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September 2014 Archives

It's simple -- don't use a phone in the car

It is a story that many may be able to tell, if the live. An actor speaking at a Distracted Driving Summit told a story of his riding a bike one day and he almost became one of the 3,328 people who died in 2012 in car accident attributed to distracted driving.

Should more cases receive punitive damage awards?

Punitive damages are often described in terms that are inflammatory and hyperbolic. Critics suggest they encourage frivolous lawsuits or unnecessary lawsuits. Really? If you were the parents of two boys who died when their car went out of control, and you discovered that the crash occurred because of a defective part that the company knew about, would you need punitive damages as an incentive to sue?

Bike and pedestrian accidents can be deadly

The dangers posed by motor vehicles are fairly obvious. We all understand the damage possible when two or more multi-thousand pound vehicles collide at highway speeds. We may naively think other modes of transportation are much safer and that the likelihood of an accident causing death or injury is much lower.

New Jersey teen charged in death of his two friends

It's a cliché, but that does not make it any less true. From the time your son or daughter begins driving, or even riding with other teens, it is every parent's worst nightmare. You receive a knock on the door and it is a New Jersey State police trooper. At that point, you may not even need them to say anything, as you know why they are at your door.

49ers player Ray McDonald arrested for domestic violence

Domestic violence within New Jersey families can cause a difficult situation for the victim as one makes the decision to involve authorities and expose the abuser. A person who feels that he or she has been inapproperiately harmed by a loved one may question his or her safety and ability to make the offensive abuse end. Recently, Ray McDonald from the 49ers was accused of perpetrating domestic violence.

New Jersey truck accidents -- 3 die on Route 280

Congested highways in New Jersey can become cram packed with vehicles stopped bumper to bumper and increase the risk of motor vehicle accidents. Truck accidents that occur in this heavy traffic can sometimes result in serious injury and tragic fatalities. A morning accident recently involving a dump truck took the lives of several people and injured others.

Deciding a child custody arrangement in New Jersey

A parent in New Jersey that has made the decision to divorce may question their ability to secure the best possible outcome for their children. They may have anxiety about the well-being of their family as they begin the process of separation and child custody arrangements. As a child custody agreement is debated between the parents, they may benefit from gaining an understanding of the issues that the children may experience as the divorce process moves forward.

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