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New Jersey Accident Law OverviewContrary to the Trust for America's Health study, which named the New Jersey residents as the least vulnerable for traffic deaths, 219 people were killed in state roadways within the first 140 days of 2012. New Jersey auto accident fatalities peaked a three-year high in 2011 with 628 people losing their lives in 587 fatal accidents, including drivers, passengers, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and school children, according to the Department of Law and Public Safety. In January 2011, New York Giants defensive end and Super Bowl player Justin Tuck received knee and shoulder injuries in a car crash while Amy Locane-Bovenizer, a 39-year-old actress, was arrested for DUI leading to death of a woman. In August 2011, four members of a NJ school football team met with a tragic end in a car accident, and popular radio host Robin Quivers barely survived a hit-and-run incident.

New Jersey Accident Statistics

  • About 300,000 car crashes occurred on New Jersey roads in 2011.
  • While speed and driver inattention caused 40 percent of car crashes, alcohol consumption contributed to 31 percent fatalities.
  • On an average, the fatality rate was 1.72 persons per day and one person in every 62.1 miles.
  • Female drivers were found to be responsible for about a third of the car crashes.
  • About half of the accidents involved passenger cars.
  • Use of cell phone while driving caused more than 10,000 accidents in the past two years.

New Jersey Counties and Causes

According to New Jersey Police Fatal Accident Investigation Unit, Ocean County accounted for the maximum number of car crashes and fatalities followed by Monmouth, Essex, Camden, and Middlesex. Newark continued to top the chart of cities with the highest number of car accidents. According to All State Insurance, the city residents face the highest risk of car crashes than any other place in the United States.

Head-on and rear-end collisions contribute to about 30 percent of car crashes in New Jersey. Road-side stationary objectives, trees, and animals are the leading cause in almost 25 percent of all accidents in the state. While passenger cars are found to be involved in more than half of the accidents, light trucks come second with a share of 30 percent in all fatalities. About a half of all accidents are due to human errors, such as speed, inattention, and distraction. Drunk driving is the cause of almost one in three New Jersey car accidents.

Common New Jersey Accident Injuries and Claim for Damages, Compensation

  • Death, loss of limb, and accident injuries
  • Injuries to brain, head, neck, spinal cord, disks, and back
  • Disfigurement, displaced fractures, scarring, or permanent injuries
  • Fractures likely to impact normal living or bruises requiring cosmetic surgery
  • Psychological and emotional distress

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