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 »
After a car accident, you may be upset, in pain, and maybe even a little disoriented. An impact can cause mild to severe head trauma, which can leave victims confused and shaky. But in some cases, these feelings are masking serious internal injuries the victim has suffered from his or her seatbelt—also known as “seatbelt syndrome.” Read the rest »
Getting car insurance in New Jersey may feel like a daunting task, as we mentioned in part one of this blog series. There are different factors to consider, like which insurance company to choose and what coverage is best for your situation. It can feel like a lot of information to process at first, but it boils down to purchasing enough coverage to keep you secure in the event of a car accident. Read the rest »
At Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., we deal with a lot of car accident claims, and in the past few years we’ve noticed a worrisome trend that really hurts our clients. It’s the fact that they are woefully underinsured. Being underinsured is a big problem, especially in a no-fault state such as New Jersey. You need good coverage in case you are hurt and require expensive medical treatment. Read the rest »
For years Kendra Jackson thought she was suffering from really bad allergies. The Nebraska woman carried a handful of tissues with her everywhere she went. She described the uncomfortable feeling of experiencing “allergies” everyday: “It was like a waterfall, continuously, and then it would run to the back of my throat.” Read the rest »
New Jersey hit-and-run statistics are disturbingly high, and rising. From 2006 to 2016, there were 413 deadly hit-and-run crashes in New Jersey. As the average increases year by year, it seems like this disturbing escalation of hit-and-runs has no chance of slowing down. Read the rest »
New Jersey winters are unforgiving. It is a hassle, but we must take additional precautions in our daily lives just to make sure we stay warm and safe. One of these involves being extra-cautious while driving. Getting behind the wheel is already the most dangerous thing most Americans do each day, and adding dangerous winter factors like black ice, snow, and even regular ice can make it that much worse. You may think that crashes involving icy roads are only caused by careless drivers, but everyday drivers who think they are driving cautiously can be surprised by black ice and lose control of their vehicles, too. Read the rest »
Most people who live in New Jersey can handle driving in a little bit of rain, snow, or when the roads are slightly icy. And while these conditions are not ideal, residents learn to live with them as they’re all a part of living in the Garden State. But there are certain conditions in which people should never drive, no matter how good a driver they are. Read the rest »
The warm weather and longer daylight hours make summer the perfect time to plan a road trip. Whether you’re heading out on a solo adventure or spending quality time with family or friends, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of freedom that comes from navigating the open road. However, it’s important to take the necessary steps to make your trip as safe as possible.
Before getting behind the wheel, it’s a good idea to review the safety tips our New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., have provided below. Taking the right precautions can go a long way in keeping you, your passengers, and other motorists out of harm’s way while you enjoy your travels. Read the rest »
Winter weather can be a real pain for New Jersey residents, making the roads and highways of our state difficult to drive and, in some cases, dangerous. Residents should do everything they can to prepare their motor vehicles to avoid accidents and protect themselves and their loved ones.
Here are just a few statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration you should bear in mind this winter:
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