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Pedestrian accident kills 1, injures another

Whether it is the cold weather or the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, motorists seem to be in a rush these days. And while we tend to live busy lives, this does not excuse such behaviors while driving. Regardless if a driver is speeding, distracted or intoxicated, all of these acts could be the cause of a serious or even fatal crash. Victims of such a collision as well as their loved ones have rights and options when seeking to hold a negligent motorist accountable.

According to recent reports, a serious collision involving pedestrians recently occurred near a school in Linden. Two individuals, both from New York were struck during the early morning hours near the intersection of St. George Avenue and DeWitt Street. The fatal pedestrian accident occurred only blocks away from Linden High School.

Parking lot collisions higher during holiday season

Thanksgiving does not only mark the time of year when residents in New Jersey and other states across the nation spend more quality time with their families. It is also marks the time of year when shopping increases. Due to the deals and holiday celebrations approaching, many are in a rush to get their gifts purchased on time. This not only increases motor vehicle traffic but also the number of people in parking lots.

While it is common for pedestrians and vehicles to travel in the same area, this is not safely completed without the attention by both motorists and the people traveling by foot. However, when motorists are in a rush to get a parking spot and pedestrians and quickly exiting their vehicles to get into a warm store, distractions and negligence could occur.

What is Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy?

As a previous post highlights, birth injuries are a major concern for parents. While many expecting parents do not anticipate encountering these issues when their little one finally arrives, the unfortunate reality is that the negligence of medical professionals could result in serious harms caused to a newborn. Thus, it is important to note what is considered a birth injury, if a medical professional is accountable for it and what legal recourses are available to you.

While there are a wide range of birth defects and birth injuries that could minimally or severely impact an infant, some birth injuries are especially scary and could result in life-long impacts. This is especially true if it the injury impacts the brain.

Were you injured on a construction job site?

Construction work can be a very hazardous job. Working with heavy equipment and machinery puts a construction worker at risk every minute on the job site. If you have sustained an injury at a job site, it is important for you to understand that you may be able to build a case to ask a court for damages for your injuries.

While not all construction accidents are necessarily eligible for compensation, you should not dismiss your chances without first getting the facts about your case. Consulting with a lawyer who has experience working with construction accident cases can be a good first step. Here are some factors to keep in mind as you consider your next move.

Holding a medical professional liable for birth injuries

The news that you are about to have a little one is one of the most exciting events in a person's life. Whether it is your first child or not, a growing family is a major step to take. Parents begin to invest in their arriving bundle of joy, expecting he or she will be healthy and ready to go home after their birth. Unfortunately, medical errors could happen during pregnancy and the labor and delivery process. This could result in serious birth injuries.

Hearing that something is wrong with your newborn is heart breaking. Not only is this unexpected but it means more medical bills and the possibility of your child dealing with issues for weeks, months, years and even a lifetime. At Robert A Solomon, P.C., our experienced legal team understands the stress and hardship that is associated with birth injuries; therefore, we are dedicated to helping families in the New Jersey area understand their situation and legal recourses.

Law enforcement amped up after rash of pedestrian accidents

Law enforcement in New Jersey have stepped up their enforcement efforts at several of this state's most notoriously dangerous intersections in the wake of several pedestrian accidents, some of which were fatal accidents involving children and teens.

One of those deadly accidents took place in the spring of 2016, when a vehicle left the road and ran over two teenagers who were alongside the street. On the whole, between 2014 and 2016, almost 200 pedestrians were involved in accidents along one New Jersey road. Of these victims, 10 did not survive.

Representing victims of oxygen-related birth injuries

As a previous post on this blog discussed, birth injuries involving the baby's not getting enough oxygen are both very tragic and very preventable.

They are very tragic because they can lead to a newborn's being stillborn or, if the baby survives, to a permanent disability that can require a lifetime of medical care and treatment.

Decision on brain death can defeat a personal injury claim

Brain injuries, particularly when caused by the negligence of another person in New Jersey or elsewhere, can be extremely complicated. This is especially true if the tragic result of a possible brain death has occurred.

The effect of differing medical malpractice and other laws among the various states, including New Jersey, can affect a wrongful death or personal injury case profoundly.

The dangers of oxygen deprivation at birth

One of the common reasons a child suffer long-term or permanent injuries in the course of his or her birth is oxygen deprivation. Almost every Newark resident recognizes that a human being cannot live long without oxygen, and the same is true of newborn infants.

Babies who do not get enough oxygen as they are passing through their mother's birth canal can lead to permanent injuries like problems with speaking and also balance and coordination difficulties. It can also lead to learning challenges, including the inability to focus on a task or difficulty remembering things. Some studies also connect oxygen deprivation with conditions like epilepsy and autism. Tragically, in the most serious cases, an infant will not survive childbirth due to lack of oxygen.

Man killed after his disabled vehicle is struck on interstate

Car accidents are unfortunate events that can be very unpredictable. Whether a dangerous condition leads to a car accident, a negligent driver collides with another vehicle or there is a chain reaction of multiple accidents, a car crash could involve several vehicles, severe damages, serious injuries and fatalities. Because car accident could transpire into a very complex event, it is important that the cause and liability associated with the crash is understood.

According to recent reports, a fatal accident occurred on a New Jersey highway. Preliminary investigation reveals that the accident occurred following a single car accident. Around 3:30 a.m. a vehicle traveling westbound on Interstate 80 hit a guardrail in the center median. The 27-year-old motorist survived this crash and was standing by his disabled vehicle when another vehicle collided with the vehicle.

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