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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When Elevators Malfunction

It is hard to imagine a time when elevators were not a part of everyday life. Early elevators were hand operated and had limited machinery to operate them. Modern elevators have more safeguards, but they are just as likely to malfunction and injure the occupants. It is imperative that elevators pass frequent inspections and meet stringent regulations. Every year, an Atlantic City injury lawyer represents people injured in elevator accidents. Elevator Accidents and Injuries Many victims of elevator accidents are the workers responsible for their safety. According to the U.S. Labor Department’s Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries: Elevator maintenance workers and people who work in office buildings represent half of the annual elevator-related fatalities Half of those deaths are from falls in the elevator shaft 53 percent of occupational-related elevator deaths occur during installation or repair, 17 percent occur during work in the shaft or car and 30 percent occur…
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Wrongful Death Litigation

A wrongful death is a death caused by another party’s actions or negligence, and it can occur in a variety of ways. Car accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, workplace accidents, explosions and unsafe products can all bring about a wrongful death lawsuit. An experienced Atlantic City injury lawyer can professionally analyze a claim at no cost to you. Wrongful Death Causes and Lawsuits According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among ages five to 34 in the United States. In 2009, emergency departments treated over 2.3 million adult drivers and passengers. The lifetime costs of crash-related deaths and injuries are approximately $70 billion. Each year, medical malpractice causes over 90,000 deaths in the United States. Failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, surgical errors and substandard care all contribute to the medical deaths. According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), one…
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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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