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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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Friday, February 22, 2019

NSF Funds New Study to Help Prevent Brain Injury Deaths

How many people die each year due to traumatic brain injuries?

Traumatic brain injuries result from blows to the head or penetrating head injuries that impact the normal function of the brain.  TBIs can occur when the head suddenly hits another object, or when an object pierces the skull. These injuries range in severity, and an estimated 1.7 million patients will suffer from a TBI each year, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Approximately 5.
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Friday, February 8, 2019

School Bus Crash in New Jersey Traps Children Under Power Lines

What are the most common causes of school bus accidents?

Recently, a school bus in New Jersey ran off the road and hit a utility pole, leaving the driver and children trapped under power lines.  Authorities report that the bus was carrying eight students between the ages of eight and 11 when it crashed in East Brunswick.  The driver and children aboard waited until the utility company shut down the power lines so that the children could exit safely.  Fortunately, no injuries were reported despite the harrowing ordeal. The cause of the accident is still being investigated.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Concussion Rates Higher Among Youth Football Players Than Suspected

What are the long term repercussions of concussions in children?

Researchers across the country have turned much focus and attention to the colossal problem of concussions among football players.  While significant funding has been dedicated to the investigation of concussions among pro-football players, now researchers are further exploring the epidemic of concussions among younger players.  A new study by the Seattle Children’s Research Institute and UW Medicine’s Sports Health and Safety Institute suggests that youth football players suffer concussion injuries at higher rates than previously reported. Our

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Accidents Far Outweigh Disease as Cause of Childhood Deaths

How can I protect my child against the top causes of accidental injuries and deaths?

America’s children are now six times more at risk of dying due to preventable and accidental injuries than disease, according to a new report published by the New England Journal of Medicine.  The study used data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which tracks cause of death data contained within death certificates.  Our Read more . . .

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