Serious highway accidents can result in catastrophic injuries, which can lead to great financial loss for the injured victims and their families. For more than a decade, the New Jersey U.S. Route 40 accident attorneys at The Grossman Law Firm have been representing people injured on US 40. We are committed to helping accident victims obtain the compensation they deserve for their injuries and losses. Contact us for a free consultation.
About US 40 in New Jersey
U.S. Route 40, also called US 40, runs from Park City, Utah east to Atlantic City of New Jersey. The route’s easternmost portion runs 64.32 miles through the state’s southern part through the Delaware Memorial Bridge over the Delaware River in Salem County’s Pennsville Township. From there, the route continues to Delaware along with I-295 east to Atlantic City’s Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Avenue. US 40 then passes through the counties of Salem, Gloucester, and Atlantic, and through the towns of Woodstown, Newfield, Elmer, and Buena. Throughout the route’s journey across South Jersey, it passes through various rural, suburban, and urban communities.
New Jersey US 40 Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents are common on New Jersey Roads, and large trucks are often involved in serious and fatal accidents. According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis based on the report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the state of New Jersey was the fifth state in America with the most fatalities in truck accidents per 1,000 miles of public road length from 1996-2000. This translates to 2.1 persons killed in state highway accidents each year. Since drivers of trucks have better protection compared to smaller vehicles, most of the fatally injured victims are occupants of smaller vehicles.
Apart from high traffic volume on US 40, there are also other factors that cause accidents to occur, such as distracted driving, alcohol intoxication, and driver fatigue. Drunk drivers are almost likely to get involved in a collision or rollover accident on US 40. Drivers who text or talk on cell phones and operate electronic gadgets while driving are likely to crash. Fatigued drivers tend to fall asleep behind the wheel, and this can lead to serious disasters on US 40.
About The Grossman Law Firm – New Jersey U.S. Route 40 Accident Attorneys
The Grossman Law Firm, founded by Attorney Scott Grossman, has experienced Accident Attorneys who provide quality legal representation on a contingency basis. This means that the amount that clients will pay is based on a certain percentage of the recovery from settlement or verdict of the case. If you or a family member has been injured in an accident that occurred on US 40, contact The Grossman Law Firm today at (732) 479-4823 for a free consultation.