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Can I Sue for PTSD From a Car Accident?

The American Psychiatric Association has recognized post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a diagnosable mental health condition for decades. Caused by exposure to sudden or prolonged trauma, PTSD can lead to several symptoms ranging in intensity from mild to severe. It is not unusual for drivers or passengers to exhibit signs of PTSD after a car accident. However, can they sue for damages related to their PTSD? The short answer is yes, but whether or not you succeed depends on key[…] Read More

Does PIP Insurance Cover Passengers in New Jersey?

Knowing the state laws is very important when you get into a car accident. Each state has a “no-fault” or an “at-fault” insurance law, which governs how those involved in a car accident can receive compensation for their property damages and medical costs. In an at-fault state, the driver’s insurance company that caused the crash is liable to pay the costs of the accident; being sued is also possible. A no-fault state and personal injury protection (PIP) insurance allows drivers[…] Read More

Who Is Liable for a U-Turn Accident?

Many accidents come down to whether one or both drivers acted negligently or if someone made a mistake and performed an illegal maneuver. Performing a U-turn, especially in a congested area, must be done with extreme caution and only in legal areas. Failing to do so will likely lead to a traffic violation or, worse, a catastrophic accident. A U-turn maneuver can be made from different parts of the road. A general 500-foot rule applies before executing the U-turn, meaning[…] Read More