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New Jersey Turnpike Accident Lawyers

Aggressive counsel for those injured in accidents on the NJ Turnpike

The New Jersey Turnpike is the largest toll road in New Jersey and one of the largest in the country. It stretches 148 miles, from Bergen County down to Salem County. Each day more than 63,000 vehicles drive on the Turnpike; with connections to major access points such as the George Washington Bridge, Newark Airport, and Delaware Memorial Bridge, peak travel times see an extremely high volume of vehicles. With this many cars and trucks on the road, it is no surprise that there is a high risk for auto accidents. These accidents can result in catastrophic injury or death.

At Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP, we are dedicated to holding those responsible for your injuries accountable and getting you the compensation to which you are entitled. You are welcome to schedule a free consultation to discuss your car accident injury case.

Traffic crash numbers for New Jersey highways

According to the NJ State Police Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Report for 2016, there were 570 fatal crashes with 602 people killed, which is up by 48 crashes and 40 fatalities from the year before. There are 39,071 miles of public open roads in NJ, with one death for every 64.8 miles.

Neither the NJ State Police nor the NJ Department of Transportation keeps separate accident statistics for the NJ Turnpike, so we must consider instead the total number of interstate highway fatalities in 2016 of which there were 66. Of the 60 fatal crashes on interstate highways, the contributing circumstances for 34 of them was driver inattention and nine of the drivers killed had alcohol as a factor in the crash. If you lost a loved one in a traffic crash on the NJ Turnpike, or any other New Jersey road, an experienced NJ car accident attorney from Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow is prepared to fight aggressively on behalf of your loved one to recover compensation for your losses.

Common causes of crashes on the Turnpike

There are several circumstances that can lead to an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, including:

Drivers must be extremely careful when traveling on a high-volume, high-speed roadway such as the NJ Turnpike. Unsafe driving behaviors can cause fatal accidents, but there are other factors outside a driver’s control that may contribute to an accident, such as:

  • Poor road conditions
  • Inclement weather
  • Road hazards such as construction projects

While drivers should always exercise caution and obey road rules, there are certain sections of the New Jersey Turnpike that are more dangerous than others. Areas around Newark, Secaucus, Cranbury, New Brunswick, and Cherry Hill have a higher risk of accidents, and the section of the Turnpike in Middlesex County consistently has the highest rate of fatalities.

Injuries from car crashes on the New Jersey Turnpike

Those who survive car crashes on the NJ Turnpike can come away with serious injuries such as the following:

  • Head injuries
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Burn injuries
  • Amputations/limb loss

Truck accidents on the NJ Turnpike

The Turnpike is the main throughway between New York and Philadelphia and a major route for commercial trucks carrying goods. The highway connects to Port Elizabeth, the largest port on the East Coast, and there are numerous FedEx and UPS hubs up and down the state. Popular online retailers including Amazon and Newegg.com also have distribution centers in the state, which contribute to the high number of commercial vehicles on the road.

In the northern part of the state, the highway is separated into a section for cars only and a section for cars, trucks, and buses. South of exit 8, however, the roadway merges, and drivers who are not prepared for the change in traffic pattern might be at risk of an accident. Truck accidents can be considerably deadlier than accidents with smaller vehicles due to their size and weight. Tractor trailers need a longer stopping distance to avoid obstacles and shifting or falling cargo can make them more prone to tip over.

What to do if you are involved in a NJ Turnpike traffic accident

When an accident occurs on a high-speed roadway, the damage can be significant enough that it is difficult to reconstruct the accident. No matter the severity of the accident, drivers should notify law enforcement immediately so that they can arrive on the scene quickly and write a report. If there are any injuries, they should be thoroughly documented, along with any treatment they require. Injuries may manifest in the days following the accident, as the adrenaline from the accident might conceal the initial pain, so it is vital that you visit your doctor and be examined immediately following the accident.

The New Jersey Turnpike is also known as the Black Dragon. It is vital for intra- and interstate travel and for commercial shipments, but it can also be dangerous for drivers and passengers. If you have been seriously injured, or a loved one has been fatally injured in an accident on the NJ Turnpike, an experienced NJ turnpike accident lawyer can help determine who is at fault and get you the compensation you deserve for damages incurred, medical bills, and lost wages.

Helping for victims of NJ Turnpike accidents and collisions

The New Jersey accident lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP have the knowledge and experience to handle all types of accidents that occur on the New Jersey Turnpike, including those involving trucks and drivers under the influence. With offices conveniently located in Edison, Red Bank, and Toms River, we help accident victims throughout New Jersey. Call us today at 732-384-1331 or contact us online for a free consultation with a New Jersey car accident lawyer.

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"The list is LONG of the wonderful things that I can say about Barry, Maria (his assistant) & the rest of the folks that I had the HONOR of spending time with during my case. I brought my case to another lawyer that told me that I have no case, yet Barry was not only able to WIN, but he WON a substantial amount! Lawyers have awful reputations, but Barry defies every single one of them! Barry Eichen genuinely CARES about his clients!! NOTHING was too much to ask for – there was no such thing as too many phone calls! Without a doubt, I was in the BEST HANDS with Barry as my attorney! I not only WON my lawsuit, but I also WON lifelong FRIENDS!"

I have to say he is a great person.

"I had a bad accident back in June of 2015. My dad knows Barry. I have to say he is a great person. I was unsatisfied with some things that were happening with a previous lawyer and he made sure everything was fixed and I was satisfied. My lawyer Edward McElroy is great he answers emails in a timely matter even on weekends. I know they probably used to get annoyed with me calling all the time Lol. But I was just curious to what is going on with my case. Nicole, Ed’s secretary is great. She always responds back to my emails in a timely matter as well and even checks up on things with me from time to time. Barry recently became my mother and cousins Lawyer do to a bad accident they were involved in as well. I would highly recommend this firm. Thanks guys 🙂"

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2018-10-31T17:42:12+00:00

~ Client

"I had a bad accident back in June of 2015. My dad knows Barry. I have to say he is a great person. I was unsatisfied with some things that were happening with a previous lawyer and he made sure everything was fixed and I was satisfied. My lawyer Edward McElroy is great he answers emails in a timely matter even on weekends. I know they probably used to get annoyed with me calling all the time Lol. But I was just curious to what is going on with my case. Nicole, Ed’s secretary is great. She always responds back to my emails in a timely matter as well and even checks up on things with me from time to time. Barry recently became my mother and cousins Lawyer do to a bad accident they were involved in as well. I would highly recommend this firm. Thanks guys 🙂"

Mr. Zaslow is truly the best.

"The loss of my husband due to malpractice was and is devastating, Daryl took on our case and said, “Unfortunately I can’t bring your husband back but I can make sure that you will be ok financially,” and that is what he did , with compassion and dedication and always made feel like he had time for me, I never felt rushed or unimportant, I cannot say enough about how professional yet caring this office has treated me . Mr. Zaslow is truly the best at what he does and I can’t say enough about his secretary who not only kept me informed but listened to me during the most painful time of my life , all I can say is what a great team . Thank you Daryl for helping me . Thank you Heather for listening."

~ C.C.

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2018-10-31T17:44:24+00:00

~ C.C.

"The loss of my husband due to malpractice was and is devastating, Daryl took on our case and said, “Unfortunately I can’t bring your husband back but I can make sure that you will be ok financially,” and that is what he did , with compassion and dedication and always made feel like he had time for me, I never felt rushed or unimportant, I cannot say enough about how professional yet caring this office has treated me . Mr. Zaslow is truly the best at what he does and I can’t say enough about his secretary who not only kept me informed but listened to me during the most painful time of my life , all I can say is what a great team . Thank you Daryl for helping me . Thank you Heather for listening."

Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him

"When, at age 44 my son suffered a massive Ischemic stroke, my greatest concern was how he would be able to live a normal life without the use of his speech and his arm. Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him and through his tireless efforts, his medical knowledge and his sincere concern for my son, Mr. Zaslow secured for my son a future not only without financial worries, but with hope and happiness. There are no words to express the thanks of our family to a great lawyer."

~ Client

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2018-10-31T17:48:36+00:00

~ Client

"When, at age 44 my son suffered a massive Ischemic stroke, my greatest concern was how he would be able to live a normal life without the use of his speech and his arm. Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him and through his tireless efforts, his medical knowledge and his sincere concern for my son, Mr. Zaslow secured for my son a future not only without financial worries, but with hope and happiness. There are no words to express the thanks of our family to a great lawyer."

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"Very very pleased with the service and professionalism of this law firm. I really felt that my case was very important to them and went to every length to achieve the best outcome possible. Or attorney really went to bat for me and his staff was very professional and courteous. Highly recommended. Thank you again for a great outcome !!"

~ M.M.

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2018-10-31T17:51:39+00:00

~ M.M.

"Very very pleased with the service and professionalism of this law firm. I really felt that my case was very important to them and went to every length to achieve the best outcome possible. Or attorney really went to bat for me and his staff was very professional and courteous. Highly recommended. Thank you again for a great outcome !!"

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I would highly recommend his firm.

"Mr. Eichen handled a motorcycle accident for me in 2002, as well as various other cases since that time. I have permanent injuries from that accident and he was able to resolve my case for the full policy limits and get me compensation as quickly as possible. I would highly recommend his firm."

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"Mr. Eichen handled a motorcycle accident for me in 2002, as well as various other cases since that time. I have permanent injuries from that accident and he was able to resolve my case for the full policy limits and get me compensation as quickly as possible. I would highly recommend his firm."
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