Local New Jersey Legal News, Middlesex County Attorney Blog

How to Stay Safe While Driving in the Winter

The snow is falling and chances are, it won’t be going away any time soon. With that in mind, it’s important to take some steps to prepare yourself and your vehicle for the winter weather. Before you go anywhere, clean the snow and ice off your car. It’s an important safety step to take and also, it’s the law in New Jersey. Don’t speed! You never know when you might hit a patch of icy road and lose control of your vehicle. Respect the elements and keep your speed down. Keep your headlights on when it is snowing or raining. That’s another law in New Jersey. If you get stuck behind a snowplow or a sanding truck, don’t try to pass it. These drivers can’t see very well from inside their trucks, putting you at risk of an accident. Furthermore, the road conditions ahead of the trucks are likely poor…
Read More »

Did You Know? Your Social Media Posts Can Affect Your Injury Claim

Do you use social media sites or apps? Chances are, if you are reading this blog post, you have at least one social media account. According to Pew Research Center in 2014, nearly 75 percent of all Internet users use social media, a number that has likely grown in recent years. And while social media is a useful tool for keeping up with friends and family, connecting with like-minded people online or seeking meaningful employment, it also has a dark side. Social media use can backfire in spectacular ways, including when you are pursuing a personal injury claim against a negligent party. When someone files a personal injury claim against another party, that party will do everything in its power to minimize the amount of damages it is liable for. That means they will seek out every bit of information they can on the claimant, and increasingly, social media is…
Read More »

Did You Know New Year’s Is One of the Nation’s Most Dangerous Holidays?

2017 is coming to a close, and what a year it has been! But it’s time to say out with the old, and in with the new. But as you plan for a big night out (or in!) with your friends and family, you should also be aware: New Year’s is one of the most dangerous days of the year. Between Christmas and New Year’s, it is estimated that nearly 95 million Americans will hit the road with friends and family. And drunk driving is a huge problem around New Year’s. Nearly one-half of all fatal car accidents on New Year’s involve alcohol. As you prepare for one of the year’s biggest celebrations, you should make preparations to keep you, your family and your friends safe. Here is a short list of tips that can keep you out of trouble so you can start 2018 with a bang. It goes…
Read More »