Atlantic City & Cape May Personal Injury Law Firm Newsletters

Can New Jersey Drivers Prevent Auto Accidents?

Lincoln Tunnel Crash Kills Three, Echoing Similar Wreck Last Year There have been nearly 300 fatalities on New Jersey roadways in just the first half of 2014. Last year’s fatality rates were the lowest they had been in over sixty years, but at the rate we’re going, this year will spoil that downward trend. As of July, two hundred and ninety-five people have already died this year in auto accidents. Remember, police can’t be everywhere, so we need to start being more defensive behind the wheel. The person who controls what happens to you in your car is you. A devastating crash in Hudson County killed three people last month. The accident occurred in North Bergen on the way to the Lincoln Tunnel, where Route 3 meets Interstate 495. The vehicle first struck a guardrail, which caused the vehicle to go airborne. It landed on the driver’s side, then slid…
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When Elevators Malfunction

It is hard to imagine a time when elevators were not a part of everyday life. Early elevators were hand operated and had limited machinery to operate them. Modern elevators have more safeguards, but they are just as likely to malfunction and injure the occupants. It is imperative that elevators pass frequent inspections and meet stringent regulations. Every year, an Atlantic City injury lawyer represents people injured in elevator accidents. Elevator Accidents and Injuries Many victims of elevator accidents are the workers responsible for their safety. According to the U.S. Labor Department’s Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries: Elevator maintenance workers and people who work in office buildings represent half of the annual elevator-related fatalities Half of those deaths are from falls in the elevator shaft 53 percent of occupational-related elevator deaths occur during installation or repair, 17 percent occur during work in the shaft or car and 30 percent occur…
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Casinos Continue to Risk Over-Serving Alcohol

Atlantic City Accident Attorney Representing Victims of Casino Negligence A recent article in the Press of Atlantic City discussed a petition submitted to the Department of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) by a coalition of casino workers. The aim of the petition is to reduce the safety hazards posed by intoxicated customers. Current System Allows Over-Serving of Alcohol by Casinos Patrons can seriously threaten a casino’s safety when they become intoxicated and the casino allows them to keep consuming alcohol. In light of this, the casino employees behind the petition are seeking to change how casino patrons can order drinks. The current system allows patrons to punch in the order on a touch screen. Barkeeps mix the drinks, and servers then deliver them to patrons. While this may reduce the need for the number of servers that a casino must hire, the petition alleges that this system does not allow a server…
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Staying Safe on Dangerous Atlantic County Highways

Answers from an Atlantic City Accident Lawyer Atlantic City is a popular destination all year round, but summer is an especially busy time for America’s Favorite Playground. The Tri-State Transportation Commission recently stated that the most dangerous roads in New Jersey are Routes 322 and 40, both of which run right through the middle of Atlantic County. Whether you are visiting Atlantic City for the weekend or traversing through the county on the way to a vacation, you must take extra caution on these roads to avoid the consequences of suffering a catastrophic vehicle accident. While highways like the Route 322 and the Garden State Parkway offer immense convenience, they present hazards and road conditions that you would not typically encounter on lower-speed roads. It is important to know how to drive safely on the highway to spare yourself and your family from suffering serious personal injuries. Highway Safety The…
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