Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

Deadly New Jersey crashes are up in 2017

The New Jersey State Police keep running tallies of the crash statistics in the state. Fatal motor vehicle accident reports come from the Fatal Accident Investigation Unit, and although they are provided as of the current date, they are preliminary numbers and subject to change as more data come in. 

Monmouth among NJ counties with most deadly summer crashes

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.

Truck driver causes fatal accident in Perth Amboy

When a loved one dies in a fatal accident, it can be extremely hard for Monmouth County families to recover. Accidents happen for many different reasons but when a family member is killed in a car crash due to someone else's negligence, it can be especially devastating.

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. 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.

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