Atlantic City & Cape May Personal Injury Law Firm Newsletters

Atlantic City Traffic Offenses

In New Jersey, a traffic offense conviction can not only result in a fine, but also points on your driving record. If you accrue 12 or more points on your current driving record, your license will be suspended. Your license can also be suspended if you fail to appear in court, fail to pay surcharges, drive with a suspended license, fail to provide proof of insurance, drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, engage in reckless driving, abandon a vehicle on a public highway, or cause a fatal car accident. If you have received a traffic citation in Atlantic City, do not just pay the fine and get hit with license points. Let an experienced Atlantic City injury attorney fight the ticket in municipal court. Examples of Traffic Offenses Below are some of the traffic violations for which Atlantic City authorities can cite you, along with the license points…
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Fifty People Rescued in Atlantic City Casino After Being Trapped in Faulty Elevators

An Atlantic City Accident Lawyer Explains Liability In May, the Press of Atlantic City reported that 50 people were trapped in two different elevators at the Revel Casino-Hotel. A malfunction in the machinery of the lifts prevented the elevators from operating, and it took two hours before everyone was safely extracted from the elevators. No one has filed casino negligence lawsuits against the Revel yet; however, people affected by this incident may soon be contacting an Atlantic City accident attorney. What Happened to the Revel Elevators? The incident occurred around 1:30 am on Sunday, May 26. The Atlantic City Fire Department arrived soon after it received news of the stopped elevators and extracted the elevator’s passengers via a 35-foot ladder that was lowered down the shaft. At the time of the Press’ report, no serious physical injuries occurred. However, one firefighter at the scene noted that individuals inside the elevators…
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Preventing Workplace Injuries: Tips from Atlantic City Injury Lawyers

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded 2,986,500 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in the private sector in 2011. In the construction industry alone, there were 184,700 injuries. It is important for employers to take all necessary steps to create a safe work environment, including providing regular safety training to employees. When an employee sustains an injury on the job, he or she may be entitled to workers’ comp and possibly damages from the employer if negligence was involved. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries at work, an experienced Atlantic City injury attorney can protect your legal rights and fight for the compensation you need and deserve. Fall-Related Injuries According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 225,550 workplace injuries in 2011 involved falls, slips or trips. Below are some tips for preventing fall-related injuries in the workplace: Immediately clean up spills Keep walkways clear of debris…
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The Dangers of Driving While Distracted

Driver distraction results in deadly accidents on U.S. roadways every year. Studies show that driver distraction is the leading cause of motor vehicle crashes and near-crashes. In fact, according to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), 80 percent of crashes and 65 percent of near-crashes involve driver distraction. When a distracted driver causes harm to you or your passengers or to your vehicle or other property, an experienced Atlantic City injury lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and pursue all remedies available under the law. Common Distractions Drivers can be distracted: Visually, when they are looking at something other than the road ahead Cognitively, when their mind is on something other than driving Manually, when they take their hands off the steering wheel According to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and VTTI, the most common distractions resulting in accidents are: Cell phone use Reaching…
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