Automobile accidents are common. On the roads of the United States, unforeseen obstacles and hazards, including other drivers, are just a reality of being in a motor vehicle. The roads of New Jersey are no exception. Our roads have a reputation of being confusing, dangerous, congested and filled with aggressive drivers. If you are in an accident, you could face serious injuries, the financial burden of medical bills and lost wages, and an affected quality of life. The severity of injuries varies, and some can stay dormant for years, impacting your future. When accidents occur, it is important for you to know your rights and what to expect.
The roads of New Jersey are congested and dangerous. Drivers of vehicles of all shapes and sizes are aggressively driving to and from locations on tight schedules that motivate them to speed and drive recklessly. A motor vehicle accident can be dangerous enough when cars of the same size collide. When a truck is involved, the chance of major damage and severe personal injury increases dramatically. Unfortunately, some truck drivers act as though they own the roads. They have a responsibility to drive safely at all times with a truck in good working order, ensuring that cargo is properly loaded. The federal government and state legislatures drafted laws to govern how trucks should operate on the roads.
Pedestrian accidents are a problem on the streets of New Jersey. Our busy roads, aggressive drivers and crumbling infrastructure are dangerous for drivers and pedestrians alike. Though New Jersey strives to make the roads safe for motor vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians, there are still unforeseen issues that cause accidents. Pedestrian accidents are dangerous and sometimes deadly. When a person walks the streets of New Jersey’s towns and cities, they have little to no protection if hit by a motor vehicle.
The roads of New Jersey offer motorcyclists a wide variety of terrain and sites to enjoy. People from all over the tri-state area come to New Jersey to enjoy our mountain roads, beach communities and charming farmlands. The freedom of the open road that attracts a motorcyclist also puts them at risk. The injuries that result from motorcycle accidents can be more severe than those we see from an automobile accident. When operating a motorcycle, the rider is vulnerable. Without the protection you get with other motor vehicles, a motorcyclist can sustain major injuries and death. The number of injuries and deaths from motorcycle accidents has increased drastically in the last ten years.