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Sleepy Truck Drivers Kill People

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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 »

Food Safety: A Big Concern in the United States

While consumers take precautions to handle food safely within their own homes, there is little they can do to ensure the food they purchase is not contaminated or adulterated. To a large extent, we rely on producers and vendors to ensure our food is safe. Sometimes it is not.  In 2010, cantaloupe from Jensen Farms… Read More »

Danger in the Dust: Silicosis

While many workers are familiar with the dangers of breathing asbestos fibers, few understand the danger in dust containing silica, a common component of dust produced on construction and drilling sites. Silicate minerals are extremely common in the crust of the earth and are a component of rocks, bedrock, granite, building and landscaping materials. Working… Read More »

What Is Workers’ Compensation Fraud?

Workers’ compensation is a state-mandated program intended to provide speedy medical benefits and other benefits to workers injured on the job. Benefits are obtained through insurance policies paid for by employers in exchange for release of liability for on-the-job injuries. Often exploited by employers and employees, the system is susceptible to workers’ compensation fraud. What… Read More »

What Is the Difference Between SSDI and SSI?

The program names look the same, but there is a great deal of difference between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Our attorneys work hard to ensure clients receive the benefits for which they are eligible. Partly because both programs are administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA), many people confuse… Read More »

Allergic Consumers at Risk from Food Manufacturers and Servers

Personal injury attorneys are used to dealing with product safety issues. But when the product that endangers consumers is their own food, they may feel particularly vulnerable. Some 15 million Americans have one or more food allergies. They’re easy to spot as they scrutinize label after label at the supermarket. So just what are they… Read More »

Dangerous Dogs in New Jersey: How Do You Know?

In August, an 82-year-old Passaic woman walked into her backyard to fill her birdfeeders. An approximately 80-lb. pit bull-type dog owned by a neighbor scaled a 6-foot fence dividing the properties and attacked the woman. Suffering severe injury to her arm and leg, she escaped the dog and made it into her home, leaving bloody… Read More »