November 2015 Archives

Walking while intoxicated may put drivers in danger

Most people might assume that when someone is hurt or killed in an accident involving alcohol, the driver was the one who was intoxicated. This is not always the case. There are thousands of accidents that occur across the country which involve intoxicated pedestrians. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 168 pedestrians were killed in New Jersey in 2014. This number was higher than each of the previous nine years. A large number of these pedestrians may have had alcohol in their systems at the time of the accident.

Are motorcycle helmets always effective at saving lives?

Motorcycles are a way of life for bikers in New Jersey and across the country. A quality motorcycle helmet is just one of the pieces of equipment that you need to keep you safe on the road. However, helmets and gear are not a guarantee of safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2013, 56 motorcyclists were killed in New Jersey. Out of these, 51 had been wearing helmets and two were not.

Avoid the hazards of black ice this winter

You face the possibility of a car accident every time you’re on the road, but there are some times of the year that are more dangerous than others. The attorneys at Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, LLP, understand the risks confronting New Jersey residents in adverse weather conditions, and are prepared to represent them if an injury occurs that was the fault of another driver.

Winter conditions may increase risks involving trucks

Serious accidents occur on the New Jersey Turnpike on a regular basis. Many of these involve commercial trucks, which make up a large portion of the traffic using this portion of the highway. In 2013, nine people lost their lives in New Jersey accidents involving large trucks, according to numbers provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Dozens more were killed in crashes involving smaller utility trucks and vans in the state that year.

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