Category Archives: Auto Accident

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SEASONAL SAFETY – MOTORCYCLE SAFETY VIGILANCE

As Spring pushes away Winter’s blanket and Summer warms us with sunshine and gentle breezes, motorcycle riders pull back their tarps, dust off their bikes and hit the road.  This increase in ridership also means an increase in accidents.  In 2015, there were eighty-eight thousand injuries and 5,029 deaths from motorcycle accidents.[1]  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) previously…
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What Happens When Insurance Isn’t Enough to Cover Accident Damages?

The night of February 6, 2015 changed the life of a 47-year-old man driving on the New Jersey Turnpike. That night, his vehicle collided with another vehicle that was stopped on the turnpike. The collision caused the man’s car to careen into the center lane, where it collided with another car. As a result, the man filed a lawsuit ,…
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Why Did a Monmouth County Man Sue His Insurance Company?

In February 2014, a man and his son were driving down Route 70 near Toms River when disaster struck. Another vehicle collided with the travelers head-on, causing injuries and property damage. As with many cases like this, the two parties involved wound up in court, however, you may not have expected the victim’s insurance company to be the defendant. Why…
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When Is a Bar Responsible for Damages Caused by Drunk Driving?

On October 1, 2011, an elderly couple were out driving on Clifton Street in Westfield, New Jersey. As the two drove through the intersection with Tice Place, a motorist ran a stop sign and barreled into the couple’s vehicle. The resulting crash claimed the life of the man driving his girlfriend down Clifton Street, yet the woman and the driver…
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Was a NJ Transit Bus Driver Caught Texting and Driving on Duty?

Driving responsibly is the duty of every licensed driver on the road, but it’s especially important for professional and commercial drivers. That’s because these drivers are not only tasked with their own safety but the safety of the people they are transporting. So, if a bus driver is caught texting and driving, it can be a tremendous public safety issue….
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Does A New Study Prove Infotainment Systems Can Cause Distracted Driving?

Last week, we discussed how smart cars could prevent distracted driving. Now we want to discuss a distracted driving danger that most drivers don’t even think about—their car’s infotainment center. How are infotainment systems causing distracted driving? A researcher from the University of Utah has spent four years trying to figure that out. Why Do Car Infotainment Systems Cause Distracted…
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What If Your Car Could Tell When You Are Driving Distracted?

We often forget that distracted driving is not exclusive to people using their cell phones. Doing your makeup, changing a radio station, or even just talking to someone can distract you from the road. This makes distracted driving a constant and immediate problem that some think only the autonomous car can solve. However, new innovations could bring a solution to…
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What Is the Price of Distracted Driving?

In the early morning of November 21, 2016, a recent graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s International Relations Graduate School was struck by a 2004 Subaru Outback as she attempted to cross River Road.  The driver of the Outback stayed on the scene until help arrived, at which time the victim was transported to the hospital where she received emergency surgery,…
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Does This Popular App Encourage Selfies While Driving?

Several car accidents have been caused by people using SnapChat while driving. Specifically, these drivers were using SnapChat’s speed filter. SnapChat’s speed filter records how fast users are travelling while taking selfies. If you were to snap a photo of yourself at 110 miles per hour, it would share your speed and the photo to friends. Some of the accidents…
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What is the Leading Cause of Fatal Car Crashes in New Jersey?

An analysis conducted by New Jersey State Police found distracted driving is the leading cause of fatal car crashes in our state. In 2015, there were 190 fatal distracted driving crashes in New Jersey. It is important to understand that distracted driving does not always entail texting behind the wheel. This is a common reason for distracted driving crashes, but…
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