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Distraction Isn’t Just for Drivers

By Lependorf & Silverstein on July 20, 2019

It’s a car’s world out there. New Jersey, like the rest of the United States, built its cities and other infrastructure to support a thriving motor vehicle population. Nearly every resident owns or has access to a passenger vehicle, and the ones who don’t can hop on the nearest bus or train and zoom to their destination. Read the rest »

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Be Careful On Your Princeton Evening Jog

By Lependorf & Silverstein on October 18, 2018

Many people run as part of their daily exercise routine. Not only is it great for your waistline, it’s also great for mental health, as it releases endorphins to the brain that help you stay happy and fight off depression. But as autumn approaches and days are getting darker faster, it’s a good idea to stay alert and follow some basic safety precautions while going out for your evening jog. Read the rest »

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The Science of Car vs. Pedestrian

By Lependorf & Silverstein on August 23, 2018

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2015, 5,376 pedestrians were killed in crashes with motor vehicles, and 70,000 were injured. If you have an inquisitive mind, you may have wondered what exactly happens when a pedestrian is hit by a car. Scientists have been studying the process and mechanics of car accidents for many years in a bid to figure out how to make cars safer and how to reduce pedestrian fatalities.

So, what exactly happens during a collision with a car, and how does it affect a human body? Read the rest »

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Watch Out for Memorial Day Tourists in New Jersey!

By Lependorf & Silverstein on May 20, 2018

With Memorial Day weekend coming up and tourists flocking to New Jersey, things are about to get wild on the roads. Holidays like Memorial Weekend, Fourth of July, and New Year’s Eve are inherently dangerous. Drinking, driving on unfamiliar roads, and driving at night all provide the perfect ingredients for a car accident. Read the rest »

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Does Pedestrians After Dark = More Danger?

By Lependorf & Silverstein on May 13, 2018

Driving is dangerous. On average, motorists are operating 3,000 pounds of metal that can easily crush any unfortunate human in their way. That is a lot of responsibility for a driver, especially at night. Even though there is 60% less traffic on the roads, nighttime accidents account for more than 40% of overall car accidents. Read the rest »

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Man Versus Bicycle: Bicycle Wins

By Lependorf & Silverstein on March 30, 2018

It is a universal truth that in a battle between a machine and a man, the machine usually wins. We typically imagine this scenario involving people being hit by cars or buses, but a very real danger also exists when the machine happens to be a bicycle. As the number of people using bicycles (both for recreational purposes and to avoid growing traffic) continues to increase, these accidents are bound to happen more frequently. Read the rest »

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You’re Not Safe Till You’re in the Building

By Lependorf & Silverstein on February 28, 2018

You’ve finally reached your destination after overcoming heavy traffic, poor weather conditions, and an emergency road repair. As you pull into the parking lot, you take a deep breath of relief, unaware you are now embarking on one of the riskier parts of your trip—getting from the parking lot to the building. Read the rest »

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To Walk or Not to Walk: Why Are Pedestrian Accidents on the Rise?

By Lependorf & Silverstein on February 9, 2018

More Americans are incorporating walking into their daily routines, whether it’s tracking steps on a Fitbit or walking to the train rather than driving. Generally, this leads to healthier bodies and a healthier environment. At the same time, however, it’s putting us at risk of being hit by a car or other vehicle. And in the United States, that particular problem is getting worse. Read the rest »

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Understanding Pedestrian Right of Way

By Lependorf & Silverstein on September 30, 2016

According to the State of New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, there is a disproportionate number of pedestrian injury crashes and fatalities in the Garden State compared to the nation as a whole. Pedestrian safety is a two-way street. Drivers must stop for pedestrians at crosswalks and pedestrian must observe traffic signs and signals located at intersections. As a pedestrian it is important that you understand your right of way.

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Tips for Avoiding Car Accidents While Jogging

By Lependorf & Silverstein on September 28, 2016

It’s pleasant outside and you have nothing pressing to do. It’s the perfect time to go for a jog and in Princeton, New Jersey, you can be pretty sure that you’ll bump into other joggers along the way. More than 57 million people in the United States jog each year. That’s a big potential for joggers and car accidents. Safety is always an issue when you’re jogging and there are important things to remember so that you can avoid injury.

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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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