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June 2017 Archives

Electrocution blamed for girl's death in fatal boating accident

The warm weather and end of the school year means that many people will be out enjoying the New Jersey sunshine with their children. While the majority will return home safely after having a good time, it is an unfortunate reality that accidents can happen in a variety of ways. Many will involve injuries and fatalities. Even worse is when these incidents involve defenseless children. When there has been an accident due to negligence, those who were affected need to be aware of their rights and the steps to taking legal action.

Tip line designed to reduce frequency of texting and driving

With the inherent risk involved with texting and driving and other distracted behaviors behind the wheel in New Jersey, law enforcement and the state government are seeking ways to reduce the frequency of the practice. One new method that is being implemented is for tip lines to be used by motorists or other witnesses who see a driver texting or operating the vehicle while distracted. Since beginning this program, more than 600 people were sent warning letters.

Pedestrian accident with bus sends 8 to hospital in New Jersey

New Jersey residents likely realize the dangers when crossing the street or doing anything else as a pedestrian. Given the way certain drivers drive and the distracting behaviors many take part in, accidents can happen with a pedestrian and cause serious injuries and even death.

A quick guide to defective power tools and injuries

Power tools such as drills, saws and sanders are powerful pieces of equipment that can be dangerous if not handled properly. Manufacturers must design them properly. Otherwise, defects can lead to serious accidents. Power tools cause significant injuries when they are not made correctly. If you get injured by a defective power tool, you may be able to file a lawsuit. 

Research looks at various aspects of fatal car crashes

It is an unavoidable reality that car accidents will happen in New Jersey, and a number of these will result in a fatality. Attempting to reduce these accidents, studies are often conducted to examine crashes and their causes. One study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) showed that the number of people who die in a late-model vehicles has risen slightly. This is attributed to the stronger economy, a factor that leads to more people driving and the chance that reckless drivers will be on the road. In addition, the IIHS believes that the number of fatalities might reduce in the coming years as the economy recedes.

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