New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys
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Intersections are one of the most common locations for motor vehicles to be involved in an accident, but they are also one of the most common crash zones for cyclists, as well. Here at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., we have seen cyclists hit by distracted, drunk, speeding, and otherwise negligent drivers as they cross though intersections time and time again.
Motor vehicles are undeniably one of the greatest hazards out on the road for cyclists. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, hundreds of cyclists are killed and thousands injured in accidents involving motor vehicles every year. The legal team at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., has seen time and time again how motor vehicle drivers play a large role in New Jersey bicycle accidents by driving in an unsafe or negligent manner. Read the rest »
Bicycling is a popular mode of transportation – for very good reason. It is enjoyable, economical, good for the environment, and the exercise has multiple health benefits. However, there is a link between cycling and traumatic brain injury (TBI) that should not be ignored. If you are a bicyclist, you should be aware of the link between cycling and TBI and take the proper measures to protect yourself and your loved ones from potentially life altering injuries. Read the rest »
Running red lights is dangerous driving behavior for obvious reasons. According to a new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study, red-light running fatalities reached a ten-year high in 2017. A total of 939 people were killed on U.S. roadways because drivers failed to wait for the signal to change. Nearly half the people killed in red-light running accidents were passengers or people in other vehicles, and more than 5% were bicyclists or pedestrians. Read the rest »
If you are an avid cyclist, like the attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., you know that the condition of your bike determines how smooth, enjoyable, and safe your ride will be. Proper maintenance and regular checkups with a bike mechanic are critical to riding safely, and they can save you money in the long run. Make checking your bike each time you ride (and tightening any loose parts) and getting it serviced by a professional mechanic part of your regular routine. Read the rest »
On June 5, 2019, four people doing masonry work on a building in Bordertown fell 50 feet to the ground when the scaffolding collapsed. The four construction workers were taken to a hospital to be treated for serious injuries. OSHA was notified of the accident and responded at the scene. Read the rest »
Hamilton Township is a great area for biking. Cyclists can find scenic trails to ride in locations such as Mercer County Park, Veterans Park, and John A. Roebling Memorial Park. However, bike crashes can and do occur in Hamilton Township, and it essential that you take the right steps to help keep you safe on every ride. Read the rest »
Last Saturday, July 20th, the temperature hit 95 degrees Fahrenheit by midday. In other words, it was the perfect time to complete a “super-fast” triathlon, right?
In retrospect, maybe the heat was best suited to the swimming portion of the New Jersey State® Triathlon, but David Silverstein, partner at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., had already committed to swimming, biking, and running the race. Tickets sell out well in advance every year for this event, and he had no intention of turning back. Read the rest »
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 »
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