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?
Parents in New Jersey teaching their teenagers to drive should warn their children about distracted driving. A study prepared by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 58 percent of teen car accidents resulted from distractions.
A man in New Jersey was killed on March 26 after a vehicle lost its tire and caused a four-car crash. The fatal car accident took place in Denville while the 77-year-old victim was traveling in an Audi along Interstate 80 with his 66-year-old wife. Although the man's wife was injured in the crash, her injuries were not life threatening.
The police department in Paramus, New Jersey, and the Bergen County Prosecutor's office continue to look into the accident the killed one bicyclist and injured another. Two men, ages 23 and 24, were heading east on Midland Avenue in Paramus when an eastbound Jeep Grand Cherokee struck them, according to a police news release.
For the third time in its 16 years of business, the same New Jersey restaurant has had a car crash through its doors. At the Cluck-U Chicken in Red Bank around noon on March 3, a 71-year-old woman drove into the restaurant and hit a 37-year-old man standing at the counter.
As some New Jersey drivers may know, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that 421,000 individuals were injured on U.S. roads in 2012 due to distracted driving. The use of cell phones for talking and texting are two of the most common forms of distracted driving. However, other activities also result in car accident injuries and deaths.
There are a variety of shoulder injuries that could leave an individual with chronic pain and limited movement of that part of the body after being in an auto accident. A victim may suffer a broken clavicle or scapula or a dislocation of the shoulder joint. Soft tissue injuries such as rotator cuff tears are also commonly reported by patients who have been in a crash
New Jersey residents may find the explanation of the symptoms and causes of whiplash provided by the American Chiropractic Association useful. Often referred to as cervical strain or a hyper-extension injury, this common ailment is caused the most by vehicle collisions and can lead to further complications if not properly addressed. An individual who has been recently involved in an accident of this nature should note that symptoms may not show until several days afterwards.
Charges could be pending following a two-car collision on Route 206 in Frankford on Dec. 24. New Jersey State Police said the accident occurred around 10:50 a.m. during a period of heavy rain.
Taking drugs that affect the function of the mind prior to driving a vehicle is not just perilous but also illegal, similar to drinking and driving. While every illicit drug has a distinct affect on the brain, all illicit drugs impair the functions necessary for a person to drive safely, according to authorities. Many New Jersey motorists already understand that drugs may adversely affect their judgment, perception, reaction time, attention, motor skills and coordination.