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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Fed Government Makes Way for Self-Driving Cars

Are self-driving cars safer than traditional automobiles?

Once a thing of science fiction, self-driving vehicles are today widely regarded as the next generation of cars.  In a recent listening session held by the United States Department of Transportation, the federal government made it clear that they would not stand in the way of the development of autonomous vehicles.  As mega companies like Google continue to push forward in their quest to create a self-driving vehicle that could eventually be sold to consumers, drivers everywhere should give thought to what a future of self-driving cars could look like and whether these vehicles will reduce Read more . . .

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents Push Accidental Death Rates to New Highs

What are the top causes of fatal car accidents?

For the first time, the National Safety Council has ranked accidental deaths as the third leading cause of death in the United States.  Previously, the top three causes of death were reported as heart disease, cancer, and chronic lower respiratory diseases, with accidents coming in fourth.  The NSC reports that over 161,000 people died in accidents in 2016.  Every second, an American is accidently injured somewhere across the country, with car accidents leading as the number one cause of accidental deaths.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

Every year, millions of Americans will seek medical care for an illness, injury, or routine examination.  While most physicians and other medical professionals are competent and well trained, medical malpractice continues to occur at alarmingly high rates nationally.  In fact, a recent John Hopkins study suggests that medical errors lead to over 250,000 deaths each year.  If you believe you have been injured by a medical professional, you are likely wondering whether you have a viable medical malpractice case.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Slick Road Conditions Lead to Car Accidents

How can I stay safe while driving in snow and ice?

As much of the Northeast braces for another round of snow, motorists are facing dangerous road conditions.  In New Jersey and neighboring Pennsylvania, several major accidents have led to injuries and road closures.  Numerous multiple-vehicle pileups happened across the region and more could be expected as the winter weather intensifies in the coming weeks.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Top Causes of Bankruptcy

Is credit card debt the top cause of bankruptcy?

Over 800,000 people declare bankruptcy every year.  Bankruptcy can be a powerful tool for individuals strapped with debt to herald in a fresh financial start.  Eligible individuals in New Jersey may be able to file for personal bankruptcy to erase their unsecured debts.  The causes of bankruptcy are numerous, and at times the debt that ultimately leads to bankruptcy is simply unavoidable.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Ride Sharing Accidents

Who is liable if you are injured in a ride sharing crash?

Ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft have become phenomenally popular in recent years.  Despite the usefulness and immense mainstream appeal of ride sharing, there have been a number of accidents associated with these services.  From serious car accidents to several instances of violence by ride sharing drivers, ride sharing passengers need to be prepared to take action if they are injured while riding in an Uber or Lyft vehicle.
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Friday, December 8, 2017

Deadly Train Crashes in New Jersey

What are the causes of train accidents?

Trains are one of the oldest and most trusted forms of transportation in the United States.  While statistically trains are safer than travel by car, several major accidents in New Jersey highlight the potential risks of train crashes.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer

What are the dangers of trying to represent yourself after an accident?

Deciding to forego the assistance of a personal injury attorney can come at great cost to you both financially and emotionally.  The experienced help of a New Jersey personal injury lawyer is vital to the success of your automobile accident or other personal injury related claim.
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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Know the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

What should I do if I believe my loved one is being abused in a nursing home?

Many of us watched in horror as images emerged following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma of elderly individuals sitting in flooded nursing homes without power.  Sadly, nursing home abuse is astonishingly common in America today.  Instances of nursing home abuse vary, but often including physical abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect. If your loved one is in nursing home care, it is critical that you know the signs of nursing home abuse so that you can take action if you suspect abuse.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Drive Safely in the Wind and Rain

How can I safely drive through heavy winds or rains?

The weather in 2017 has been anything but usual.  Category four hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, and extreme rainfall in much of the country has left many Americans bracing for poor weather conditions.  While this hurricane season is coming to an end, drivers in New Jersey should still be prepared for the possibility of heavy winds and rain.
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Six Flags Great Adventure Sued By Parents of Injured Minor

Can I sue an amusement park for my injuries?

After a young girl was injured at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township, her parents have filed suit.  The minor child was injured while riding on the El Diablo rollercoaster in September of 2015.  The ride involves several loops that leave the rider hanging upside down while restrained by a lap belt and over the shoulder harness.  According to the lawsuit, the child’s belt disengaged while she was riding the coaster.  She had to hold onto the shoulder bar just to keep herself in the seat as the roller coaster went through its loops.
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