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Summer Road Trip Safety Tips

By Lependorf & Silverstein on August 5, 2017

road-trip-1246530_1920The warm weather and longer daylight hours make summer the perfect time to plan a road trip. Whether you’re heading out on a solo adventure or spending quality time with family or friends, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of freedom that comes from navigating the open road. However, it’s important to take the necessary steps to make your trip as safe as possible.

Before getting behind the wheel, it’s a good idea to review the safety tips our New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., have provided below. Taking the right precautions can go a long way in keeping you, your passengers, and other motorists out of harm’s way while you enjoy your travels. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accident

Motorcycle Maintenance Summer Prep

By Lependorf & Silverstein on July 31, 2017

New Jersey Motorcycle AccidentSummer is the ideal time to hit the open road on the back of a motorcycle. There’s nothing quite like feeling the sunshine on your face while indulging in the thrill and adventure. However, before you hop on and take off, it’s important to make sure your bike is properly prepared to safely navigate the streets for the duration of riding season. Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to suffering severe injuries, which makes it crucial that you take special care to avoid preventable incidents.

Our New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., have put together some maintenance tips that every rider should follow prior to hitting the pavement this summer. Read the rest »

Posted in: Motorcycle Accident

What You Need to Know: Cell Phone Laws in New Jersey

By Lependorf & Silverstein on July 29, 2017

cellphone-driving-distracted-danger-accident-mobile-1209058_1920Distracted driving, specifically as it relates to cell phone use, has become an increasing problem nationwide, causing many states to crack down on talking and texting while operating a vehicle. New Jersey is one of these states that recognizes the growing hazard and continues to propose amendments to legislation in an attempt to make the roads safer for all motorists and pedestrians. As such, the use of handheld devices is strictly prohibited when behind the wheel with a few exceptions. These include a driver being in fear for his life or safety; to report a criminal act, traffic accident, fire, or road hazard; or to report a motorist suspected of driving under the influence.

If you are a New Jersey driver, there are a few additional things you should know about the state’s current cell phone laws: Read the rest »

Yelp’s Picks for Best Summer Camps in Princeton, NJ

By Lependorf & Silverstein on July 26, 2017

children_6004289For generations, summer camps have provided children with unforgettable memories and a variety of learning opportunities. They offer the perfect chance to try different activities, meet new people, and develop an assortment of important life skills. Princeton, New Jersey, is home to several camps that cater to a wide range of interests and age groups. Below are some of Yelp’s top picks for the area. Read the rest »

Posted in: Child Injuries

Motorcycle Best Buys (as Chosen by Popular Mechanics)

By Lependorf & Silverstein on July 21, 2017

motorcycle-bike-1836962_1920Despite the known risks that come with riding a motorcycle, there are also a number of benefits that continue to make it a popular mode of transportation. Not only do motorcycles provide a sense of freedom and excitement, but they also make commuting easier, have less of an impact on the environment than cars, are cheaper to own, and make parking a breeze. These days, it’s becoming increasingly common to hear the recognizable roar of motorcycles traveling along streets and highways all over the country.

Whether you’re in the market for your first bike or looking to upgrade the one you have, choosing a make and model can be quite a challenge. This year, in particular, there are several new options that are both high-performing and good-looking. Here are a few of the motorcycles that top the list for best overall value (according to Popular Mechanics): Read the rest »

Posted in: Motorcycle Accident

More Daylight = Longer Driving Hours = Dangerous Trucks

By Lependorf & Silverstein on July 18, 2017

truck-1181063_1920Most people look forward to Daylight Savings Time and the months that follow, when the weather gets infinitely more pleasant and there are additional hours in the day to enjoy a long list of outdoor activities. However, it’s important for motorists to keep in mind that an increase in daylight typically also means an increase in vehicles on the road. In particular, there tends to be an influx of truck drivers this time of year, raising the risk of truck-related accidents. Despite the hazardous weather and road conditions in winter, it’s the longer days of summer that can be more dangerous due to a spike in truck driver fatigue. Read the rest »

Be Safe, Not Sorry – Firework Safety Isn’t Just for the 4th of July

By Lependorf & Silverstein on July 15, 2017

fireworks-574739_1920For decades, fireworks have been synonymous with celebrating America’s independence. However, many vendors have made them readily available throughout the year, increasing the number of personal shows that are held even when it isn’t the 4th of July. The beauty and excitement of fireworks make many people forget or fail to care that these are hazardous explosives, meant to be handled with the utmost caution. Unfortunately, this puts numerous people in the hospital every year.

Although it recently became legal in New Jersey to sell and possess sparklers and certain types of fireworks, it’s still important to be vigilant about safety, whether you’re setting off fireworks yourself or watching as a spectator nearby. Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

Motorcycle Safe Riding Checklist

By Lependorf & Silverstein on July 11, 2017

motorcycleThe longer, warmer days of the year are prime time to venture out on your motorcycle. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of hitting the open road on the back of a bike. However, to make sure your ride is as enjoyable as possible, safety must be your #1 concern.

Although the biggest danger to motorcyclists is the negligence of other drivers, there are things riders can do themselves to reduce the likelihood of getting into an accident and suffering significant injuries. Regardless of how far you’re going or how seasoned a rider you may be, it’s important to keep the following safe riding checklist in mind on every outing. Read the rest »

Posted in: Motorcycle Accident

Summer Safety: School Is Out, and More Children Are Bike-Riding

By Lependorf & Silverstein on July 5, 2017

Bicycle SafetyWhen school ends for the summer, it’s natural to see more children out and about enjoying the weather and their freedom. This usually means an increase in the number of bicycles on New Jersey roads. Because of this, it’s crucial for drivers and kids to be aware of their surroundings and exercise caution to prevent bike accidents. It’s also vital for parents to address proper bicycle safety practices with their kids. A study done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that children under 15 years of age accounted for 7% of cyclist fatalities in 2014 and 11% of injuries suffered in a collision.

If a vehicle-bicycle accident occurs, it is important to determine who was at fault. Drivers are often liable for failing to follow traffic laws and neglecting their basic duty to operate their car with the safety of others in mind. The best way to identify what to do next is to consult with a New Jersey personal injury lawyer who has extensive experience in bike accident cases. Read the rest »

Posted in: Bicycle Accident

Motorcycle Safety Is the Responsibility of Riders and Drivers

By Lependorf & Silverstein on June 30, 2017

Motorcycle-SafetyThe thrill of riding a motorcycle draws many people out on the roads every year.

However, it’s no secret that along with the excitement and freedom motorcyclists feel while on the back of their bikes comes high risk. When involved in a collision, riders are vulnerable to suffering significant injuries and death with no barrier to keep them from taking the brunt of the impact. With the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reporting 4,976 motorcyclist fatalities and 88,000 non-fatal injuries in 2015, it’s not difficult to understand the overwhelming need for greater motorcycle safety. Read the rest »

Posted in: Motorcycle Accident

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