Monmouth County has a lot to offer residents and visitors alike, especially if you are looking to have fun during the hot summer months. Unfortunately, an influx of more people and cars can also lead to an increase in the number of deadly crashes. At Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, we help those who have lost a loved one in a fatal accident pursue compensation for their losses.
As reported by NJ.com, when it comes to car accidents, this summer was slightly less deadly than 2016 across New Jersey. In total, there were 607 fatalities last year, 188 of which occurred during the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. This summer saw only 183 deaths.
New Jersey has 21 counties and the number of fatalities that occurred in each county varied greatly. In first place was Camden County, which had 16 motor vehicle deaths over the course of the summer. Monmouth County and Ocean County were next with 15 each, which is perhaps not surprising given their proximity to the shore. Hunterdon County and Sussex County saw the fewest, with only 2 fatalities apiece.
While the decrease is promising, it remains to be seen whether or not the downward trend will continue for the rest of 2017. Distracted driving continues to be a huge problem and is thought to be the leading factor that contributes to deadly crashes in New Jersey. For more information on what remedies may be available to those who have lost a loved one in a fatal motor vehicle wreck, please visit our web page.