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February 2014 Archives

Police say driver was drunk in Rockaway Township hit-run fatal

New Jersey law requires drivers to stop after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Unfortunately, not all drivers follow the law. Many are later apprehended and will generally face criminal charges. But, a criminal case may not provide an accident victim, or the family of a victim, with complete relief.

Police say driver was drunk in Rockaway Township hit-run fatal

New Jersey law requires drivers to stop after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Unfortunately, not all drivers follow the law. Many are later apprehended and will generally face criminal charges. But, a criminal case may not provide an accident victim, or the family of a victim, with complete relief.

New Jersey rabbinical student killed in New York

A Ukrainian national who has been studying to become a rabbi in New Jersey was killed in a crosswalk accident on Sunday morning in New York. The 25-year-old student was in Brooklyn to attend a celebration for the upcoming wedding of one of his friends. However, while walking in the Crown Heights area Sunday morning shortly after 9:00 a.m., the man was hit by a New York sanitation truck.

New Jersey rabbinical student killed in New York

A Ukrainian national who has been studying to become a rabbi in New Jersey was killed in a crosswalk accident on Sunday morning in New York. The 25-year-old student was in Brooklyn to attend a celebration for the upcoming wedding of one of his friends. However, while walking in the Crown Heights area Sunday morning shortly after 9:00 a.m., the man was hit by a New York sanitation truck.

Woman sues Jimmy John's after father hit by a delivery driver

When a person is injured in a car or pedestrian accident, a question many people may have is: Was the driver of a vehicle negligent? This is an important question, but in some cases the inquiry may not necessarily stop after assessing that question. There may be another entity (or entities) that may be held liable for negligence. For instance, a product defect with the vehicle or its tires may be implicated in causing a wreck. Similarly, a company who owns the vehicle may have been negligent in some way when a worker crashes the company car.

Woman sues Jimmy John's after father hit by a delivery driver

When a person is injured in a car or pedestrian accident, a question many people may have is: Was the driver of a vehicle negligent? This is an important question, but in some cases the inquiry may not necessarily stop after assessing that question. There may be another entity (or entities) that may be held liable for negligence. For instance, a product defect with the vehicle or its tires may be implicated in causing a wreck. Similarly, a company who owns the vehicle may have been negligent in some way when a worker crashes the company car.

Nurse claims that he was improperly trained at New York hospital

Potentially frightening allegations are contained in a recent news report concerning an employment law issue in New York. A registered nurse is not claiming medical malpractice in the dispute, but the allegations contained in his story highlight how a lack of supervision or training at a hospital may put patients in harm’s way.

Nurse claims that he was improperly trained at New York hospital

Potentially frightening allegations are contained in a recent news report concerning an employment law issue in New York. A registered nurse is not claiming medical malpractice in the dispute, but the allegations contained in his story highlight how a lack of supervision or training at a hospital may put patients in harm’s way.

Military personnel involved in two bus incidents within a week

Two anecdotes are probably insufficient to rise to the level of a trend. But, two incidents on buses exposed personnel associated with the U.S. Armed Forces to the risk of harm in less than a 1-week time-frame. Cadets from New Jersey and Pennsylvania, who are members of a U.S. Coast Guard hockey team, faced the risk of serious harm when their bus driver began to lose consciousness while barreling down Interstate 95 early Sunday morning.

Military personnel involved in two bus incidents within a week

Two anecdotes are probably insufficient to rise to the level of a trend. But, two incidents on buses exposed personnel associated with the U.S. Armed Forces to the risk of harm in less than a 1-week time-frame. Cadets from New Jersey and Pennsylvania, who are members of a U.S. Coast Guard hockey team, faced the risk of serious harm when their bus driver began to lose consciousness while barreling down Interstate 95 early Sunday morning.

Two injured in violent Watchung head-on crash

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that head-on collisions can occur in a variety of situations. Drivers entering the highway in the wrong direction, distractions among drivers and other causes may be involved in these dangerous accidents. However, many head-on wrecks involve a driver simply crossing over the centerline of a two-lane road for many different reasons.

Two injured in violent Watchung head-on crash

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that head-on collisions can occur in a variety of situations. Drivers entering the highway in the wrong direction, distractions among drivers and other causes may be involved in these dangerous accidents. However, many head-on wrecks involve a driver simply crossing over the centerline of a two-lane road for many different reasons.

Plow in Sparta Township hits couple outside library

A woman and her husband were injured Monday afternoon in a parking lot accident in Sparta Township, New Jersey. The woman works at a library and was leaving work Monday afternoon with her husband. Police say that a snow plow operator was clearing snow and sanding the parking lot as the couple left the library. Authorities say that the man and woman were each struck by the snow plow as it was backing up in the lot.

Plow in Sparta Township hits couple outside library

A woman and her husband were injured Monday afternoon in a parking lot accident in Sparta Township, New Jersey. The woman works at a library and was leaving work Monday afternoon with her husband. Police say that a snow plow operator was clearing snow and sanding the parking lot as the couple left the library. Authorities say that the man and woman were each struck by the snow plow as it was backing up in the lot.

Study looks at failure to diagnose heart disease among women

A recent study conducted by a medical insurance provider says that it is more common for primary care doctors to be sued for a failure to diagnose heart disease among women than cases brought against heart doctors. Family physicians or primary care doctors are sued in roughly half of the cases involving the issue. Cardiologists comprise about 22 percent of this type of medical malpractice claim.

Study looks at failure to diagnose heart disease among women

A recent study conducted by a medical insurance provider says that it is more common for primary care doctors to be sued for a failure to diagnose heart disease among women than cases brought against heart doctors. Family physicians or primary care doctors are sued in roughly half of the cases involving the issue. Cardiologists comprise about 22 percent of this type of medical malpractice claim.

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