You’re driving down a New Jersey road and you see a stop sign up ahead. You slow down, look both ways and, seeing no one, continue through the intersection. Behind you, lights and sirens. Why?
What you have just done is known as a “rolling stop”—and in New Jersey, it is illegal. Read the rest »
Hollywood has glamorized street racing, and the reality is that this dangerous and illegal pastime has become a risky hobby for some New Jersey drivers.
When you consider the typical ages and mindset of these drivers, it is easy to see that the adrenaline rush masks the very real dangers involved—not only to the drivers, but also to innocent bystanders. Read the rest »
Dealing with the aftermath of an automobile accident is complicated enough without the added stress when the cause of the accident is another family member. If someone in your household hits your property (or you) with a vehicle, what happens? Read the rest »
Your beloved family member has been admitted to the hospital because of an illness. You put your trust and faith in the team of medical professionals who are responsible for her care. If you discover that your trust has been breached and your loved one has experienced an assault, it can be devastating. Read the rest »
Babies are unpredictable—especially in their arrival to the world. Their predilection for unpredictability has new parents sometimes finding themselves with “birthing plans” that bear no resemblance to reality. Read the rest »
Despite the viral news coverage they receive (and the fact that Shark Week is once again upon us), shark attacks are both rare and not always quite as deadly as Hollywood might have us believe. Moreover, apparently, sharks do not always swim to a certain theme song.
But for surfers, paddleboarders, and other wave-loving ocean-goers, the threat of sharks is extremely real and disconcerting. Read the rest »
Ahhh. The sweet sounds, smells, and sights of a New Jersey summer. What comes to mind? For many, it’s the quintessential tradition of going “down the shore”—visiting the many quaint and unique shops, eating ice cream on the boardwalk, stepping into an aquarium, or hanging out at the beach.
These glory days, however, are not without risk. A mechanical failure on a Ferris wheel. An improperly prepared lobster roll. Or something as simple as a uneven board on the boardwalk that trips you. Read the rest »
Brake failure can be due to product design defects, manufacturing defects, or poor maintenance and repair by auto mechanics. Bad brakes may lead to accidents where injuries might be sustained.
How Do Brakes Work?
Hydraulic brakes use pressure from a foot on the brake pedal to cause fluid within the brake lines to exert pressure on the braking mechanism(s). This pressure will close the space between the brake “pads” and the rotor of the spinning tire, pressing the pads against the tire to slow it down. Other types of brakes like “mechanical” brakes utilize cables and other mechanisms instead of fluid pressure. Read the rest »
When we go to a doctor or other healthcare provider, we put our trust in them to make our health and wellbeing a priority, and to provide us with treatment within the standards of care practiced by the medical community. However, despite their special knowledge, skills and training, healthcare providers often deviate from the standards of care and make avoidable errors. Some deviations do not result in injury to the patient. However, if a serious injury does occur, it may be grounds for a medical negligence or malpractice claim.
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If a violent dog attack that has left you with serious injuries, first seek appropriate medical attention. After your conditions have been medically attended to, it is important to promptly contact a New Jersey personal injury attorney familiar with the handling of claims of this nature.
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