Two police detectives were critically injured in a New Jersey car accident after their vehicle was struck by an SUV at an intersection. According to a news report in The Daily Journal, the collision occurred at a four-way intersection which had two stop signs, a flashing red light, and a flashing yellow light. Both of the detectives were trapped in their vehicle and suffered critical injuries, but were listed in stable condition at a local hospital. The driver of the SUV sustained minor injuries in the New Jersey car accident.
Street intersections are often prime locations for major injury collisions. Intersection accidents may occur for a variety of reasons, including the failure of a driver to yield the right-of-way, confusing traffic control devices or signs, or, an absence of traffic control.
If a car accident was caused by a dangerous intersection or roadway, the governmental entity responsible for maintaining that roadway or intersection can be held liable for injuries, damages and losses, assuming certain conditions are met. Claims against governmental entities are regulated under strict Notice of Tort Claim requirements. It is therefore important, if a claim against a public entity is being considered, that victims act quickly in pursuing their potential claim or risk being forever barred from bringing such a claim.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a New Jersey car accident, contact the skilled personal injury lawyers of Blume Forte at 973-635-5400 to find out how we can help. Our lawyers and staff have the legal resources, knowledge and experience to properly investigate and pursue these claims. Contact us for a no-cost consultation.