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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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Check for “Seatbelt Syndrome” After Any Crash

By Lependorf & Silverstein on February 26, 2019

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 »

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Princeton, You’re Underinsured – and That Can Hurt You in an Accident (Part 2)

By Lependorf & Silverstein on November 13, 2018

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 »

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Princeton, You’re Underinsured – and That Can Hurt You in an Accident (Part 1)

By Lependorf & Silverstein on November 7, 2018

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 »

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Why You Should See a Doctor After Your Car Crash

By Lependorf & Silverstein on June 20, 2018

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 »

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Hit-and-Runs on the Rise Across US

By Lependorf & Silverstein on June 7, 2018

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 »

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I Thought It Was a Puddle: Black Ice Driving Danger

By Lependorf & Silverstein on January 8, 2018

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 »

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Is There Weather You Shouldn’t EVER Drive In?

By Lependorf & Silverstein on October 22, 2017

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 »

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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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