Category Archives: Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Bicycle Accidents with Vehicles and Pedetrians

Posted in Bicycle Injuries, Motor Vehicle Accidents

I learned recently that bicycling has increased by 60% over the past 15 years. Once considered an activity associated mainly with exercise or with leisurely rides on summer vacations, biking has become a commonplace mode of primary transportation for many people in cities and suburbs across the country. With this increase in usage, there has… Continue Reading

New Jersey’s New Child Passenger Safety Laws: What Parents Need to Know

Posted in Injury Law, Legal Updates, Motor Vehicle Accidents

Effective September 1, 2015, new child passenger safety laws will go into effect in New Jersey.  These new laws were designed with enhanced safety in mind – specifically on improving protections for young children riding in cars.  So what are these new rules? Every child under 2 years old and weighing less than 30 lbs…. Continue Reading

Truck Accidents Can Result in Serious Injuries

Posted in Injury Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Trucking Accidents

Truck accidents often can result in serious or even fatal injuries. An example of such an accident is one that many people read about last summer: the accident where a Wal-Mart truck and a limo van collided. The accident severely injured comedian Tracy Morgan and two other occupants and killed fellow comedian James McNair. Another… Continue Reading

Effective Legal Counsel Can Protect Family Interests in Bus Accident Litigation

Posted in Legal Updates, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Trucking Accidents

Tractor-trailer bus collisions are among the worst that occur on busy American highways.  Because of the relative size of the two vehicles in such a collision, the injuries are catastrophic, often with deadly consequences. It is essential for anyone injured in such a devastating collision to seek competent legal counsel immediately to protect his or… Continue Reading

School Bus Accidents

Posted in Injury Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, between 2000 and 2009, 130 school-age pedestrians (younger than 19) died in school transportation-related crashes. Over two-thirds (67%) were struck by school buses, 6 percent by vehicles functioning as school buses, and 27 percent by other vehicles involved in the crashes. There were… Continue Reading

Top Ten Causes of Workplace Injury

Posted in Construction Accidents, Injury Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall, Workers' Compensation, Wrongful Death

A recent article in Insurance Journal lists the top 10 causes of workplace injuries based on 2012 Liberty Mutual claims data for injuries lasting six or more days. The ranking is based on total workers’ compensation costs but it is interesting to note the leading causes of injuries in this study. If I were to… Continue Reading

Be Careful of Trip Hazards and Slip Hazards Inside and Outside

Posted in Injury Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall

Now that winter is well underway, it is important to remind everyone to be careful not only when walking outside but also to be cautious when walking inside places, especially public buildings.  Ice and snow on a customer’s shoes can easily become a major slip hazard when it gets tracked into a supermarket, retail store,… Continue Reading