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
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
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
Welcome to the new blog of Shapiro & Sternlieb, LLC. Here we will discuss legal issues that matter to you. We will answer commonly asked questions, share recent developments in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense and employment law, and discuss how current news stories could affect... Read More
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