Dining Out with Food Allergies

Food allergies affect nearly fifteen million Americans and are quite common in many across the nation. According to the Food Allergy Research and Education coalition (FARE), a food allergy can be defined as a medical condition in which exposure to a food triggers a harmful immune response. The immune response called an allergic reaction occurs because the immune system attacks proteins in the food that are normally harmless. The proteins that trigger the reaction are called allergens. The eight most common food allergens include: Continue reading “Dining Out with Food Allergies”

Product Liability Lawsuit Against Arizona Beverage

People are injured and even killed by unsafe products every day, causing tens of millions in losses and damage every year. Flawed manufacturing, faulty and/or poorly designed products, and packaging malfunctions, among others, contribute to lawsuits filed under the premises of product liability. According to the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law, product liability refers to the liability of any or all parties along the manufacturing chain of any product for damage caused by that product. This includes the manufacturer of component parts, which is at the top of the chain, or an assembling manufacturer, the wholesaler, and the retail store owner, which are at the bottom of the chain. Continue reading “Product Liability Lawsuit Against Arizona Beverage”

Safety Concerns on New Jersey’s Railways

Using the railroad is a growing option for travel throughout the nation, and especially for New Jersey residents. Trains often provide an easier, cheaper, and more convenient option for those who are traveling to work or school, or for pleasure. According to the 2018 PATH Ridership Report distributed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, in New Jersey alone from January 2018 to July 2018, there were a total of 22,354,148 rides taken on PATH trains. Continue reading “Safety Concerns on New Jersey’s Railways”

The Dangers Posed by Drowsy Driving

Drowsy driving has been a long-standing problem posing dangers to those who drive on our nation’s roadways. Falling asleep behind the wheel can have grave consequences, such as injuring yourself, property, or others, as well as causing the death of you or another individual. Continue reading “The Dangers Posed by Drowsy Driving”

New Jersey Bicycle Safety Regulations

The summer season is in full swing! Many individuals in urban areas around New Jersey are beginning to ditch their vehicles for a healthier and much cheaper option, especially with the price of gas on the rise. Bicycling is a nice option for transportation for people who would like to get in shape and save a little money along the way. Continue reading “New Jersey Bicycle Safety Regulations”

Wet Surfaces Alongside a Pool May Amount to an Open and Obvious Hazard

It is finally summer time!  This is the time of year to host a BBQ, pool party, or outdoor gathering.  However, unsafe conditions on the property can lead to an injured visitor resulting in a personal injury claim.  In New Jersey, a property owner must take the necessary steps to uncover and remove harmful or unsafe conditions. Continue reading “Wet Surfaces Alongside a Pool May Amount to an Open and Obvious Hazard”

Drive Responsibly to Avoid Summer Auto Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), from Memorial Day to Labor Day there is a 15 percent increase in fatal accidents, which is a result of increased traffic on the roadways.  In addition, the use of alcohol, distracted driving, and driver inexperience is a contributing factor in the majority of these fatal crashes. Continue reading “Drive Responsibly to Avoid Summer Auto Accidents”