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FIGHTING FOR INJURY VICTIMS IN GLOUCESTER COUNTY
If you suffer an injury because of someone else’s carelessness you may be able to hold them accountable with a personal injury case. The types of injuries we see in these cases can affect every part of your life, putting a strain on your finances as medical bills pile up and you’re prevented from working.
If you have a personal injury case, you can get compensation for the money you’ve lost and the pain you’ve suffered. For a free consultation of your case, contact the experienced lawyers at Richard Hollawell at 1-800-681-3550 or through the contact form.
What Counts as a Personal Injury Case in Gloucester County?
You can bring a personal injury case if you’ve suffered an injury due to someone else’s carelessness. Private residents and businesses alike are liable for damages if they didn’t take reasonably expected precautions to prevent your injury from happening. For example, if you slipped at Deptford Mall on a wet floor that wasn’t marked with signage, you could file a suit against the mall or business where your injury occurred.
Personal injury applies to a number of situations and cases. Each type of case comes with its own legal processes and requirements, but some common types of cases are:
An experienced legal team will help you decide exactly how to proceed with your Gloucester County personal injury case to make sure your interests are being defended.
Gloucester County Courthouse in Woodbury
Most Dangerous Roads in Gloucester County
While I-295 and the NJ Turnpike naturally see a high number of traffic accidents, there are other roads that run through Gloucester County that also see a surprisingly high frequency of traffic accidents and fatalities yearly. Gloucester County is also home to a stretch of Route 130, which is consistently ranked as the most dangerous highway in the state of NJ.
- 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. In Deptford, near the interchanges for Hurfville Road and Clements Bridge Road, there were 173 crashes in a single year.
- Route 55: The 21 mile stretch of Route 55 that runs through Gloucester county has seen 13 deaths in three years, making it one of the most dangerous roads in the county.
- 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.
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.
Medical Malpractice and Negligence in Gloucester County
Gloucester County is home to two large hospitals and many smaller health care centers. The large hospitals in Gloucester County are:
- Inspira Medical Center in Woodbury
- Kennedy University Hospital in Turnersville
The smaller federally funded health care centers and urgent care centers are:
- CAMcare in Paulsboro
- CompleteCare in Woodbury and Glassboro
- Virtua Urgent Care in Washington Township
- Premier Urgent Care in Swedesboro and Turnersville
- MedExpress in Woodbury
- Patient First in Woodbury
- Inspira Urgent Care in Woolwich, Mantua, Glassboro, and Mullica Hill
Medical errors caused by malpractice or negligence are the third leading cause of death in the United States. If you were the victim of malpractice or negligence, whether it was at a large hospital or a smaller urgent care center, you deserve to hold those responsible accountable for their actions.
The Deptford Mall
Premises Liability/Slip and Fall in Gloucester County
Deptford Mall is the 14th largest mall in the state of NJ, and the largest in Gloucester County. With two floors and 120 stores, the mall is a central shopping location for the Southern NJ region. The Gloucester Premium Outlets in Blackwood also offers 90 stores in an upscale outdoor shopping center, with amenities such as a fire-place and playground on the premises.
Any business or property owner has a duty of care to keep their property safe for those who are lawfully on the premises. However, this doesn’t automatically imply that if an injury occurs on someone’s property that the owner is liable. The condition that caused the fall or injury must first be determined. If it can be proved that the condition of the property caused the injury, and the property or business owner failed their duty of care, then you may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit against them.
How to Prove a Personal Injury Case
To prove a personal injury case, you must bring forward evidence that the person or businesses’ carelessness directly caused your injury, and that the injury impacted your finances and quality of life. For instance, if you suffered in a crash driving up Mantua Pike and had to get treatment at Inspira Medical Center, you would want to bring evidence of the crash as well as your medical bills. If you received poor medical care while at the hospital, you could bring a medical malpractice or negligence case.
Types of Damages in a Personal Injury Case
The damages you can receive change depending on the specifics of your case, but some types of damages you could win include:
- Lost wages: You could get compensation for the wages you weren’t able to earn because the injury kept you from performing your work duties. This can also cover lost wages as a result of taking time to undergo needed treatments or make visits to a medical center
- Pain and suffering: Even though it’s difficult to apply an exact monetary value to the pain you suffered, you could be awarded compensation for things like lasting aches and pains, general discomfort, limited mobility, and the inability to perform favorite activities. You could also be compensated for the emotional pain caused by issues like disfigurement or scarring
- Medical Costs: If you got any kind of medical care for your injury, you’re likely eligible to receive awards for your medical expenses. Medical costs are one of the most commonly awarded damages because they’re easy to prove
- Wrongful Death: Eligible members of the victim’s family, or their beneficiaries, can receive damages to make up for the compensation missing because of the loss of their loved one
To review the specifics of your case and what damages you’re entitled to, contact the team at Richard J. Hollawell and Associates. We’ve handled thousands of personal injury cases and treat each of our clients with compassion and care. We fight for our clients with tenacity and have won over $50M in settlements. Call us at 1-800-681-3550 or use the contact form to get your free consultation today!