New Jersey

New Jersey is one of the smallest states in terms of land area, but it is highly urbanized and has one of the highest population densities in the country. Hundreds of thousands of its residents travel to New York and Pennsylvania on a daily basis. New Jersey is known as the Garden State because its fertile land made it famous in the 18th century. It is now one of the most urbanized and crowded states in the country. The northeast’s urban density is starkly different.

Legal Statistics

Average Income: New Jersey had a population of 8.88 million people in 2019, with a median age of 40.2 and an average household income of $85,751. Between 2018 and 2019, New Jersey’s population fell from 8.91M to 8.88M, a 0.296 percent decrease, while its median household income increased from $81,740 to $85,751, a 4.91 percent increase.

Number of Attorneys: 41,021 people are involved in the legal industry.

Number of Law Firms: 15,133

Market Size: $10bn

Wrongful death Statistics:

In New Jersey, a wrongful death claim may be pursued when a person’s death is caused by the “wrongful act, neglect, or default of another.” A wrongful death lawsuit can be filed if the victim – referred to as the “decedent” – could have filed a personal injury lawsuit against another if the victim had not died.

Here are the statistics of some New Jersey wrongful death cases:

The number of Car Accidents: New Jersey has a crash rate of 359 accidents versus the national average of 208.

Fatal Car accidents: New Jersey has a more average rate of car accident fatalities with a rate of 564 deaths. But the fatal car accident rate in New Jersey of 525 accidents is actually the third lowest in the county, well behind the national average.

Motorcycle accident vs. Car Accident Statistics: Reported crashes in New Jersey:

  • Motorcycle fatalities fell to 53 in 2018, a significant decrease from 84 in 2017.
  • Over 35% of motorcycle drivers who died in a crash were under the influence of alcohol (2017). This is 10% more than the national average.
  • Only 81% of those killed on motorcycles were wearing a DOT-approved helmet. (2016)
  • In 2016, the leading contributing factors to motorcycle fatalities were unsafe speed, followed by driver inattention and improper passing.
  • In 2017, men were nearly 17 times more likely than women to be killed in a motorcycle accident.

New Jersey Bicycle accident statistics: The following are some statistics about bicycle accidents in New Jersey.

  • According to the New Jersey State Police, 18 bicyclists and 180 pedestrians died in traffic accidents in the state in 2020.
  • In 2016, there were 17 cyclist fatalities in the state, an increase from 16 the previous year.
  • According to State Police data, 9 cyclists were killed in New Jersey during the first 8 months of the year, 2 more than at the same time last year.

Food delivery accident and injury statistics in New Jersey: N/A

Child Pedestrian Accident statistics: The 211 pedestrians killed in 2021 are the most since 1989, when there were 217 pedestrians killed.

Truck accident Injury Statistics: In 2018, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported approximately 107,000 crashes involving large trucks that resulted in injuries, with a further 4,415 resulting in fatalities. Nearly 80 of those fatal accidents occurred in New Jersey, with 91 people killed as a result..

Traumatic Brain Injury Statistics:

  • Each year, it is estimated that 12,000 to 15,000 New Jersey residents suffer brain injuries as a result of traumatic events, with 1000 of them being fatal.
  • Approximately 175,000 New Jersey residents are currently disabled as a result of traumatic brain injuries.
  • Motor vehicle accidents, falls, assaults, and self-inflicted injuries are the leading causes of traumatic brain injury.
  • The majority of traumatic brain injuries occur in people under the age of 35..

Number of Lawsuits: Courts are a prominent feature of our legal system. Every year, approximately seven million new cases are filed in New Jersey’s state courts.

DUI Statistics: 2018 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatality Data:

  • Total Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities = 125
  • Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities = 13

Population Growth: New Jersey has a population of 8.88 million people, 90.3 percent of whom are citizens. In 2019, 22.4 percent of New Jersey residents were born outside the United States. In 2019, there were 4.23 times as many White residents in New Jersey (4.82 million people) as any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.14 million White residents and 1.12 million Black or African American residents.

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