Atlantic City & Cape May Personal Injury Law Firm Newsletters

Keeping Safe on New Jersey’s Boardwalk Rides

Our Atlantic City Injury Lawyer Wants to Help Prevent Injuries New Jersey’s boardwalks are excellent tourist destinations and offer great places for local friends as well as families to get out and enjoy our beautiful beaches. Just like any other enjoyable destination, though, the boardwalk can become dangerous when individuals do not follow the appropriate safety regulations and guidelines. In many situations, ride operators and other boardwalk staff make mistakes that can cause serious injuries to visitors. Recently, a ride operator working at an Ocean City boardwalk was fired after committing an operator error that caused a four-year-old girl to suffer injuries on a ride. Although many accidents like this one can be the fault of another person’s negligence, boardwalk visitors may be able to take certain measures to minimize their risk of suffering injuries. How Can I Be Safe on the Boardwalk? The following tips can allow you to…
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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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Accidents Involving Commercial Truck Jackknifing

Motor vehicle accidents involving large trucks and passenger vehicles often result in serious injuries or death. According to data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, in 2009, truck accidents claimed the lives of 503 large truck occupants, 2,551 occupants in other vehicles and 326 nonmotorists, for a total of 3,380 fatalities nationwide. Truck accident deaths accounted for nearly 10 percent of the nation’s 33,808 traffic fatalities that year. In New Jersey, large truck crashes in 2009 resulted in 69 deaths, accounting for about 12.5 percent of the state’s total traffic fatalities. When a truck accident causes serious injuries or death, an experienced Atlantic City injury attorney helps the victims seek compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, or for the wrongful death of their loved one. Jackknifing Accidents Some large truck accidents involve jackknifing, which is when the trailer swings around such that the tractor and…
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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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