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August 2019 Archives

Man suffers fatal injuries in elevator accident

In New Jersey and across the nation, accidents involving elevators seem rare. Unfortunately, they do happen, and people suffer injuries and fatalities because of them. If an elevator accident happens, it could be due to a failure to ensure that it was in safe working condition. Those who have been hurt or lost a loved one in this type of incident should know what steps they should take.

Traumatic brain injury symptoms you must watch for

A brain injury is the possible result of many types of accidents, including a slip-and-fall accident. The sudden jarring that comes with this type of accident can cause the brain to slam against the inside of the skull. You might suffer a concussion or a more serious brain injury in these cases.

Legionnaires' outbreak in hotel affects over 60

New Jersey residents may have heard that the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, was the site of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak between June 22 and July 15. The hotel's general manager and the companies that own and maintain the hotel are now facing a lawsuit from a 67-year-old professional photographer who contracted the disease while photographing a conference there.

Wayne Newton sued after pet monkey allegedly bit tourist

New Jersey residents may have heard that a Las Vegas woman is suing Wayne Newton after the entertainer's pet monkey allegedly attacked her daughter. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff is seeking a minimum of $15,000 in compensatory damages.

Saying no to distractions behind the wheel

Drivers in New Jersey know that distractions behind the wheel can endanger them. Everything from phone use to eating and drinking can take their eyes off the road and raise the risk for a crash. Distracted driving crashes lead to thousands of deaths every year with 2017 seeing 3,166 such deaths according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.