People who live in walkable areas of New Jersey enjoy the benefits of exercise and lower vehicle expenses that come with going places on foot. However, they are also more vulnerable to serious injuries and fatalities in a traffic accident.
When you were hit by the driver who was texting, the worst part was not the damage to yourself but the loss of your loved one in the passenger seat. Our legal team at Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli in New Jersey understands that this trauma can cause mental and emotional harm that magnify the pain and suffering of the collision.
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.
There are many hazards on the roads of New Jersey, from traffic jams to slick streets. However, accidents involving impaired drivers may be particularly deadly. Three basic types of impairment are responsible for thousands of fatal injuries every year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.