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Victim’s Failure to Use Seat Belts Irrelevant to Driver’s Liability in New Jersey

Category Archives: Automobile Accidents

Victim’s Failure to Use Seat Belts Irrelevant to Driver’s Liability in New Jersey

New Jersey has historically left a question mark in car accident liability cases, one that pertains to “intervening cause.” This speaks to cases where a reckless driver was clearly responsible for an accident, but when something else — a passenger failing to wear a seat belt, for example — could be blamed for increasing property… Read More »

Staged Car Accidents

New Jersey has no-fault car insurance, making its drivers vulnerable to staged car accidents. Staged car accidents occur in wealthier areas because the victims are most likely to have adequate car insurance. These phony accidents cost legitimate drivers millions of dollars in false claims and inflated insurance premiums. Here are some tactics to watch out… Read More »

Texting While Driving

Distracted driving, which includes texting, causes 16 percent of fatal car crashes and 20 percent of accidents causing some injury. Making its way through the New Jersey legislature is a new bill authorizing the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation, in consultation with the Director of Division of Highway and Traffic Safety, to place signs… Read More »

What to Do After an Auto Accident

If you drive a car, truck or motorcycle on a regular basis, chances are that you will be involved in at least one accident in your lifetime. Depending on the severity of the crash you are in, there may be shattered glass, smoke and even fire. Knowing what to do in the moments that follow… Read More »