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February 2017 Archives

New law protects consumers who use ride-sharing companies

Ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft have exploded in popularity in Allenhurst and other New Jersey towns over the last few years. Whether it is a trip to the airport or a lift to the bar, these companies offer you an affordable way to get where you need to go. At Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, we understand that safety is important to you no matter who is behind the wheel.

Fight for fair treatment from insurance after an accident

New Jersey drivers must usually carry Personal Injury Protection policies, which often create as many problems as they solve. Under a PIP policy, the insurer is covering only your personal medical issues that arise from an accident, without extending that coverage to any property damage or medical expenses of others who suffer in an accident.

New crash-test dummies reflect changing size of drivers

Getting into a car accident in Monmouth County can lead to serious injuries. The process of recovering from a devastating crash can be lengthy and expensive. While some accidents may not be preventable, experts are constantly trying to make vehicles as safe as possible in order to save lives and minimize injuries.

Legal medical marijuana decreases crash fatalities study finds

As with alcohol, people who get behind the wheel in Monmouth County after smoking marijuana may find their ability to drive impaired. While recreational use of marijuana remains illegal on the federal level and in most parts of the country, some areas have made the move toward making it legal or decriminalizing its possession. Even more areas have recognized that marijuana has some value in treating certain medical conditions. According to Reuters, 28 states have allowed medical marijuana since 1996.

Super Bowl drinking leads to more drunk drivers on the road

Every year, the football season culminates in one of the most-watched events on television – the Super Bowl. For many people in New Jersey, that means breaking out the chips, sandwiches and the beer. Unfortunately, some people choose to then get behind wheel after they have imbibed too much and this can have devastating consequences.

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