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August 2017 Archives

What are some common birth injuries newborns could face?

Preparing for the impending birth of a child is an exciting and joyous time. Parents in Newark are focused on what their baby will look like, how they will act and what life will be like when they bring the baby home. The last thing on their mind is their newborn will suffer harm due to medical negligence. Much faith, trust and reliance is place on the doctors, nurses and the medical team aiding during labor and delivery. However, mistakes could be made, causing birth trauma to an infant.

Hold negligent drivers liable for pedestrian accidents

Residents in New Jersey utilize all forms of transportation to get around. While many rely on motor vehicles and subways to get to and from their destinations, some individuals prefer to walk. While this is an effective and healthy way to get around, it subjects pedestrians to many dangers. Walking in areas with heavy traffic, especially in cities, can cause a pedestrian to face many dangers, even if they are in a crosswalk or on a sidewalk. Thus, pedestrians constantly face the risk of being involved in a pedestrian accident.

Factors impacting the rate of pedestrian accidents

It isn't uncommon to travel by foot. Even when individuals rely on vehicles to get around, there are often times when a motorist becomes a pedestrian. Whether it is in a parking lot, city sidewalks or in a residential area, when a driver exits their vehicle they become a pedestrian. No matter if it is for a short duration or long, pedestrians are faced with a wide variety of risks when they walk were vehicles travel.

What are the elements for a wrongful death action?

The loss of a loved one is a tragic event to go through. No one is ever prepared for the death of a family member, even if they are elderly or sick. However, one is never prepared for the sudden loss of a loved one in a fatal accident. Because these incidents are often caused by the negligence of another party, it is important to understand that surviving family members are afforded the right to take legal action to hold a negligent party accountable for the accident and the damages arising from it. However, in order to take action, one must first prove that there was a wrongful death and that party is to blame.

How can motorcyclists stay safe on the road?

Riding a motorcycle comes with plenty of benefits, but it also comes with its fair share of risks. People involved in an accident while riding a motorcycle are more likely to experience more severe injuries. Additionally, a report from the Federal Highway Administration states the number of injuries incurred while riding a motorcycle increased to 93,000 in 2012 from just 81,000 in 2011.

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