America’s roads are getting more dangerous. For years, this was not the case. The data showed fewer motor vehicle fatalities with every passing year.
As the year 2021 concludes and the final reports from law enforcement and road safety organizations are tallied, an indisputable fact arises from the data: New Jersey’s roads are getting more dangerous, especially for cyclists and pedestrians.
Since the early 1980s, our nation’s roads had been getting safer. Public awareness campaigns, law enforcement efforts, and technological developments in automotive safety had been combining to produce a trend – with minor fluctuations – of fewer deaths on America’s roads by the year. And then the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
“The deadliest road in America” is something you’d rather find as the catch phrase to a Hollywood movie than as part of your daily commute.
If you've agreed to a settlement for your personal injury case, you might expect that that the case has been resolved, and the net personal injury settlement after legal expenses and attorney's fees is yours to keep.
Pursuing an injury claim into the courtroom may be the only way to receive just compensation for your motor vehicle accident injuries, if the insurance company refuses to agree to compensate you fairly with a reasonable settlement.
While it certainly goes without saying that the vast majority of automotive crashes are “accidents,” both in the colloquial sense and in that they are unintended, it’s also true that most car accidents are caused by preventable errors and poor choices by at least one of the drivers involved.
Any motor vehicle accident, regardless of its severity, is a source of distress as the mind immediately jumps to worst-case possibilities. Once the initial shock of “what just happened” and “did someone hit me” fade and you begin to understand the situation, other questions rush in to take their place: How will you pay for «more»
Car crashes are unexpected, stressful, dangerous situations that even the most defense drivers aren't prepared for. Remember, it is not an accident – it is a car crash. You do not pick up an accident report – it is called a “police report” for a reason. Even the most careful drivers who follow the rules of the road can find themselves in a crash caused by someone else who was distracted, careless or disregarded traffic and road conditions. With more than 50,000 auto accidents taking place on New Jersey roads every year, it pays to familiarize yourself with the basic steps to take in the event that you’re involved in a NJ car crash.
Whether it’s during our daily work commute, running errands around town, or visiting with friends and family, automotive travel is an integral part of everyday life for most Americans. Unfortunately, it’s also a leading cause of death, according to recent CDC reports. Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that, for people in the US under the age of 55, fatal car accidents are the most common cause of death.