When there is an auto accident in New Jersey, people can suffer life-changing injuries. Often, these crashes involve one vehicle crashing into another. However, there are many ways in which people can suffer injuries in a collision even if they were not hit by the other vehicle. A chain of events can be the cause. This too can warrant a legal filing against the person who had the initial accident. This is a fundamental aspect of a legal filing to be compensated for medical expenses, lost income and more.
UPS truck hits wires, knocks over utility pole and causes fire
An accident in which a UPS truck hit wires on a utility pole and knocked it over led to a fire that injured two elderly people. The crash occurred in the afternoon shortly before 4 p.m. After the pole fell, a fire ignited and two people in their 70s who were in a minivan were injured when it was engulfed. The people in the minivan were 77 and 71. They were rushed to the hospital. Their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. The investigation is continuing. There was property damage, but no one else was injured.
The aftermath of an auto accident can cause many problems
People who were injured in an auto accident should understand that the insurance company might not cover for all they have lost and a legal filing might be needed to maximize compensation. Medical costs can be exorbitant, the injured may need treatment and care after the hospitalization, their professional endeavors can be hindered, and their families could be asked to help them for an extended period. In addition, property damage can be extensive. Before accepting a settlement, it is important to know how to pursue a claim through a legal filing.
Legal assistance can be imperative after an auto accident
This accident is unique in that the UPS truck did not hit the minivan, but knocked over wires that toppled the pole and sparked a fire. Two people were injured because of that fire. Since they are older, a recovery can be more difficult and they are vulnerable to other issues from their injuries. For their future, they should consider getting assistance in accruing evidence and taking the necessary steps to file a lawsuit. Consulting with a firm experienced in personal injury and auto accidents may be helpful in pursuing compensation for all that was lost.