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Victim holding New Jersey cop at fault for accident injuries

New Jersey is a highly populated state with many country roads, state highways and city streets, like those in Camden, New Jersey, which are choked with traffic. Distracted driving on a New Jersey road can be menacing. Police departments have conducted safety awareness campaigns without much impact, as distracted driving continues to plague New Jersey roads.

A New Jersey woman has filed a personal injury lawsuit against a law enforcement official, who she says crashed a police car into her car after disregarding a stop light. The victim claimed that she suffered serious wounds which have caused great pain and suffering and required medical treatment that will continue indefinitely.

The original case filing states that late one night, the police car sped through a red light without emergency lights or siren blazing. In the notification filed, the injured driver also claimed that the police woman was talking on a cell phone. If the officer had not been driving distracted, the car accident might have been averted.

However, the police report filed after the accident states the officer was in pursuit of a "violator" when her car sped through the traffic light and hit the victim's car and the high speed impact forced the victim's car off the road and into a tree. The police officer, who has seven years of experience on the police force, was also injured in the car accident. She was taken to an area hospital and later released.

When a victim is injured in a car accident, they may choose to file a lawsuit in an attempt to recover compensation for their injuries. Compensation amounts usually depend on the extent of the injuries suffered, but it is always a wise decision to consult a Camden County personal injury attorney to help sort out the details.

Source: Mount Olive Chronicle, "Suit seeks damages for accident with police car," Phil Garber, May 2, 2014

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