New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys
It’s a car’s world out there. New Jersey, like the rest of the United States, built its cities and other infrastructure to support a thriving motor vehicle population. Nearly every resident owns or has access to a passenger vehicle, and the ones who don’t can hop on the nearest bus or train and zoom to their destination. Read the rest »
Tractor-trailers, also known as big rigs, 18-wheelers, and semi-trucks, are a constant presence on the Garden State’s highways. While they are vital to our state’s economy, they are also a great danger to smaller vehicles due to their size and weight. When they crash into passenger cars, the victims often have many questions. Our NJ truck accident lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., have put together answers below. Read the rest »
There are many reasons why tractor trailers are so dangerous to other drivers on the road. But mainly these five: Read the rest »
Princeton University and its surrounding environs make up the center of our town and, needless to say, we see the most traffic incidents around that area. Nassau Street is crowded at the beginning and ending of rush hour, and highway entrances and exits host unfolding drama almost every minute of the day. The smallest thing can go wrong, and you cannot always plan for other people’s poor choices. Read the rest »
There are a number of circumstances that can contribute to a single-vehicle motorcycle accident, unfortunately. Princeton is home to winding roads, in lush, green country. Formerly farmland in North Jersey, it’s a nice area for bikers to explore and is recommended by Open Road Journey as a way to “get off the main road” and travel the old “cow paths”—which, thankfully, are now paved! Read the rest »
Thank you, all who applied to our Riding Into The Future Scholarship 2019! After fielding through all those essays, and naming our top five finalists, we’ve come up with a winner.
Melisa F., of Juliustown, New Jersey! Read the rest »
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.
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