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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…
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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…
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What Are the Deadliest Train Accidents in NJ History?

Riding on a train is, statistically, much safer than driving a car. But that does not mean that nothing ever goes wrong on New Jersey rail lines. Here are some of the deadliest train accidents in New Jersey across the last century. 1904 – A chartered Erie Railroad train from Hoboken to Greenwood Lake stopped near a water tower in Midvale (now Wanaque). No signal was sent to warn other trains that the Erie Railroad train was stopped. Another train smashed into the rear of the special, killing 17 people and injuring 40. 1906 – Due to an error in the operation of a drawbridge, three train cars derailed near Atlantic City and tumbled into a creek. Fifty-three people died. 1911 – In Martin’s Creek near the Delaware River, an excursion train headed to Washington, D.C. hit an oil tank on the Pennsylvania Railroad, which coated the cars in oil….
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