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…
Read more

Traffic Light Cameras? Good or Bad for NJ Drivers?

On December 16, 2014, the New Jersey law allowing the use of red light cameras officially ended. Absent new legislation, the program is finished for the foreseeable future. Despite many townships craving reenactment of the law because of the revenue it generated, it does not appear the legislature or the governor are on board. The…
Read more

Bad Weather can Lead to Bad Accidents

I urge everyone to be extra careful this winter in light of the extremely low temperatures we have been experiencing.  Unfortunately, bad weather can lead to bad accidents.   Right after a major snow storm, everyone is usually on heightened alert for dangerous conditions including slippery roads and walkways. However, extremely low temperatures can lead…
Read more

Is Uber dangerous for the public at large?

Is Uber Technologies Inc. and its freelance drivers putting the public at risk?  Simply put, is Uber dangerous for the Public? Common carriers such as taxis, limousines, and buses are regulated by state agencies, which set standards for insurance, fares and safety.  In Pennsylvania, the agency is called the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC), and…
Read more

Auto “Black Box” Owner Privacy Legislation in New Jersey

Recently, New Jersey Assemblyman Paul Moriarty introduced a Bill to declare that the information in auto “Black Boxes” (technically called event data recorders) is the property of the vehicle’s owner. A warrant or subpoena would be required to access the information without the consent of the owner. There will be exceptions to help improve motor…
Read more

Jury finds Trinity Industries Defrauded Governemnt over Defective Guardrail Design that saved only $2 per Unit

I recently posted a Blog about safety concerns regarding the redesigned Trinity ET-Plus guardrail heads used along major roadways.  They have been installed  without the various municipalities or other governmental agencies knowing the implications of the design change.  Since my initial Blog on the subject, a civil jury in Texas found that Trinity Industries defrauded…
Read more

Possible Defective Highway Guardrails by Trinity

According to a recent article by The Safety Institute, they are investigating whether Trinity, a leading manufacturer of highway guardrails, has safety issues with its redesigned E-Plus guardrail ends. The Safety Institute notes that Nicholas Artimovich, II, an engineer for the Federal Highway Administration, has expressed concerns regarding the ET-Plus’ field performance. The Safety Institute…
Read more