Atlantic City & Cape May Personal Injury Law Firm Newsletters

Keeping Teen Drivers Safe: Our Atlantic City Injury Attorneys Discuss Graduated Driver Licensing Programs

Motor vehicle accidents continue to be the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. Studies show that teens have a higher risk of being involved in a car accident than any other age group. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are about three times more likely to be involved in a fatal car crash than drivers ages 20 and older. Several factors contribute to teens having a higher crash risk than other age groups, such as underestimating or failing to recognize dangerous situations and being more likely to speed or to follow too closely. And certain factors — being male, driving with passengers, driving under the influence of alcohol and being newly licensed — can increase a teen’s crash risk even more: In 2010, male drivers and passengers between the ages of 16 and 19 died in…
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New Jersey Bus Accidents

Bus accidents in the Garden State have made headlines this year. A NJ Transit bus struck a two-story house in Barnegat Township in May after it veered off Route 9. In March, a bus accident on the New Jersey Turnpike killed two people and injured 40 others when the bus went off the road and struck a concrete overpass support. Shortly after the March accident, media reports revealed that Super Luxury Tours, the company who operates the bus, has one of the worst driver safety records in the country. According to the Star-Ledger, Super Luxury Tours’ 16 drivers have been involved in four accidents during the past two years, and the company’s drivers have been cited six times for speeding and three times for failing to obey traffic signals. Additionally, on four occasions Super Luxury drivers proved unable to understand basic commands delivered in English. The New York Times reported…
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How Long Does it Take to Recover From a Car Accident?

An Atlantic City Injury Attorney Describes the Healing Process Depending on how severe the accident is, the recovery time for car accident injuries can vary wildly. What seem to be minor injuries can linger for years, and the emotional damage may never fully heal. As one recent story indicates, recovering from a car accident can be a lengthy journey. Tracy Morgan’s Road to Recovery On June 7, actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was involved in a massive car accident in New Jersey. He was in a limo, and five other vehicles sustained damage in the crash. The accident occurred when a Wal-Mart truck slammed into the back of their limo, according to traffic authorities. Morgan sustained broken nose, leg and several ribs. One passenger died in the accident, and three others were injured. Several victims and family members of the deceased man sued Wal-Mart for their injuries and losses. While…
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Our Atlantic City Injury Lawyers Talk About Traumatic Brain Injuries in Football

A traumatic brain injury occurs when a bump, blow or jolt to the head disrupts normal brain functioning. Traumatic brain injuries range from mild to severe and can result in permanent impairments. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1.7 million people sustain traumatic brain injuries each year in the United States, and TBIs contribute to 30.5 percent of all injury-related deaths. Although falls and motor vehicle accidents remain the two leading causes of traumatic brain injury in the United States, sports accidents are responsible for an increasing number of TBIs. According to a study by the CDC, from 2001 to 2009, the number of emergency room visits for TBIs sustained during sports- and recreation-related activities by children ages 0 to 19 increased by 62 percent. The two most common activities associated with these injuries were bicycling and playing football. In recent years, growing concerns over…
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