Immediately after your car accident on the New Jersey highway, you may feel shaken up and disoriented. However, you are able to get out of your car, exchange information with the other driver and give your account of the event to the police officer who comes to make a report. We at Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, LLP, often advise people who have been in a collision to seek medical attention as their next step.
Getting the recommended eight hours of sleep at night may seem impossible, or even like a ridiculous suggestion, to many people in New Jersey. In fact, getting five or six hours may seem like a challenge when work, commute and family responsibilities fill so many hours of the day. However, CBS News reports that getting into the driver's seat for that commute after such a short night can be extremely risky.
Whether driving around a parking lot looking for a good spot, walking in or out of the store or backing up to leave, people in New Jersey need to be fully aware of the dangers around them. According to the National Safety Council, about 500 people die in parking lots and garages across the U.S. each year, and thousands more are injured.
With all of the attention being placed on preventing people from texting and driving, you likely feel very safe from distracted drivers. Yet are there other activities that many in Monmouth County engage in that can be just as distracting? Several people have come to us here at Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli following car accidents surprised to learn just how dangerous it can be to eat while behind the wheel. If you have recently been involved in an accident caused by one who otherwise appeared to be a responsible driver, you may want to ask yourself whether eating while driving was the cause of your collision.
If you own a phone and a car, chances are, at some point, you have considered or maybe even tried to text and drive simultaneously. However, this unfortunate lapse in judgment can quickly create dangerous circumstances for yourself, your passengers and other motorists and pedestrians. When you are operating your vehicle in New Jersey, it is never a good idea to use an electronic device. At Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, we are familiar with the dangers of distracted driving.
There are many different consequences associated with auto accidents, including the loss of life and life-shattering injuries. However, victims may also face a significant emotional toll afterward. In some cases, victims suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, which can upend their lives in all sorts of different ways. Whether they have a hard time getting to work or are even unable to work due to mental trauma, the hardships that victims of these collisions sometimes go through should not be overlooked. If you are facing these burdens on a personal level, you should reach for any resources that are available to help you move on.
Summer is in full swing, which means many teen drivers are on the road in Monmouth County. Whether heading out with friends or driving to and from work, young drivers are more at risk for crashing than other categories of drivers. At Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, we know how terrible the aftermath can be when accidents are caused by drivers who were not paying attention to the road.
It is summer, which means massive crowds are flocking to Monmouth County beaches. The influx of people and vehicles at the shore also means that the chances of being in accident involving a pedestrian are greatly increased. Sadly, such accidents are often deadly for the person who was walking. At Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, we understand how devastating it can be to lose someone you love in a fatal accident.
Anyone who has been in an accident in Monmouth County knows how scary and stressful it can be. Even those who escape serious injury or death may still face a long road to recovery. The statistics surrounding the prevalence of deadly accidents are harrowing. According to Bloomberg, motor vehicle crashes were responsible for 40,200 deaths in 2016. Human error is reportedly a factor in 94 percent of accidents involving fatalities.
It can be hard for people to disconnect from their phones when they get behind the wheel in Monmouth County. However, when someone takes their eyes off of the road for eve a few seconds to check an email or a text message, he or she is creating a huge risk for a crash to occur. At Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, we know how deeply a car accident can impact your life.