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Using cellphones while driving

If you have been injured in an automobile accident due to a driver's either texting or talking on a cellphone, you might be facing significant financial losses and have ongoing medical costs and treatment needs as a result. Under New Jersey law, both texting and talking on handheld cellular devices are prohibited while driving.

How car seats can prevent New Jersey child injuries

The purpose of car seats is to properly secure babies and children while they are travelling in a car. The New Jersey law dealing with car seats is applicable to those children eight years and younger who weigh less than 80 pounds. Proper safety for children is a priority for parents even when their children are under the supervision of someone else at school or at day care. Accidents involving children can be devastating, especially a car accident where a child is not properly secured in his or her car seat. Improper use of a car seat can lead to child injury or worse.

Hope for New Jersey spinal cord injury victims

Injuries to the spinal cord can have long-term implications. Someone who has suffered a spinal cord injury may need extensive rehabilitation to regain basic mobility. Some injuries leave victims significantly disabled or even paralyzed. Medical advances can help those who are suffering from a spinal cord injury, but procedures and outpatient care have significant costs for New Jersey residents.

Bus accident in Washington Township involves driver

Parents with school-age children entrust bus drivers and schools with a responsibility to be safe and take care of their kids. A bus driver who is negligent in his or her duties may assume responsibility if a child is hurt in an accident. A significant injury to a child is a serious issue. New Jersey parents expect that a care provider or bus driver will behave in a reasonable manner. Carelessness can lead to a significant child injury.

NFL player Derek Wolfe says seizure linked to spinal injury

A spinal cord injury can have long-term effects if not treated properly. People who suffer these injuries while at work or due to someone's negligence could see their health risks increase in the long-term. But, advances in science have made serious spinal cord injuries easier to live with, even though there can still be lingering side effects months or years down the road. Some side effects from a spinal cord injury even kept a player out of the Super Bowl.

New Jersey family files complaint against middle school

Parents of school-age children entrust supervisors, teachers and school bus drivers to live up to a certain standard of care for their children. In New Jersey, schools have a responsibility to adequately supervise children from the moment they are picked up on the school bus to when they are dropped off. Breaching this standard of care is a serious offense because it jeopardizes student safety and may result in a child injury.

Falls lead to more spinal cord injuries in New Jersey

One of the devastating parts of having a spinal cord injury is the unknown. An injury like that can have serious repercussions for your future. There have been advances in medicine, but, unfortunately, a serious injury involving your spinal cord can lead to permanent disability, lost income and a long road to recovery. Many accidents that end in a spinal cord injury can lead to high medical costs.

Rabies vaccines given out in Ocean City, New Jersey

Many New Jersey residents may have pets in their homes. From dogs to cats to more exotic varieties of animals, pet owners have a responsibility for their animals' behavior. One of the first things someone bitten by an animal is seek medical attention. An animal bite can have long-term medical implications if left untreated. From diseases like rabies to bad infections, the important thing to do is to get help right away after a bite.

2 teaching aides charged in school fight

New Jersey parents want to protect their children from harm. They expect a high standard of care when their children go to school, childcare, or extracurricular activities. Adults who are put into positions of taking care of children have a responsibility to safeguard the children under their care. Unfortunately some do not always live up to this responsibility. A significant child injury can have serious implications for parents.

Settlement reached on police dog bite

Many New Jersey families and individuals keep pets in their homes. These extra members of the family can range from cats to dogs to guinea pigs and beyond. Some have more exotic pets, such as snakes, that require extra attention and proper care. Regardless of the animal, most pets have the capacity to inflect harm on property or people if they aren't appropriately cared for.

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