It happens to even the most conscientious drivers-you get a speeding ticket. Often, it's because you're driving in an unfamiliar part of town and you're not certain what the speed limit is. At other times, it can simply be a product of distracted driving-you're trying to get the kids in the back seat to behave or you're thinking about everything you have to do when you get to your destination. It's easy to get caught up in the flow of traffic and be the one who gets pulled over, even though everyone else is speeding.
If you are hurt while working in New Jersey, you have a right to seek benefits through the state's workers' compensation program. But what if you are injured in a car accident while on the job? Are you limited to the benefits available through a work comp claim? Not necessarily.
Though motor vehicle accidents often result in serious and catastrophic loss, some of the most painful and debilitating injuries sustained in car crashes don't involve broken bones, head or spinal cord injury, burns or amputation or loss of limb. The impact of a collision with another vehicle can cause whiplash, or can lead to tears, inflammation or other damage to muscles, ligaments and tendons, making it extremely difficult or painful to perform many of the simplest tasks of your daily life. Unfortunately, these soft tissue injuries can take a long time to heal, and can prevent you from working, taking care of your home, or enjoying recreational activities.
The Mayor of Englewood Cliffs, Joseph Parisi, released the latest statistics on the busy intersection of Route 9W and Palisade Avenue. Collisions at the intersection have dropped over the past year. Officials are attributing the decrease to the borough's red-light cameras. Total collisions at the busy intersection fell to 23 from June 2012 to May 2013, compared to 30 crashes during the prior 12 months. Rear-end collisions fell from 19 to 13, and broadside crashes dropped from eight to two. Full article.
Mallon & Tranger is a New Jersey personal injury law firm that offers thorough and experienced legal representation in all types of wrongful death and personal injury claims. If you have questions about your rights after a New Jersey car accident, contact us online or call us at 732-702-0333). We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency-fee basis - you do not pay costs or fees unless we successfully achieve a settlement for you.
Do you think hands - free technology solves the problem of distracted driving? Even if you are looking at the road and have both hands on the wheel, you may still be distracted and less alert to road hazards if you are using a hands - free device, according to a recent study by the American Automobile Association (AAA) and the University of Utah.
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More often than not, auto accident victims feel they know what caused the accident. Observations we hear frequently in our office include "They didn't even stop at the stop sign!" "He just turned, he didn't even signal." and "The other driver said he wasn't paying attention".