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FIGHTING FOR GLOUCESTER COUNTY CAR ACCIDENT VICTIMS
Every day in New Jersey, more than one person on average will lose their life in a fatal traffic accident, placing it in the top ten most dangerous states for fatal crashes in the country. The most recent data shows that Gloucester County has averaged over 7400 car accidents per year for the last 10 years, with 31 fatalities so far in 2020.
If you were involved in a serious traffic accident in Gloucester County because of another driver’s negligent or reckless behavior, you know that the impacts on your health, finances, and personal well-being can be just the beginning. You can trust the team at Richard Hollawell to help you seek compensation for your injuries and the hardships you have endured, and bring those responsible to justice.
Contact our Gloucester county car accident attorneys today at 1-800-681-3550 or using the form below for a free consultation.
What Are The Most Dangerous Roads in Gloucester County?
I-295 and the NJ Turnpike are two major interstates running through Gloucester County, and naturally they see a high number of traffic accidents every year. However, there are other roads that run through Gloucester County that also see a surprisingly high frequency of traffic accidents and fatalities yearly.
- Route 40, Franklin Township: The stretch of Route 40 that runs through Franklin Township has seen multiple fatalities, and in 2013 was one of three roads that tied for the #1 ranking on the Tri-State Transportation Campaign’s list of the most dangerous roads for pedestrians, after 9 pedestrians were killed in just two years.
- Black Horse Pike (Route 322 or Route 42 in parts): Both motorists and pedestrians have lost their lives on Black Horse Pike, with 3 fatalities in 2020 so far.
- Route 55: The 21 mile stretch of Route 55 that runs through Gloucester County has seen 13 deaths in three years, with 3 fatalities so far in 2020.
- Route 130: Route 130 is the most dangerous highway in the state of NJ, with about 11 deaths per year. A .72 mile section near the 1-76 interchange had a crash rate of 13.89 with 157 crashes in a year.
- Route 47: Route 47 has been one of the worst roads in 2020, with 5 fatalities, 2 of which were in Washington Township. Westville, Deptford, and Clayton Townships each also saw a fatality on Route 47 in 2020.
Gloucester County has a high number of traffic fatalities and accidents every year, at 10.5 deaths per 100,000 people, well above the state average of 6.7 deaths per 100,000. That puts it in the highest category of risk, “reason for concern”, in the state.
What Should I Do After a Car Accident in Gloucester County
The state of New Jersey requires that you report any accident that involves an injury, death, or more than $500 in damage within 10 days of the accident. This means your first step after an accident should be to call law enforcement and emergency services, so that you have all the documentation you will need.
It is also helpful to:
- Make notes of details like weather or road conditions
- Get contact information and detailed descriptions of the accident from witnesses
- Take photos of both vehicles, any injuries, and the scene of the crash
- Talk to a doctor immediately following the accident
While filing a report with the authorities immediately is the first step, you will have up to two years to file a claim under the statute of limitations in New Jersey.
When to Hire An Experienced Gloucester County Car Accident Attorney
In the aftermath of a serious car accident, you need to spend time focusing on your recovery, not worrying about fighting complicated legal battles. Having a skilled lawyer on your side increases the chances that your insurance company will give you the maximum compensation for your accident, and can help negotiate a fair settlement when necessary.
Richard Hollawell and his team will fight for your rights, and to get you the maximum compensation you deserve. Our consultations are always free of charge, and you won’t owe us a thing unless we win your case. Call us at 1-800-681-3550 or use the contact form to speak to us today.