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 »
The new year is a time for resolutions, promises we make to ourselves to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. For New Jersey drivers, no 2017 pledge would be more impactful than agreeing not to drive while distracted.
There is no other way to say it: distracted driving kills. Check out these statistics put out by the New Jersey Department of Law and Safety. Read the rest »
This time of year is a time for family gatherings, homecomings, and reunions of friends and loved ones. That also means that this is a time of heavy travel, with people often driving long distances. The streets and highways of New Jersey will be filled with winter revelers as they return home or attend celebrations.
The increased traffic, combined with the inclement weather that is typical of this time of year, leads to a significant spike in the number of accidents and collisions. If you want to avoid having your holidays ruined by a tragic car accident, it’s imperative that you take extra precautions as you hit the roadways this year.
Unfortunately, no matter how safe a driver you are, sometimes accidents happen anyway. Determining whether an auto collision was purely an accident caused by severe winter conditions or was the fault of another party can be difficult and a number of factors come into play when deciding who was liable.
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:
The November and December holidays are amongst the busiest days of the year when it comes to travel. More cars are on the road as people all over the State of New Jersey travel to visit family, friends, and loved ones. Of course, with the increased traffic comes the increased risk of suffering a serious accident. Read the rest »
Car maintenance can be a difficult chore, and it’s often easier to let things slide until a problem becomes critical. Replacing brake pads is one such activity. Unfortunately, too many of us wait until it’s too late to do the simple things that will keep our vehicles safe and running smoothly.
There’s probably no part of your car that’s more essential to your safety than the ability to stop. That’s why making sure your brake pads are up to date is so important.
Coming to a full stop at a stop sign is the law, but sadly, many irresponsible drivers fail to remember this basic rule. Failing to stop at a red light or stop sign may not seem like a big deal, but each year, thousands of responsible motorists are injured because another driver did not stop. Some of these injuries are life-threatening, and it is unfair that anyone should have to go through such an ordeal. If you were injured in a stop sign accident, keep reading to learn more about your legal options.
Numerous studies have shown that seat belts save lives and reduce injuries during vehicle crashes. According to the State of New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, around 150 drivers are killed in crashes each year due to not wearing seat belts, while wearing seat belts saved the lives of more than 12,000 drivers in 2012.
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