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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.

But they come with dangers. Read the rest »

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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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Common Signs of Motor Nerve Damage in New Jersey

By Lependorf & Silverstein on October 20, 2016

Injuries to the nerves can be physically and emotionally devastating, and when a victim is injured, they could be looking at a lifetime of chronic pain, lethargy, depression, and immobility. Nerve injuries are often caused by poorly performed surgeries, accidents, and erroneously prescribed medications, and if your nerves are injured in this manner, you may be able to take legal action against the responsible party. If your life has been uprooted by a serious motor nerve injury, the following information may help you understand your legal options.

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National Council on Fireworks Safety Offers Fourth of July Safety Tips

By Lependorf & Silverstein on June 23, 2015

NJ Firework Injury More house fires happen over the Fourth of July weekend than at any other time during the year, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and more burn injuries happen during this period as well.  This Independence Day, help protect the safety of those you love by focusing on safe fireworks tips.

While the NFPA recommends skipping backyard fireworks entirely in favor of a professional show, the National Council on Fireworks Safety (NCFS) argues that it’s possible to make backyard fireworks a fun, and safe, part of your Fourth of July celebrations.  To do so, keep tips like these in mind: Read the rest »

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