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Overcoming the grief of losing your loved one

The sudden death of your loved one in a violent New Jersey car accident has left you feeling broken, lost and doubtful that you will ever feel completely "normal" ever again. With the funeral complete and everyone's lives presumably going on as usual, it is now time for you to face the relentless emotions of having suffered such a significant loss. At Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, we are aware of the toll that grief can take on families who have lost a loved one. 

Talk of changing speed limits to combat speeding in NJ

Driving faster than the speed limit is not a new problem for local authorities in New Jersey. In fact, speeding is one of the most prevalent problems on the road all over the United States. While lawmakers and the authorities have tried multiple methods to incentivize drivers and encourage them to follow posted speeds, they still have to plan ahead for creative ways to deal with the drivers who refuse to listen. While speeding may not seem like a serious issue, drivers who go faster than the recommended speed pose a significant threat to the safety of others. When they encounter road hazards, inclement weather or other factors, they may not have enough time to correct their course before they end up causing a violent collision. 

What behaviors are considered to be distracting while driving?

You are running late for an important appointment and decide to hurry and call your doctor's office to let them know. Once off of the phone, you try to hurry and finish your sandwich while driving to your appointment. At one point, your drink starts to tip. Your jerk your steering wheel a bit as you fumble your sandwich and try to catch your drink. This is distracted driving and it is surprisingly, more common in New Jersey than many people realize. 

What can I do to feel comfortable driving after a crash?

Getting back behind the wheel after you have been involved in a serious motor vehicle accident in New Jersey can be difficult. For many people, anxiety and fear creep in. Memories of the accident can plague your mind. It can be tough to let go of your worries and drive again when your last experience was so traumatic. However, as with anything like this, you just need to "get back in the saddle" so to speak because unless you never drive again, there has to be a first time after the accident.

Suggestions for planning an affordable funeral for your loved one

When you are faced with the unexpected death of a loved one in New Jersey, it can be overwhelming to begin sorting through emotions and planning a funeral. Because coordinating a funeral involves several important factors, chances are you want to spend time preparing so you can give your loved one the memorial he or she deserves. At Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, we have helped many grieving families as they navigate their way through the legalities following the death of their family member. 

Negligent driver charged in crash that resulted in man's death

Driving in New Jersey requires a person's full concentration to follow the rules of the road and recognize potential hazards before it is too late. However, it can be easy for people to become distracted, justify speeding in an attempt to get somewhere faster, try to eat or read a text while driving, and ultimately put the lives of everyone around them at risk. 

Why pedestrian accidents are so deadly, and how to prevent them

People who live in walkable areas of New Jersey enjoy the benefits of exercise and lower vehicle expenses that come with going places on foot. However, they are also more vulnerable to serious injuries and fatalities in a traffic accident. 

Losing a loved one in a car accident increases your risk of PTSD

When you were hit by the driver who was texting, the worst part was not the damage to yourself but the loss of your loved one in the passenger seat. Our legal team at Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli in New Jersey understands that this trauma can cause mental and emotional harm that magnify the pain and suffering of the collision.

Deadly New Jersey crashes are up in 2017

The New Jersey State Police keep running tallies of the crash statistics in the state. Fatal motor vehicle accident reports come from the Fatal Accident Investigation Unit, and although they are provided as of the current date, they are preliminary numbers and subject to change as more data come in. 

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