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Understanding Severe & Catastrophic Injuries

Understanding Severe & Catastrophic Injuries

With some crash injuries, the process of determining the value of the damages suffered by the victim due to the accident can be a fairly clear-cut process, even though the agreed-upon sum will likely be contested by the insurance provider. However, accidents that result in catastrophic injuries usually need a much more extensive procedure to fully determine the value of expenses that your injuries have caused you. A majority of injury claims can benefit from the aid of a [...]

Drowsy Driving Is a Serious Roadway Hazard

Drowsy Driving Is a Serious Roadway Hazard

Due to efforts from transportation safety organizations and law enforcement, the general public has a much greater understanding of the risks of engaging in certain behaviors while behind the wheel. For many years, public awareness and enforcement campaigns have been working diligently in order to reduce the rate of drunk driving across the country —with significant success. Similar measures have been used recently to pursue like results to reduce instances of distracted driving, which has experienced a dramatic rise [...]

Rutherford, NJ - Deadly Construction Site Crash on NJ-3

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, [...]

Handling The Aftermath Of A New Jersey Rideshare Accident

Handling The Aftermath Of A New Jersey Rideshare Accident

Ridesharing services seem extremely convenient to most, but they also pose significant risks. Riding with drivers who’ve possibly worked more than 12 consecutive hours, without professional training, can increase your likelihood of being involved in a rideshare collision. If you were a passenger in a crash while riding with an Uber of Lyft driver, what should you do next? A rideshare crash isn’t the only thing to worry about. The news seems to feature report after report of rideshare drivers [...]

Deadlines For Reporting New Jersey Car Crash Injuries

Deadlines For Reporting New Jersey Car Crash Injuries

After being involved in a serious crash, it’s common to feel overwhelmed by all the new and unexpected consequences that come with it–you may have doctor’s appointments and physical therapy to attend, you may have to take time off work or find someone to look after your kids, and then there are the hassles that go along with getting your car repaired. All these demands make it easy to forget about filing deadlines for a collision. Missing these deadlines [...]

Franklin, NJ - Man Killed Crossing at NJ-27 & S Middlebush Rd

High Rate Of Pedestrian Fatalities Cause For Concern

The overall number of car crash fatalities have been decreasing in recent years, but one type of traffic-related death is increasing dramatically. The rate of pedestrian fatalities resulting from motor vehicle collisions has been increasing steadily since 2009, spiking with an estimated high in 2018 that has not been seen since 1990. These predicted projections were compiled in a report by the Governors Highway Safety Association, a nonprofit organization drawing data from highway safety offices from across the nation. [...]

Freehold, NJ - Crash With Injuries At US-9 & Co Rd 157

The Popularity of Uber & Lyft Has Increased Rideshare Injuries

Every day, technology is constantly evolving and changing. This means that the world we live in is constant flux. Technology is meant to make our lives easier, and since 2000, new services such as shopping online to deliver groceries to our homes have improved our lives. In 2009, another technological innovation came to be: ridesharing services. That year, Uber Technologies, Inc. was established in the state of California. The idea of ridesharing services was meant to be a competitor [...]

Edison, NJ - Trucking Crash Kills Cyclist At NJ-27 & Vineyard Rd

Safety For Walkers & Cyclists in New Jersey

Some people choose to have less reliance on automotive transportation, opting to walk or bike, either for recreation or as a part of their daily routine. This is sometimes seen as a cheap, healthy, and eco-friendly alternative. However, being a pedestrian or cyclist has comes with its own set of unique risks. 2018 had the highest rate of pedestrian crash fatalities recorded in the United States since 1990. In just the past decade, pedestrian fatalities have increased by nearly [...]