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For the amazing students of New Jersey, we again offered a $500 scholarship for post-secondary educational expenses, like tuition and books and housing. And we were, once again, overwhelmed with the response! After reading the applications, Gabriel Lependorf and David Silverstein of Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., are eager to help another deserving young person (or two) reach for higher education. Read the rest »
Originally published March 23, 2016. Drunk driving accidents are a regular happening on New Jersey roads. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that at least one person is injured every two minutes in a DUI-related crash. For instance: a Manahawkin woman was recently arrested for hitting three different vehicles, in three separate locations, while drunk. The woman sent several people to the hospital, including two children. She was eventually arrested at her home and charged with a variety of crimes, including driving while intoxicated. Read the rest »
Originally published August 1, 2016. If you are a bicycle enthusiast, you are probably looking forward to the impending summer months. The plentiful sunshine, fresh air, and warm weather will certainly be too tempting to avoid this year. Biking is a fun and healthy activity, but it is often dangerous in New Jersey. Unfortunately, many New Jersey drivers are not used to sharing the road with bicyclists. This inattentiveness is a deadly threat to bicyclists everywhere, so if you are planning on riding down your favorite bike path or trail this summer, be sure to read the following safety tips first. Read the rest »
Originally published October 11, 2016. Cycling is a great way to get exercise and an eco-friendly way to travel. New Jersey is a perfect environment for cyclists. However, cycling can also be a dangerous pastime. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2010, 618 cyclists were killed and an additional 52,000 were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes throughout the United States. The number of cyclist killed in crashes involving automobiles increased by 16% between 2010 and 2012.
Originally published September 19, 2016. According to New Jersey’s former Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman, between 2004 and 2013 there were almost 3 million motor vehicle accidents throughout the state. Almost half of these involved distracted driving. As it relates to cell phone use, distracted driving has become an increasing problem nationwide, causing many states to crack down on talking and texting while operating a vehicle. Read the rest »
Originally published April 12, 2016. If you live in New Jersey, commuting to work, school, or home is a way of life. Whether you are a bridge-and-tunnel driver, a train traveler, or a bus-rider, you’ll be spending a good deal of time on the road. On average, New Jersey commuters spend roughly 30 minutes – both ways – traveling daily. Almost 15% of the population will travel distances longer than 60 minutes away. This means that not only are people on the road longer, they also have more opportunity to be involved in an accident. Read the rest »
The “environmental benefits” are only one reason that biking has become the most popular alternative to driving a motor vehicle in Princeton. The ability to avoid a great deal of traffic, get some exercise, and traverse the campus quickly are all appealing to students, staff, and visitors alike. And all of these benefits pale in comparison to the huge savings over the cost of owning and operating a car.
And thanks to the continued support of Princeton University, everyone in the neighborhood now has access to a total of 70 8-speed Breezer bikes. Read the rest »
Last year, Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., had a blast putting on a scholarship. We read almost 500 essays, and really love the guys we chose as our winners. In fact, we still keep in touch with them—see our update below!
Well, it’s our fourth year offering a $500 prize to one outstanding student from New Jersey. The 2019 Riding Into The Future Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students who have a 3.0 GPA and intend to “stay in school.” Read the rest »
After a car accident, you may be upset, in pain, and maybe even a little disoriented. An impact can cause mild to severe head trauma, which can leave victims confused and shaky. But in some cases, these feelings are masking serious internal injuries the victim has suffered from his or her seatbelt—also known as “seatbelt syndrome.” Read the rest »
According to the National Safety Council, falls are the number two cause of fatalities in the workplace, second only to vehicle crashes. And there are several reasons why a stairway fall is worse than a fall on a flat surface. Read the rest »
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