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.
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.
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.
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.