With winter weather settled in to New Jersey, it’s a great time to think about winter weather safety. Slip and fall accidents cause thousands of injuries each year, and although you cannot prevent them all, you can take steps to protect yourself this winter. Snow and ice make sidewalks, parking... Read More
We all know that texting and driving is a problem. In fact, distracted driving kills 9 people in car accidents each day. In New Jersey, it is illegal to use a hand-held device while driving, and it is a primary offense to text and drive, meaning that an officer can pull you over and ticket you for... Read More
Labor Day weekend doesn't have quite the same reputation for barbecuing and drinking as Memorial Day or the Fourth of July. But any time Americans get a three-day weekend, there's likely going to be an increase in alcohol consumed and a corresponding increase in drunk drivers.
You can plan ahead... Read More
Brain and head injuries are some of the most severe a person can suffer, often leading to long-term consequences that can have a devastating impact on the person affected as well as their friends and family. The brain is a delicate and complex organ, and damage to it can result in:
Personality... Read More
As summer heats up, more and more children are heading for the water. Whether a pool, lake, or beach, bodies of water hold an inherent danger for children. Drowning is the most common cause of death among children under 14, and even if a drowning accident is not fatal, it can still lead to... Read More
For many of us, this Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start to summer. The days are longer. The weather is warmer. And for motorcyclists, the open road beckons. If you are taking a road trip this summer, remember these safety tips to share the road with motorcycle riders.
Look twice. You... Read More
The realization that your loved one may be the victim of elder abuse is a heavy burden to bear. You may not know what to do next. If there is even the slightest suspicion on your mind, we suggest you contact the experienced lawyers at Shapiro & Sternlieb. We will review the details of your... Read More
The truth is, anything that distracts you from the task of driving is dangerous. Driving distractions put you and your passengers at risk of severe injury and death, as well as the other motorists sharing the road with you. The good news is that every driver in America can take steps to reduce the... Read More
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), auto manufacturers recalled 53.2 million vehicles in 2016. This represents the largest number of vehicles ever recalled in a single calendar year.
There were 927 different recalls in 2016, equating to roughly 2.5 recalls per... Read More
Recently, the National Safety Council released preliminary 2016 motor vehicle accident fatality data that displays an alarming trend. Based on this preliminary data, our nation has just experienced the largest 2-year spike in traffic accident deaths in over 50 years. According to the report, there... Read More
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