not everyone is a safe driver. A recent serious accident occurred on the NJ Turnpike that seriously injured a family.
Family injured by wrong-way driver
A family who was recently traveling northbound on the New Jersey Turnpike in Gloucester County was hit head-on by a wrong way driver. The family was traveling in a Honda Odyssey minivan near Exit 2 when the Nissan Versa hit the family. The mother and two of her children were seriously injured in the crash while the father and another child sustained minor injuries. The victims were taken to a local hospital via four medical helicopters. The State Police is still investigating the crash and charges may be coming.
Personal injury attorney may be a good resource
No one expects they will be involved in a serious accident but unfortunately too many families are affected by a car crash each year. When a family is facing an unexpected car accident, they may find that a legal professional who is skilled in personal injury can be an ally. An attorney understands that a family is going through the unimaginable trauma of a car accident and will work to find out what happened and who is at fault. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages and other damages.
An unexpected car accident can turn a family’s life upside down. There can be both financial and emotional trauma as the result of the accident. An accident victim has the legal right to hold the negligent party responsible for their mistake.