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May 2015 Archives

Driver's work log generally reviewed after a truck accident

Drowsy driving is the cause of far too many accidents, in New Jersey and across the country. Driver fatigue may affect anyone, at any time. What drivers choose to do when tired, though, can cause or prevent accidents. To help prevent trucking accidents, long distance truck drivers are required to follow certain regulations, with regard to their working hours. If a truck accident occurs, it is common for investigators to review the driver's work log in order to help determine if a compliance issue may have contributed to the crash.

Who is responsible for a car accident that occurs in bad weather?

Thankfully, the bad weather associated with winter is gone -- for at least a few months. However, even though temperatures are warming, there is still the possibility of poor climate conditions. These conditions can have a negative impact on New Jersey residents' driving abilities. If a car accident happens due, in part, to bad weather, how is liability determined?

Woman claims dangerous property was cause of injury

A fair share of New Jersey residents have suffered injuries on other peoples' properties. Some of these injuries may truly be accidental in nature; others, though, may be the result of dangerous property conditions. If an injury is believed to have been caused due to negligence on the part of a property owner, legal action may be pursued to seek compensation for any losses sustained.

How BAC levels impair driving

New Jersey residents may be interested to know the effect that an individual's blood alcohol concentration has on their physical and mental faculties and what that means when they get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. The slightest amount of alcohol consumed will have some type of effect on the individual. For example, a BAC of .02 percent leaves the individual feeling relaxed and causes their driving to become risky since their attention becomes easily diverted.

The prevalence and causes of occupational hearing loss

Many employees in New Jersey might not consider hearing loss a potential risk of their jobs, so they may be shocked to learn that 24 percent of hearing-loss cases among workers is the result of their occupations. Affecting more than 11 percent of the working population, hearing loss is in the top three of chronic health problems in older adults behind hypertension and arthritis.