If you live in New Jersey near Little Falls or in the surrounding areas, you might have heard about this accident. According to reports from Jan. 27, a car accident involving 12 cars happened on the northern New Jersey Highway. Reports state that one person was left with injuries following the pile-up.
According to the news, the crash was a chain-reaction event that took place along Route 46 East in Little Falls. The accidents may have been caused when a car slowed down and stopped because of slow-moving traffic. That vehicle was struck by another car, which was then hit from behind. After the initial accidents, a number of other cars also became involved.
Highways are traveled on at high speeds. The morning of the accident, the vehicles were allegedly moving at around 45 to 50 mph, which might have been too fast for the conditions of the roads. Authorities say that other accidents in the area could have been caused by this accident, even if the cars weren't involved in this particular incident. Reports stated that one person was treated on the scene of the 12-car accident, but he refused to be taken to the hospital for further treatment.
If you've been injured in a car accident, you may be able to recoup some of your losses. Speaking with an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney is one way to start looking into your legal options. With some help, you may be able to seek compensation to cover medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, emotional distress and economic and non-economic claims.
Source: Seattle PI, "No serious injuries in 12-car pileup in north NJ" No author given, Jan. 27, 2014