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Deadly Auto Accident in Hamilton Township

By Lependorf & Silverstein on November 10, 2022

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Hamilton Township (Mercer County), NJ (October 31st, 2022) – On the night of October 30th, at about 10:15 p.m., a deadly single-vehicle accident happened on Whitehorse-Mercerville Road near Godfrey Drive.

The fatal accident involved a 2014 Buick Enclave, which was driven by 55-year-old Linda McBride, a resident of Hamilton.

McBride was heading southbound near Godfrey Dr. when her vehicle crossed over the northbound lane and careened off the road. The vehicle then collided with a 2016 Ford Van, which was parked in a driveway on Whitehorse Mercerville Rd. The Buick ultimately came to a stop against a retaining wall on the driveway.

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Lependorf Silverstein named one of the Best Bicycle Accident Attorneys in Newark by

By Lependorf & Silverstein on November 7, 2022

November 3rd, 2022 names Lependorf Silverstein one of the Best Bicycle Accident Attorneys in Newark. We are honored to be considered and understand our dedication to each bike accident injury victim is the most important aspect to recovering results. You can learn more about our representation for bicycle injury victims here.

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Crashes Moments Apart on Garden State Parkway Leave 2 Dead

By Lependorf & Silverstein on November 3, 2022

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Garden State Parkway, NJ (October 24th, 2022) – On the morning hours of Monday, October 24th, 2022, two people were tragically killed in separate collisions on the Garden State Parkway. One of these accidents resulted in a hit-and-run collision.

According to State Police Trooper Charles Marchan, the first collision happened just before 6 a.m. on the northbound lanes of Route 20 near Exit 156. In this accident, a BMW X5 careened off the road to the right of the highway, colliding with multiple trees and the guardrail before it re-entered the road. A total of three passengers were ejected from the SUV. Read the rest »

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New Jersey Fatal Traffic Accidents Are at a Two-Decade High

By Lependorf & Silverstein on October 29, 2022

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Bergen County, NJ (August 20th, 2022) – According to a recent report, the number of traffic-related deaths in the State of New Jersey has outpaced the two-decade-high national rate.

A report recently published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that traffic fatalities have increased significantly in the first three months of the year. The findings have propelled the State of New Jersey to be the leading state in the highest number of traffic-related deaths in two decades.

According to the report, the State of New Jersey has outpaced the 7% national average with an increase in fatal traffic accidents by more than 13%. New Jersey State Police indicate that this rate has unfortunately continued into the month of August.

Up until August 19th, 2022, state police indicate that there were 440 traffic-related deaths reported, which include passengers, cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians. When comparing these figures to the same date a year prior, officials state that there were 389 traffic-related deaths in 2021. A year before that, the number was 337.

The president of the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Cathy Chase, said in a statement that the increasing rates of fatal traffic accidents are an “escalating emergency”.

Based on federal data, the nationwide increase in fatal traffic accidents since 2019 is at its highest since the 1970s. As a result of these concerning rates, multiple government agencies have responded to the problem with programs. For instance, the Trenton’s Wheels Risk program and the Speeding Wrecks Lives campaign were both launched by the federal government during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their efforts are set to spread awareness about the risks of driving while under the influence and speeding, respectively.

Federal records indicate that between 2020 and 2019, speeding-related deaths rose by 23% as the pandemic kept traffic down. In addition, the U.S. Department of Transportation indicates that the rate of motorists testing positive for opioids doubled over a six-month period after March 2020, when the pandemic closures began.

In the effort of combating these trends, Cathy Chase has called for better and more widespread crash avoidance technology in vehicles, such as blind-spot detection devices and automatic emergency braking. Read the rest »

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Crash in Ewing, NJ Leaves Several People Injured

By Lependorf & Silverstein on October 22, 2022

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Ewing Township, NJ (October 14th, 2022) – On the evening of Friday, October 14th, emergency crews responded to a devastating auto accident that injured multiple people, including a small child. The accident that happened on North Olden Ave. involved a sport utility vehicle and a pickup truck.

Paramedics from the Capital Health System along with Ewing Township police, fire crews, and EMS personnel were alerted to the collision that happened in front of a Wendy’s restaurant in the 1700 block of N. Olden Ave. just before 9 p.m. Read the rest »

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T-Bone Accident in Little Falls Leaves 2 Dead

By Lependorf & Silverstein on October 10, 2022

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Little Falls, NJ (August 20th, 2022) – On the night of Friday, August 19th, a two-vehicle accident on the Newark Pompton Turnpike in Little Falls resulted in the fatal injuries of two young adults.

Just before 10:40 p.m. a serious accident near Woodhull Avenue was reported to authorities.  According to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, two residents from Paterson, New Jersey were tragically killed in what turned out to be a two-vehicle collision. The serious accident also resulted in the devastating injuries of two other individuals. Read the rest »

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Wrong-Way Crashes Increase Nationwide

By Lependorf & Silverstein on October 4, 2022

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A recent study has found that wrong-way crashes have increased by as much as 34% nationwide. There have been a number of wrong-way crashes making headlines in New Jersey recently, emphasizing that these kinds of crashes are becoming a growing problem. The study also found that these crashes are more likely to occur when a driver is under the influence of alcohol, driving alone, or is elderly. These accidents are highly likely to result in fatalities as the amount of force is doubled when drivers collide head-on. Drivers who survive are likely to suffer significant injuries and may be overwhelmed by debilitating physical conditions and medical bills. They may find that the best way to recover financially from an accident of this nature is to bring a personal injury claim against the responsible driver. Read the rest »

Rollover Accidents Account for 30% of All Vehicle Fatalities

By Lependorf & Silverstein on September 27, 2022

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 Rollover accidents, as the name implies, are accidents where a vehicle tips over and either rolls over or comes to rest upside down. These actually represent a small percentage of accidents overall, however, they account for 30% of all vehicle fatalities, making them one of the most dangerous accidents. Rollover accidents increase the risk of vehicle occupants being ejected and suffering fatal injuries. These accidents can result in death and serious injuries that can cause disabling conditions and massive medical bills. If a rollover accident is caused by another driver’s negligence, they can be held legally responsible for any harm that results. In order to hold a negligent driver responsible for the harm that they caused, the injured party can bring a personal injury lawsuit in New Jersey (or the jurisdiction where the accident occurred).  Read the rest »

New Jersey Motorcycle Accidents – Recent Accidents and Overviews

By Lependorf & Silverstein on September 22, 2022

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 New Jersey is a popular state for motorcycle riding, however, statistics indicate that nearly 600 motorcyclists are killed each year in New Jersey vehicle collisions. Collisions between motorcyclists and other vehicles are often deadly to motorcyclists, who lack protection. Ejection accidents and fatalities are common when it comes to accidents involving motorcycles, and those who survive are often overwhelmed by their medical needs and expenses. Each week there are dozens of motorcycle accidents reported in New Jersey. If you have been injured in a New Jersey motorcycle accident, a personal injury lawsuit can help you recover compensation for the harm that you have suffered so that you can move on with your life.  Read the rest »

New Jersey Ejection Accidents

By Lependorf & Silverstein on September 18, 2022

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Ejection accidents are among the most dangerous that an individual can be involved in. Statistics reflect that a driver or passenger’s chances of surviving a car accident are much higher if they are not ejected from the vehicle. In the event of an ejection, the odds of a fatality occurring increase dramatically. These accidents can result in catastrophic injury and massive medical bills. This can be especially frustrating if the collision was caused by another driver’s negligence. Read the rest »

The firm’s principals, Gabriel R. Lependorf and David E. Silverstein, have each been representing injured victims in the State of New Jersey for over twenty years.

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