What are the three main types of distraction that affect drivers?

Many New Jersey drivers today are tempted to pick up their cellphone when it rings, send a quick text message or eat breakfast while they are operating a vehicle. While using a cellphone while driving or looking away from the road for a second may seem harmless, it can have serious consequences. According to the … Continue reading “What are the three main types of distraction that affect drivers?”

New technology could mean an end to drunk driving accidents

Every day in Connecticut, people who have consumed alcohol climb into their vehicles and drive because they think they are “fine.” Unfortunately, many of these people are anything but “fine,” and their decision to get behind the wheel turns deadly. However, new technology in the form of the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety could … Continue reading “New technology could mean an end to drunk driving accidents”

Automobile recalls hit record numbers

With more than 100 injuries and 8 deaths caused by defective airbags alone worldwide, Atlantic City consumers may be concerned over whether their vehicles are safe. According to NBC News, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that automobile recalls hit an all-time high in 2015. NHTSA records show that recalls were issued for nearly … Continue reading “Automobile recalls hit record numbers”

Auto manufacturer sued for wrongful death of Star Trek actor

When New Jersey families purchase vehicles, they do so with the understanding that the manufacturer has done everything possible to produce a safe product. Consumers trust that safety is a top priority in the automobile industry. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Injuries often occur as a direct result of product defects, and some … Continue reading “Auto manufacturer sued for wrongful death of Star Trek actor”

Pokémon GO From Professor Willow to Officer Jenny

Like many of you, my Facebook and Twitter feeds have become inundated with stories about the unintended consequences of Pokémoning on the go. Often times, these stories are followed up with comments like “that’s illegal” or “he/she is going to get arrested.” As a lawyer and a level 12 trainer, I was academically intrigued with … Continue reading “Pokémon GO From Professor Willow to Officer Jenny”

NJ court says remote texters risk civil liability in accidents

Car accidents resulting from distracted driving due to texting may lead to criminal charges and civil liability for the texting driver; however, a 2013 decision by the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, opened the door for possible civil legal action against the person sending the text, as well. According to legal records site, … Continue reading “NJ court says remote texters risk civil liability in accidents”

Tips for avoiding New Jersey pedestrian accidents

Each day, walkers, joggers and others share the roads across New Jersey and elsewhere with motor vehicles. Unfortunately, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that approximately 65,000 people were injured and 4,884 were killed in pedestrian-involved traffic accidents in 2014 alone. While not all pedestrian-involved wrecks can be prevented, there are some things walkers … Continue reading “Tips for avoiding New Jersey pedestrian accidents”

Understanding the dangers of drowsy driving in New Jersey

People in New Jersey, and elsewhere, often overlook the dangers of driving while overly tired or fatigued. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, drowsy driving contributed to over 800 deaths in 2014 alone. During that same year, many more people were seriously injured in drowsiness-related collisions. The risks associated with falling … Continue reading “Understanding the dangers of drowsy driving in New Jersey”

Trenton car accident results in death of crossing guard

The actions of drivers in New Jersey and elsewhere may significantly affect those around them. Inattention, distractions and speeding, among other unsafe behaviors, may result in motor vehicle collisions. Due to such crashes, drivers, their passengers and other bystanders may suffer serious injuries or death. A 42-year-old man who was driving on a suspended license … Continue reading “Trenton car accident results in death of crossing guard”

What Contributory Negligence Means In New Jersey Car Accidents

People who have been involved in a car accident will understandably want to hold the negligent party accountable for damages. In New Jersey, there is a law in place that governs how negligence and motor vehicle accidents work together. To file a successful claim, plaintiffs should understand the concept of comparative negligence. The State of … Continue reading “What Contributory Negligence Means In New Jersey Car Accidents”