NJ Highway Accidents
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It’s tough to travel anywhere in New Jersey, without hopping on the New Jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway or any other number of major highways. While NJ’s complex roadway system can make getting from place to place faster and easier, it also exposes New Jersey drivers to many dangers. An accident on the highway can have serious consequences for both drivers and passengers.
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident on the highway, an experienced attorney can ensure that the responsible parties are held accountable. At Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC, we know that a serious accident can result in both physical and emotional trauma for everyone involved. We invite you to rely on our experienced highway accident lawyers can help to alleviate some of the associated stress.
When cars, trucks, tractor-trailers, motorcycles and vehicles carrying wide loads have to share very busy roads in NJ, accidents happen.
Speed: The speed limit on most NJ highways is higher than the speed limits of other roadways. In addition, drivers will often exceed the posted speed limit in order to keep up with the flow of traffic. At high speeds, a small error can result in a serious accident, and even a minor collision can be deadly.
Construction: It seems there is always work happening on the state’s roadways. Lanes are often closed or narrowed to accommodate construction equipment, forcing cars to drive closer to one another and increasing the likelihood of an accident.
Road Surface Issues: Due to soil composition and weather conditions in most of the state, New Jersey has some of the worst roads in the country. Because of our sandy soil and high underground water content, road surfaces easily become pitted and sunken. Road surfacing materials do not hold up well to New Jersey’s hot summers and frigid winters, and potholes develop faster than road crews can fill them. Any of these inconsistencies in road surfacing can lead to accidents.
Overloaded Cargo: New Jersey is located near a number of major cities; Baltimore and Washington, D.C. to the south, Philadelphia to the west and New York City to the north. As a result, the state’s highways serve as a popular shipping route for cargo and equipment. The huge trucks that carry these loads are often filled beyond capacity or loaded improperly, creating a danger for the cars sharing the highway.
Tired Drivers: Due to strict delivery deadlines, truckers drive for hours at a time – causing undue driver fatigue. A large truck with a driver who is drifting off represents a serious danger for highway travellers. Other drivers can fall asleep too, and the repetitive scenery on New Jersey’s highways can be a big contributing factor.
Whether your accident was caused as a result of one of a highway danger, a poorly maintained commercial vehicle or a fatigued driver, the personal injury lawyers at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC will work to investigate what happened. We’ve successfully represented clients in Scotch Plains, Newark, Cherry Hill and throughout New Jersey who have been injured or killed in highway accidents.
By expertly recreating the circumstances of an accident with experienced forensic investigators, our legal team will get the facts straight and determine who is at fault.
Then, we will work fiercely on your family’s behalf to win the compensation you deserve. Contact our offices today to request your free consultation with a knowledgeable, compassionate lawyer who will put your rights first.