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Has The Amount of Wrongful Death Lawsuits Increased In New Jersey?

The state of New Jersey has its own laws concerning wrongful death lawsuits. New Jersey defines a “wrongful death” as a death caused by wrongful action, negligence, or disregard of another party. In other words, a wrongful death claim is equal to a personal injury claim, but the injured person is no longer able to

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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

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Killed by a Drunk Truck Driver – Is Alcohol Use Common in Truckers?

An Ocean Township man recently died after being rear-ended by a tractor-trailer. The accident occurred in mid-afternoon on September 7 on Route 440. The trucker smashed into the back of a Hyundai Sonata and jackknifed, striking two other vehicles. The driver of the Sonata was pushed into the back of another vehicle and was pronounced

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Country Star Troy Gentry Dies in South Jersey Helicopter Crash

Troy Gentry of the popular country music group Montgomery Gentry has died. The band, known for songs like “Something to Be Proud Of” and “Roll With Me,” consisted of Gentry and Eddie Montgomery, younger brother of ‘90s superstar John Michael Montgomery. Over the past 17 years, the group became one of country music’s most successful

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Serious Charges Dismissed in Death of Penn State Student Timothy Piazza

A New Jersey man named Timothy Piazza died on February 4, 2017 after a hazing ritual at a University of Pennsylvania frat house. Piazza was participating in a series of challenges involving alcohol after pledging to Beta Theta Phi. Shortly after finishing “the gauntlet,” a challenge to quickly consume beer, wine and liquor, Piazza became

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What Caused the Deadly Fire Ball Ride Accident?

On July 26, the Fire Ball, a swinging, spinning ride at the Ohio State Fair malfunctioned. One of the spinning cars detached after hitting a piece of the ride. One teen died and several people were injured in the incident. Until recently, the cause of the accident was unconfirmed, but officials now know why the

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What Caused the Deadly Speedboat Accident at the Jersey Shore?

A crash off the coast of New Jersey left one man dead and another injured. The crash occurred during a preliminary event for the Grand Prix Race Off at Point Pleasant Beach. Two boats, Repeat Offender and Smith Brothers, were racing when, for an unknown reason, the Repeat Offender steered into the other boat’s path.

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Truck Accident Victim’s Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The family of a truck driver killed in a 2008 truck accident has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the manufacturer of the truck, according to sources. Edvin Medina, the driver, drove off the Williams Street Bridge in Brattleboro, New Jersey and died at the scene. Medina’s widow and children have filed the lawsuit against

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