Robbinsville, NJ (April 21st, 2022) – Shortly before 5 p.m., the Robbinsville Township Fire Department rushed to the scene of a multi-vehicle collision on the New Jersey Turnpike, near milepost 63.9 north.

Once emergency crews arrived, first responders discovered that multiple people had been injured in the accident. This warranted the need for a second ambulance at the scene. The second ambulance was dispatched from Bordentown Township.

Multiple people were rushed to local area hospitals. The identities of those involved have not yet been released. Their conditions also remain unknown at this point.

Authorities continue to investigate the cause of the accident. No other information is available at the moment.

When facing the hardships caused by a multi-vehicle accident, it is important to understand that monetary compensation may be obtained from the party that caused the accident. Auto accidents involving more than two vehicles often have serious consequences that include catastrophic injuries, property damage, emotional trauma, and a potential for a loss of wages.

Determining who will be held responsible for the victim’s financial losses, however, can be difficult to determine, especially without legal experience in handling these types of cases. In a vast majority of multi-vehicle accidents, more than one party can be found responsible for causing the accident. By assessing the cause of the accident, it may be possible to identify all responsible parties.

Multi-vehicle accidents can happen at any time of day and under many different types of roadway conditions. Still, certain factors could increase the likelihood of this type of accident occurring. For instance, speeding is a major factor that contributes to thousands of multi-vehicle accidents each year. Like most states, New Jersey traffic laws place responsibility on drivers to operate their vehicles in the safest and most responsible manner. When a person is driving too fast for road and/or weather conditions, this will reduce his or her reaction time. Speeding could make it very difficult for the driver to slow down in time in order to avoid colliding with stalled vehicles.

Likewise, following too closely behind other vehicles in front is another major contributing factor to multi-vehicle accidents. Whether this is being done because of road rage or other reasons, driving too closely behind other vehicles can quickly result in a pileup accident. Tailgating leaves very little room for a person to stop in time when there is a sudden traffic stop.

Another major cause of multi-vehicle accidents is driver distraction. Unfortunately, distractions are nearly inevitable for most drivers. When driving, people can easily become distracted by billboards and road advertisements, cell phones, GPS, talking with other vehicle passengers, and even food and beverages. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that every day, an average of nine people lose their lives as a result of vehicular collisions involving at least one distracted driver. Driving while distracted is a serious issue that is described by the CDC as an act that diverts a driver’s attention off the road. Simply sending or reading a text message while driving can cause a driver to remove his or her attention from the road for about the length of a football field.

Undoubtedly, determining liability in a multi-vehicle accident can be a complex issue since multiple parties can be held responsible after an accident. New Jersey’s modified joint and several liability law, however, further complicates the matter. According to this law, when a party is found to be less than 60 percent at fault for causing the multi-vehicle accident, this party will be held responsible for a percentage of the damages that is equal to the level of fault.

An example of this would be if a diver was found to be 30 percent at fault for the collision, the driver would have to pay 30 percent of the damages that were incurred by the victim. Once a party has been determined to be more than 60 percent at fault, this party could be found to be entirely responsible for the accident.

When a person is injured in a multi-vehicle collision, the amount of monetary compensation received will depend on various unique factors. The amount of compensation received will also depend on the amount of coverage the injured party is insured by as well as the at-fault party’s insurance coverage limits. When the victim’s personal injury protection insurance policy does not cover his or her extent of injuries and expenses, the victim may be able to file a personal injury claim against the party who caused the accident. Depending on the facts of the accident, the claim may be able to provide compensation for the victim’s medical expenses, property damages, and the loss of wages and benefits.

After a multi-vehicle accident, it is important to obtain the support of an experienced and skilled personal injury attorney. With the right legal support, it may be possible to obtain sufficient compensation to cover hospital bills, loss of earnings, emotional trauma, and more. Through a comprehensive investigation of the accident, a well-established attorney will ensure the highest monetary compensation award is secured.

The personal injury attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., understand how devastating auto accidents can be, especially when the accident is a multi-vehicle accident. When a multi-vehicle accident happens, the collision can have rippling effects throughout entire families. Consequently, it is unequivocally important for victims to take immediate action and seek the support of an attorney who has the skills and resources needed to obtain maximum compensation.

Over the years, Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. have championed on behalf of those who have been injured in devastating multi-vehicle accidents. The devastating consequences of the emotional trauma, physical pain, and financial hardship are difficulties victims and their loved ones may never fully recover from. With the help and dedicated support of the attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. you will obtain the proficient representation you need to win your case. If you or a family member was recently hurt in a multi-vehicle accident in New Jersey, take swift action and contact an attorney you can depend on – consider obtaining the support of the attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. Schedule a complimentary case evaluation by contacting the law firm here.

The firm’s principals, Gabriel R. Lependorf and David E. Silverstein, have each been representing injured victims in the State of New Jersey for over thirty years.

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