Middlesex County and New Jersey Trial Lawyers BLOG

Investigators Examine New Reason Speeding Causes Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are among the most devastating events on our roads, caused by fatigued driving, poor maintenance and other forms of driver error. However, a new cause of truck accidents has become increasingly relevant, blowout accidents involving worn tires. Blowout accidents occur when trucks rapidly lose tire pressure, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) had finished an investigation into blowout accidents involving Michelin tires used on large commercial trucks. Investigators were tasked with finding out whether the make of the tires or the drivers were to blame for blowout accidents. After the investigation concluded, it was found that driver speed was responsible for blowout accidents. An NHTSA investigation of 16 blowout accidents found that driver speeds exceeding 75 mph strained the tires to a breaking point. Due to the high speeds of such a heavy vehicle, friction and…
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Can New Jersey Reduce Distracted Driving Accidents?

Distracted driving has become a major cause of car accidents in New Jersey, killing and injuring as many people as drunk driving and speeding. According to New Jersey State Police, distracted driving has been largely responsible for an increase in fatal car accidents. In response to the surge in distracted driving accidents, law enforcement across New Jersey will be taking part in the nationwide “U Text, U Drive, U Pay” campaign. The effort to stop distracted driving will run through April 21. Authorities are hoping to mimic the success of the “Click It Or Ticket” campaign, which is credited with increasing seatbelt usage in New Jersey from 80 percent to the mid 90 percent range. New Jersey knows that distracted driving has become a safety issue, and a recent survey conducted by the Rutgers NJ Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center found that 90 percent of those questioned viewed it as…
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Spevack Law Firm and Co-Counsel Receive $3 Million Verdict From Car Accident

David Spevack of Spevack Law Firm was co-counsel to a case where a young woman with a bright future ahead of her was catastrophically injured in a car accident. By summarizing the events and aftermath of the accident, we hope our readers can learn about the financial and physical costs of motor vehicle accidents and the importance of contacting an attorney. In 2011, a Middlesex County college student was riding as a passenger in a vehicle that was forced off the road by an SUV. After the person driving the vehicle attempted to brake and slow down, her car collided with a tanker truck that had been parked on the side of the road. Instead of starting college the next day as she had intended, the 19-year-old was undergoing plastic surgery at University Hospital in Newark. Due to the violent nature of the car accident, she had sustained severe damage…
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