June 2016 Archives

What impact does falling have on older drivers?

If you are an older driver and have a history of falling, your chances of being involved in a car accident are significantly higher. A recent study has found that when compared to other people their age, seniors who have suffered a fall are 40 percent more likely to be in a motor vehicle crash, according to the American Automobile Association.

Are truck fatalities on the rise?

No, they are not. In fact, just the opposite is true. The statistics are in for 2014 and fatalities from accidents involving trucks were actually down 5 percent from the previous year according to Overdrive Magazine. Therefore, you are less likely to be involved in a fatal crash with a truck on a New Jersey highway then in previous years.

2016 is shaping up to be a deadly year for NJ drivers

The number of fatal accidents that have occurred so far in New Jersey this year has increased when compared to the number of deaths from motor vehicle accidents for the same period last year. According to the New Jersey State Police, there have been 244 fatalities as of June 15. That number represents 19 more deaths from the same time in 2014, or an 8.4 percent increase.

The dangers of eating while driving

Distracted driving is a huge problem that causes countless injuries and thousands of deaths each year. While a lot of media attention is given to texting and the use of other technologies while behind the wheel, you may not be aware just how dangerous eating while driving can be. At Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, we understand that accidents can be devastating and that safety is important to you.

Changes may be in store for New Jersey’s DWI laws

Like many other states in the country, repeat offenders who are guilty of driving while intoxicated in New Jersey are subject to harsh sanctions. However, unlike most states, DWI is not considered a crime in New Jersey and offenders will most likely not be facing any serious jail time. Instead, the courts rely heavily on hefty fines. However, even when faced with suspended licenses and large payments, many DWI offenders continue to not only drive but continue to do so while under the influence of alcohol.

Was the truck driver in your accident texting?

When drivers are distracted, even for a few seconds, it can put others at risk. This is especially true of truck drivers. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), drivers of commercial vehicles are 23.2 times more likely to be involved in a safety-critical event when texting.

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