Side Crash Underride Guards

Tractor trailer underride protection is back in the news, particularly regarding side crash underride guards.   If you are unfamiliar with this concept, it simple means installing mechanisms on a truck or tractor trailer that will prevent other vehicles from driving underneath the truck or trailer during a crash. The first Federal Regulations were enacted…
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Pedestrian Fatalities on the Rise

In early 2016, a bill was introduced in New Jersey to make it a criminal violation to use a phone as you are walking in public. The law would provide a fine up to $50 or 15 days imprisonment for a violation. It did not pass. This year, a Bill has been introduced to take…
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Tips for avoiding a Slip and fall on ice and snow

Lawyer Guide to Slip and Falls Accidents   Many of us like living in an area with four weather seasons; however, we know that winter storms and cold temperatures can lead to dangerous conditions resulting in falls and auto accidents.  But there are sensible ways to minimize the risk of being injured.   If you…
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Should you be concerned about being bitten by a dog?

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are over 4.7 million dog bites each year. 800,000 serious enough to require medical attention including 386,000 emergency room visits. I know that people love their pets; however, the large number of incidents is alarming not only emotionally and physically but financially as well.  According…
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NJ Auto Accident Victim Rights with Basic Auto Policy

Recently, the NJ Supreme Court made a ruling that continued New Jersey’s somewhat liberal protections for auto accident injury victims when an auto insurance company denies coverage because of a material misrepresentation in applying for the policy.  A typical scenario involves the named insured under the auto policy failing to inform the insurance company that…
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