Car Accident | New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys
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.
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.
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.
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
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 »
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 »
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 »
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