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How Common Are Amusement Park Accidents?

New Jersey is home to multiple amusement parks and water parks. During this time of year, many of you may visit these establishments with your families. However, amusement parks can also be dangerous in some cases. Statistics published by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) show emergency rooms treated 30,000 amusement park injuries during 2016. There have also been multiple high-profile amusement park accidents that made national news in the past few years. In 2016, a 10-year-old boy died while riding a waterslide at a Kansas City Schlitterbahn. Recent court documents suggest the waterslide’s design made it extremely dangerous. Another accident in 2017 at the Ohio State Fair caused one death and seven injuries. In this case, a ride broke apart in mid-air because it suffered from corrosion. What Causes Amusement Park Accidents? Amusement park accidents involving rides can be caused by: Mechanical failures. Accidents can occur when the…
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What Are the Deadliest Roads in New Jersey?

NJ.com recently published an article on the deadliest roads in our state. These highways and roads are responsible for countless deaths and catastrophic injuries each year. You or loved ones may have even had close calls while driving on these roads. The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and New Jersey State Police statistics used by NJ.com for the article cover crashes that occurred during 2016 and 2015. Deadly New Jersey roads mentioned in the article included: The Garden State Parkway: NJ.com mentions that 32 people died in motor vehicle accidents on the Garden State Parkway during 2016. By comparison, ten people were killed in accidents on this road the year before. New Jersey State Police named several possible culprits, including speeding, impaired driving, not wearing seatbelts, mobile phone use and drowsy driving. The New Jersey Turnpike: The New Jersey Turnpike has an infamous reputation in our state for being…
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Can I Sue if I’m Injured at the Gym?

If you regularly go to the gym, then chances are you have some type of goal in mind. Maybe you want to work on overall your health or appearance. Perhaps you want to improve a health condition or your abilities as an athlete. You do not go to the gym expecting to be harmed. Unfortunately, gyms are not always the safest business establishments and there are multiple ways you could be hurt. Common hazards at your local gym could include: Poorly maintained equipment: Depending on the establishment, there could be hundreds of people using workout machines each week. If gyms are not regularly maintaining their equipment, then guests could be seriously harmed. Equipment could also contain defects that injure you or other guests. Poor sanitation: The surfaces in gyms are constantly being exposed to conditions that are favorable for the growth of microorganisms, such as bacteria or viruses. Your local…
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