Category Archives: Car Accident
Determining fault in a car, motorcycle, truck or bicycle accident comes down to one question: who was being careless? In vehicle accidents, it is often relatively easy to determine fault. There are official, written rules of the road that determine how people are supposed to drive. These same laws provide guidelines to determine liability in instances where the rules of the road are not followed and accidents occur. These easy-to-determine cases are those where a clear violation of a traffic rule has occurred. For instance, if one driver runs a stop sign and broadsides another car, the first driver is at fault because they failed to obey one of the basic rules of driving. Some situations do not involve such a clear violation. In these instances, like when two drivers merge into the same lane, hitting one another, fault is determined using the “law of negligence.” The driver who was…
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When we hear about people and families being injured or killed in drunk driving accidents, often times it conjures the mental image is of a happy family in one car and a careless drunk driver in the other car. However, recent studies have shown that this is a common misconception. If a child is killed in a drunk driving accident, chances are the drunk driver was in the same car as the child. From the years 2001 to 2010, 2,344 children under age 15 died in car accidents, according to the CDC. One in five involved drunk driving and sixty five percent of the time, it was the child’s own driver who was drunk. So it seems more likely that mom or dad having a few too many at a party is the largest risk in fatal drunk driving accidents to children. What makes this even worse is that 61…
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The snow storm which ripped through New Jersey in the beginning of this year may have left us with some sore backs from shoveling, but NJ fared better than anticipated. According to the latest data from the New Jersey State Police, only 250 accidents were reported on our interstates and highways. Considering the police fielded almost 1,000 calls from motorists, this number is exceptionally low. The NJ Office of Emergency Management has a few recommendations for staying safe on the roads during a snow storm: Winterize your car before the storm. Make sure you have anti-freeze and windshield wiper fluid, and fill your gas tank and your tires. Stay off the roads when possible. If you must drive, make sure you and your passengers are wearing your seat belts, and drive slowly. Call 511. NJDOT offers a service which allows you to check the road conditions before you go anywhere….
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