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How fault is determined in a New Jersey car accident

Car crashes happen all the time because people are not able to brake in time. Brake-related accidents include driving into the back of a stopped vehicle, not braking in time to avoid an accident or failing to stop at a red light.

People will normally be considered liable or partially liable for a crash when they don't stop in time. This is because most state laws require that people pay attention to the road and allow enough driving room in case a motorist in front of them brakes abruptly.

In some situations, a mechanical failure may prevent someone from being held liable for an accident. If brakes failed to work properly or did not work at all due to a mechanical defect, the automobile manufacturer might be held liable for a crash. However, if brakes failed to work because they were not properly maintained, it is likely that the fault will still rest with the motorist.

In many cases, no matter who is at fault in a car accident, a person will collect compensation for expenses related to the crash from an insurance company. Who is at fault in a crash will normally determine which insurance company ends up responsible for compensating the motorists involved. Since insurance providers will normally attempt to settle for the lowest possible amount, it's not often a good idea to accept an insurance adjuster's first offer. A lawyer could assist an individual who has been in an accident in obtaining equitable compensation for expenses related to a crash.

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