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April 2017 Archives

Safety at New Jersey chemical plants

Chemical manufacturing plants pose multiple risks to the people who work there. In order to ensure a safe workplace, it is necessary to eliminate the risk of accidents and find effective methods for preventing the occurrences of falls. This requires understanding the different types of chemical plant injuries and why they happen.

Accusations of domestic abuse in child custody cases

Emotions often run high during child custody disputes, and family law judges in New Jersey and around the country frequently have to determine whether or not there is any truth to inflammatory accusations. While malicious comments made in the heat of the moment may sometimes be excused or overlooked by judges, accusations of domestic violence are generally taken extremely seriously.

Unproven risks and the changing legal landscape

When manufacturers bring products to the market that are potentially dangerous, consumers in New Jersey and elsewhere across the country may find themselves at risk. However, there are those who question whether the exposure of theoretical or speculative hazards to the public is beneficial. Case results suggest that in spite of opposing sentiment, failure to warn consumers of a possible safety hazard could leave companies and their insurers open to significant legal risk, even if the danger has not yet been scientifically confirmed.

Determining liability for injuries caused by faulty gym equipment

Many New Jersey residents utilize local gyms to stay in shape. When they do so, gym members expect the equipment to be properly maintained and safe to use. However, a defective or improperly maintained piece of gym equipment can cause serious injuries. While gyms do have a duty to keep patrons and visitors safe, lawsuits involving gym equipment can be complicated.

Focusing on distracted driving in April

While teens are often inseparable from their cellphones, all New Jersey motorists need to be aware of the dangers of using one while operating a vehicle as one in three motorists have reportedly made a habit of distracted driving. An AT&T campaign found that more than half of drivers keep their smartphones within reaching distance while behind the wheel, and people use their smartphones while driving to post on social media, use apps, get on the internet, take photos or video chat.

The rise in children's products recalls

New Jersey parents should be aware that there was an increase in the number of recalled children's products in 2016. According to a recent report by nonprofit group Kids in Danger, the number was the highest since 2001, with the exception of 2004 when there was a recall of 150 million vending machine toys.

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