Auto accidents in South New Jersey are very common and occur on all major highways and roadways. Highways in South NJ include the NJ Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and Atlantic City Expressway. In addition, auto accidents also occur on smaller highways and roads, such as:
- Route 30,
- Route 38,
- Route 70, and
- Route 73.
Camden-Cherry Hill Roadways: Route 30 and Route 38
Route 30 extends from the Camden-Cherry Hill area, southeast through Lindenwold and Berlin and then down to the NJ shore.
Route 38 extends from the Camden-Cherry Hill area and continues eastward through Maple Shade, Moorestown and Mt. Holly. This roadway is one of the busiest roads in South New Jersey especially for commercial activity. The Cherry Hill Mall, large stores and major grocery stores are located on Route 38.
In general, traffic accident rates for Route 30 and Route 38 have increased since 2003. Route 38 had the highest increase. In 2003, Route 30 had an auto accident crash rate of 3.33. That number increased to 3.51 in 2013. In 2003, Route 38 had a crash rate of 2.65. That increased to 3.62 in 2013.
South New Jersey Roadways: Route 70 and Route 73
Route 70 extends from Cherry Hill and runs parallel to Route 30. It extends through Marlton. Like Route 30, it has a fairly high auto accident rate. However, its accident rate has stayed roughly the same since 2003. In 2003, Route 70 had a crash rate of 3.57. By 2013, that number decreased to 3.39.
Route 73 extends from just north of Pennsauken and southward through Cinnaminson, Maple Shade and Marlton. Like Route 70, its car accident rate has stayed the same since 2003. In 2003, Route 73’s crash rate was 2.64, and by 2013, the rate was slightly higher, 2.67.
South NJ Auto Accident Data Source: New Jersey Department of Transportation, Crash Rates By State, Interstate Routes, 2003 – 2013
Financial Compensation for South NJ Auto Accidents
Residents of South New Jersey who are injured in auto accidents may have legal rights to financial compensation. This applies to pedestrian accidents, auto accidents and truck accidents. Claims may be made for PIP (personal injury protection) benefits under NJ auto insurance law.
In addition, in situations when an accident is caused by another driver, an injured party may be able to file a claim to receive financial compensation for pain and suffering and financial losses. However, NJ auto injury laws are very complex. Claims for pain and suffering can only be made in certain circumstances, such as death, disfigurement, fractured limbs, permanent injury, etc. This body of law is known as verbal threshold law. Get more information about verbal threshold law in NJ.
About the Firm’s South NJ Auto Injury Law Practice
For over 30 years, our firm has been representing residents of South NJ in auto accidents. For a free consultation, please call the office at 856.983.8695. Our office is located in Marlton, just off of Route 73.
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