Travel on busy highways across Philadelphia and New Jersey can be hazardous enough without the added danger of drivers choosing to behave in a reckless manner. The loss of control of a vehicle can expose motorists in other lanes to extreme risk and provide them with little chance of steering clear of a collision.
The Insurance Information Institute detailed the deadly hazards reckless drivers can present to themselves and other motorists. Over a five year span, it was calculated that aggressive driving factored into 56% of fatal crashes across the country. In that study, excessive speed ended up being the number one factor that led to those accidents.
A five-vehicle accident on a bridge between New Jersey and Philadelphia killed one driver on Monday Evening. NBC-10 TV reported the accident happened around 6:45 p.m. along the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge in Burlington County, New Jersey on December 28, 2020.
Burlington County officials say the collisions occurred when two cars heading westbound on Highway 73 and reportedly speeding collided. One of the vehicles was sent into the eastbound lanes where it struck a Honda Civic head-on. Two other vehicles were also struck.
The driver of the Honda died at the scene. Five other people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. The investigation into the accident continues.
Victims in serious accidents can be left with life-altering injuries and facing a long, expensive recovery. In tragic cases, families can also be victimized when the news of a lost loved one reaches them. The love and emotional support and guidance of a beloved family member can be taken in an instant and leave close relatives facing grief and heartache for the rest of their lives.
When families are confronted with the overwhelming consequences of an accident, they are allowed to bring a wrongful death claim forward against the at-fault driver or drivers and their insurance companies. Compensation earned through this civil lawsuit can help protect the family from financial hardships by covering the costs of ambulance and hospital fees and funeral expenses. A spouse, the children, or the parents of the victim may also be facing the sudden loss of monetary support the deceased provided the family through his or her job. These wages can be compensated to ensure close relatives remain financially stable in the years to come.
For victims injured in an accident, the cost of your recovery should not fall directly on your shoulders. Those drivers responsible for your injury should be on the hook for every medical expense as you heal through their insurance coverage. The wages you’ve lost while having to miss hours at work can also be restored. A claim for damages can allow you the chance to rebuild your health and your life without the worry of going bankrupt.
If you or a loved one are the victims of a careless driver’s mistake please discuss your options with an attorney licensed to represent victims in Philadelphia and South Jersey. This consultation is free with comes with no-obligations. Knowing your family’s rights after a tragic accident can be the difference in getting enough compensation to cover only your recent hardships or earning enough compensation to make sure you and your family are protected in the years to come.
Contact a highly rated Philadelphia Auto Accident Lawyer such as Edith Pearce. Unlike the huge firms with dozens of attorneys and many different attorneys handling different aspects of your case, Edith Pearce is personally involved in every case that we handle. She genuinely cares about her clients and their families. You will not be treated like just another case or file.