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Personal Injury

Will Self-Driving Cars Make the Roads Safer?

Will Self-Driving Cars Make the Roads Safer?

From the creation of the automobile, the essential nature of motor vehicle transportation has involved a certain degree of risk. Vulnerable people are riding in large, heavy machines that are traveling at speeds that were once unimaginable. Over time, innovations in technology have created new ways to reduce the risks associated with driving. Safety devices like seatbelts, airbags, and vehicle crumple zones have helped protect us and keep us safe, and driver-assistance features such as departure warnings, blindspot monitors, [...]

Maximize Your Recovery After a New Jersey Motorcycle Crash

Maximize Your Recovery After a New Jersey Motorcycle Crash

Right after a motorcycle crash, there are many essential steps that are recommended to protect yourself and any potential claim you may pursue lost damages. The steps you take immediately after a motorcycle accident can seriously affect any potential claim for compensation.  Seek Medical Attention In the moments immediately following a crash, it’s not the time to “walk it off” and hope for the best. Consult with a physician as soon as you can and have your injuries examined and treated [...]

Clark, NJ - Medflight Responds to Motorcycle Crash on Brandt Aveear North St

Motorcycle Laws in New Jersey

Motorcycles have many advantages over passenger vehicles, like fuel efficiency, but they also require a unique set of skills to operate safely and come with a dramatically increased risk of severe injury or death in the event fo a collision. Because of these realities, New Jersey has implemented a few crucial regulations concerning the operation of motorcycles that are meant to make sure everyone who rides one is as safe as possible.  Personal Safety Gear A motorcycle isn’t equipped with airbags, [...]

Newark, NJ - Firefighter Injured Responding to Fire on N 6th St

Irvington, NJ – Man Injured in House Fire on Munn Ave

Irvington, NJ (March 16, 2020) – Emergency units responded to the scene of a house fire in Irvington on Sunday, March 8th. Responders arrived at the scene of the fire on Munn Avenue at around 5 p.m. One man was injured in the blaze that started in a two-and-a-half story home.  There was extensive fire damage in the basement that spread throughout the entire home. The injured victim was trapped on the second floor of the residence. The man was [...]

Linden, NJ - Motorcyclist Injured St Georges Ave & Erudo St

Common Causes of New Jersey Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle crashes are some of the most devastating vehicular collisions that take place on American roadways. Motorcycles are not just smaller than passenger vehicles, but they lack the protective passenger cabins of motor vehicles. Without the metal casing between the rider and the road — not to mention the other vehicle — the only buffer from injury a rider has is the helmet or protective gear he or she wears. Helmets are known to save lives, but it’s no [...]

Alarming Trends in Semi-Truck Crash Statisticssh At Shirley Rd & Burlington Rd

Alarming Trends in Semi-Truck Crash Statistics

Commercial transportation vehicles have a crucial function in our extremely consumer-oriented economy, transporting goods and materials all across the United States. These vehicles are a nearly ever-present facet of our roadways, becoming so common that we may sometimes forget the real dangers they pose to other motorists and roadway users in the event of a collision. Semi-trucks are truly massive vehicles, sometimes weighing up to the legal maximum of 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. All that weight essentially means [...]

Who’s Liable After a New Jersey Semi-Truck Accident?

Who’s Liable After a New Jersey Semi-Truck Accident?

When pursuing an injury claim after any kind of car crash, the question of who is at fault is usually the most important. Your lawyer can help you prove that another party was negligent in some way, resulting in you suffering injuries. Fault and liability become much more complex when you were injured in a crash involving a semi-truck. Many different parties and companies are involved in the operation, loading, maintenance, and management of these large vehicles. The more [...]

Leading Causes of New Jersey Semi-Truck Collisions

Leading Causes of New Jersey Semi-Truck Collisions

In the aftermath of any severe car crash, one of the first things that will likely cross the minds of those involved in the accident is, “How did this happen?” This is even more relevant following a crash involving a commercial semi-truck, due to the severity of the injuries and the massive lawsuits that often come with it. The reasons for wanting this answer may very. Perhaps, the injured party and his or her lawyer wants to know whose [...]

Ramsey, NJ - 1 Killed in Collision at NJ-17 & Lake St

Common Distracted Driving Myths

It only takes a few seconds of distraction to cause a severe crash involving a pedestrian, cyclists, motorcycle, or another car. When we get behind the wheel, driving the car safely and alertly should be our priority. Despite improvements being made in vehicle design each year, motor vehicle fatalities in 2017 rose by nearly 6 percent in 2015, with more than 40,000 roadway deaths. A major contributor to these catastrophic and deadly crashes is distracted driving. Roadway distractions seemingly come from [...]

How Insurance Companies Reduce The Payout Of Injury Claims

How Insurance Companies Reduce The Payout Of Injury Claims

Insurance companies hire highly-trained professionals called claims adjusters to handle personal injury cases involving the negligence of one of their policyholders. If you are involved in a collision with another vehicle, a claims adjuster representing the driver’s insurance provider is put to work immediately after the incident is reported. No matter what the claims adjuster says, he or she ultimately has a single goal, which is why they were hired by the insurance provider: to make sure that their [...]