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Falling staircase gives way to spinal cord injury for motel guest

While most New Jersey residents might associate spinal cord injuries with car accidents and athletic events, that part of the human body is particularly vulnerable and can be severely damaged in other types of accidents as well.

NJ SAFE Act aims to help victims of domestic violence financially

When people suffer from a tragic event in their lives, the effects can be widespread. One single event can disrupt many different areas of a person's life. The New Jersey Assembly has recognized this problem when it comes to victims who suffer from domestic violence. Among other areas of a person's life, domestic violence can disrupt a victim's financial capability of supporting themselves and their families. In response, the Assembly recently granted approval for a bill that will help provide victims of domestic violence with more financial stability.

Divorced parents in New Jersey can have success co-parenting

After a divorce, parents have different options when it comes to the custody of their children. One option is that they can choose to create a child custody agreement where they themselves decide which parent should have custody and when the other parent will have visitation rights. A second option is letting a court make the child custody determination in the best interests of the child. After either option is chosen, it is important for parents who are divorcing to find a way to co-parent together once they are divorced.

Playground equipment can lead to child's head trauma

Certainly many New Jersey residents have fond memories of playing on the swing sets and other playground equipment during school recesses. While certainly no one would want to do away with this tradition altogether, parents do need to remember that when school officials or others do not carefully supervise children who are using a playground, a serious child injury is more likely to occur.

Judge's ruling protects unborn children from domestic violence

As women in New Jersey know, when a woman is pregnant, not only must she protect herself from harm, but also her unborn child as well. Undoubtedly, this can put a lot of stress on the mother. This is especially true when a mother feels like she could do more to protect the baby, but for other reasons, is unable to do so.

New Jersey bus accident leaves two people injured

While New Jersey's buses would have a size advantage in the event of a car accident, passengers on those buses are in other respects more vulnerable to an injury following a collision. Usually, passengers on a city bus are not restrained, and they may even stand when the bus is particularly crowded.

Man bites dog to stave off dog attack

While much of New Jersey is urban, even this state has its own share of rural areas with open fields and country roads along which people can take a relaxing morning or evening walk. Pet owners who do live outside of the city therefore, need to understand that they will be held accountable for dog bite damages if their family pet wanders from its home and attacks a passerby. The issue of animal bites can have an effect on families and residents in New Jersey and across the country.

Nascar driver finalizes divorce

Being in a relationship can be one of the most rewarding experiences in an adult's life. Many adults turn these relationships into marriages and sometimes children are brought into their lives. Unfortunately, more often than not, these relationships end in divorce.