Category Archives: Personal Injury

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Who Is Liable for a Trucking Accident?

During 2015, truck accidents were responsible for more than 3,800 deaths on roads across the country. An estimated 69 percent of these fatalities were occupants of passenger vehicles. In some cases, these accidents may have been caused by the negligent or reckless actions of other parties. These parties may include: Truck drivers. There are several instances where a commercial truck driver could be liable for your accident. For example, if the driver is texting behind the wheel or if they are impaired by drugs or alcohol. Another possible example could be if a driver caused a drowsy driving accident because they ignored hours of service rules. Commercial carriers. Trucking companies (also called commercial carriers) can also be liable for accidents. For example, if a trucking company failed to perform maintenance on vehicles, it could contribute to an accident. Trucking companies may also hire drivers who are not qualified to hold…
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Will Lowering the Speed Limit in School Zones Help Keep Kids Safe?

Last month, a New Jersey Assembly committee advanced a bill that could lower the speed limit in school zones statewide. New Jersey 101.5 reported on the possible law change, including whether it would help make the roads around schools safer for kids. How Is This Bill Different from Current Laws That Lower the Speed Limit in School Zones? Under the proposed law change, counties and municipalities could implement permanent lower speed limits in school zones. This would differ from the current law, which only enables speed limits in school zones to be lower at certain times of the day when school is in session. In addition to municipalities and counties, the proposed law would allow the state to permanently lower speed limits in school zones if a local official requests the change. A previous version of the bill also proposed tripling fines for speeding in school zones. However, under this…
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Are the Rolling Chairs on Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Safe?

Recently, New Jersey lawmakers passed new laws regarding safety regulations on rolling chairs in the Atlantic City Boardwalk. How Long Have Rolling Chairs Been Permitted on the Atlantic City Boardwalk? Rolling chairs are golf cart size covered taxis that people can use as transportation on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. The chairs are manpowered, with operators pushing the vehicles from behind. According to The Press of Atlantic City, rolling chairs have been a fixture on the Atlantic City Boardwalk since the 1880s. At the time, they were the only vehicles allowed on the Boardwalk. Will New State Regulations on Rolling Chairs Improve Safety? Under the new state regulations, the director of license and inspection for Atlantic City will be allowed to determine whether a rolling chair is safe for passengers. Making it a requirement for rolling chairs to pass inspection before they are allowed to carry passengers should help ensure people…
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