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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.

What can you do to stay safe on a road trip?

If you and your family are planning a road trip across New Jersey to reach an exciting vacation destination, chances are your children are filled with anticipation and excitement for your upcoming adventure. You may also feel these emotions, mingled with the pressure of making sure you get your family safely from Point A to Point B. Planning ahead and being prepared can help you to feel more confident in your ability to safely and efficiently facilitate your family's travel.

Delayed symptoms of head and brain injuries

Vehicle collisions are one of the most common causes of head and traumatic brain injuries. When a person gets into a motor vehicle accident in New Jersey, he or she only has a limited amount of time to file a personal injury claim to recover damages. That time period is typically between two and four years. Unfortunately for many brain injury victims, the full impact of their injuries is not recognized until years, or even decades, later.

What should I do to facilitate my recovery from whiplash?

When you are involved in a car accident in New Jersey, one of the injuries you may have experienced is whiplash. The pain you feel is the result of the violent back-and-forth movement that your head and neck made when your car was impacted. During the time you spent with first responders, you may not have felt the pain immediately. Sometimes, if you are in shock or merely trying to process the situation, you may not be aware of your injuries right away. 

What do you need to know about pain and suffering damages in NJ?

If you sustained injuries in a car accident in New Jersey, you may wonder if you can collect damages for pain and suffering and, if so, if the state will limit those damages. Briefly put, yes, you may pursue compensation for pain and suffering and no, the amount of compensation you can receive is not limited. However, as with all matters of the law, nothing is cut-and-dry.

Driving during the first snowfall of the season

For people who live in colder parts of the country, snow is a major concern when it comes to traffic accidents during the winter months. Moreover, there are a number of times when the risk of an accident caused by snowfall is especially high, such as blizzard conditions and the first snowfall of the season. When it first snows, there are multiple reasons why drivers may have a higher chance of crashing, from those who moved to the area earlier in the year and lack experience driving in the snow to drivers who forget to drive safe when road conditions are less than ideal.

Potholes and motor vehicle wrecks

With winter around the corner, people in some parts of the country are likely thinking about ice, snow and other weather-related hazards on the road. However, even when weather conditions are ideal there may be a number of threats to the safety of all drivers and those riding in their vehicles. For example, some roads have a pothole problem, and these potholes can lead to an accident in various ways. It is important to be careful of potholes when you are driving and realize how they could lead to a crash.

When should you call 911 to report a reckless driver?

You are on your way to work, driving your usual route through New Jersey's busiest thoroughfares when you encounter a reckless driver. You notice that the driver appears to be speeding, dodging other vehicles as he or she quickly darts in and out of traffic. You hang back and try to decipher whether or not you are overreacting or if the driver is indeed posing a threat to other motorists. Should you call 911? Understanding when is appropriate to call 911 is important to protect yourself and others without creating an inconvenience for first responders. 

Use these tips to help you avoid aggression while driving

Imagine you are cruising along, going the speed limit, when out of nowhere a car comes barreling into your lane and completely cuts you off. Your nerves are frazzled and your first instinct is to honk your horn and throw your hands in the air. However, reacting in this manner can only worsen an already high-tension situation. At Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, we have helped many people in New Jersey to deal with the consequences of having been involved in a car accident. 

Steps you should take if you witness a car accident

You are driving along and almost through your daily commute on your way to work when you witness a bad car accident. Your initial reaction is one of shock. The people involved are visibly shaken and some of them look to be injured. At Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, we have helped many victims of car accidents in New Jersey to work towards receiving compensation for their injuries and lost wages. 

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Allenhurst, New Jersey 07711

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