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Single-Vehicle Accident Leads to Multiple Injuries and 1 Death in South New Jersey

By Lependorf & Silverstein on August 12, 2021

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Gloucester Township, NJ (August 6th, 2021) – Authorities state that one person was tragically killed and two other people were injured in a single-car accident that occurred on Route 42 in Gloucester Township in the early morning hours of Friday, August 6th.

Sgt. Alejandro Goez of the New Jersey State Police states that the vehicle involved veered off the highway and collided with a tree at approximately 3:30 a.m. near milepost 9.6. Sgt. Alejandro Goez indicates that the driver of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the crash site.

Two other passengers of the vehicle were rushed to the local Cooper University Hospital with unknown injuries.

Pending an investigation by state troopers, the right lane on Route 42 was shut down until approximately 7:20 a.m. Further information regarding this collision is not readily available.

A single-vehicle accident is a traffic accident that causes damage to only one motor vehicle. Single-vehicle accidents also include accidents that involve another driver that many have contributed to the collision taking place.

Under New Jersey’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) plan, medical coverage for injuries sustained in a car accident can be sustained through one’s personal insurance policy. This type of auto insurance is often called “no-fault” insurance coverage because it pays for medical expenses caused by the accident, no matter who is to blame for the auto accident.

PIP coverage can offer two types of compensation. The first is coverage for the treatment costs incurred from the accident, which may include hospital visits, doctor appointments, and the use of medical equipment needed to treat the injuries. The second coverage comes in the form of reimbursement for expenses resulting from the accident. This can include a loss of earnings due to a disability or having to hire an at-home caretaker.

Although most single-vehicle collisions do not involve other potentially liable parties, it is important to recognize that many do. For instance, an accident could have happened as a result of another driver pulling out in front of the vehicle, thus resulting in the affected driver driving off into a road divider or tree rather than striking that vehicle. Also, drivers may find themselves taking evasive action when another vehicle weaves into their lane.

Aside from this, another reason why a single-vehicle accident may occur is due to vehicle malfunction. When an auto accident happens because of a faulty vehicle or a defective auto part, there may be an opportunity to bring a claim against the auto manufacturer for compensatory damages. When a manufacturing company produces a motor vehicle with an inferior design or the company has made an error in the vehicle’s production process, this company can be held accountable for the injuries resulting from its negligence. After an accident caused by a defect resulted in injuries, it is important to preserve evidence that can establish the company’s fault.

Further, other parties who may face accountability in single-vehicle accidents are government agencies. A variety of public entities are responsible for maintaining public roads. When these parties fail to properly manage and maintain a public road, it may be possible to file a claim against the responsible agency. It is very important to note that filing a claim against a government agency in New Jersey is subject to very strict time limits. The allowable time limit to file the claim against the liable government is 90 days from the date of the accident. If the claim is not filed within this time, the harmed party will lose his or her right to have the case considered by the State of New Jersey.

If you or someone you love was seriously hurt in a single-vehicle accident, you could be surprised to learn that you may be able to hold another party responsible for the injuries and damages sustained. To ensure your case has ample opportunity of being successful, speak to a well-versed personal injury attorney who has experience handling single-vehicle collisions.

For more than 20 years, Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. has successfully represented many clients who sustained serious injuries in traffic accidents across New Jersey, including clients who were injured in single-vehicle accidents. After you have been injured in a car accident, the qualified law firm can help you delve into the details of your accident claim to ensure all potentially liable parties are held accountable. Consider contacting the proficient auto accident attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. as quickly as possible to schedule a no-obligation consultation and advance your interests under New Jersey law.

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