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FIGHTING FOR SALEM COUNTY CAR ACCIDENT VICTIMS

Although Salem County is only home to 65,000, its Delaware-bordering location is the southern gateway to New Jersey. The Delaware Memorial Bridge is carrying more traffic than ever — 100,000 cars on an average day, with over 18 million one-way tolls collected in 2019.

It’s also the connector for the NJ Turnpike and the Delaware Turnpike, some of the most traveled roads in the US.

Accidents are on the rise in Salem County. Even though there were only 13 deaths in 2018, that rate far exceeds the state and national rates.If you or a loved one have been hurt in a car accident, you need expert help on your side. The experienced personal injury lawyers at Richard Hollawell will help you get the justice you deserve.

Contact our Salem County Lawyers today at 1-800-681-3550 or using the form below for a free consultation.

 

Speeding Is More of a Problem Than Ever

Traffic police issued more speeding tickets in 2020 than 2019. Less cars on the road translated to more aggressive, faster traffic.

Between April and July 2020, Philadelphia saw travel speeds on interstates and highways increase by more than 60 percent. 

Traffic research company Inrix reached this finding by looking at Philadelphia car crash data. As Salem County borders on the Philadelphia metro area, this is directly relevant.

 

Speeding Isn’t the Only Danger on Salem County Roads

There have been terrifying instances of teenagers dropping heavy objects off overpasses in Salem County.

Out of control cars driving into people’s houses.

Accidents with school busses.

Accidents are always unexpected. Some can change the way you see the entire world.

 

The Most Common Injuries Sustained in Car Accidents

With road conditions, obstacles, and your car itself acting as variables, car crash injuries can come in many forms.

Some of the most common injuries we see include the following:  

  • Brain and Head Injuries. Head injuries are one of the most common results of car accidents.
  • Car Rollover Injuries. When a car in an accident rolls over, it’s much more likely to cause harm. These injuries can be unusual for car accidents — and sometimes go undetected immediately after. 
  • Chest and Abdominal Injuries. Vital internal organs like the heart, liver, and kidneys may also be impacted in a car crash.
  • Knee and Leg Injuries. The sudden impacts of car crashes often affect the lower body through joint damage and broken bones.
  • Neck Injuries. The neck connects the brain and body — injuries here can be frightening and debilitating. They can trigger paralysis, chronic pain, incontinence, emotional disorders, and much more.
  • Tire Blowout Injuries. Tire blowouts can result in unpredictable injuries. These accidents can have complicated liability.
  • Snow Plow Injuries. Not only are snow plows big and unwieldy vehicles — operated by drivers with only a few days per year experience — the snow and ice they remove or don’t can be a major hazard. Property damage is a big issue with these vehicles.
  • 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.

 

Immediate Steps to Take After an Accident

Even though car accidents can be quite traumatic, the clock on receiving compensation begins to tick immediately. 

New Jersey requires that you report an accident if it involves injury, death, or more than $500 in damage. You must submit a written report to the NJ Department of Transportation within 10 days of the accident.

At the scene of the accident, the first thing to do is call the police or emergency services. After that, you should:

  1. Identify any witnesses and take down their information
  2. Note the road conditions, weather, and other relevant details
  3. Take photos of all vehicles involved, the setting, and your injuries as well as those of fellow passengers
  4. Write down your account of the accident as soon as possible 
  5. 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 accident lawyer to help navigate.

The statute of limitations in most New Jersey cases is two years.

Contact the lawyers at New Jersey Car Accident Lawyers at Richard Hollawell & Associates today at 1-800-681-3550, or fill out our contact form. We will start looking into your case immediately.