June 2015 Archives

Understanding the Drunk Driving Victims’ Bill of Rights

If you or a family member were injured in an automobile accident with a drunk driver, you may feel as though the entire situation is out of your control. The fact that every DUI accident is entirely preventable can be infuriating, and dealing with the pain and suffering that often follows such incidents is the biggest challenge that many people face in their lives. In these difficult times, it is important to understand that you do have legally protected rights as an accident victim. That is why we here at Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, L.L.P., are committed to advocating on behalf of drunk driving victims and personal injury claimants in the state of New Jersey.

Fatal hit-and-run accident results in criminal charges

On-duty and off, New Jersey law enforcement officers are held to higher standards than the general public. After all, they understand the law better than anyone else and have the responsibility to set a good example for their fellow community members. In instances where a police officer is involved in an automobile accident, for instance, he or she should do the right thing and stay at the incident site in order to administer any necessary assistance to injury victims and report the incident.

Just how serious of an issue is truck driver fatigue?

Most people who have spent any amount of time on New Jersey roadways would agree that there are more commercial trucks on the road than ever before. Besides being intimidating for their size, commercial trucks pose a real danger to smaller vehicles, as they are increasingly difficult to navigate around and are generally less responsive in incidents involving unexpected obstacles and/or collisions. The fact that commercial vehicles place motorists at a higher risk of being involved in accident incidents is only made worse by evidence suggesting that truck drivers contribute significantly to road dangers.

Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents

The attorneys at Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, L.L.P., are committed to helping accident victims and their families achieve the recognition and compensation they deserve. Sadly, the personal-injury cases that we handle frequently revolve around fatal accident incidents. Wrongful death lawsuits can be much more complex than other types of personal injury litigation, as they often involve multiple claimants and damages considerations. Having a comprehensive understanding of New Jersey accident statistics and factors is a critical component of successfully pursuing wrongful death claims in such cases.

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