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April 2019 Archives

Car accident leaves one dead and many questions

When police and emergency responders arrive at a crash, it may be difficult for them to immediately understand what transpired. If the victims of the car accident are unable to speak, it may take investigators days or weeks to evaluate the evidence and reach a conclusion about who was at fault. New Jersey law enforcement are dealing with just such a situation following a recent accident involving an SUV and a motorcycle.

Tragic death may trigger workers' compensation benefits

Construction work, by its very nature, carries some risks in New Jersey. Working with heavy equipment requires skill, practice and constant awareness of one's environment. Not only must one be in complete control of the construction equipment but a worker also needs to be aware of where other people are in relation to the equipment in order to maintain a safe environment. If an accident occurs, workers' compensation may be available.

Workers' compensation for volunteer first responders

First responders run toward the fire, or the crash, or the gun shots. While many are paid employees, many – particularly among firefighters, are volunteers. This is true in New Jersey and around the country. While paid employees are eligible for workers' compensation if they receive an injury on the job, volunteers have not enjoyed the same protection.

Spring brings with it the chance of a car crash

Spring has arrived and with it the arrival of motorcycles on New Jersey roadways. Traffic in New Jersey is always heavy and becomes more congested in the spring and summer with motorcycles and sports cars that had been garaged for the winter. Drivers should be conscious of this and be on the lookout for these vehicles in order to avoid a possible car crash.

Risk of car accident part of St. Patrick's Day revels

St. Patrick's Day has come and gone but for some the memory of the annual rite of spring will not fade quickly. Alcohol has become, for some, an integral part of the day's festivities in New Jersey, and along with this comes the increased chance of being involved in a serious car accident. One such accident happened in Newark early on the morning of St. Patrick's Day.