The days and weeks that follow a catastrophic car accident will be a blur. You’ll hardly know which way is up, let alone be able to navigate the legal complications that come in the wake of your injuries.

However, these legal issues will need to be dealt with. If you’re struggling with injuries caused by someone else’s negligence, you might want to look into the possibility of pursuing a personal injury claim.

Factual scenarios that can point to liability after a car crash

Here are the types of facts you’ll want to look for to determine whether you have a potential claim for damages after a car crash:

  • A duty of care existed between the two parties. In other words, the negligent party had a duty to be reasonably careful to prevent harm to the injured party.
  • Through negligence, recklessness or wrongful behavior, the at-fault party violated his or her duty of care to the injured party.
  • The negligence or wrongful behavior committed by the at-fault party caused the injured party to get hurt.
  • The at-fault party was carrying out his or her job duties at the time of the accident. In this case, the employer may also be a liable party in the action.

Could more parties be at fault and liable for your injuries?

Generally speaking, the more defendants that a plaintiff can name in his or her car accident lawsuit, the more sufficient financial capital may exist to pay the plaintiff in the event that there is a favorable settlement.

Did you get hurt in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence?

When someone suffers injuries as a result of negligent or unlawful circumstances, the injured person may want to investigate his or her legal right to pursue a personal injury claim in New Jersey civil court. If successfully navigated, such a claim could help an injured plaintiff receive compensation to pay for medical care, compensation to pay for time spent unable to work and other categories of damages.