Personal Injury

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 . . .

Monday, December 31, 2018

New Study Suggests Over 25 Percent of NFL Players Have CTE

What are the symptoms of CTE in football players?

Since the discovery of the serious condition Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), researchers have much debated its true incidence.  CTE has become the center of several major lawsuits filed by players and their families against the NFL. It was even explored on the big screen in the mega-movie “Concussion.”  Several recent studies have been published that purport to discover just how common CTE among football players really is. Our Read more . . .

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Damages in a New Jersey Personal Injury Case

When are punitive damages awarded in a personal injury suit in NJ?

Accidents can leave their victims with a wide array of injuries.  Individuals injured in an accident based on another’s negligence could endure broken bones, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, lacerations, and any number of other critical injuries. With these injuries will come associated losses like the inability to return to work, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.  New Jersey Read more . . .

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Stay Safe on the Road this Winter

What items should I pack in my car to ensure my safety during the winter months?

As temperatures continue to drop in New Jersey, now is the time for drivers to start to prepare for the coming inclement weather.  Winter in New Jersey brings with it a wide array of challenges for drivers, including ice, snow, and hail. Our Read more . . .

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

NJ Accident Should Remind Drivers to Move Over for Public Safety Vehicles

What is the penalty for failing to move over for emergency vehicles or tow trucks?

A horrific accident in New Jersey should remind all drivers of the importance of obeying the “Move Over” law.  The accident occurred in Glen Rock, New Jersey at about 1 a.m. when an SUV crashed into a Department of Transportation truck.  Video of the accident reveals the SUV slamming into the DOT truck, causing the worker to be flung onto the roadway.
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Monday, October 15, 2018

Examining the Horrific NY Limo Accident

Who was at-fault for the New York limousine accident that killed 20 people?

Twenty people were recently killed in an accident in New York involving a limousine.  The accident has been deemed the deadliest U.S. accident in the past nine years, and the community is reeling from their senseless loss.  On that fateful evening in October, a group of 17 friends hopped into a white stretch limousine headed to birthday celebration in upstate New York.  Investigations have revealed that the limo was speeding down a hill as it approached a notoriously dangerous intersection between two highways.  The vehicle lost control and ran into the intersection, hitting an empty car.  

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Distracted Driving and Your Pets

Is it illegal in New Jersey to drive with your dog on your lap?

Distracted driving can come in many forms. While texting and driving is the most obvious form of distracted driving, an often overlooked, but dangerous behavior involves your furry friend. Many of us enjoy bringing our dogs in the car. Drivers with smaller dogs may be tempted to put their pooch on their lap as they drive. In the state of New Jersey, however, driving with your dog in your lap is not just dangerous, it is also illegal.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Admitting Expert Witness Testimony in NJ

What is the standard for admitting expert witness testimony in New Jersey?

Expert witnesses will often form the cornerstone of your personal injury, product liability, or medical malpractice case. The testimony of an expert witness will at times prove essential in meeting the elements of your cause of action. Given the great weight that jury members often afford to the testimony of expert witnesses, it is the role of the judge to ensure any expert witness presented is trustworthy and offers reliable evidence. If you are considering introducing expert witness testimony in your..

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

NJ Bus Accident Survivor Calls for Improved Seat Belts on School Buses

Would three-point belts on school buses save lives?

The horrific fatal bus accident that happened last May has many people in New Jersey asking what steps can be taken to prevent school bus deaths. One teacher and one student were killed when a school bus driver collided with a dump truck in New Jersey.

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