Atlantic City & Cape May Personal Injury Law Firm Newsletters

Minor Floods Can Lead to Injuries, Accidents and Insurance Problems

Atlantic City Attorneys Answer Questions About Insurance Claims Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States. Floods can result from snowmelt, overflowing rivers or weakened levees, as we saw in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. More than half the people whose homes were destroyed in that catastrophe did not live in a flood zone and had no flood insurance. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration studied shoreline patterns for what it termed “nuisance flooding,” or floods in which no one is injured but homeowners must contend with flooded roadways and buildings—the kind of floods that are more aggravating than hazardous. They found that over the last 50 years, the number of minor floods along our nation’s coastlines has consistently crept upwards. Scientists say that this is due primarily to rising sea levels. People, of course, worry far more about catastrophic events like hurricanes and tornadoes, but minor…
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Preventing Motorcycle Accidents

According to data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), in 1998, there were 2,294 motorcyclist deaths in the United States. By 2008, that number had more than doubled, reaching 5,312 deaths. In New Jersey, 37 motorcyclists were killed in 1998 versus 82 in 2008. Even when motorcycle accidents do not result in fatalities, they can result in serious injuries. According to the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety, 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in vehicle accidents in 2006 alone. Motorcycle accidents can be caused by a number of factors, including: Alcohol use Excessive speed Insufficient training Wrong bike size While some motorcycle accidents are the fault of motorcyclists, a significant number of motorcycle accidents are caused by motorists. Motorists often fail to notice motorcycles, making critical driving errors such as pulling out in front of them. If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, an experienced Atlantic City…
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Preventing Workplace Injuries: Tips from Atlantic City Injury Lawyers

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded 2,986,500 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in the private sector in 2011. In the construction industry alone, there were 184,700 injuries. It is important for employers to take all necessary steps to create a safe work environment, including providing regular safety training to employees. When an employee sustains an injury on the job, he or she may be entitled to workers’ comp and possibly damages from the employer if negligence was involved. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries at work, an experienced Atlantic City injury attorney can protect your legal rights and fight for the compensation you need and deserve. Fall-Related Injuries According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 225,550 workplace injuries in 2011 involved falls, slips or trips. Below are some tips for preventing fall-related injuries in the workplace: Immediately clean up spills Keep walkways clear of debris…
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How Long Does it Take to Recover From a Car Accident?

An Atlantic City Injury Attorney Describes the Healing Process Depending on how severe the accident is, the recovery time for car accident injuries can vary wildly. What seem to be minor injuries can linger for years, and the emotional damage may never fully heal. As one recent story indicates, recovering from a car accident can be a lengthy journey. Tracy Morgan’s Road to Recovery On June 7, actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was involved in a massive car accident in New Jersey. He was in a limo, and five other vehicles sustained damage in the crash. The accident occurred when a Wal-Mart truck slammed into the back of their limo, according to traffic authorities. Morgan sustained broken nose, leg and several ribs. One passenger died in the accident, and three others were injured. Several victims and family members of the deceased man sued Wal-Mart for their injuries and losses. While…
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