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Car accidents remain one of the leading causes of serious injuries in New Jersey. Based on a data report published by the New Jersey Department of Transportation, there were close to 280,000 traffic accidents reported in the state in 2019. These accidents had a variety of consequences, including life-changing injuries and death. Read the rest »
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that pedestrian accidents are on an upward trend. Based on data collected in 2017, on average, a pedestrian lost his or her life every 88 minutes in traffic accidents. The rise in pedestrian accident rates is a serious issue where every year, millions of people suffer the consequences.
In the State of New Jersey, drivers have a legal duty to drive responsibly and share the road with pedestrians. Although there are a number of traffic laws that aim to prevent pedestrian accidents, these accidents continue to occur at rapid rates as a result of driver negligence. Read the rest »
Without a doubt, every auto accident can be a traumatic experience, but when one of the vehicles involved is a large commercial truck, the accident will likely have catastrophic consequences. The sheer weight and size of large trucks are no match for regular passenger vehicles.
According to a federal report published by the Congressional Research Service, although safety improvements have been made to cars and other non-commercial vehicles, a majority of serious injuries in collisions involving large trucks will be experienced by the occupants of the smaller vehicles. When a person is injured in a truck accident, the consequences can be permanent. Read the rest »
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that bicycle accidents are on the rise across the nation. Although there are a plethora of causes for these types of traffic accidents, the top cause is reckless driving. Unfortunately, while the State of New Jersey allows injured cyclists the opportunity to recover compensation from the drivers who caused their injuries, negligent drivers and their insurance carriers will work aggressively to place blame on the cyclist.
In many respects, filing a bicycle accident claim can be a challenging process; consequently, obtaining legal counsel from a reputable attorney is necessary. If you or a loved one was injured while riding a bicycle, obtain the support of a skilled attorney who will represent your case and ensure fair compensation is secured from the liable party. Read the rest »
Auto accidents can happen to anyone, including the most precautious driver. According to the 2020 Traffic Safety Annual Report published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Agency, in 2018, a total of 36,560 people lost their lives in traffic accidents throughout the nation. In the same year, 2,710,000 people suffered non-fatal injuries in traffic accidents. These figures represent the dangers of the road and the consequences of a car accident.
One of the most common causes of accidents on the road is dangerous driving. Regrettably, far too many drivers make a conscious decision to drive recklessly, ultimately exposing others they share the road with at risk of serious harm. If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident in New Jersey, you may be eligible to file a Personal Injury Protection claim, also known as PIP. In some cases, you may also be eligible to file a claim against the reckless driver who caused you harm. Read the rest »
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 »
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