Truck Accident Shuts Down Part of the NJ Turnpike
In the early evening hours on Monday, March 10, 2014, a serious motor vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpike shut down 2 of the southbound lanes, and only 1 lane was open. A box truck and a car-carrier truck collided on the Turnpike in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. *Source: www.abclocal.go.com (2 injured in NJ Turnpike crash in Mt. Laurel)
According to officials, at least 2 people were injured in the truck crash, but no details have been released about the seriousness of the injuries sustained by the truck accident victims. As a result of the collision, the box truck overturned, and the car carrier truck sustained extensive damage.
3 Car Crash Shuts Down Part of Garden State Parkway
The night before this accident, there was another NJ highway accident in the early morning hours that shut down some southbound lanes on the Garden State Parkway in northern New Jersey. Three vehicles collided on the Garden State Parkway, and a 22 year old man was killed as a result of the multi-vehicle car crash. Two other people were injured and hospitalized after the accident. The cause of the accident is under investigation. *Source: www.northjersey.com (1 killed, 2 others hurt in 3-vehicle Parkway crash)
NJ Highway Accidents Often Lead to Serious Accidents and Injuries
Accidents on New Jersey highways such as the NJ Turnpike, Garden State Parkway or AC Expressway often lead to serious injuries. One of the reasons is due to the cars’ high speed of travel, i.e., 65 mph. When cars collide at such high speeds, the accidents are more serious, and the injuries are also more serious as opposed to accidents on local roadways.
Accidents that involve a car and a truck or tractor-trailer can be fatal. A car violently colliding with a truck or tractor-trailer at high speed can cause the vehicles to overturn, and individuals may sustain catastrophic injuries or die as a result.
Drivers who operate tractor-trailers or car-carrier trucks and are involved in auto accidents are most likely working at the time of the accident, delivering goods. Generally, injured NJ drivers and passengers will make medical benefits claims (PIP claims) with their own car insurance companies. However, injured drivers who were hurt while on the job will make a workers’ compensation claim with the employer. A worker’s compensation claim will pay for the injured driver’s medical expenses and a percentage of lost wage. In addition, all individuals injured in car accidents, i.e., drivers and passengers, even if they were injured while working, may file NJ car accident lawsuits against the at fault drivers to recover damages for their injuries.
However, NJ car accident law is very complicated and injured drivers and passengers should consult an experienced car accident lawyer to discuss their legal rights and options.
If you were in a car or truck accident in Cherry Hill, Marlton or Camden, NJ, call Phil Ciprietti to schedule a FREE initial legal consultation. Mr. Ciprietti has been representing injured car, bus and truck accident victims for over 35 years. 800-281-8695
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