Atlantic City & Cape May Personal Injury Law Firm Newsletters

How do Subcompact Cars Perform in Crash Tests?

Our Atlantic City Injury Attorney Can Defend You After a Car Crash According to recent crash test data, subcompact cars may not offer enough protection for occupants involved in car accidents. Of the 12 subcompact cars tested, including the Ford Fiesta, Kia Rio, Mazda2 and Toyota Yaris, most received low ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Because subcompact cars are smaller than many other vehicles on the road, a lack of occupant protection can be detrimental in a crash. If you own or are considering purchasing a subcompact car, you should know about the dangers associated with these vehicles. Are Subcompact Cars Dangerous? Car owners should have reason to suspect that some subcompact cars may be dangerous. Out of the vehicles tested, several received “marginal” ratings, and others – the Honda Fit, Fiat 500 and Nissan Versa – scored “poor” ratings. The IIHS did not rate any…
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When Fun Turns to Tragedy: Amusement Park Accidents

Amusement rides should safely deliver fun and excitement, but sometimes fun turns dangerous. Last August, for example, five people suffered injuries at Morey’s Mariner’s Landing Pier in Wildwood, N.J., when a decorative mast broke on a pirate-themed ride called the Sea Dragon. Also last June, a man sustained serious injuries at Silverwood Theme Park in Athol, Idaho, when he fell onto roller coaster tracks while trying to board the Corkscrew. Workers too can be injured by amusement rides. For instance, a 25-year-old ride operator was seriously injured at the West Virginia State Fair when a fast-moving gondola on a ride called the Speed struck him as he walked through a restricted area. Millions of people visit U.S. amusement parks every year. In fact, according to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), approximately 290 million people visited U.S. amusement facilities in 2010, enjoying 1.7 billion rides. That year,…
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What if I Was Assaulted in a Casino?

Injury Lawyers Help Atlantic City Residents and Tourists Find Answers Recently, Ray Rice, a halfback for the National Football League’s (NFL) Baltimore Ravens, was accused of assaulting his fiancée in the Revel Casino in Atlantic City. Reportedly, Rice knocked his fiancée unconscious by striking her with his hand, and cameras recorded him dragging her out of an elevator in the casino. Rice faces potential punishment from both the NFL and the Atlantic City Police Department. Rice’s fiancée has not taken any known legal action against him. Casinos can be dangerous if proper security measures are not taken, and casino negligence allows visitors to become victims of assault, particularly when excessive drinking is involved. When assaults happen, people should know they can hold the responsible parties accountable for the incident. If you have been injured or assaulted in a casino in New Jersey, speak to us about your legal rights. We…
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Preventing Construction Site Falls

Each year in the United States, thousands of construction workers sustain fall-related injuries on the job, some of which are fatal. According to data compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2010: There were 5.7 million construction workers nationwide Workers in the construction industry sustained around 202,100 nonfatal injuries 774 construction workers died from an occupational injury, the highest number of occupational deaths for all industries 264 construction workers died from fall injuries, the leading cause of occupational death in the industry When construction workers are seriously injured at work, they may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Moreover, when a construction worker dies in a work-related fall or other construction accident, his or her family may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. A qualified Atlantic City injury attorney can review the specifics of your case to determine what…
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