Motorcycle Accidents in New Jersey

motorcycle accident lawyer New JerseyWhile the weather may not agree, Spring is right around the corner.  With longer days and warmer weather, more motorcyclists will be hitting the road.  New Jersey has some of the most ideal roads for taking a cruise on your motorcycle. With that being said, motorcyclists are the most vulnerable population when it comes to New Jersey’s roadways.  Due to the lack of safety restraints such as seatbelts and their small size, motorcyclists make up a large percentage of serious injuries or death resulting from motor vehicle accidents.  Legally, motorcycle accidents are treated differently than other forms of automobile accidents. Continue reading “Motorcycle Accidents in New Jersey”

Several New Jersey Counties Experienced an Uptick in Traffic Fatalities Last Year, Despite Overall Decrease in New Jersey

car accident lawyer New JerseyLast year, New Jersey saw a significant drop in fatal traffic-related accidents last year. Despite the state’s overall decrease in traffic-related deaths, several New Jersey counties experienced an increase in fatal accidents. Continue reading “Several New Jersey Counties Experienced an Uptick in Traffic Fatalities Last Year, Despite Overall Decrease in New Jersey”

Postal Service Pays Multi-Million Dollar Settlement to Family of a Toddler Killed by Truck

pedestrian accident lawyer New JerseyRecently, the U.S. Postal Service paid a multi-million-dollar settlement to the New Jersey family of a two-year-old girl who was killed by a U.S. Postal Service truck. The lawsuit, Chacon v. U.S. Postal Service, resulted in a $4.9 million settlement that was paid on January 15, 2019. The tragic event highlights the need for drivers to adhere to traffic safety regulations and be aware of pedestrians in their immediate surroundings. Continue reading “Postal Service Pays Multi-Million Dollar Settlement to Family of a Toddler Killed by Truck”

Who Pays for Injuries in an Accident Involving Uber or Lyft?

Uber accident lawyer New JerseyAs the holiday season comes to a close, so does one of the most profitable times of the year for ride-share services. Although ride-share services are seen as a safer and more convenient way to travel, the drivers of these vehicles are often involved in car accidents. The issue with accidents involving ride-share services such as Uber or Lyft is that they operate in a middle ground with respect to liability.

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Rear-End Collisions – Who’s at Fault?

car accident lawyer New JerseyThe holiday season is upon us, and forecasters are predicting the upcoming holiday weekend to be among the busiest weekends in history. AAA expects a total of 112.5 million people to travel this holiday season, up 4.4 percent from last year. Due to lower gas prices, it is predicted that nearly 102 million of those people will be traveling via car. Unfortunately, with more cars on the road, more accidents are likely. Continue reading “Rear-End Collisions – Who’s at Fault?”

Federal Bill Would Aim to Keep Health Care and Social Service Workers Safe While on the Job

employment liability lawyer New JerseyIn response to the growing number of acts of violence against health care and social service workers, U.S. Representative Joe Courtney of Connecticut recently introduced a bill that would require the Labor Department to implement a workplace violence prevention program with the workers’ safety in mind. Continue reading “Federal Bill Would Aim to Keep Health Care and Social Service Workers Safe While on the Job”

When Is an Employer Liable for the Actions of Their Employees?

employment liability lawyer New JerseyOften times, the negligent actions of an employee may cause injuries to another individual. Under the doctrine of respondeat superior (or “let the master answer”), an injured party may pursue compensation from an employer for the injuries they sustained. Continue reading “When Is an Employer Liable for the Actions of Their Employees?”

Safety Group Releases List of Potentially Harmful Toys This Holiday Season

With the holiday season here, many parents are on the look-out for this year’s most popular toys for their children. However, it is important that parents shop with caution as many toys can pose potential risks to children. Every year, thousands of children face serious injuries relating to toys. Recently, a safety group released its annual list of the “10 Worst Toys” for the holidays. Continue reading “Safety Group Releases List of Potentially Harmful Toys This Holiday Season”

Children and Personal Injury Claims

child accident lawyer New JerseyWhile every parent hopes they never need to see their child suffer through an injury, children are just as susceptible to the negligence of others as adults. With that being said, the process for bringing a personal injury claim on behalf of a child has several differences from that of an adult’s personal injury claim. The differences in the processes exist to protect the more sensitive rights and well-being of the child. Continue reading “Children and Personal Injury Claims”

Walmart Comes Under Litigation for a Death Allegedly Resulting from Slip and Fall Accident

slip and fall accident lawyer New JerseySlip and fall accidents are common and may result in serious injury. According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), slip and fall accidents account for more than 1 million hospital visits, 12 percent of total falls. For those aged 65 to 84 years old, falls are the second-leading cause of death. For those 85 years or older, falls are the leading cause of death. Continue reading “Walmart Comes Under Litigation for a Death Allegedly Resulting from Slip and Fall Accident”