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What You Need to Know: Cell Phone Laws in New Jersey

By Lependorf & Silverstein on July 29, 2017

Distracted driving, specifically as it relates to cell phone use, has become an increasing problem nationwide, causing many states to crack down on talking and texting while operating a vehicle. New Jersey is one of these states that recognizes the growing hazard and continues to propose amendments to legislation in an attempt to make the roads safer for all motorists and pedestrians. Read the rest »

Distracted Driving Kills: Why Multitasking Doesn’t Work

By Lependorf & Silverstein on June 27, 2017

In today’s hectic world, it seems like there is a never-ending list of things to do on a daily basis. You’re not alone if you often find yourself trying to multitask and get several things done at once. Read the rest »

Why Snapchat and Driving Don’t Mix

By Lependorf & Silverstein on January 20, 2017

Every year, distracted driving becomes more and more of a problem on New Jersey roadways. With the continued advancements in mobile technology, and with the increasing popularity of social media and communication apps like Snapchat, the temptations to look at your cell phone while driving become ever greater, whether it’s to take a photo, send or receive a message, or even record a video. Read the rest »

Accidents Caused by Distracted Driving and Cell Phone Use

By Lependorf & Silverstein on September 19, 2016

According to New Jersey’s Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman, between 2004 and 2013 there were almost 3 million motor vehicle accidents throughout the state. Almost half of these involved distracted driving. Drivers can become distracted by a number of things both inside and outside the vehicle. Any one of these can cause a serious road accident. Distracted driving, whatever the cause, is dangerous and increases the risk of a vehicle accident.

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Top Frequently Asked Questions about Distracted Driving Car Accidents

By Lependorf & Silverstein on April 29, 2015

NJ Auto AccidentDistracted driving claimed over 3,000 lives nationwide in 2013, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Additionally, over 420,000 motorists were injured in distracted driving accidents.

When experienced Princeton car accident attorneys reach out to the community to help reduce the risk of distracted driving accidents, we often find that drivers don’t know much about distracted driving – including how they can help keep themselves and their passengers safer on the road. Here are some of the top most frequently asked questions about distracted driving. Read the rest »

Drive Safely this Holiday Season in New Jersey

By Lependorf & Silverstein on December 19, 2012

New Jersey Holiday Car CrashThe winter holiday season is one of the most dangerous times of the year for drivers. Motorists have to deal with hazardous roadway conditions, reduced visibility, and dangerous driving behavior. New Jersey drivers would be well advised to practice safe driving habits and to keep a safe distance from drivers who are behaving erratically or dangerously.

There are a number of ways in which you can reduce your chances of being involved in a New Jersey car accident this holiday season. Make sure you travel at a speed that is appropriate for traffic, roadway, and weather conditions. It is also important that you keep a safe distance from other vehicles, properly maintain your vehicle, and obey all traffic control devices. It is also a good idea to be on the lookout for distracted, impaired, and fatigued drivers, especially during the busy holiday travel season. Read the rest »

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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