February 2019 Archives

Are you ready to ride your motorcycle with a passenger?

Riding with a motorcycle passenger in New Jersey is usually a lot of fun for both people. However, a passenger also adds some extra challenges and safety considerations. It is important to familiarize yourself with the nuances. Fortunately, the right knowledge will help you be ready to take your friend or loved one along on rides.

Defining social host liability

When you have been involved in an accident caused by a drunk driver in Allenhurst, your frustration over the negligence involved in the situation is understandable. Not only was the driver negligent in choosing to drive while drunk, but someone else may have also been so by providing them with the means to become drunk. Establishments licensed to serve alcohol should know the inherent risks involved with serving their patrons, which is why New Jersey has enacted its own dram shop law (which has been detailed on this blog in the past). Yet what about one who serves guests alcohol at a party or get-together? Many have come to us here at Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson, Covelli & McPherson asking if there is a way to hold such parties liable, as well. 

Trucker stress can be dangerous for truck drivers and others

The truck driver life can seem adventurous and even glamorous to those who have never driven a big rig before. However, as we at the law office of Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, LLP, are aware, there is another side of the coin when it comes to the trucker lifestyle. People in New Jersey and elsewhere may be impacted by the stressful, exhausting life truck drivers can lead.

How much does a New Jersey funeral cost?

If you recently lost a loved one in a New Jersey car accident, the state may allow you to collect damages for your loss. New Jersey allows bereaved loved ones to recover funeral expenses in addition to other damages via a wrongful death claim. How much is the average funeral, though? It is important that you know the answer to this so you can know for how much to request via your suit.

Mobile devices aren't the only form of driver distraction

Far too many people mistakenly believe that mobile devices are the only real source of distraction on the road. In reality, distraction can take infinite forms for drivers. In some cases, it isn't even a tangible distraction, but rather something in their head that they focus on instead of the task at hand.

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