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Children and Firearms: Home-Grown Tragedy Waiting to Happen

Monthly Archives: December 2013

Children and Firearms: Home-Grown Tragedy Waiting to Happen

Recently, we saw yet another horrible school shooting… the 13th this year. We saw yet another community struggling to understand the why and the how. And as we do so often as New Jersey personal injury lawyers, we saw a society trying to figure out who is to blame. One of the first questions you… Read More »

Foodborne Illnesses Can Have Serious, Long-Term Effects

When it comes to product safety, the odds are clearly against the American food consumer. More than 48 million Americans experience foodborne illnesses each year, and a recent FDA report states that salmonella alone can be found in 81 percent of ground chicken, 69 percent of pork chops, 55 percent of ground beef and 39… Read More »

Safety Concerns Mount for Senior Drivers – And Those Who Share the Road With Them

As personal injury attorneys in New Jersey, we’re well aware of the dangers of impaired driving. But did you ever stop to think that impairment may not always involve alcohol, drugs or texting and that, in fact, the face of impairment might just as easily be that of a sweet, elderly grandparent whose failing eyesight,… Read More »

Traumatic Brain Injury and Football: Making the Connection

Even as Met Life Stadium is polished up for the 2014 Super Bowl, New Jersey personal injury attorneys are dealing with a different aspect of football — the devastating effects of concussion injuries. With the dramatic increase in awareness over the past few years, traumatic brain injury (TBI) has become a national priority. Rule changes… Read More »

Long Island Fire Devastates Family

In the early hours of an October morning, three Long Island children and their mother lost their lives. From a blaze that quickly engulfed the single-story house in Shirley, all that remains are memories, a burned-out structure and questions. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, New Jersey residents have a slightly lower than average risk… Read More »

Sleepy Truck Drivers Kill People

It is stark, and it is true: sleepy truck drivers kill people. In July of this year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) fully enacted rule changes it made in 2011 to reduce the number of people who are killed each year in trucking accidents that involve fatigued truck drivers. The rule change did… Read More »

Do Not Text a Driver in New Jersey

If you text and drive, do not — it is against the law. If you text someone you know is driving, do not — you just may be held responsible if an accident occurs because the driver is distracted by your text. In 2009, 18-year-old Kyle Best got off work and texted his then-girlfriend, 17-year-old… Read More »

The Heart of the Matter: Head Injuries

The headlines say it all: Camden Man Suffers Head Injury When Hit in a Parking Lot, New York Man Suffers Brain Injury When Hit by a Police Car, Pedestrian Suffers Head Injury After Fall. The words do not begin to describe the harrowing journey of those who suffer head and brain injuries after a traumatic… Read More »

Car Recalled? NHTSA Lets You Know

Staying safe on the road means more than driving at the speed limit and practicing defensive driving — it also means knowing your car. Proper tire inflation and regular oil changes are good, but how do you know if your car has been recalled for a serious defect? The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA)… Read More »