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Bike riding is a rising trend for recreationists and commuters alike, even in the midst of the pandemic. According to the market research company NPR, bike sales grew by 75% in the month of April reaching $1 billion when sales have typically fallen to $550 in previous years. Thus far, adult bicycle sales have skyrocketed to more than 200% this year. With gym closures and social distancing orders, biking has become the favored exercise tool for fitness and enjoying the outdoors. Read the rest »
Slip and fall accidents can happen to anyone, regardless of age, gender, or race. When a slip and fall accident is caused by the failure to fix a hazardous condition on the property or a lack of maintenance, a premises liability case can be filed against the responsible parties.
To those who are fortunate, a slip and fall accident may not have serious consequences. For most people, however, slip and fall accidents lead to devastating injuries that affect them for a very long time. When these accidents cause financial hardship, emotional trauma, and pain and suffering, filing a premises liability claim for compensation is necessary. Read the rest »
The ASPCA estimates that there are 78 million dogs owned in the United States with about 44 percent of all family homes having dogs as pets. Every year, a percentage of these household pets will bite people and inflict serious injuries. When a dog bites a person, the emotional, psychological, and financial aftermath can be catastrophic. Read the rest »
Auto Accident Involving Distracted Driving Leads to the Serious Injury of a Pedestrian in South Brunswick, New Jersey
South Brunswick, NJ (November 16th, 2020) – On November 15th at 5:00 p.m., the Traffic Bureau, Patrol Units, and Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched to Freedom Village at 700 Freedom Blvd. on the report of a catastrophic motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian pinned underneath an automobile.
Traffic accidents are a leading cause of injury and death in the nation, but they can also lead to a variety of psychological disorders. An article published in the medical journal BMJ Open titled: The Psychological Impact of Injuries Sustained in Motor Vehicle Crashes: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis states that the severity of psychological distress is higher among people who have been injured in motor vehicle crashes. Moreover, psychological distress is even greater among accident victims who have suffered catastrophic injuries, such as spinal cord injuries, whiplash-associated disorders, and traumatic brain injuries. Read the rest »
Accidents that involve a slip, trip, or fall can happen to anyone, regardless of their age. In spite of this, millions of people over the age of 65 suffer falls every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that on average, one out of every four older adults will suffer a fall every year. Based on data collected by the agency, fall death rates in the United States have increased by 30 percent from 2007 to 2016 for older adults. Furthermore, it is estimated that if rates continue to rise, it can be anticipated that by 2030, there will be 7 fatal falls every hour.
Princeton, NJ (November 1st, 2020) – A traffic accident reported on the late evening of September 1st claimed the life of a pedestrian. On Monday, August 31st at approximately, 11:08 p.m., the West Windsor Division of Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched to a serious traffic accident involving a pedestrian that occurred in the U.S. Route 1 North near Princeton Service Center. According to the WWPD’s Traffic Bureau & Detective Bureau, the pedestrian was reported deceased at the scene.
Hamilton Township, NJ (November 29th, 2020) – New Jersey State Police Sergeant Phillip Curry of the Public Information Bureau reported that around 6:00 a.m., a serious traffic accident was reported on State Highway 29 northbound milepost 1 in Hamilton.
A one year old boy was killed and a three year old boy was seriously injured when the motor vehicle in which they were passengers was struck in the rear by an Amazon Prime Tractor Trailer. The accident took place on the New Jersey Turnpike on Friday June 26, 2020 in the southbound lanes of the Turnpike near Cranbury, New Jersey.
The fleet of Amazon trucks and vans continues to grow as the home delivery company becomes more and more popular as a means of obtaining goods. The increase in e-commerce also has contributed to the increase in the Amazon fleet of vehicles nationwide and in New Jersey. It is common to see Amazon delivery vehicles on the highways and in residential neighborhoods at all times of the morning, day and night making their deliveries. It is often the case that the individuals who drive this massive fleet of vehicles have not had the experience necessary to operate safely.
If you have been injured by a truck or a van while in the State of New Jersey, contact the law firm of Lependorf & Silverstein, P. C. for a free legal consultation. Injuries associated with accidents as well as medical bills can be significant. The experienced truck accident attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. can help win you compensation if you have been injured. Contact the Princeton, New Jersey law firm of Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. at 609.240.0040 today.
Lawrence Township, NJ (June 26th, 2020) – Around 4 p.m. on June 26th, a multi-vehicle collision occurred on the 3000 Block of Route 1 southbound just before Franklin Corner Road. One of the vehicles was rear-ended, which resulted in its passengers becoming entrapped in the vehicle. The passengers were extracted with the help of the local fire department that had to remove the vehicle’s roof to reach the entrapped passengers.
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