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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Social Media and Injury Claims

Posting about our lives on social media has become second nature. It is so ingrained in our everyday routine that we often do it without giving it another thought. If you have been in a Read more . . .

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Couple Dies in Car Crash on the Way to Their Wedding

Tragedy on the roads happens every day across the U.S. While everyone on the road has a duty to operate their vehicles in a safe manner,  CDL drivers who operate large trucks and tractor trailers are held to an even higher standard. This is because these vehicles clearly pose increased threats to the safety of others. The sheer weight of these vehicles means that the smallest impact with another vehicle can have devastating consequences.
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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Construction Worker Run Over by Coworker in Parking Lot Accident

You will commonly see construction on roadways, sidewalks, and parking lots. This upkeep is necessary to keep these areas safe for drivers and pedestrians. In working to keep others safe, construction crews work with heavy equipment, hazardous materials, and in busy thoroughfares. The construction workers put their safety at risk to improve roadway conditions for everyone. Not only is the nature of the work construction crews engage in dangerous, but the areas where construction occurs are often dangerous as well.
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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Pre-Existing Injuries and Personal Injury Claims

Many people suffer from various medical conditions and previous injuries at the time they are injured in a car crash or other incidence giving rise to a personal injury claim. First and foremost, you need to know that the fact that you may already have some medical complications does not in any way bar you from recovering compensation for the injuries you sustained in an accident.
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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Firework Injuries

Fireworks have come to be a well recognized symbol of summer. With Fourth of July prominently featuring fireworks, you know that summer is in full swing when you see things like sparklers at your independence day backyard barbecue. Unfortunately, while fireworks are undeniably beautiful, they are also very dangerous. So dangerous, in fact, that New Jersey has a ban in place preventing the legal purchase of most kinds of fireworks. Just before the Fourth of July in the summer of 2017, then-governor Chris Christie made the use of certain types of fireworks legal.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Recent Construction Worker Fatalities

The construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries to work in. The very nature of the work is dangerous enough. This is why there are so many safety regulations in place that specifically apply to the construction industry. Unfortunately, many of these safety regulations are not observed. This makes an already dangerous job even more likely to result in injury to workers.
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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Staying Safe on Summer Roads

Summer is right around the corner and that means family vacations, road trips, and plenty of warm-weather holiday fun. With the snow and sleet a distant memory, you may think road conditions are safer. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, however, have found that July and August are actually the two deadliest months for car crashes and vehicular-related deaths.

How Do You Stay Safe on the Roads this Summer?

Summer roads are dangerous for a number of reasons. Being aware of the conditions that increase your risk on the roads this summer can help you avoid some of the dangers.
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Friday, April 19, 2019

Medical Errors are a Leading Cause of Death in the United States

A Johns Hopkins study published some scary and surprising statistics about medical mistakes in the United States healthcare system. The study revealed that more than 250,000 people in the U.S. die each year due to medical error. This puts medical error as the third leading cause of death outranked only by heart disease and cancer.
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Friday, April 12, 2019

Product Defects Involved in Products Liability Claims

We trust the products we use every day to be safe for reasonable use. We trust the products to give us clear directions and warnings on how to properly use or not use them. That is why product designers, manufacturers, and retailers have a legal duty to ensure the products they make are safe. When they fail in this duty, someone can sustain serious injury. If you have been injured by a product that was defective due to the negligence of a product manufacturer, designer, or retailer, you may file a products liability claim.
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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Who Will Pay for My Injuries If I Am in A Rideshare Accident?

Rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft have becoming increasingly popular in recent years. The demand for rideshare services has grown and with that comes more rideshare vehicles on the road than ever before. Just like any other vehicle on the road, however, rideshare vehicles can get in accidents that leave drivers and passengers with any number of injuries. If you have been injured in a rideshare accident, you may be wondering what comes next. Who will pay for your injuries? At The Cassidy Law Firm, our dedicated personal injury attorneys can help you answer this important question.
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Thursday, March 21, 2019

What is Distracted Driving?

We are more distracted than ever. With smartphones allowing us to immediately access all kinds of information and keep in touch with a broad community, we have a tough time putting them down and taking a break to focus on other tasks. This is why distracted driving has become such a problem it really has evolved into a nationwide epidemic. According to the State of New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, distracted driving was cited as a major contributing factor in more than 804,000 motor vehicle crashes in the state from 2011 to 2015. Distracted driving accidents have led to thousands of people being injured each year.
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