Atlantic City & Cape May Personal Injury Law Firm Newsletters

Accidents Involving Commercial Truck Jackknifing

Motor vehicle accidents involving large trucks and passenger vehicles often result in serious injuries or death. According to data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, in 2009, truck accidents claimed the lives of 503 large truck occupants, 2,551 occupants in other vehicles and 326 nonmotorists, for a total of 3,380 fatalities nationwide. Truck accident deaths accounted for nearly 10 percent of the nation’s 33,808 traffic fatalities that year. In New Jersey, large truck crashes in 2009 resulted in 69 deaths, accounting for about 12.5 percent of the state’s total traffic fatalities. When a truck accident causes serious injuries or death, an experienced Atlantic City injury attorney helps the victims seek compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, or for the wrongful death of their loved one. Jackknifing Accidents Some large truck accidents involve jackknifing, which is when the trailer swings around such that the tractor and…
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Motorcycle Accident Kills Atlantic County Man

Contact an Atlantic City Accident Attorney The Press of Atlantic City reports that a resident of Northfield lost his life in a tragic motorcycle accident. One driver’s actions resulted in a sudden change in traffic conditions that endangered everyone on the road. The deceased was a father, husband and cherished member of his community. His story serves as a warning about the dangers caused by reckless drivers. What Caused this Atlantic County Motorcycle Accident? The accident occurred just before noon on September 12. At the time of the crash, the man was traveling east on Longport Boulevard in Egg Harbor Township. As he approached the JFK bridge, the car in front of him violently stopped and swerved due to the sudden braking of another car. Forced to quickly apply the brakes, he lost control of his motorcycle and collided with the first vehicle. The man died from his injuries a…
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Tony Parker Files Premises Liability Lawsuit Against Nightclub

NBA star Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs has filed a $20 million premises liability lawsuit against a New York City nightclub related to a bottle-throwing brawl between the entourages of recording artists Chris Brown and Drake. The incident occurred in June at SoHo’s W.i.P. club on Vandam Street. According to Parker’s complaint filed in New York Superior Court, he was “at a separate table” when the fight broke out, and he suffered a “corneal laceration of the left eye and other injuries.” Parker, who is playing with the French basketball team at the Summer Olympics, was reportedly sidelined for a week due to his eye injury. He commented on the incident, saying “they started throwing bottles everywhere. I don’t know what happened.” Brown and Drake have both been romantically linked to R&B singer Rihanna, and according to Parker’s complaint, “there was known bad blood” between them. The lawsuit…
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New Jersey Bus Accidents

Bus accidents in the Garden State have made headlines this year. A NJ Transit bus struck a two-story house in Barnegat Township in May after it veered off Route 9. In March, a bus accident on the New Jersey Turnpike killed two people and injured 40 others when the bus went off the road and struck a concrete overpass support. Shortly after the March accident, media reports revealed that Super Luxury Tours, the company who operates the bus, has one of the worst driver safety records in the country. According to the Star-Ledger, Super Luxury Tours’ 16 drivers have been involved in four accidents during the past two years, and the company’s drivers have been cited six times for speeding and three times for failing to obey traffic signals. Additionally, on four occasions Super Luxury drivers proved unable to understand basic commands delivered in English. The New York Times reported…
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