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May 2014 Archives

Runaway saw slices leg of woman on sidewalk

There are all kinds of hazards that people might encounter while walking down the street. Sidewalks with uneven or poorly set pavement could lead to a trip-and-fall accident, for example, while cars that are out of control and jump the curb could be an unexpected danger as well.

3 killed, many others hurt when car collides with bus

Any motor vehicle accident has the potential to be dangerous. Heavy metal vehicles that crash into one another at any speed, and if those vehicles are traveling at a high rate of speed, the results can be catastrophic.

Flying piece of lumber injures 3 at road construction site

For people who work at inherently dangerous jobs in New Jersey, the risk of something bad happening is relatively constant. Construction workers, in particular -- whether they are working on a building or paving a highway -- face danger all the time, whether or not they think about it that way. Highway construction crews, especially, are vulnerable to suffering a serious workplace accident because their job site is often full of cars and trucks whizzing by at excessive speeds.

Man killed after he's hit by drunk driver, gets out of vehicle

Sometimes, the worst results of a car accident come when it seems as though the accident has run its course. This is what happened in a car crash that took place recently on Interstate 287 in Bernards Township. A 25-year-old man was driving north when he lost control of his vehicle. The man's car spun out and traversed all three lanes of traffic, in the process hitting a car driven by a 49-year-old man.

Dog bite injury claims reaching record-high levels

It might seem like overkill to have to worry about receiving a dog bite injury. After all, with all the things that could harm people these days, an old-fashioned thing such as being bitten by a dog seems almost quaint. New Jersey residents who have lived through a dog bite injury, however, know that it is a very real, and very scary, thing.

Drunk driver had ADHD drugs in her system at time of August wreck

It goes without saying that drunk drivers are a hazard when they take to the streets and highways of New Jersey. And while consuming alcohol before driving is dangerous in and of itself, the effects might be intensified for people who are taking drugs at the same time -- whether these are prescription drugs or illegal ones. It's possible that the combination of alcohol and drugs might lead someone to do something that they would not otherwise do.

4 years after accident, construction worker gets $3.2 million

It can take some time for an injured person to receive richly deserved compensation for an injury received on a construction site. The time spent dealing with the injury and the issues that stem with it, such as workers' compensation, can be time consuming to the point that some workers might wonder if they are ever going to have their case resolved.

2 years after drugged-driving crash, man sentenced to prison

Victims in motor vehicle accidents want justice to be served -- and it's hard to blame them. After all, after suffering severe car accident injuries as a result of another driver's negligence, or seeing a family member suffer those injuries, the thirst for an appropriate punishment for the perpetrator is palpable. It may take some time, however, for that thirst to be quenched.

Vacating of easement raises multiple questions for neighborhood

The definition of private property as compared to public property can be more fluid than people realize. One term of law that people in New Jersey might have only a faint understanding of is easements. An easement is a piece of property that is used by others who do not own it, usually to travel from one place to another.

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