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Could a New Law Help New Jersey Survivors of Child Abuse Sue Their Abusers?

Posted on January 30, 2020 by Donald G. Targan & Associates

Survivors of child abuse in New Jersey now have more time to file claims against their abusers. This year, S477 will go into effect. This law extends the statute of limitations in civil actions for sexual abuse claims. This law came after a shocking report exposed more than 100 New Jersey priests who were accused of sex abuse in the state. New Jersey is the 11th state to pass this type of statute of limitations bill. How will this new law protect child abuse survivors? How long do abuse survivors now have to file a lawsuit? How can you file a child sex abuse lawsuit in New Jersey? What Is a Statute of Limitations? A statute of limitations is the amount of time a person has to file a lawsuit against a negligent or abusive party. In civil claims, the amount of time an abuse survivor has to file a…
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Is There an Increased Risk for Car Accidents During the Holiday Season?

Posted on December 25, 2019 by Donald G. Targan & Associates
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Your chances of getting into a car accident increase during certain periods of time during the day, the week, and the year. Driving during periods of heavy road congestion (rush hour), inclement weather, or late-night hours can result in a serious car accident. Drunk driving adds to these risks during the holidays. In fact, the holiday season is one of the most dangerous times of the year to drive. Why Do Car Accidents Increase During the Holiday Period? There are more people on the road traveling to visit family and friends for holiday celebrations. Holiday parties and gatherings also result in a sharp increase in drunk drivers. Fatalities resulting from accidents with alcohol-impaired drivers have become extremely predictable between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. More than 40 percent of the car accident fatalities on Christmas and New Year’s involved alcohol, according to the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and…
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What Are the Most Common Holiday Accidents?

Posted on December 20, 2019 by Donald G. Targan & Associates
Photo of a Child Admiring the Christmas Tree

As the year winds down, many of us are making plans for the upcoming holidays. This time of year, we all look forward to gathering with old friends and family. Sharing food, drinks and gifts adds extra magic to the festivities. Unfortunately, all the extra excitement may mean increased chances for holiday accidents. It is important to keep the following common accidents in mind this holiday season. Taking extra precautions to avoid these mishaps will keep your holiday season light and fun. Winter Weather Car Accidents The winter season brings with it less than ideal driving conditions. Snow and ice on the roads will mean decreased visibility and slippery wheels. Additionally, the days become shorter and the time we spend driving in the dark increases. On top of all of this, it’s the holiday season. Many people are out on the road, traveling to see family or on their way…
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