New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys
On June 4, 2020 Jada Smith of Teaneck, NJ was operating her motor vehicle south on the New Jersey Turnpike in Fort Lee when she was involved in an accident that left her vehicle disabled in the right lane.
Unfortunately, New Jersey is a very densely populated state. The infrastructure that includes the roads in New Jersey is not well suited for an increase in bicycle traffic. The bike path infrastructure in the states, and in New Jersey in particular, is tiny compared with countries in Europe and many western states. Dedicated bike lanes are almost non-existent in New Jersey. This makes it especially dangerous to bike in New Jersey. Many motorists still do not respect bicyclists in their path and are reluctant to share the road as the law requires.
This first half of 2020 has been a whirlwind, but one thing that has kept the team at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. grounded was learning about the amazing New Jersey students who applied to the Riding Into the Future Scholarship. We would like to thank everyone who applied and our fantastic finalists! Your determination and perseverance are truly inspiring.
Now, without further ado, the winner is:
Kenneth Torron P.!
The first few weeks after a car accident can be difficult. You’re still finding your footing again in your day-to-day routine, adjusting to injuries, going to medical appointments, getting a new vehicle, and wondering how to move forward. If you decide to pursue a personal injury claim against an at-fault driver, you may not be sure where to start, let alone if you have the evidence to start a case. Before beginning a claim, you will want to collect the following key pieces of information to present to a lawyer.
2020 has started off fast for Gabe Lependorf and David Silverstein of Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. It feels like it was just the other day that we called on New Jersey students to apply for a $1,000 scholarship, and we have already ridden past the April 8, 2020 deadline. Since then we have been delighted to read through your essays and learn how the students of today take on big challenges.
Most riders learn the fundamentals of bike riding from their parents, but moms and dads are largely focused on keeping you upright and out of heavy traffic. Unless you have cyclist parents, you probably haven’t been taught how to safely make a left turn down a busy road or maneuver past parked vehicles. Most bikers don’t even know if they can ride on some sidewalks in New Jersey. If you regularly bike for work or pleasure, then taking a safety class could be the key to avoiding a catastrophic accident.
Privacy and personal security are becoming a bigger issue in the digital age. So much information, whether freely given or unintentionally shared, is available online. After an accident, what you choose to share can have a big impact on your personal injury claim. Insurance companies may perform a deep dive into your social media accounts or insurance claim history to find weaknesses in your case.
There were 529 fatal accidents, causing 563 fatalities, in New Jersey in 2019, as reported by the New Jersey State Police. Sadly, this number has not decreased from the previous year. Among the lives that were lost in these accidents, the state police divided them into four key categories, which include:
- 291 drivers
- 82 passengers
- 11 bicyclists
- 179 pedestrians
People in New Jersey love their dogs. When the American Kennel Club released its list of the most popular dog breeds in the U.S., New Jersey’s selection was right in line with the rest of the country. In fact, New Jersey’s top five most popular dog breeds are almost an exact match for AKC’s. The 15 most popular dog breeds in the Garden State, as compiled by the NJ Advanced Media, are:
Five people were killed and 60 were injured on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in January 2020 when a tour bus went out of control and rolled over. This set off a chain-reaction, multi-vehicle pileup involving three tractor trailers and a passenger car, as reported by AP News. The 60 injured victims were all expected to survive, although two remained in critical condition in the afternoon of the day the accident occurred. Victims of this disastrous collision ranged in age from seven to 67 years old.
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