Category Archives: Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Why We Need More Corporate Regulations and Less Tort Reform

Posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents, News & Events, Product Liability, Wrongful Death

Ten years ago, Candace Anderson, a 21 year old young woman, was convicted of criminal negligent homicide as a result of a one car motor vehicle crash. Ms. Anderson lost control of her 2004 GM Saturn Ion. Her fiancé, a front seat passenger, was killed in the crash when his passenger side air bag failed… Continue Reading

New Jersey Supreme Court Hears Argument on Two Bad Faith Cases in Uninsured/ Underinsured Motorist Cases

Posted in Injury Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents

In September, the New Jersey Supreme Court heard argument in two cases, which address the issue of bad faith conduct by an automobile insurer in failing to fairly investigate and resolve uninsured/underinsured (UM/UIM) claims brought by two of its policyholders. In New Jersey, when a person is injured as a result of the negligence of… Continue Reading

What Do Personal Injury Attorneys Do?

Posted in Birth Injuries, Construction Accidents, Injury Law, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motorcycle Injury, Product Liability, Trucking Accidents, Workers' Compensation, Wrongful Death

Personal injury attorneys are advocates for people who have been injured in an accident, whether it is a slip and fall, trip and fall, work related, car, motorcycle or recreational accident.  Our job is to represent the rights of the injured party, not the insurance company.  So, why do personal injury attorneys have such a… Continue Reading

Consequences of Texting and Driving the “Kulesh, Kubert and Bolis’ Law”

Posted in Injury Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents

Under a new law called the “Kulesh, Kubert and Bolis’ Law,” proof that a defendant was operating a hand-held wireless telephone while driving a motor vehicle may give rise to the presumption that the defendant was engaged in reckless driving. Prosecutors are empowered to charge the offender with committing vehicular homicide or assault when such type of accident occurs from reckless driving. Vehicular homicide is generally a crime of the second degree, punishable by imprisonment of five to ten years, a fine of up to $150,000, or both. Assault by auto is a crime of the fourth degree if serious bodily injury occurs and a disorderly persons offense if bodily injury occurs. A fourth degree crime is punishable by up to 18 months imprisonment, a fine of up to $10,000, or both. The penalty for a disorderly persons offense is imprisonment for up to six months, a fine of up to $1,000, or both.

Out-Of-State Drivers & New Jersey’s “Deemer Statute”

Posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Many of the people who drive in New Jersey live out of state. I am one of those people. While I live in Pennsylvania, 90% of the driving I do is in New Jersey. Under these circumstances, I wanted to find a way to take advantage of Pennsylvania’s lower auto insurance premiums while avoiding New Jersey’s restrictive limitation on lawsuit or “verbal threshold” laws.

Truck and Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Trucks and commercial vehicles are a part of everyday life. No matter what road you are driving on, the chances are good that you will see a tractor trailer or some other truck sharing the roadway with you. Most truck drivers are safe and follow the rules of the road. But sometimes trucks cause accidents, and when they do, the results can be catastrophic. Here are two such examples.

Distracted Driving – We’re Not Just Talking About Cell Phones

Posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you haven’t been cryogenically frozen or living under a rock for the last decade, then you’re aware of the extremely important campaign against “distracted driving.” Most people automatically think of cell phones when they hear the term “distracted driving.” While the campaign against distracted driving focuses heavily on the incredibly dangerous and bad habit of talking or texting while driving, it is intended for much more than cell phone users. The goal is to prevent “DISTRACTED DRIVING”; this means talking on your cell phone, texting, reading, eating, drinking, shaving, applying makeup (you get the picture) while driving. The message is simple: DO NOT DRIVE DISTRACTED. As my father always said, “when you’re driving, drive.” It’s that simple, and yet every day countless people get in their cars and drive distracted. Too frequently people try to multitask behind the wheel and end up injuring themselves or others.

What to do if You are Injured in a Car Accident in New Jersey

Posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Car accidents, unfortunately, are a fairly common occurrence in daily life. With the rise of the popularity of smart phones and other communication devices, car accidents have become even more frequent. What should you do if you are in a car accident? It sounds like a simple question, but you might be surprised to know that many people don’t know what to do when a car accident occurs. The information below is merely a guide on what you may want to do if you are involved in a car accident.

New Jersey Woman Charged With Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents

A woman was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and tampering with evidence in Trenton, NJ. Upon questioning, Christina Rosario admitted to the police that while driving on March 5, 2014, she struck a man. She claimed that she stopped to check on the victim and he seemed to be fine. She then left the area without waiting for police nor did she herself report the accident later on. The man she struck died two days later. She was charged with evidence tampering because she left the State to have her windshield repaired to hide evidence of the collision.

Retrospective of 25 years of Highway Safety Issues

Posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety is an organization founded in 1989 by executives of the major property and casualty insurance companies and prominent consumer and safety leaders. Over the course of the past 25 years, the organization has been a strong leader in encouraging the adoption of federal and state laws, policies and programs that prevent vehicle crashes, save lives, reduce injuries, and contain costs. They recently released their “2014 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws”, which provides a guide for state elected officials on what laws their states are lacking and where action is needed.