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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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Friday, September 22, 2017

Wrong Way Accidents in New Jersey

What causes wrong way car accidents?

A Florida man was recently killed while driving the wrong way on the New Jersey Turnpike.  Police report that the accident happened around 11:30 pm on a Saturday.  The 21-year-old driver was driving southbound in the northbound lanes when his vehicle crashed head on into another vehicle.


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Friday, September 15, 2017

NJ Court Rules Treating Doctor Cannot Testify As to Standard of Care


What is the standard of care in medical malpractice cases?

A New Jersey appellate court recently ruled that a doctor who treated a patient after another physician allegedly made a surgical error could not state an opinion on the standard of care in the medical malpractice case.  The case adds to the body of law regarding medical malpractice and standards of care in New Jersey.  Medical malpractice is an ever evolving field of law, making it complex and challenging.  Our Read more . . .


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Massive Settlement Reached Against Benicar


What should I do if I have suffered an injury while taking Benicar?

Benicar (Olmesartan) is a medication used to treat high blood pressure or hypertension.  Benicar performs the vital task of lowering a patient’s blood pressure so as to help prevent strokes.  However, for some patients, taking Benicar resulted in serious gastrointestinal injuries.  As a result, hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against Daiichi Sankyo, the Japanese pharmaceutical manufacturer of Benicar.  Our Read more . . .


Monday, August 7, 2017

Examining the Safety of NJ Fairs


What are my legal rights if I am injured at a fair in New Jersey?

A horrific Columbus, Ohio fair accident has spurred several other states to re-examine the safety of fair rides.  The recent Ohio accident involved a ride called the Fire Ball.  Riders were swung to extreme heights and speeds in the Fire Ball, when suddenly an arm of the ride broke, sending riders flying through the air.  One individual was killed and seven others injured in the accident.  Several people remain hospitalized more than a week after the incident.
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Monday, July 17, 2017

New Study Finds that Brain Injuries in Middle Age May Raise Your Risk of Dementia


What causes traumatic brain injuries?

A new study suggests that middle aged adults should take care to protect their heads from trauma.  Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are believed to be the cause of over 2.5 million emergency room visits per year and 282,000 hospitalizations nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Traumatic brain injuries are defined as blows or bumps to the head that cause damage to the brain.  TBIs can have many causes and are often linked to accidents.
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Friday, July 14, 2017

Fidget Spinners Raise Safety Concerns


Is your child’s fidget spinner safe?

Fidget spinners have exploded in popularity in just the past few months. These toys, originally designed to assist children with ADHD, are the must have toy of the season. Despite the wild popularity of fidget spinners, new reports indicate that fidget spinners may pose a safety threat to their users.  From choking hazards to sudden explosions, fidget spinners hold the potential to inflict serious Read more . . .


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

NJ Bus Crash Injures 33


Who is at-fault for the recent New Jersey Turnpike crash that injured dozens?

A horrific crash between a tour bus and a tractor-trailer left 33 people injured on the New Jersey Turnpike.  The accident happened at 12:30 a.m. on a Friday in West Deptford, New Jersey.  The accident involved a Panda tour bus with 50 people on board.
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

When Police Chases Turn Deadly


Who is liable if I am injured by a police vehicle or fleeing suspect?

Recently, a police chase ended in a deadly crash in New Jersey.  According to officials, police officers began pursuing a car down Tonnelle Avenue in Greenville.
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Monday, May 22, 2017

Preparation Can Mitigate Your Risk in the Event of a Construction Accident


What steps should be taken by my construction company after an accident?

Construction can be a dangerous industry, particularly in the densely populated states of New Jersey and New York.  When a construction accident occurs, it is imperative that all parties involved in the construction project take steps to promptly investigate the accident and mitigate damages.  Owners, developers, contractors, and construction managers should work with a Read more . . .


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