Law Offices of Robert Olkowitz, P.C. | 119 Maple Avenue, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Contact Our Firm
732-741-7444

Motorcycle Accidents in New Jersey: Frequent and Fatal

Recent Blog Posts

Motorcycle Accidents in New Jersey: Frequent and Fatal

A 20-year-old motorcycle passenger died after a July 2012 collision on the Garden State Parkway. In October 2012, two off-duty Pemberton Township firefighters were killed when thrown from a motorcycle. The small size, great gas mileage and fun that motorcycles provide attract riders looking for an economical and interesting way to get around. But motorcycles… Read More »

Winter Safety on New Jersey Roads

Many New Jersey residents continue to recover and rebuild after superstorm Sandy.   Sandy hit at the beginning of the cold winter weather season — and safety is of the utmost importance to all those who struggled through that terrible storm. According to the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, transportation accidents are the leading cause… Read More »

T-E-X-T-I-N-G: K-I-L-L-S

Distracted driving is a leading cause of automobile accidents in the United States.  Emerging as a fundamental factor in driver error, attention to the road decreases as ownership of mobile communication devices soars.  In New Jersey, texting while driving is against the law. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports disturbing distracted driving statistics… Read More »

Presence of a Foreign Substance: Generic Lipitor

Atorvastatin is a statin drug prescribed to reduce harmful cholesterol levels and potential incidence of heart disease and stroke.  Sold in 90 and 500 tablet bottles, atorvastatin calcium pills manufactured by Ranbaxy, Inc. are the popular generic alternative to Lipitor, the name brand of the generic atorvastatin. In early November, Ranbaxy voluntarily recalled lots of… Read More »

Total Recall: The Danger of Defective Automobiles

While many car accidents are caused by driver error, some are caused by defective automobile parts. Part of the automobile accident claim process is determining the real cause of an accident.  Lately there has been no shortage of defective car recalls.  Consider the following: In June, General Motors (GM) recalled its compact Chevrolet Cruze car. … Read More »

Protecting Loved Ones from Elder Abuse

Suspicion that a parent is suffering physical, emotional or financial abuse is heartbreaking.  Personal injury attorneys are often called on to respond to concerns from families about abuse of their loved ones — either in nursing, rehabilitative or assisted care settings. The Administration on Aging defines elder abuse as intentional acts of harm on vulnerable… Read More »

Should You Take a Lump Sum Settlement for a Workers Comp Claim?

Workers compensation is a program designed to compensate workers injured on-the-job and get them back to work whenever possible. If you have the misfortune of suffering a permanently disabling illness or injury while on the job, you may be entitled to significant benefits under New Jersey Workers Compensation Law. Depending on the facts of your… Read More »

Injuries Caused by Trains in New Jersey

In a contest between a train and a car or a pedestrian, the train is always going to win. Unfortunately, such accidents occur with alarming frequency. While some of these cases may be caused by the negligent actions of the pedestrians or drivers, or by illegal trespass on railroad property, many cases may be due… Read More »

Injuries at Amusement Parks

Amusement parks and rides abound in the state of New Jersey. From Six Flags Great Adventure to local carnivals, boardwalks and water parks, the state provides many thousands of visitors each year with countless opportunities to have family fun. Unfortunately, sometimes an outing to a theme park or carnival can go horribly wrong and injury… Read More »

Drownings at the Shore are a Recurring Problem

Every year news reports fill the airwaves with reports of after-hours drownings at the Jersey shore. Drownings occurred in Bradley Beach and Asbury Park last summer as well as in a number of other shore communities. The lure of the ocean on a hot night is strong enough to entice bathers to risk entering the… Read More »