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What If the Insurance Company Offers Me Money After My Accident?

By Lependorf & Silverstein on June 16, 2019

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 »

Posted in: Car Accident

What If My Motorcycle Crash Wasn’t Caused by an Impact?

By Lependorf & Silverstein on June 4, 2019

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 »

Posted in: Motorcycle Accident

Are You Ready to Ride Into the Future, Scholarship Winner?

By Lependorf & Silverstein on May 30, 2019

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 »

Posted in: Firm News

Lependorf & Silverstein’s Riding Into The Future Finalists

By Lependorf & Silverstein on May 22, 2019

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 »

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Steps for Injured Victims Following a New Jersey DUI Accident

By Lependorf & Silverstein on April 28, 2019

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 »

New Jersey Summer Bicycle Safety Tips

By Lependorf & Silverstein on April 14, 2019

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 »

Posted in: Bicycle Accident

Avoiding the Dangers of a Bicycle Accident

By Lependorf & Silverstein on April 11, 2019

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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Posted in: Bicycle Accident

Accidents Caused by Distracted Driving and Cell Phone Use

By Lependorf & Silverstein on April 5, 2019

Originally published September 19, 2016. According to New Jersey’s former Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman, between 2004 and 2013 there were almost 3 million motor vehicle accidents throughout the state. Almost half of these involved distracted driving. As it relates to cell phone use, distracted driving has become an increasing problem nationwide, causing many states to crack down on talking and texting while operating a vehicle. Read the rest »

3 Reasons for Rear-End Accidents in NJ (and How Automatic Brakes Can Help)

By Lependorf & Silverstein on March 29, 2019

Originally published April 12, 2016. If you live in New Jersey, commuting to work, school, or home is a way of life. Whether you are a bridge-and-tunnel driver, a train traveler, or a bus-rider, you’ll be spending a good deal of time on the road. On average, New Jersey commuters spend roughly 30 minutes – both ways – traveling daily. Almost 15% of the population will travel distances longer than 60 minutes away. This means that not only are people on the road longer, they also have more opportunity to be involved in an accident. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accident

Princeton, Make Sure You Bike-Share Safely

By Lependorf & Silverstein on March 26, 2019

The “environmental benefits” are only one reason that biking has become the most popular alternative to driving a motor vehicle in Princeton. The ability to avoid a great deal of traffic, get some exercise, and traverse the campus quickly are all appealing to students, staff, and visitors alike. And all of these benefits pale in comparison to the huge savings over the cost of owning and operating a car.

And thanks to the continued support of Princeton University, everyone in the neighborhood now has access to a total of 70 8-speed Breezer bikes. Read the rest »

Posted in: Bicycle Accident

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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