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Auto Accidents in New Jersey – What You Need to Know

By Lependorf & Silverstein on February 17, 2021

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Car accidents remain one of the leading causes of serious injuries in New Jersey. Based on a data report published by the New Jersey Department of Transportation, there were close to 280,000 traffic accidents reported in the state in 2019. These accidents had a variety of consequences, including life-changing injuries and death. Read the rest »

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Top-Rated New Jersey Auto Accident Attorneys

By Lependorf & Silverstein on January 15, 2021

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Auto accidents can happen to anyone, including the most precautious driver. According to the 2020 Traffic Safety Annual Report published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Agency, in 2018, a total of 36,560 people lost their lives in traffic accidents throughout the nation. In the same year, 2,710,000 people suffered non-fatal injuries in traffic accidents. These figures represent the dangers of the road and the consequences of a car accident.

One of the most common causes of accidents on the road is dangerous driving. Regrettably, far too many drivers make a conscious decision to drive recklessly, ultimately exposing others they share the road with at risk of serious harm. If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident in New Jersey, you may be eligible to file a Personal Injury Protection claim, also known as PIP. In some cases, you may also be eligible to file a claim against the reckless driver who caused you harm. Read the rest »

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Leading Auto Accident Attorneys in New Jersey

By Lependorf & Silverstein on November 11, 2020

Traffic accidents are a leading cause of injury and death in the nation, but they can also lead to a variety of psychological disorders. An article published in the medical journal BMJ Open titled: The Psychological Impact of Injuries Sustained in Motor Vehicle Crashes: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis states that the severity of psychological distress is higher among people who have been injured in motor vehicle crashes. Moreover, psychological distress is even greater among accident victims who have suffered catastrophic injuries, such as spinal cord injuries, whiplash-associated disorders, and traumatic brain injuries. Read the rest »

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Recent Traffic Accident Resulted in a Pedestrian Fatality in Princeton, New Jersey

By Lependorf & Silverstein on September 10, 2020

Princeton, NJ (November 1st, 2020) – A traffic accident reported on the late evening of September 1st claimed the life of a pedestrian. On Monday, August 31st at approximately, 11:08 p.m., the West Windsor Division of Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched to a serious traffic accident involving a pedestrian that occurred in the U.S. Route 1 North near Princeton Service Center. According to the WWPD’s Traffic Bureau & Detective Bureau, the pedestrian was reported deceased at the scene.

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Serious Motor Vehicle Accident in Ewing Township Results in a Fatal Injury

By Lependorf & Silverstein on June 10, 2020

Ewing Township, New Jersey (June 4th, 2020) – At approximately 12 p.m. on June 4th, the Ewing Police Dispatch received several 9-1-1 calls regarding a two-vehicle accident involving serious bodily harm in the area of Ashley and Lower Ferry Roads.

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What Information Should You Collect Before a Car Accident Claim?

By Lependorf & Silverstein on April 30, 2020

The first few weeks after a car accident can be difficult. You’re still finding your footing again in your day-to-day routine, adjusting to injuries, going to medical appointments, getting a new vehicle, and wondering how to move forward. If you decide to pursue a personal injury claim against an at-fault driver, you may not be sure where to start, let alone if you have the evidence to start a case. Before beginning a claim, you will want to collect the following key pieces of information to present to a lawyer.

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New Jersey 2019 Fatal Accident Trends

By Lependorf & Silverstein on March 19, 2020

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

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Deaths Due to Running Red Lights Hits Highest Mark in a Decade

By Lependorf & Silverstein on November 6, 2019

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 »

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What If the Insurance Company Offers Me Money After My Accident?

By Lependorf & Silverstein on June 16, 2019

Princeton University and its surrounding environs make up the center of our town and, needless to say, we see the most traffic incidents around that area. Nassau Street is crowded at the beginning and ending of rush hour, and highway entrances and exits host unfolding drama almost every minute of the day. The smallest thing can go wrong, and you cannot always plan for other people’s poor choices. Read the rest »

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3 Reasons for Rear-End Accidents in NJ (and How Automatic Brakes Can Help)

By Lependorf & Silverstein on March 29, 2019

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 »

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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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