January 2017 Archives

Safety advocates decry absence of minimum trucker training hours

Sharing the road with large trucks on Monmouth County’s many highways can be intimidating. Like other drivers, you rely on the fact that the people behind the wheel of those trucks are highly trained and able to handle their vehicle safely. At Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, we understand that driving safely is very important to you and that being in an accident with a truck can have huge consequences.

3 car accident points all parents should remember

Parents with young children must teach their children how to remain safe around vehicles. This isn't something that is easy, but because some drivers become so comfortable with driving that they start to do things on auto-pilot, it is necessary. These drivers can be especially dangerous because they don't pay attention to what is going on around them, so accidents can occur. Parents should remember these three points when they are working to keep their children safe.

Could airbags help keep me safer on my motorcycle?

If you are an avid biker, you are likely already aware of the safety risks involved every time you hit the road in Allenhurst, especially compared to the other vehicles around you. In addition to cars being bigger and more enclosed, another safety advantage they have over motorcycles is their use of airbags. While airbags are not standard features on motorcycles, there are still a few ways that you could take advantage of the technology to help protect you should you get in an accident.

How many fatal accidents occurred in New Jersey in 2016?

The preliminary numbers are in and it appears that 2016 was a deadly year for many New Jersey drivers. The number of fatal accidents rose from the previous year, causing concern for many experts. reports that 607 people died in motor vehicle accidents in 2016. That is an increase of 8 percent over 2015. While 20 years ago, the number of deaths was more than 800, this rise is still worrisome considering that just three years ago, the number was down to 542.

Apple facing lawsuit over claim that FaceTime caused fatal crash

Losing a loved one in a motor vehicle accident in New Jersey can be devastating. Family members are often left struggling to make sense of the tragedy, especially when the person who caused the deadly crash was not paying attention to the road.

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