Winter snow & ice means more slips & falls – know the rules about reporting accidents

by Bard Shober, Esq. Winter means a good number of days with sub-freezing temperatures, and a fair share of snow and freezing rain storms.  And with those cold temps – and snow and ice covered roads and sidewalks – comes auto accidents and pedestrian slip and falls. Most of the time those auto accidents and … Continue reading “Winter snow & ice means more slips & falls – know the rules about reporting accidents”

Local Good Samaritan’s Family in Need

A member of the Cooper Levenson client family was recently tragically killed while acting as a Good Samaritan. John Charlton was attempting to aid a woman who was being assaulted when the assaulter turned on him causing him to sustain fatal injuries. The family has started a “GoFundMe” page – https://www.gofundme.com/a-hero-and-a-gentleman – to help offset … Continue reading “Local Good Samaritan’s Family in Need”

Brain injury after a car accident

You are at risk for a car accident in New Jersey every time you get in your vehicle. While any injury you may sustain during a collision could cause serious damage, one of the most potentially debilitating is trauma to the head. Here at Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law, we understand the devastating effects that … Continue reading “Brain injury after a car accident”

How Do I Stay Alert While Driving?

Most people in New Jersey probably understand the dangers associated with drowsy driving to an certain extent. However, according to UCLA Health, driving while tired may be as dangerous as drunk driving. It has the same effect on your mind and body’s ability to respond to the surroundings in a timely manner. In fact, an estimated … Continue reading “How Do I Stay Alert While Driving?”

The Costs of a Car Accident

The United States does not have a healthy track record when it comes to car accidents. In fact, according to CNN, when analyzed in a group of 20 affluent countries, the U.S. had the highest traffic-related death rate. The study found that an average of 19 car accident deaths occurred every day in the United … Continue reading “The Costs of a Car Accident”

Effect of sleeping pills on drivers

There are many factors which may affect drivers’ performance on the road in New Jersey. Driving under the influence of alcohol or while distracted by mobile devices has led to many accidents and deaths. However, there is another potential source of impairment for people behind the wheel: sleeping pills. ABC News reported an experiment that … Continue reading “Effect of sleeping pills on drivers”

Beware of “Ice Missiles”

By Randolph C. Lafferty With the winter weather upon us, those of us who live in one of the cold-weather states will be dealing with snow and ice on motor vehicles. Everyone has probably observed, if not experienced, a vehicle covered in snow and ice driving on a highway. Then, without warning, some of the … Continue reading “Beware of “Ice Missiles””

When Accidents Happen

In my years of practice, I have addressed the issue of when accidents – whether due to car accidents, strokes, or other debilitating illnesses – happen unexpectedly. I have seen firsthand what difficulties this causes families. While many people do prepare for end of life planning – i.e. a Last Will and Testament – often … Continue reading “When Accidents Happen”

Psychological effects for car accident victims

For the victims of car accidents in New Jersey, particularly pedestrians, the psychological damages may last much longer than physical injuries. The New York Times recounts the experiences of several of its own employees who werepedestrians struck by vehicles. These victims explain how their lives have been forever changed by that one event, including the … Continue reading “Psychological effects for car accident victims”