New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys
Privacy and personal security are becoming a bigger issue in the digital age. So much information, whether freely given or unintentionally shared, is available online. After an accident, what you choose to share can have a big impact on your personal injury claim. Insurance companies may perform a deep dive into your social media accounts or insurance claim history to find weaknesses in your case.
There were 529 fatal accidents, causing 563 fatalities, in New Jersey in 2019, as reported by the New Jersey State Police. Sadly, this number has not decreased from the previous year. Among the lives that were lost in these accidents, the state police divided them into four key categories, which include:
- 291 drivers
- 82 passengers
- 11 bicyclists
- 179 pedestrians
People in New Jersey love their dogs. When the American Kennel Club released its list of the most popular dog breeds in the U.S., New Jersey’s selection was right in line with the rest of the country. In fact, New Jersey’s top five most popular dog breeds are almost an exact match for AKC’s. The 15 most popular dog breeds in the Garden State, as compiled by the NJ Advanced Media, are:
Five people were killed and 60 were injured on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in January 2020 when a tour bus went out of control and rolled over. This set off a chain-reaction, multi-vehicle pileup involving three tractor trailers and a passenger car, as reported by AP News. The 60 injured victims were all expected to survive, although two remained in critical condition in the afternoon of the day the accident occurred. Victims of this disastrous collision ranged in age from seven to 67 years old.
Pop the confetti, because Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. is announcing the fifth year of our Riding Into the Future Scholarship! Last year we had the honor of reading hundreds of exceptional applications and we are back again to offer one outstanding student a $1,000 award for post-secondary education in New Jersey.
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 »
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