Following a motor vehicle accident in which there are injuries, one or multiple municipal court citations may be issued to the driver responsible for causing the accident. If so, this can significantly affect your lawsuit for personal injuries. If the driver pleads guilty to the municipal court ticket, the guilty plea can be used against that person in the civil lawsuit to establish that they acted negligently in the operation of their motor vehicle. However, if the driver pleads guilty to the municipal court ticket but is granted a civil reservation by the municipal court judge, the guilty plea cannot be used in the civil case to establish the negligence of the driver. Therefore, it is important to hire an attorney immediately following a motor vehicle accident. An attorney experienced in personal injury cases can appear at the municipal court hearing on your behalf and oppose any request for a civil reservation.
If you have been injured because of the wrongful act of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional, we can help. For a free initial consultation, contact us by e-mail or call our offices, in New Brunswick at 732-247-3600 or in Somerville at 908-448-2560.