Atlantic City & Cape May Personal Injury Law Firm Newsletters

Keeping Child Passengers Safe

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for children ages one to 12. The best way to protect children in the car is to utilize age-appropriate child safety seats. Safe Kids USA reports that a correctly used child safety seat can reduce a child’s risk of death by as much as 71 percent. In fact, according to Safe Kids USA, nearly half of all children ages 14 and under who die in car accidents are completely unrestrained. Choosing the Right Car Seat When selecting a car seat, parents should consider their child’s age and size as well as the size of their vehicle. According to the NHTSA: Children under age one should ride in a rear-facing car seat Children ages one to three should remain in a rear-facing car seat until they reach the height or weight limit established by…
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Can I Sue A City?

An Atlantic City Accident Lawyer Has Answers A personal injury can happen at any time and any place. It is well known that you can pursue legal action due to the negligence of a private business, but sometimes injuries occur on public grounds and in government buildings. If you have been hurt due to a hazardous condition in a public space or in a government building, you may be wondering if it is possible to sue a city government. The good news is that you can, in fact, pursue legal action against the government. However, if you intend to file a personal injury lawsuit against Atlantic City, or any other city in New Jersey, you will need an experienced Atlantic City accident attorney on your side. What The Law Says The New Jersey Tort Claims Act allows a person to sue the state or a city in situations where a…
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Our Atlantic City Injury Attorneys Explore the Effectiveness of Mandatory Interlock Laws

Drunk driving claims thousands of lives each year in the United States. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 10,228 people died in car accidents involving alcohol-impaired drivers in 2010, which accounted for nearly one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the U.S. The CDC reports that almost 30 people die every day in the U.S. in crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers, or one person every 48 minutes. Victims of drunk driving and their families may be entitled to compensation and should learn about their legal rights from an experienced Atlantic City injury attorney. Strategies for preventing drunk driving include sobriety checkpoints, tough penalties for people convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI), and mandatory ignition interlock laws. An ignition interlock device (IID) is a breathalyzer system installed on one’s vehicle that prevents a driver from starting or continuing to operate the vehicle…
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What Are the New Jersey Laws on Using a Cell Phone While Driving?

Our Atlantic City Injury Attorneys Discuss Distracted Driving Although a great deal of evidence supports the notion that cell phone use while driving is dangerous and can lead to serious car wrecks, the states are still divided on how to handle the issue. Some states have restricted a driver’s ability to use a cell phone while driving by enacting laws, while others have no laws in place to deter motorists from using cell phones. Even though cell phone use while driving has the potential to cause devastating accidents, it is important to be aware of your state’s cell phone laws. Does New Jersey Prohibit Cell Phone Use While Driving? As of March 1, 2008, using a hand-held communication device, such as a cell phone, is illegal in New Jersey. Specifically, New Jersey state law bans talking on a hand-held device while driving as well as texting while driving. Drivers may…
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