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Are Hands-Free Cell Phones Safer for Drivers than Hand-Held Phones?

Under New Jersey law, use of a hand-held cell phone is strictly prohibited. Drivers face fines ranging from $200 to $400 for a first offense, $400 to $600 for a second offense and $600 to $800 for a third offense. The third offense may also result in a three-point license penalty and a suspension of […]

Should Parents be Concerned About School Bus Safety?

According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, school buses are a safer transportation option for students than passenger cars. An extensive study of school transportation accidents shows that school-aged occupants of school transportation vehicles fared better than occupants of other vehicles and pedestrians. This is welcome assurance for parents, who generally feel safer when […]

Why Do Hospital “Never Events” Keep Happening?

In December 2012, researchers at Johns Hopkins released a landmark study of surgical malpractice revealing that an estimated 4,000 so-called “never events” occur in American hospitals each year. A never event is a mistake during a surgical procedure which is entirely preventable and easily eliminated through proper protocols and surgical team communication. These include leaving […]

How Does Comparative Negligence Affect New Jersey Auto Accident Cases?

In New Jersey, the law of comparative negligence comes about when an injured person shares some blame for causing the accident. This used to be called contributory negligence, and it was a harsh rule that barred an injured party from recovering any compensation if that party was in any small measure responsible. Imagine getting into […]

What to Do in a Hazardous Materials Crash

An August 12th collision of two tractor-trailers on the New Jersey Turnpike near Exit 9 ignited a shipment of acetylene and propane, setting off explosions and sending plumes of thick, black smoke into the air. Lanes were closed in both directions for hours as hazardous material units attempted to contain the fire. This incident raises […]

Staying Safe While Driving During the Holiday Season

The period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is one of the most dangerous times to be on the road. Because many people are traveling long distances, the chances of being involved in an auto accident increase. The roads are busier, the weather is sometimes poor and alcohol consumption is frequently involved. According to the […]

New Jersey’s Dog Bite Law

Dog owners need to be especially prudent in preventing their dog from attacking someone. New Jersey dog bite law imposes a heavy responsibility on dog owners, whether in a public place or lawfully on the property of the dog owner. In the State of New Jersey, the legal liability of an owner of a dog that […]

Auto Industry Working on Preventing Seat Heater-Related Injuries

You love that your vehicle has heated seats, but seat heater-related injuries often occur in people suffering paralysis. New Jersey product liability attorneys know that quadriplegics and paraplegics cannot feel the seat burning their skin and often suffer severe burn injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has sought the auto industry’s help for ways […]

What are the Types of Wrongful Death Claims?

Wrongful death is emotionally and financially much different on a family than a death from an illness. Wrongful deaths are sudden and family members have no time to plan ahead for the emotional and financial upheaval to come. When your family suffers the sudden loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another […]

What are the Signs of a Spinal Cord Injury?

Spinal cord injuries can affect every aspect of a person’s life and cause permanent changes in bodily functions. New Jersey spinal cord injury lawyers know that this type of injury results in tremendous medical bills and many hours of rehabilitation ― if rehabilitation is even possible. According to the Mayo Clinic, a spinal cord injury […]