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New Jersey Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys

By Lependorf & Silverstein on October 18, 2020

Accidents that involve a slip, trip, or fall can happen to anyone, regardless of their age. In spite of this, millions of people over the age of 65 suffer falls every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that on average, one out of every four older adults will suffer a fall every year. Based on data collected by the agency, fall death rates in the United States have increased by 30 percent from 2007 to 2016 for older adults. Furthermore, it is estimated that if rates continue to rise, it can be anticipated that by 2030, there will be 7 fatal falls every hour.

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Amazon Prime Truck Fatality

By Lependorf & Silverstein on July 24, 2020

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A one year old boy was killed and a three year old boy was seriously injured when the motor vehicle in which they were passengers was struck in the rear by an Amazon Prime Tractor Trailer. The accident took place on the New Jersey Turnpike on Friday June 26, 2020 in the southbound lanes of the Turnpike near Cranbury, New Jersey.

The fleet of Amazon trucks and vans continues to grow as the home delivery company becomes more and more popular as a means of obtaining goods. The increase in e-commerce also has contributed to the increase in the Amazon fleet of vehicles nationwide and in New Jersey. It is common to see Amazon delivery vehicles on the highways and in residential neighborhoods at all times of the morning, day and night making their deliveries. It is often the case that the individuals who drive this massive fleet of vehicles have not had the experience necessary to operate safely.

If you have been injured by a truck or a van while in the State of New Jersey, contact the law firm of Lependorf & Silverstein, P. C. for a free legal consultation. Injuries associated with accidents as well as medical bills can be significant. The experienced truck accident attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. can help win you compensation if you have been injured. Contact the Princeton, New Jersey law firm of Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. at 609.240.0040 today.

Privacy in a Personal Injury Claim

By Lependorf & Silverstein on April 2, 2020

Privacy and personal security are becoming a bigger issue in the digital age. So much information, whether freely given or unintentionally shared, is available online. After an accident, what you choose to share can have a big impact on your personal injury claim. Insurance companies may perform a deep dive into your social media accounts or insurance claim history to find weaknesses in your case.

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Caregivers Face an Uphill Road

By Lependorf & Silverstein on January 28, 2019

Caregiving is a tough job. There are two types of caregivers: the informal caregiver, who is typically a family member and does not get paid for assisting a patient; and the formal caregiver, who is a paid professional in a facility or in-home setting. Read the rest »

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Snowmobile Accidents: Winter Recreation Has Its Risks

By Lependorf & Silverstein on January 2, 2019

While a lot of what we go through during winter is a hassle, there are a few perks. Only a nice New Jersey snowfall (or an extreme Nor’easter) can provide certain recreational activities, like skiing, sledding, and snowmobiling.

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Injured at a Concert? You May Need a Lawsuit to Get Justice

By Lependorf & Silverstein on September 27, 2018

Summer is leveling out, and with the nice weather comes time for outdoor concerts and sporting events. Most of the time, going to a music show or a baseball game leads to pure enjoyment, but there are unfortunate times when fans are injured. Read the rest »

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Festivals Gone Wrong – When Regulations Are Ignored

By Lependorf & Silverstein on September 7, 2018

If you’re a millennial, chances are you know who Tana Mongeau is and you heard about her spectacular disaster of an event called TanaCon. If you haven’t, here is a quick summary… Read the rest »

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Summer in NJ Means More Boating Accidents

By Lependorf & Silverstein on July 5, 2018

While we get into our summer adventure mode and pull out the kayaks, speedboats, and Jet Skis, it’s crucial to remember that a significant amount of injuries and fatal accidents happen in the water. Read the rest »

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Are Passenger Train Speeds Endangering Travelers?

By Lependorf & Silverstein on January 26, 2018

In mid-December 2017, an Amtrak train derailed, careening off a bridge outside Tacoma, Washington, killing three passengers and injuring one hundred more. According to NBC News, the train was traveling at 80 mph on a 30-mph stretch of track, and was not using positive train control, a technology feature that can prevent train derailments caused by excessive speed. Read the rest »

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Be Safe, Not Sorry – Firework Safety Isn’t Just for the 4th of July

By Lependorf & Silverstein on July 15, 2017

For decades, fireworks have been synonymous with celebrating America’s independence. However, many vendors have made them readily available throughout the year, increasing the number of personal shows that are held even when it isn’t the 4th of July. The beauty and excitement of fireworks make many people forget or fail to care that these are hazardous explosives, meant to be handled with the utmost caution. Unfortunately, this puts numerous people in the hospital every year. 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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