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Semi-Truck Crashes are Occurring at an Alarming Rate in New Jersey

By Lependorf & Silverstein on June 10, 2022

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 Everyone knows that semi-trucks can be incredibly dangerous. Take one look at these heavy, large vehicles, and it becomes quite obvious that they are capable of causing serious damage and terrible injuries. But the dangerous nature of semi-trucks goes far beyond their size and weight. The braking system on a typical semi-truck leaves much to be desired, and the average braking distance for one of these vehicles is well over 500 feet. This means that by the time a trucker has spotted a potential hazard in the distance, it is already too late to slam on the brakes or react safely. Read the rest »

New Jersey State Troopers Sued After Severely Beating Victim

By Lependorf & Silverstein on May 25, 2022

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Although many police officers in New Jersey are dedicated to upholding the law in a fair and justified manner, others use their positions of power to carry out unprovoked acts of violence against innocent civilians. Unfortunately, many of these officers get away with these offenses without as much as a slap on the wrist. In other situations, however, negligent police officers are held accountable for their misconduct. One such example was when New Jersey state troopers were recently sued by a victim who was beaten to the point of requiring surgery. Read the rest »

The Everyday Danger of Head Trauma

By Lependorf & Silverstein on March 9, 2018

Each year, it is estimated that a staggering 646,000 people die from falls globally. In addition, another 37.3 million falls cause injuries severe enough to require medical attention. To put that into perspective, more people are injured and killed in falls every year than the total population of Canada! Read the rest »

Harvard Study on Injuries Funded by NFL Players’ Union

By Lependorf & Silverstein on March 29, 2013

Harvard University has been awarded a $100 million grant by the National Football League players’ union.  The grant will fund a comprehensive study of a wide range of health problems and conditions affecting professional football players, such as heart problems and brain injuries.

As reported by Reuters, the study will take place over the next ten years and will focus on hundreds of former NFL players—members of the NFL Players’ Association.  The sad truth is that NFL players frequently suffer long-term damage from years of delivering and taking hits.  The goal of the study, according to Harvard University officials, is to limit that long-term damage. Read the rest »

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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