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The New Jersey Turnpike is a great road to use if you need to get somewhere and avoid back roads. However, if you get into an accident, you may need a NJ Turnpike Accident Lawyer for help. The risk when traveling on the turnpike continues to increase as drivers get more careless and distracted. This is why the turnpike is commonly known as “The Black Dragon.” Our NJ turnpike accident lawyers can help from the beginning put the pieces of your life back together. 

When drivers are travelling over 60 mph and racing to their destination, the injury caused from an impact at this speed can be catastrophic. A NJ Turnpike Accident Lawyer at Bruce Law, LLC helps individuals and their families who have been injured or killed in all types of  turnpike accidents.

Potential Causes of Highway Accidents in New Jersey

  • speed
  • distraction
  • texting
  • intoxicated driver
  • truck driver fatigue or falling asleep at the wheel
  • defective truck equipment or mechanical failure
  • blind spot 
  • debris in the roadway
  • weather conditions

Number of Fatal Accidents in 2021 in New Jersey

According to the New Jersey State Police statistics, in the year 2021, there were 700 fatalities on NJ roads.​

  • Atlantic County – 50
  • Bergen County – 36
  • Burlington County – 41
  • Camden County – 68
  • Cape May County – 12
  • Cumberland County – 28
  • Essex County – 61
  • Gloucester County – 48
  • Hudson County – 22
  • Hunterdon County – 9
  • Mercer County – 39
  • Middlesex County – 45
  • Monmouth County – 35
  • Morris County – 25
  • Ocean County – 46
  • Passaic County – 24
  • Salem County – 22
  • Somerset County – 25
  • Sussex County – 11
  • Union County – 30
  • Warren County – 16

Injuries Caused by Automobile Accidents on Highways

Highways allow for a higher speed of travel to help you get to your destination. However, this higher speed limit causes more severe injuries that result when you are involved in an accident on the NJ Turnpike. Sometimes, the injuries can be can be catastrophic or even deadly. These injuries may include:

  • death 
  • traumatic brain injury due to hitting windshield or steering wheel
  • spinal cord injury
  • amputation
  • scarring
  • disfigurement
  • catastrophic and debilitating injuries causing the use of a wheel chair
  • paralysis
  • spinal surgery
  • fractures or broken bones
  • muscle and ligament tears

These injuries can lead to a future of medical treatments and therapies. Victims are left with extensive medical bills, lost wages and long-term disabilities, mental anguish and persistent pain. A victim’s life as well as their families’ lives can be completely changed forever.

How Can A NJ Turnpike Accident Lawyer At Bruce Law, LLC Help Me?

Your life has probably been turned upside down due to this accident. How is it fair that you are now suffering and the driver is fine? Who is going to put your life back together? Take action now to protect your rights. The experienced NJ Turnpike accident attorney at Bruce Law, L.L.C. can help. 

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury, you do not have to pay to see a lawyer. Bruce Law, LLC, offers free consultations where you can discuss your case with a professional at no cost.