Injurious I-80 Accident Involves Passaic County Truck Driver
A tractor trailer was rear-ended last Monday, April 9th in Parsippany-Troy Hills resulting in serious injuries. Route I-80 is recognized as being one of the state’s deadliest roadways according to a recent NJ.com article. This is just one of many recent cases of truck accidents causing injuries to a local driver or passenger. With the limited information available for this case, it is impossible to speculate on who was at fault, but we will be exploring this case as an example of what to expect regarding potential personal injury claims.
Today, our motor vehicle accident personal injury attorneys will go over the details of this recent motor vehicle accident, discuss hypotheticals regarding the case, and identify how this may tie into potential personal injury claims.
Passaic County, NJ Motor Vehicle Injury Lawyers Discuss Details of Morris County Truck Accident
Demetrius Chavis, age 23, was traveling westbound of I-80 at approximately 2 a.m. on Monday morning. According to state police Sergeant Jeff Flynn, Chavis’ Jeep Renegade impacted a tractor-trailer near mile point 40.9. The accident resulted in Chavis sustaining life threatening injuries, and he was quickly taken to Morristown Medical Center. The truck driver, a local man from Passaic County, was not seriously injured by the impact.
Three westbound lanes were closed along I-80 from approximately 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. Monday morning as police conducted their investigation and clean-up operation. Chavis has since been reported to be in stable condition. As of the writing of this page, the police investigation into the cause of the accident is still underway.
Bloomfield Truck Accident Injury Attorneys Identify Potential Personal Injury Claims
As mentioned previously, there is not enough information publicly available for our Bloomfield truck accident injury attorneys to speculate on any potential legal action taken by either party. However, our Bloomfield truck accident injury attorneys will explore a few hypotheticals within the context of this case to demonstrate how car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and truck accidents can lead to successful personal injury claims.
If the truck driver is at fault, Chavis would likely have a strong personal injury claim to cover his injuries. However, simply being eligible to file a personal injury claim does not mean he would be able to successfully recover financial compensation. He and his attorney would have to show that 1. another party’s negligence led to his accident 2. his accident led directly to his injuries and 3. his injuries led to incurred expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and so on.
If Chavis is at fault it is unlikely that a personal injury claim will be filed. That is because the Passaic County man driving the truck was uninjured in the accident. Generally speaking, insurance claims for accidents which do not lead to significant injury are handled through the motor vehicle operators’ own motor vehicle insurance provider. Regardless, a qualified Bloomfield personal injury attorney would recommend seeing a doctor as soon as possible to make sure no injuries were sustained.
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