May 2016 Archives

Statistics don’t lie: drowsy driving is a serious problem

Common sense tells people that trying to operate a vehicle when they feel sleepy is probably not a good idea. However, many New Jersey drivers may not be aware of just how pervasive a problem drowsy driving is. Driver fatigue contributes to approximately 100,000 accidents each year, reports the National Sleep Foundation. More 100 million people admit to falling asleep behind the wheel and 60 percent of drivers have felt drowsy but driven a vehicle anyway. The groups most at risk for getting behind the wheel while tired are parents, workers whose hours fall outside typical business hours and young adults.

Prom season increases risks for teen drivers

For many decades, going to the prom has been a rite of passage for teenagers in New Jersey. Having a date, dressing up and going to a fancy event is an exciting occasion that most high schoolers look forward to. However, there are also some dangers that teens face during prom season.

Motorcycle accidents: Safety facts vs. fiction

There are many misconceptions that people have about the best ways for motorcycle riders to be safe on the road. At Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, we understand the importance of safety and how devastating the consequences of a motorcycle accident can be. Therefore, separating fact from fiction can help keep you and other motorcyclists on the road safe from harm.

Is it illegal for a driver to text while they are stopped?

You are most likely aware of the danger that texting while driving poses. A driver who is distracted by their phone has a much greater chance of causing an accident and doing serious harm. However, according to New Jersey 101.5, it is not illegal for a driver to text or talk on the phone while the car is stopped. This includes being stopped at a stop sign or a red light.

Who will pay your medical bills after an accident?

When you are seriously injured in an accident, the medical expenses can be substantial. According to a 2011 study by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the average hospital stay costs $10,000. This is more than most families can afford, and serious injuries could come with an even higher cost.

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