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January 4, 2013

New Jersey's Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day

It’s an uncomfortable truth that, though the word “accident” is used to describe almost any vehicle collision, most collisions are, in fact, due to a driver’s negligence. As such, many collisions could have been prevented with more diligent driving and are therefore not really accidents at all.

The truth of this view is demonstrated by the success of New Jersey’s Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day. Through Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day, New Jersey’s Department of Law and Public Safety asks that, for one day, New Jersey drivers “drive as though [their] life depends on it” so that each year there will be a day during which no fatalities occur on our roads. Statistically, fatalities do lessen on Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day.

Until every driver drives as though every day in New Jersey is Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day, the personal injury and wrongful death attorney of the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, are on hand to help injured people and the families of wrongful death collisions across New Jersey.

As our verdicts and settlements web page illustrates, we have helped numerous clients recover needed and deserved financial compensation following fatal car and truck crashes in New Jersey. Our results include:

If you need legal assistance following a fatality in New Jersey, contact our office. Our consultations are free, you can contact us at any time during office hours and our 24-hour call center and we operate offices in both Morristown and Springfield.

  • A $1.365 million settlement following the death of a 22 year-old
  • A $385,000 settlement in a defective roadway case involving a death
  • Results of $3.5 million, $2.94 million, $2.5 million, $2.25 million, $1.8 million, $1.36 million, and $1 million in serious and catastrophic injury cases
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