Category Archives: Car Accidents

Car accidents kill millions of people each year and can be caused by a number of factors, including drunk driving, distracted driving and reckless driving.

Over One Dozen Students Injured in NJ Bus Accident

In early June, an accident involving two school buses left 17 third-graders with minor injuries. According to reports, nearly 90 students were on their way to Museum Village in upstate New York for a field trip when debris in the roadway caused one bus to lose control. The bus was rear-ended by another bus, shattering windows and leading to the children’s injuries. Emergency responders evaluated the health of the students after the bus accident and described the injuries as very minor, mostly cuts, bumps and bruises, but given the size of the buses involved, it could easily have been worse. School Bus Accident Brings to Light Differences in New Jersey Law New Jersey is one of the only states in the nation that requires all school buses to be equipped with three-point seat belts. Why is it that most states do not have such a requirement? Wouldn’t seat belts make…
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SUV Rollover Accidents: Liability for Defective Design?

Sport utility vehicles have a reputation for being generally safer than standard passenger cars. But don’t be fooled – SUVs are certainly better at protecting passengers from car accidents, but carry some hidden dangers of their own. On New Year’s Day, a driver on the Garden State Parkway was seriously injured when his SUV rolled over unexpectedly. The vehicle then caught fire, and the driver was rushed to nearby Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Was it a defect in the vehicle that caused the rollover? The investigation is ongoing, but even if there was nothing wrong with the car, SUVs do have a greater risk of rolling due to the high center-of-gravity, narrower track width and some SUV designs. Rollover Accident Stats In the United States, there are approximately 11,000 fatal rollover accidents per year. Only around 2 percent of motor vehicle accidents involve rollovers. However, a stunning 35 percent…
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Zackhary’s Law Could Bring About Hit-and-Run Emergency Alert System

Hit-and-run injuries are often devastating, leaving victims with catastrophic injuries such as lacerations, bruises, broken bones, spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury. And when the perpetrator flees, this often leaves the victims with little recourse in the way of seeking damages from the at-fault party. With this in mind, New Jersey lawmakers are looking to adopt an emergency alert system to identify and apprehend hit-and-run offenders. Working much like the Amber and Silver alerts, the yellow “Zack Alert” would broadcast messages about the location of a hit-and-run accident, allowing the public to assist in locating the perpetrators of hit-and-run injuries. Systems like this are in place in several U.S. states, including California, Colorado, Maryland, Wisconsin and Nevada. The bill, A4184, known as Zackhary’s Law, after Zackhary Simmons of Ramsey, N.J., who died in June after a hit-and-run accident. What Do I Do After a Hit and Run? Seek medical attention….
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