The holiday season can be a dangerous time to be on the roads. New Year's Eve is considered by many to be one of the most dangerous nights of the year to drive and is known in some places as 'amateur night.' This is because so many people partake of alcohol in higher amounts than they are accustomed to and may not be aware of how the additional alcohol impairs the ability to drive. This could result in a drunk driving accident. Another state is taking a step it hopes will change the trend, and the result could have implications for other states -- including New Jersey.
A new year is a time for new beginnings. It's a time to look at what is working and what is not and to perhaps make changes to help things work better. The agencies that collaborate to protect New Jersey workers are looking at what they can do to make workers' lives better and safer and to possibly reduce the number of accidents and workers' compensation claims.
Amazon is one of the nation's largest retailers with a large number of warehouses that are used to fulfill the vast number of online orders that the retailer receives. The company claims that worker safety is a top priority in New Jersey and around the country, and yet incidents of worker injuries and deaths continue to plague the online retailer and could lead to cases of premises liability. Recent incidents include two deaths and a serious injury.
The holiday season is in full swing in New Jersey. With the holidays come holiday parties and an increase in the chances of encountering a driver who may be under the influence. A serious car accident happened early one recent morning that resulted in the injuries of eight people.