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If you encounter an aggressive driver in New Jersey, there are certain things you can do to keep yourself and others on the road safe.

How to Deal With Aggressive Drivers in New Jersey

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New Jersey, known for its bustling highways and congested roadways, attracts its fair share of aggressive drivers. A 2019 report ranked it sixth on a list of states with the most aggressive drivers in the country. Dealing with road rage incidents can be a challenging and stressful experience. However, by adopting a proactive and calm […]

WHO PAYS MY MEDICAL BILLS?

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After being injured in an accident, the question of who pays your medical bills will arise. Who pays will vary depending on the type of accident you were involved in. CAR ACCIDENT In a car accident case, there are several variables that come into play in determining who will pay your medical expenses. Most of […]

I Was Involved in a Hit and Run Accident, What Should I Do?

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Automobile accidents can have dramatic, life-altering consequences. Automobile accidents are upsetting enough, but a hit & run accident only serves to exacerbate things. You are left with your car and damage while the other driver left the scene – a crime virtually everywhere – wondering what to do, seemingly without recourse. You are not, however […]

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I’ve Been Injured In An Accident, What Is My Case Worth?

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This is often the first question clients ask personal injury attorneys. Unfortunately, it is extremely difficult to answer because there are many factors that go into that determination. There is no specific mechanism or formula to determine the value of a personal injury claim because every case is different. Depending on who is looking at the […]

What Should I Do If I’ve Been Involved In An Automobile Accident?

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What you do immediately following an automobile accident may significantly affect your chance of receiving compensation for injuries suffered in that accident. After ensuring your own well-being, the most important things you can do involve memorializing the accident and the scene to the greatest extent possible. Even if the other party is clearly at fault, […]

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New Jersey woman awarded $1.6 million for spinal surgery caused by rear end crash

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In 2013, a New Jersey woman was rear ended by a negligent driver. Although the damage to both vehicles were minor, the woman nonetheless suffered from neck and back injuries. The injury to the her cervical (neck) spine was more severe and required a significant amount of treatment. Cervical spine injuries, or more commonly known […]

NJ workers’ compensation for injuries suffered in a carpool

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In an effort to be economical, many people choose to carpool when commuting to work. In fact, several employers finance ride-share programs. If you are injured in a car accident while riding in a carpool, you may have a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, depending on the circumstances. The general rule is that if you […]

Woman dies in collision, is then struck in a hit-and-run

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According to 6abc.com, a woman named Annabel Aponte of Glassboro, New Jersey, was involved in a car accident, and then was struck by another vehicle in a hit-and-run. Initially, it was believed that the 32-year-old woman survived crashing into a tree in Deptford, New Jersey, and was then killed when a car hit her as […]

Collision between New Jersey Transit River Line train and car causes injury

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In Riverton, New Jersey, four people suffered injuries following a collision between a NJ Transit River LINE train and a vehicle. The accident occurred on the morning of Thursday, May 5, at around 10:30 a.m. in the vicinity of the intersection of Main and Broad streets. According to Action News, the River LINE had reduced […]

Hit-and-run driver strikes and kills 16-year-old student

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According to police, the driver of a car belonging to a woman’s niece hit and killed a teenager along a road in South Jersey on the night of March 29. The driver then fled the scene of the accident. The motorist, who is 40 years old, struck a 16-year-old student of Pennsauken High School. The […]