Union County Car Accident Attorneys
Since the start of the 21st century, Union County has experienced significant growth each census year after a decrease in population in the 1980s and 1990s, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. From 2000 to 2010 the county saw an increase of nearly 14,000 residents bringing the population to 536,499, which makes Union the seventh most populous county in New Jersey. Along with a booming population comes increased traffic on the county roadways, and this could translate to a higher occurrence of car accidents.
Union County is located in the New York City Metropolitan area and it also houses the state’s fourth largest city, Elizabeth. The county is one of the main transportation hubs in the state, offering access to New York state, New York City, and the Newark International Airport (partially located within Elizabeth).
With so many people traveling the roads within Union County, there is a significant risk for car accidents. Should you be injured in a crash there are experienced auto accident lawyers in Union County that can help you get proper compensation.
Car Accidents in Union County
As of June 2012 there have already been 12 fatal accidents in Union County. This total already exceeds the previous year’s numbers (10 fatal accidents) for the same time period, according to the New Jersey State Police (NJSP).
For the past few years, the number of fatal accidents in Union County have hovered around 30 annually. However, the first half of 2012 showed an increase from previous years, which could make it the deadliest year for motorists in the county. Of all the traffic fatalities in Union from 2010 through June 2012 (69 total), 37 of them happened in the five cities in the area. These cities include Elizabeth, Summit, Rahway, Plainfield, and Linden and they housed nearly 50 percent of the population of the whole county—illustrating the relationship between volume of people on the roads and occurrence of fatal accidents.
Most of the municipalities within Union County have at least one major highway passing through its borders.
In addition to the high number of people in the area, there are also several major highways and routes located in Union County. These roadways include:
• New Jersey Turnpike (I-95)
• Garden State Parkway
• U.S. Route 1
• U.S. Route 9
• U.S. Route 22
• Goethals Bridge
These roadways produce a greater chance of injury or death due to the higher speed limits, increased affinity for motorists to drive aggressively, and increased traffic. When stuck in traffic, drivers are more apt to make abrupt choices which could lead to accidents. Car accidents on these large highways also have the potential to involve multiple cars with so many people travelling at a high rate of speed.
Following an accident, you need Union County car accident lawyers by your side who will defend your rights against the at-fault parties. At Console & Hollawell, we have more than 17 years of experience representing crash victims in Union County and throughout New Jersey. Our 97 percent success rate proves that we have the tenacity and experience necessary to recover proper compensation for you.
We believe that everyone should have access to legal assistance following an accident which is why we offer our No Fee Promise. We vow that you will not have to pay any upfront costs associated with your case, and if we are unable to win money for you, you will not owe us a dime. There is nothing to lose. For a free evaluation of your case, call us today at (800) 455-2746 and speak with one of our legal professionals.