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Car Accidents Archives

Shoulder injuries from New Jersey car accidents

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

Understanding hyper-extension injuries caused by a collision

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.

Driver may be charged in New Jersey wreck

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.

The dangers of drugged driving

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.

Risk of distracted driving caused by cellphone use

New Jersey distracted driving laws make it illegal for a person to text message on a cellphone while driving. Such laws were enacted to keep the highways safe, as the use of cellphones while driving is linked to frequent fatal and non-fatal accidents.

Accident victims cause impact from New Jersey across the U.S.

In an effort to create public awareness, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently published statistics about motor vehicle accident injuries in this country and the medical costs involved. The effect on the health care system and society as a whole is evident. National data shows more than 7,000 people each day or about 2.5 million per year are admitted to emergency rooms because of injuries suffered in a car accident. Almost 200,000 of those individuals were also hospitalized. The CDC would like to see more action aimed at reducing those numbers.

New Jersey crashes take toll on economy

Medical expenses, lost wages and destruction of property that results from auto accidents costs New Jersey residents a significant amount of money each year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, claimed monetary losses from auto accidents between 2007 and 2012 grew at an annual rate of 8 percent. Although the rate of bodily injuries declined, the expenses associated with auto accidents continued to make a considerable financial burden on the injured.

Truck driver killed in New Jersey Turnpike accident

A New Jersey tractor-trailer accident resulted in the death of one man and left another injured on Sept. 26. The accident occurred around 5 a.m. on the New Jersey Turnpike in Ridgefield Park near the entrance to the George Washington Bridge.

5 teens from New Jersey high school injured in car crash

Five teenagers from Mainland Regional High School were injured on Aug. 30 when an accident occurred in Hamilton Township. The five girls were traveling to a charity soccer game when the Route 40 collision happened. One girl reportedly suffered serious injuries.