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Car accidents are one of the leading causes of death and injury in Americans. For several years now car accidents actually represent the number one cause of death in the United States for those aged 1–54.
Things unfortunately did not become safer for drivers or passengers during the pandemic that began in 2020. Although overall vehicle-miles traveled decreased in 2020, traffic fatalities actually rose to higher numbers!
The early results of this year’s data suggest that American roadways are 16 percent deadlier in 2022 than they were in 2020. For communities like Burlington County, crossed by major highways like the I-295 and the Turnpike, these numbers can be even higher.
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FATAL ACCIDENTS IN BURLINGTON COUNTY HAVE BEEN ON THE RISE
Burlington County more than kept pace with 2020’s road dangers. In 2022, there have already been 29 fatalities on Burlington County’s roadways, well on track to exceed the 40 deaths reported in 2021.
Burlington has long had a history of dangerous roadways in the Garden State. From 2008 to 2013, Route 130, also known as Burlington Pike, in Burlington County held the title “New Jersey’s Deadliest Road for Pedestrians”
There are other disturbing parallels in national and local trends here. One of the most telling statistics is that in 2020, over one fourth of fatal crashes in New Jersey involved the use of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of the two. This shows a 7.5 % increase in alcohol-related fatalities in 2020 over the previous years, a disturbing trend that continues to climb higher every year.
THE MOST COMMON INJURIES SUSTAINED IN CAR ACCIDENTS
When two or more heavy vehicles collide at high speeds, the result is often disastrous. With road conditions, obstacles, and your car itself acting as variables, car crash injuries can come in many forms and leave an array of long lasting injuries, some of which may not be immediately apparent to the victims.
Some of the most common injuries we see following a car accident in Burlington County include the following:
- Tire Blowout Injuries. Tire blowouts can result in unpredictable injuries. These accidents can have complicated liability — from the vehicle owners to operators, mechanics to product manufacturers, distributors, and sellers.
- Brain and Head Injuries. Head injuries are one of the most common results of car accidents. These types of injuries can be short-term or chronic. This category includes concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
- Chest and Abdominal Injuries. Vital internal organs like the heart, liver, and kidneys may also be impacted in a car crash. Muscle strains, fractured bones, and bruised ribs occur even more frequently.
- Whiplash. Whiplash is a neck injury caused by a sudden snapping motion during a crash. The soft tissue in the neck tears and swells in the accident, though it may go undetected. This can lead to long-term issues like neck pain, shoulder pain, migraines, and dizziness.
IMMEDIATE STEPS TO TAKE AFTER AN ACCIDENT
Even though car accidents can be quite traumatic, the clock on receiving compensation begins to tick immediately.
At the scene of the accident, the first thing to do is call the police or emergency services and receive any necessary medical care for yourself or other passengers. After that, you should:
- Identify any witnesses. Take down their contact information ASAP
- Take notes about road conditions, weather, and all relevant details
- Take photos of the vehicles, the scene of the accident, and your injuries
- Write down your account of the accident as soon as you are able to
- See a doctor even if you feel unharmed
WHEN TO CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
If you or a loved one were involved in a car accident, time is of the essence. Pursuing legal action and compensation is a complex task that you’ll likely need an expert New Jersey car accident lawyer to help navigate. The statute of limitations in most New Jersey cases is only two years.