People in New Jersey who are concerned about the ongoing problem of distracted driving have good reason for their fears. Data shows that among teens, distracted driving contributes to almost six out of every 10 vehicular accidents. It also seems that texting and driving, while the most common form of distracted driving, is not the only thing people still do with their phones when they should be focusing on the road.
There are all sorts of reasons why a driver’s abilities behind the wheel may be disrupted, whether they consume alcohol before getting in their car, do not get enough sleep at night or have worked a very long day. However, some people do not realize that the allergy medication they take could also have a negative impact on their ability to stay safe on the road. If you struggle with seasonal allergies, it is especially important to be aware of how allergies—and certain drugs you may take to help with your symptoms—could increase the chances of a motor vehicle crash.
With summer practically here, many New Jersey families are already planning epic road trips. While fun and relaxation are top priorities, you also want to ensure that you and your family remain safe on the way to your destination. In this case, Nationwide recommends the following road trip safety tips.
Cell phones have become ubiquitous in society today. Most people in New Jersey would rarely ever leave home without their phones close at hand or in their hands. When it is time for them to drive, however, these devices should not be in a person's hands.
It is no secret that drowsy driving is just as dangerous as drunk driving, but a recent article from MedicineNet reveals just how dangerous the act is — and how prevalent. Though New Jersey does not outlaw fatigued driving as it does drunk driving, the findings suggest that maybe the state should.
Whenever someone is hurt in a car crash, they may face many challenges as they move forward. Hardships such as pain due to an injury, mental trauma and financial issues are not uncommon. Sadly, these consequences can be especially devastating for certain people, such as those who are pregnant. If you are expecting a child and were recently involved in a motor vehicle collision, you should not only take steps to protect yourself and the fetus from a short-term perspective, but you may need to look down the road and take legal action to ensure that you will be able to recover from a long-term standpoint.
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.
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.
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.
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.