West Deptford, NJ – Truck Crash on I-295 near Exit 20/Jessup Road Causes Injuries
West Deptford, NJ (November 25, 2022) – A major car crash happened at exit 20 on Interstate 295 on the morning of November 25. At approximately 11:44 a.m., calls were made to emergency dispatchers in the area concerning the accident.
At least one person suffered injuries in the collision that happened on I-295 near Exit 20/Jessup Road. The number of vehicles involved has not been reported at this time.
The left lanes were closed in both directions at exit 20/county road 643/Jessup Road. A tractor-trailer was jack-knifed in the roadway along with a vehicle that caught fire.
Local drivers were asked to slow down and use caution in the area. We hope for the full recovery of those with injuries.
No other details have been reported at this time.
New Jersey Truck Wrecks
Sustaining serious injuries in any type of accident is usually a very difficult experience. You may be stuck in the hospital while you deal with painful recovery processes, such as physical therapy and surgeries. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may be laid up in a hospital bed for longer than you can physically bare. This, in itself, can be extremely emotionally and physically daunting.
Additionally, injuries sustained in truck accidents are often more severe than injuries sustained in any other type of accident. Commercial trucks often pose a larger threat to those in small passenger vehicles when they become involved in collisions due to their sheer size and weight. Those inside passenger vehicles, who become involved in accidents with commercial trucks, almost always sustain severe or fatal injuries.
Sadly, the majority of truck accidents are caused by the actions of negligent truck drivers. Truck drivers are often running low on energy, as they are trying to get from point A to point B in a certain amount of time. They are more prone to speeding due to this fact. Driving while over-tired, and at unsafe speeds, usually is a recipe for disaster while on the road. If you or a loved one have been hurt in a truck crash caused by a negligent truck driver, you may be eligible to collect financial compensation in many different forms.
Many types of compensation awarded to injured truck victims will reach above basic medical care, however, medical bills often do make up a large portion of any settlement awarded to an injured crash victim. Basically, depending on the nature and severity of your accident and the injuries that followed, as well as how they have impacted your life, you may be eligible to receive compensation for more than just the medical care required for you to recover.
Commercial truck wrecks can cause more problems in a person’s life than just serious financial burdens; they may also negatively impact your relationships with your loved ones, create serious mental and emotional strain in your life, and more. These factors are usually taken into consideration when the crash was especially severe and the victimized persons are unable to get their lives back to normal without some professional assistance.
In addition to medical care, other forms of compensation might be:
- Lost wages
- Damage to property
- Reduced earning capacity
- Caregiver expenses
- Reduced enjoyment of life/quality of life
- Loss of camaraderie
- Physical trauma
- Emotional despair
If you or someone you love were hurt in a West Deptford truck accident and you feel that driver negligence or a third party caused your injuries, contact our New Jersey truck accident lawyers at (800) 469-6476 to see what legal options are open to you.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.