Atlantic City & Cape May Personal Injury Law Firm Newsletters

Atlantic City Traffic Offenses

In New Jersey, a traffic offense conviction can not only result in a fine, but also points on your driving record. If you accrue 12 or more points on your current driving record, your license will be suspended. Your license can also be suspended if you fail to appear in court, fail to pay surcharges, drive with a suspended license, fail to provide proof of insurance, drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, engage in reckless driving, abandon a vehicle on a public highway, or cause a fatal car accident. If you have received a traffic citation in Atlantic City, do not just pay the fine and get hit with license points. Let an experienced Atlantic City injury attorney fight the ticket in municipal court. Examples of Traffic Offenses Below are some of the traffic violations for which Atlantic City authorities can cite you, along with the license points…
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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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Wrongful Death Litigation

A wrongful death is a death caused by another party’s actions or negligence, and it can occur in a variety of ways. Car accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, workplace accidents, explosions and unsafe products can all bring about a wrongful death lawsuit. An experienced Atlantic City injury lawyer can professionally analyze a claim at no cost to you. Wrongful Death Causes and Lawsuits According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among ages five to 34 in the United States. In 2009, emergency departments treated over 2.3 million adult drivers and passengers. The lifetime costs of crash-related deaths and injuries are approximately $70 billion. Each year, medical malpractice causes over 90,000 deaths in the United States. Failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, surgical errors and substandard care all contribute to the medical deaths. According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), one…
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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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