The variety of circumstances that can lead to personal injuries ranges dramatically. From slip and fall accidents at supermarkets to motor vehicle accidents, the amount of risk and opportunity for harm to come to someone at no fault of their own abounds every day. Some personal injury attorneys focus their efforts on certain types of incidents such as car accidents while other attorneys work with virtually any type of injury case to help clients receive just compensation when appropriate.
A recent four-vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpike has left two people hospitalized and two others with minor injuries. A 61-year old man and his 17-year old son, both from New York, were hospitalized as a result of the accident. The father suffered head wounds and is in critical condition. The son received cuts on his leg and head and is stable. Two other drivers received minor injuries. The news article did not indicate if the fourth driver was injured.
All four vehicles involved were trucks and included a large tractor-trailer carrying a storage container that stopped on the turnpike when the pickup truck in front of it stopped with a flat tire. A truck, driven by the 61-year old man with his son as a passenger, came up behind and hit the tractor-trailer. The storage container came off of the vehicle chassis and was hit by the fourth truck.
Such accidents can result in complex cases involving insurance companies and attorneys with many factors coming into play. If you become injured in a motor vehicle accident, obtaining professional legal advice can be a good thing to do.
Source: UticaOD.com, “NY man suffers serious inuries in 4-truck crash in NJ,”August 9, 2013