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Study finds speeding a major factor in number of traffic deaths

Driving is a part of everyday life for most people in Monmouth County. It is how people get to work, to school and to practically every other destination where their busy lives take them. However, driving is not without its risks and unfortunately, accidents can and do occur. At Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, we know how devastating the loss of a loved one to a car crash can be.

Improper seat belt use a major factor in child crash fatalities

When someone is killed in an accident Monmouth County, his or her loved ones are often left struggling. When that person is a child, it can be especially difficult. While preventing each and every motor vehicle accident that occurs may be impossible, there are certain steps that people can take to help reduce injuries and deaths.

Fight for fair treatment from insurance after an accident

New Jersey drivers must usually carry Personal Injury Protection policies, which often create as many problems as they solve. Under a PIP policy, the insurer is covering only your personal medical issues that arise from an accident, without extending that coverage to any property damage or medical expenses of others who suffer in an accident.

Legal medical marijuana decreases crash fatalities study finds

As with alcohol, people who get behind the wheel in Monmouth County after smoking marijuana may find their ability to drive impaired. While recreational use of marijuana remains illegal on the federal level and in most parts of the country, some areas have made the move toward making it legal or decriminalizing its possession. Even more areas have recognized that marijuana has some value in treating certain medical conditions. According to Reuters, 28 states have allowed medical marijuana since 1996.

How many fatal accidents occurred in New Jersey in 2016?

The preliminary numbers are in and it appears that 2016 was a deadly year for many New Jersey drivers. The number of fatal accidents rose from the previous year, causing concern for many experts. NJ.com reports that 607 people died in motor vehicle accidents in 2016. That is an increase of 8 percent over 2015. While 20 years ago, the number of deaths was more than 800, this rise is still worrisome considering that just three years ago, the number was down to 542.

Apple facing lawsuit over claim that FaceTime caused fatal crash

Losing a loved one in a motor vehicle accident in New Jersey can be devastating. Family members are often left struggling to make sense of the tragedy, especially when the person who caused the deadly crash was not paying attention to the road.

The United States leads the world in number of fatal crashes

The numbers are in and New Jersey drivers may be surprised to learn that there are more motor vehicle deaths in the United States than in other first-world countries. A study was conducted over a 13-year period and while deaths per capita have been reduced in the U.S. by more than 30 percent, that is far behind other countries with a lot of wealth reports CNN. In fact, during that same period, Spain reduced its road deaths by 75.1 percent.

Monmouth County leads New Jersey in fatal crashes

The statistics are in for 2015, and Monmouth County had the highest number of fatal crashes of all of the 21 counties in New Jersey. Given its geographical location in the middle of the state, its proximity to the Jersey Shore and its easily-commutable distance to New York City, this may not be surprising to some. In addition, thanks to the improving economy and cheaper gas, the overall number of people on the road is increasing, which in turn usually leads to more traffic deaths.

Are men or women more likely to die in a car crash?

If you are a man, you are more likely to be involved in a fatal accident on New Jersey roads. While traffic accidents overall are increasing, men are disproportionately represented when it comes to fatalities, a recent report says.

Labor Day weekend predicted to be deadliest in years

Major holidays usually mean more New Jersey residents hitting the road. Unfortunately, these busy travel occasions often lead to an increase in fatal traffic accidents during times that should be celebrations. Of all the major holidays celebrated in the United States, Labor Day ranks as the fourth most deadly, according to USA Today. The only holidays ranking higher on the list are Thanksgiving, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.

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