Shapiro & Sternlieb Blog

Personal Injury Lawyers serving Englishtown, Newark, Jersey City, Monmouth & Middlesex Counties, and nearby areas of New Jersey

January 31, 2019
A dangerous cold wave is currently gripping many states, including New Jersey. A winter weather event called a polar vortex is bringing frigid single digit temperatures and arctic winds to the Garden State. These conditions, combined with an accumulation of snow and ice, tend to increase the number... Read More
December 27, 2018
Your plans for New Year’s Eve might consist of watching the ball drop in Times Square from the comfort of your own home. However, if you’re like many New Jersey residents, you probably have a fun party or event to attend that night. New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are notoriously dangerous days... Read More
November 15, 2018
On Tuesday, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that 20,667 breathalyzer test results are inadmissible. The court determined that the results of the tests could not be trusted because the devices may not have been properly calibrated. That means that tens of thousands of DWI charges could be thrown... Read More
Category: DUI
November 02, 2018
November 4th-11th, 2018 is Drowsy Driving Prevention Week — an annual initiative created by the National Sleep Foundation. The goal of this outreach effort is to raise awareness surrounding the risks of drowsy driving to make the roads a safer place for everyone. Driving while drowsy is extremely... Read More
October 22, 2018
A driver’s license is a unique form of freedom, but inexperience can put teenagers, their passengers, and other drivers at risk. While people of any age can cause life-altering motor vehicle accidents, teenagers are a statistically risky group of drivers. According to the DMV, teenage drivers... Read More
September 27, 2018
Distracted driving is deadly. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving claimed the lives of 3,450 people in 2016. Unfortunately, individuals continue to let their attention wander when they are behind the wheel, despite knowing the risk of being... Read More
September 05, 2018
Unfortunately, fatal motor vehicle accidents continue to occur at an alarming rate. According to preliminary statistics released by the National Safety Council, 40,100 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2017 and another 4.57 million people required medical attention. The number of... Read More
August 22, 2018
Women deserve to enjoy the rewarding journey of pregnancy and childbirth while receiving competent, reasonable medical care. Unfortunately, the negligent actions of a physician or obstetrician during a woman’s pregnancy can have devastating consequences. While these cases can be rare, negligent... Read More
August 14, 2018
People often assume that driving in the summer is far safer than driving in the cold, snowy months. But severe, life-altering motor vehicle accidents can occur during any time of the year. In fact, summer and early fall are statistically dangerous times for drivers. With drivers traveling farther,... Read More
July 25, 2018
Lung cancer claims the lives of more men and women than any other type of cancer. Failure to diagnose cancer is a type of medical malpractice that can deprive a patient of early diagnosis and treatment, which can have severe consequences. Healthcare professionals have a duty to take reasonable... Read More