Atlantic City & Cape May Personal Injury Law Firm Newsletters

Casino Liability for Injuries to Patrons

Atlantic City is famous for its casinos, and millions of people flock to them every year to try their luck and have a good time. Gambling is a billion dollar industry, and in 2010, Atlantic City casinos raked in a total of $3.6 billion in revenue. Unfortunately, however, casinos do not always use that money to protect their patrons from safety hazards and dangerous people. As a business open to the public, a casino has the same safety responsibilities to its patrons as a restaurant or a shop has to its customers. Casino negligence can manifest itself in various ways and can cause any type of injury, from minor wounds to death. An Atlantic City injury attorney can explain a casino’s duties and how you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries a casino’s negligence caused. Ways in Which a Casino’s Negligence Can Injure Patrons Casinos are large properties,…
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How to Prepare Your Car for Winter Weather

Answers from an Atlantic City Accident Lawyer Winter weather can present a variety of hazards for drivers and their vehicles, from sub-freezing temperatures to snow, sleet and ice. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data, 39 percent of weather-related car accidents involve snow, sleet, ice or slush. In addition to creating hazardous road conditions itself, this type of weather can also cause drivers to become hazards to their fellow motorists if they do not know how to drive carefully in winter weather conditions. Drivers also pose a threat if they have not properly prepared their vehicle for the season. Here are a few ways to keep you and your family safe out on the roads this winter. What You Need to Do to Make Your Car Winter Weather Ready During winter, you should keep the following items in your vehicle: Bag of salt to melt ice around your tires…
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A Look at Intersection Safety

Thousands of Americans die in intersection-related car accidents every year. In fact, according to the Federal Highway Administration, 20.8 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2009 were intersection-related. If you suffered an injury in a New Jersey car accident, or if your loved one died in a fatal accident, an experienced Atlantic City injury attorney can help. Intersection Crashes According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), of the 5,811,000 traffic accidents that occurred in the U.S. during 2008, about 40 percent were intersection-related. Furthermore, the NHTSA reports that in 2009 there were 7,278 intersection-related traffic fatalities, and in 2010 there were 6,758. In an intersection crash causation study, the NHTSA found that “[o]f the 756,570 intersection-related crashes with driver-attributed critical reasons, the most frequent critical reasons were:” Inadequate surveillance (44.1 percent) False assumption of other’s action (8.4 percent) Turn with obstructed view (7.8 percent) Illegal maneuver (6.8 percent)…
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NYC Elevator Death Prompts Safety Legislation

On Dec. 14, 2011, 41-year-old advertising executive Suzanne Hart, director of new business and content at Y&R, died in a tragic elevator accident in Midtown Manhattan. As she stepped into an elevator in the lobby of her Madison Avenue office building, the car lurched upward with its doors open, dragging her into the elevator shaft and pinning half of her body between the first and second floors. Two other passengers, who sustained minor injuries, could only watch in horror as Hart was crushed to death. In February, elevator service company Transel Elevator Inc. announced the firing of five mechanics and apprentices who were on duty when Hart died. The announcement came just two days after a city investigation revealed that an important safety mechanism had been overridden about half an hour before the elevator accident occurred. The safety mechanism, which prevents a car from moving with its doors open, had…
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