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Deborah S. Dunn is an expert Civil Trial Attorney as certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. In addition, Ms. Dunn is a member of the firm’s Accident & Personal Injury and Motorcycle Injury practices in the Marlton, New Jersey office.

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

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

Under New Jersey law, ordinarily you are not responsible for injuries caused by someone else driving your car. However, there are certain circumstances in which you may be responsible. A motor vehicle, after all, can be a deadly weapon and therefore you have an obligation to act responsibly when loaning it.
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Accidental or unintentional injuries are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for approximately 65 percent of all deaths. The other 35 percent are intentional injuries, occurring as a result of fights, assaults, suicide, homicide, and other crimes. Many of these intentional injuries occur at bars, inns, taverns or clubs, after an evening of recreational drinking.
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During the course of the year, we see dozens of people who have been injured in motorcycle accidents. People who wear personal protective gear when they ride fare far better than people who do not wear protective gear. Protective gear should provide comfort, increase visibility, and offer protection. Protective gear should not only be comfortable, it should be brightly colored and reflective to provide improved visibility. Protective gear that meets these standards will not only decrease the likelihood of a crash, but in the event of a crash it will prevent or reduce injuries.
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There is a common misconception among motorcycle riders that if they are injured in a motorcycle accident, their car insurance or the insurance of the car that is responsible for the accident will be responsible to pay their medical bills. That is not the case. In New Jersey, as in many other states, car insurance companies are required by law to include minimum coverage for medical expenses associated with an auto accident in every policy they sell (this insurance is known as Personal Injury Protection or PIP). Insurance companies are not required to provide the same coverage for medical expenses on motorcycle policies.
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I have come across a number of bikers who were injured because another driver said he or she did not see the motorcycle, even though the biker said the car driver looked right at him or her just before pulling out in front of the motorcycle. This is so common that studies estimate 43% of all motorcycle accidents occur as a result of an oncoming vehicle turning across the path of a rider.
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Traffic accidents are the leading cause of death from accidental injuries in the United States and the greatest single cause of all deaths between the ages of 1 and 34. Approximately one third of all traffic related deaths in the last two years were caused by alcohol-impaired drivers. While many survive alcohol related traffic accidents, they can cause catastrophic, life altering injuries and survival does not ensure a return to pre-accident health. Recovery for injuries can be crucial to the survivor’s future and can contribute to his or her overall ability to return to a pre-accident level of functioning. The early identification of all parties exposed to liability, as well as the identification of all potential defenses is essential to the ultimate recovery in any case.
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