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New Jersey swimming pool fence laws

Property owners have a duty to ensure that their property meets the current laws for their area. One thing that can lead to serious problems is when they don’t have the proper fencing around a swimming pool. Unfortunately, negligent property owners ...

How to help your elderly parents avoid a dangerous fall?

Many people do not consider a fall as a serious incident. Slapstick humor reinforces the idea that a fall is trivial enough to laugh at. However, millions of adults receive medical treatment for injuries from falls every year. A fall can cause broken bon ...

America’s Best Driver’s Report Uncovers the Worst

This summer, as vacationers traveled to their favorite destinations, Allstate released their fifteenth annual America’s Best Drivers Report. The annual study looks at 200 metropolitan areas and ranks them based on the number of property damage claim ...

The determination to deter distracted driving

Decades have passed since drunk driving stops usually resulted in the police officer following the impaired driver home to “sleep it off.” Yet, as accidents causing injury and death grew and received more media attention, awareness of the dead ...

Who is responsible for e-scooter injuries?

E-scooters are making their way across America. Unfortunately, they are leaving numerous riders injured along the way. Currently, nearly 100 cities in the United States have some form of e-scooter. The most popular brands, Bird and Lime, have also expand ...

The restraint in providing restraint

It is a problem that is hiding in plain sight. Choosing to travel via train or bus presents risks of serious injuries, yet restraints and the requirements to use them are lacking. Safety standards governing automobiles and airplanes mandate the use of se ...

Would more lives have been saved if 55 survived?

As an oil crisis gripped the United States in the early seventies, leaders in the nation’s capital were looking for answers to a growing energy problem. Proposed solutions included a ban on ornamental lighting on cars and Sunday gas sales. Discussio ...

Honda’s history takes another hit

Desiccants are a common presence in many products, yet are rarely seen and often thrown away upon discovery. The substance induces dryness in any environment by reducing the level of moisture in the air. Certain types of clothing will have a small pack in ...

What are ‘pain and suffering’ damages?

You often hear the term “pain and suffering” when it comes to personal injury damages. But, do you know what it actually means? Separate from economic damages, which often include medical bills and lost wages, courts will often award pain and ...

Determining liability in a slip and fall accident

Who is liable in a slip and fall? New Jersey law requires the owner of a property to provide “reasonably safe conditions” for people coming on to the property. If an owner is aware of a hazardous condition and does not attend to it, the owner ...

What safety obligations do water park operators face?

Attach the term “brain-eating” to anything and you will likely draw attention. Most of the time, the fear evoked is rooted in horror tales that are more imaginary than real, but as one recent story of the death of a New Jersey man confirms, th ...

New Jersey parking lots: riskier than expected

The National Safety Council (NSC) reports some alarming statistics about parking lot accidents and injuries. According to NSC data, there are more than 50,000 reported parking lot and garage structure accidents annually, resulting in 500 deaths and upward ...

Is there a deadline for personal injury claims in New Jersey?

Anyone in New Jersey injured due to someone else’s negligence has a right to seek compensation for losses incurred. The list of potential damages could include medical costs, lost wages, diminishment of normal previous function, emotional distress o ...

With some medical devices, you don’t know what you don’t know

There are regulatory protocols to follow for getting the government’s OK to market most medical products in the U.S. Prescription drugs need to prove their effectiveness and safety through human trials. Manufacturers must provide data showing study ...

3 Things to Remember If You Have Been Involved in a Car Accident

Most people have been or will be involved in a car accident in their lifetime. Although it is not something to look forward to, it is something that we can prepare for when the inevitable happens. Here are 3 helpful things to keep in mind. Call the pol ...