Archive – 2010 – October
A 48-year-old man from Essex County was killed in a New Jersey accident that involved a tractor-trailer. According to a news report in The Star Ledger, the fatal truck accident occurred on Route 24 near the Morristown Municipal Airport. Police believe that the victim of this crash was traveling westbound in his SUV when he drifted into the eastbound lanes and collided head-on with the tractor-trailer. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
While the reasons why this driver crossed into oncoming traffic may never be known, this tragic New Jersey truck accident is a reminder of how dangerous tractor-trailer collisions can be and how important it is for the family of someone killed in a motor vehicle accident to contact a New Jersey wrongful death attorney.
A skilled attorney will work with investigators to determine the cause of an accident, including issues pertaining to driver distraction, vehicle defects, dangerous roadways or mechanical malfunctions; and, will help determine the identity of possible culpable parties.
The family of someone who died in a New Jersey car or truck accident may pursue damages for their losses by filing a wrongful death claim. Such claims may compensate families of the deceased for funeral costs, lost future income, and, loss of services, guidance, counseling, advice, assistance and companionship.
If you have lost a loved one in a tractor-trailer accident, contact the experienced New Jersey truck accident lawyers of Blume Goldfaden for a no-cost consultation and evaluation of your potential claim. Call us at 973-635-5400 to learn how to protect your legal rights.
The driver of a minivan was killed in a New Jersey car accident involving a Vernon school bus. The Star-Ledger reports that the fatal bus accident occurred on Route 638 near Old Homestead Road in the Highland Lakes section of Vernon Township. Police report that the collision occurred as the school bus was on its way to Rolling Hills Primary School. The driver of the van was killed in the accident and 21 children on the Decker Transportation school bus were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
New Jersey car accidents can occur for a variety of reasons. In cases where a drunk, distracted, or otherwise negligent driver is involved, the at-fault driver can be held liable for injuries and damages sustained in the accident. Injured victims in a New Jersey auto accident can seek compensation for physical pain and suffering, unpaid medical expenses, disability and lost wages.
Victims and their families should refrain from talking to insurance companies or lawyers for other parties until they have retained and been advised by their own legal counsel, who will help protect your legal rights.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a New Jersey car accident, contact the experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyers of Blume Goldfaden to discuss your legal rights and options. Call our accident lawyers at 973-635-5400 to get more information about how to pursue your possible claim.
The Jersey Journal reported that a 32-year-old man from Elizabeth, New Jersey, suffered head injuries after the motorcycle he was riding collided with two vehicles on a ramp leading to the Pulaski Skyway in Jersey City. The injured motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital and was reported to be in stable condition. The driver of one of the cars was issued a summons for driving an unregistered vehicle with a suspended license.
New Jersey motorcycle accidents can cause serious harm as drivers and riders of motorcycles are less protected than riders in motor vehicles. Head and internal injuries and fractures are some of the most common types of injuries suffered by motorcycle riders. Those injured in motorcycle accidents also often incur significant expenses related to the costs of medical care, and, loss of wages due to disability.
If you have been injured in a New Jersey motorcycle accident caused by the negligence of another driver you may be compensated for your injuries and other damages. Contact the skilled New Jersey motorcycle accident attorneys of Blume Goldfaden to find out how we can help you secure fair and reasonable compensation for your losses. Call us at 973-635-5400 to schedule your no-cost consultation to discuss your potential claim.
A pedestrian was injured on Route 46 close to Teterboro Airport after being struck by a vehicle. According to The Bergen Record, the injured victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The extent of the pedestrian’s injuries is not known. The Bergen County Police Department as well as local police are investigating this accident.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2008, 4,378 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in the United States. On average, one pedestrian is killed in a traffic accident every 120 minutes and injured in a collision every eight minutes.
It is not surprising that pedestrian accidents, where unprotected victims are struck by vehicles that weigh thousands of pounds, can cause serious injuries including head and spine trauma, fractures and injuries to internal organs. Many of these injuries may require surgical intervention for treatment and prolonged hospitalizations and/or therapy. Often, injured victims may incur extensive medical bills and lost wages because of time away from work.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, the experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Blume Goldfaden can help. We understand the emotional and financial stress faced by those injured in such accidents, and, can help you seek fair and appropriate compensation for your losses. Call us at 973-635-5400 for a no-cost consultation and a comprehensive evaluation of your potential claim.