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I Was Hurt by a Falling Tree, Do I Have a Case?

Tragedy struck a Mother’s Day barbecue in New Jersey when a tree crashed down, striking six people. Five of the victims were injured, while a 28-year-old father of two died. The tree was knocked down by a storm that suddenly arose. Other trees as well as power lines were brought down in the storm as well. Is Anyone Liable When Trees Fall and Cause Injury? Did you know that there are more trees in the United States now than there were 100 years ago? Falling tree fatalities and injuries are much more common than you might think. Every year, approximately 100 people die when trees fall on them, and many more suffer serious injury. If you or a loved one have been hurt or killed by a falling tree, you might wonder if you can sue a property owner for damages. Sometimes, you can. To win a case involving a…
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How to Stay Safe in New Jersey Winter Weather: Watch for Black Ice

When Winter Storm Jonas passed through the U.S., it killed 31 people and wreaked havoc on New Jersey roads. And just last week, Winter Storm Lexi delivered a quick blanket of snow, which created a traffic nightmare for morning commuters. Anywhere from two to four inches of snow accumulated on the roads and formed into something quite dangerous for drivers. Black ice forms when condensation hits the ground and pavement temperature causes it to freeze instantly. Black ice can also occur when melted snow refreezes with dropping temperatures. Officials from the Occupational Health and Safety Administration call black ice one of the deadliest of all winter driving conditions. How Can I Spot Black Ice? While black ice is all but invisible to drivers, there are indicators drivers can spot. Areas that are low-lying or typically collect runoff may look like puddles, but are more likely sheets of black ice. Any…
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