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Monday, August 21, 2017

What to do if You Are Hit By A Car in an Intersection


A pedestrian road accident is a traumatic event. It also happens very suddenly. You may have been crossing the road at an intersection when a negligent driver forgets to yield way, colliding with you head-on or a tired driver is blinded by the sun and rams into you. You are injured and in pain, for a moment, you may not even know where you are.

If a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident, you may be worried about their health, their pain and suffering, and the medical expenses that will come up.
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Monday, August 7, 2017

Combating Texting While Walking


Why has the number of pedestrian accidents increased in recent years?

With the surge in mobile electronics, more of us today are walking around looking down at our phones, instead of in front of us.  Walking while staring at a phone has created a whole new category of accidents dubbed “distracted walking.”  The National Safety Council estimates that distracted walking accidents increased from just 500 in the year 2000 to more than 2,000 each year since 2011.  The true incidence of these accidents may be far higher due to a lack of national reporting standards.  Our Read more . . .


Monday, July 17, 2017

What Laws Are in Place Regarding Distracted Driving In New York?


In 2006, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a report identifying “driver inattention” as the primary cause of 80% of automotive crashes in America, as well as 65% of ‘near collisions.’  The definition of driver inattention includes the use of devices like cell phones that divert the driver’s attention from the road.
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

NY Legislature Passes ‘Lavern’s Law’


How will Lavern’s Law help malpractice victims?

A bill that seeks to give medical malpractice victims more time to bring an action has finally been approved by the Legislature. The bill, known as Lavern’s Law, calls for the timeline for bringing a medical malpractice case to start when the error is discovered by the patient, rather than when the mistake happened, as it stands under current law.  This is the third time Lavern’s Law has reached the Senate.
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Monday, June 19, 2017

Insurance Rules for Driverless Cars Considered in NJ


What Does This Mean For NJ Drivers?

The New Jersey legislature is currently considering a bill that would require owners of driverless cars to have auto insurance. Two other states, Nevada and Florida, have already passed such bills into law. New Jersey car accident attorneys are keeping a close eye on developments and what they mean to residents who may be injured in driverless car accidents.
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Monday, June 12, 2017

Birth Injuries: Cerebral Palsy


Do I have a legal claim if my child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy?

Cerebral palsy can be a debilitating condition that will impact your child for a lifetime.  Each year, about 8,000 children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Cerebral palsy can have many possible causes, with birth injuries comprising one of the most prominent causes of this serious condition.  Our Read more . . .


Sunday, May 28, 2017

How Can You Ride Your Bike Safely This Summer?


Over 1,500 cyclists took to the streets last week to participate in the Police Unity Tour, an annual four-day bike ride that cumulates at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. The entire trip spans more than 300 miles.

Hundreds of riders passed by the site where retired Roxbury Lt. Joseph Franklin was killed in a bike accident in May of 2016.
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Monday, May 1, 2017

School Bus Injuries - Who Is Liable?


Schools have a duty to care for the safety and health of students who are under their protection. This duty is not only operational whenever a child is in the classroom. It also applies whenever a child is in the school fields, in the school bus or even on a school trip. Therefore, parents of children injured in a school bus as a result of someone’s negligence can sue for breach of that duty of care.

Deciding the right person to sue, however, can be difficult.
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Common Types of Emergency Room Errors


What are my rights if I am injured due to malpractice in the ER?

A trip to the emergency room is always frightening.  Most people enter the ER with serious injuries and illnesses.  Emergency room doctors are trained to skillfully diagnose and treat patients while working in a fast-paced and often demanding environment.  At times, however, critical errors occur that can cost patients greatly.  Emergency room errors can mean the difference between life and death.
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Sunday, March 26, 2017

How long do I have to file a personal injury suit in NJ?


If you or a loved one has been injured because of the negligence of someone else, you have a right to seek compensation for the damages suffered in terms of medical bills, lost time at work or school, and for any permanent or debilitating injuries. However, this right does not exist in perpetuity. There is a time limit after which you lose your right to file suit for personal injury.

The New Jersey statute of limitations

The statute of limitations prescribes the time limit for instituting a legal claim for personal injury. It essentially sets the deadlines for suing.
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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Soccer Players at Risk of Dementia Due to Head Trauma


How can soccer players protect themselves against brain injuries?

A recent study suggests that soccer players could be at risk of developing dementia due to repeated blows to the head.  The UK based study, published in the journal Acta Neuropathologica, should alert soccer athletes to previously unrecognized risks of the sport.  Our New Jersey brain injury attorneys at Nagel Rice, LLP, discuss the potential link between soccer and brain injuries and some steps you can take as a sports player to protect your head.
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