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How Can I Protect My Children from Deadly Sports Injuries?

Posted on September 21, 2018 by Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C.
Window blind accidents can be fatal

As school starts up again, parents are starting to enroll their children in school sports and other activities. As parents in New Jersey, it’s crucial that you understand the dangers that your child might face while he or she is practicing or playing a game. What Public Information Has Been Given on Deadly Sports Injuries? Ever since the famous studies involving chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, in deceased professional football players went public, additional safety reforms have been put into place. In 2010, the state of New Jersey required all school districts to have policies on how they would address concussions or possible concussions in student athletes. Within a few years, New Jersey’s high school doctors, trainers and coaches were receiving extensive concussion training to better responses to head injuries. More than 25,000 New Jersey children from ages 6 to 14 play football. A study earlier this year showed that…
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How Can I Protect My Child from a Bicycle Accident This Summer?

Posted on August 14, 2018 by Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C.
Photo of a bicycle accident

Your kids probably love to be outside during the summer and ride their bikes on your street and in the neighborhood. There are many reasons why your kids should ride their bikes: it’s fun, it gives them a sense of freedom, it’s good exercise and it’s good for the environment. Kids and families should also be aware of how to safely ride bikes in order to avoid any serious injuries. How Can I Protect My Child on His or Her Bike? Wear a properly-fitted helmet. Bicycle helmets can reduce the risk of head injuries by at least 45 percent, but less than half of kids 14 and under actually wear one. Ensure that your kids are riding the right bike. Riding a bike that is the right size for your child might save them in an accident. Make sure that there is 1 to 3 inches of space between the…
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What Are the Penalties for a Hit-and-Run Accident in New Jersey?

Posted on July 21, 2018 by Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C.
Hit-and-Run Accident

A hit-and-run accident in New Jersey occurs when a driver who is knowingly involved in the accident leaves the scene. If the accident resulted in a serious bodily injury or fatality, the person who left the scene can be guilty of a serious crime. Hit-and-run accidents are unfortunately common because people panic and want to avoid any legal consequences. Thankfully, there are laws that will still stop these people and place liability on them for any injuries from the accident. What Are the New Jersey Hit-and-Run Penalties and Charges? The charges that you or someone else could face under New Jersey law for leaving the scene of an accident will depend on the circumstances of the accident. Usually, the more serious the accident and injuries were, the more serious the guilty person’s penalties will be. If the accident caused a serious injury or fatality, the penalties could be: Up to…
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