Category Archives: Car Accident

Our Atlantic city personal injury attorneys assist victims of car accidents.

What Are the Penalties for a Hit-and-Run Accident in New Jersey?

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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Recent Car Accidents Call the Safety of Self-Driving Technology into Question

A pedestrian accident involving an autonomous Uber vehicle has called the safety of self-driving technology into question. In late March, a 49-year-old woman was struck and killed by the Volvo XC90 SUV while she was walking a bicycle across the street in a Phoenix suburb. The fatal collision occurred even though the driverless vehicle had an operator sitting in the driver’s seat. There is new information about this accident, including video footage from the vehicle’s internal and external cameras. In the footage, you can see that the operator’s eyes are not on the road for several seconds. Moments later, the vehicle crashes into the woman as she is crossing the street. The operator must take control of the autonomous vehicle during emergencies. Internal documents and sources who spoke with the New York Times suggest Uber was having trouble with its autonomous vehicles before the crash. According to the article, Uber’s…
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When are New Jersey Businesses Liable for Drunk Driving Accidents?

Drunk drivers kill an average of 10,000 or more people in the US each year. Some of these fatal car accidents occur because businesses overserve patrons who are already intoxicated. Like many other states, New Jersey has what are called “dram shop laws.” These are laws that can make a business liable for continuing to serve patrons who are intoxicated. New Jersey businesses may be liable for drunk driving accidents if: The individual who was served alcohol was visibly intoxicated. The business knew or should have known the person they were serving alcohol was under 21 years old. We recently obtained an $875,000 settlement against a New Jersey business in a classic dram shop case. In this instance, we conducted a thorough investigation to determine the drunk driver’s impairment before he injured our client. You can read more about this case by continuing to explore our website. What About Social…
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