Known well along the Northeast coast of the United States, the New Jersey Turnpike is one of the busiest toll roads in the country. The turnpike stretches from Fort Lee to the George Washington Bridge and to the Delaware Memorial Bridge, covering more than 148 miles. Because the road is so heavily traveled, many accidents occur, almost daily, along the stretch of road. If you have seen the news reports of vehicles involved in a car accident on the Turnpike, you know how devastating such accidents can be.
Because the road has as many as 63,000 cars per day using the highway to get from one point to another, there are many different causes for auto accidents, some deadly.
However, some of the most common reasons crashes occur include:
There are some areas of the New Jersey Turnpike that are more dangerous than others. Sections surrounding Cranbury, Newark, Secaucus, New Brunswick and Cherry Hill are considered the most dangerous sections of the turnpike. However, there are a significant number of tractor trailers who routinely use the turnpike as part of their route and, many times, these large trucks are involved in some of the most devastating crashes on the highway.
After an accident on the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or Delaware Turnpike, the first thing to do is to contact the police in order to file a police report, even if the damage or injuries seem minor. If possible, take photos of the scene and be sure to obtain the names and contact information of any witnesses. Seek medical attention, even if your injuries seem minor. Adrenaline can mask the pain of injuries immediately after an accident, so you may not even realize you were seriously injured for hours or days after the crash. The most important thing to do, however, is to contact a Turnpike accident lawyer who will fight for your rights under the law and work to get you the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Turnpike Accident, contact Lundy Law to learn what rights you may have. You may be eligible for compensation for your medical bills, lost wages or even pain and suffering. Arrange for your initial, no obligation consultation by calling 1-800-Lundy Law or completing the easy query form online.