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New Jersey Tour Bus Involved in PA Turnpike Accident

By Lependorf & Silverstein on February 24, 2020

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.

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Bus Accident Injures Princeton Students

By Lependorf & Silverstein on November 15, 2018

What was supposed to be a fun day of tradition and good-natured rivalry almost took a tragic turn last weekend. A busload of Princeton students were en route to the annual football game against their arch-rival, Yale, when an accident occurred. Read the rest »

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Paramus School Bus Accident Causes Two Fatalities

By Lependorf & Silverstein on May 18, 2018

This morning, students, parents, and other sympathetic Paramus residents laid flowers on a make-shift memorial outside of East Brook Middle School. It was a somber tribute to a teacher and student who were killed when their school bus collided with a dump truck on Interstate 80 in Mount Olive. Read the rest »

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New Jersey School Bus Accident Safety

By Lependorf & Silverstein on October 3, 2016

According to the National Safety Council, riding a bus is the safest way for children to travel to school. School buses are specifically designed for safety with their bright yellow color, flashing lights, over-sized mirrors, and incorporation of lap and shoulder belts. Not only that, they make the roads to school safer because they keep more than 17 million cars away from school buildings every single school day.

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Brake Failure Causes Dangerous School Bus Accident

By Lependorf & Silverstein on August 11, 2015

New Jersey School Bus AccidentA small school bus carrying 11 children, some of them special needs kids, went out of control, slamming into an SUV and crashing into an Irvington liquor store. As reported by CBS NY, the accident took place around 8 a.m. at the corner of Springfield and Sanford Avenues. Witnesses said that the bus was traveling along Sanford Avenue, when it ran a red light and slammed into a Rav 4 traveling east along Springfield. The SUV collided with a telephone pole, while bus continued forward and smashed into Home Liquors. Shortly after the accident, one witness heard the bus driver exclaiming that “…my brakes went off on me.” Surveillance video of the intersection confirms that the bus did in fact run the red light and cause the collision. Read the rest »

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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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