Atlantic City & Cape May Personal Injury Law Firm Newsletters

Staying Safe on Dangerous Atlantic County Highways

Answers from an Atlantic City Accident Lawyer Atlantic City is a popular destination all year round, but summer is an especially busy time for America’s Favorite Playground. The Tri-State Transportation Commission recently stated that the most dangerous roads in New Jersey are Routes 322 and 40, both of which run right through the middle of Atlantic County. Whether you are visiting Atlantic City for the weekend or traversing through the county on the way to a vacation, you must take extra caution on these roads to avoid the consequences of suffering a catastrophic vehicle accident. While highways like the Route 322 and the Garden State Parkway offer immense convenience, they present hazards and road conditions that you would not typically encounter on lower-speed roads. It is important to know how to drive safely on the highway to spare yourself and your family from suffering serious personal injuries. Highway Safety The…
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What Should I Do if I was Hurt on a Public Bus?

When a bus driver makes a mistake and causes a serious car crash, who is to blame? Someone has to be accountable for the injuries and property damage that result, but victims often do not know what to do in this type of situation. Whether you were riding on a public bus that crashed, driving in another vehicle or walking nearby when the bus injured you, compensation should be available. You just need to find out how to get it. How to Recover After a Bus Accident If you get hurt in a crash involving a city bus, you can file a claim for your medical bills, lost wages and more. City buses are often quasi-governmental entities, so they toe the line between government and a private company. This can be more complicated than a lawsuit against a completely private organization, though, so acting quickly and having a lawyer on…
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New Law Requires Four Feet Distance Between a Passing Vehicle and a “Vulnerable User”

New Jersey recently passed a new law requiring passing motorists to give four feet of clearance to any “vulnerable user,” which includes pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders, and people riding electric scooters. Twenty-three other states have already passed similar legislation in what seems to be a growing national trend towards recognizing the traffic rights of non-motorists. Assemblywoman Stender of Middlesex, New Jersey sponsored the bill. Hopefully, the bill will raise New Jersey’s ranking from the 12th most bike friendly state back to its previous position as seventh or higher. The drop in ranking was a result of taking so long to pass such a bill. How Can Motorists Appropriately Gauge a Safe Passing Distance? The bill uses four feet as the minimum passing distance because standard traffic lanes in New Jersey are 12 feet wide. Most other states have a minimum passing distance of three feet. New Jersey’s variation on the bill…
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What if I Was Assaulted in a Casino?

Injury Lawyers Help Atlantic City Residents and Tourists Find Answers Recently, Ray Rice, a halfback for the National Football League’s (NFL) Baltimore Ravens, was accused of assaulting his fiancée in the Revel Casino in Atlantic City. Reportedly, Rice knocked his fiancée unconscious by striking her with his hand, and cameras recorded him dragging her out of an elevator in the casino. Rice faces potential punishment from both the NFL and the Atlantic City Police Department. Rice’s fiancée has not taken any known legal action against him. Casinos can be dangerous if proper security measures are not taken, and casino negligence allows visitors to become victims of assault, particularly when excessive drinking is involved. When assaults happen, people should know they can hold the responsible parties accountable for the incident. If you have been injured or assaulted in a casino in New Jersey, speak to us about your legal rights. We…
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