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Research Shows Importance of Proper Restraints for Child Car Passengers

By Andrew R. Jacobs |

Most parents know the struggle to find the right car seat for their children and to ensure that the seat is properly installed into their vehicle. Most parents have also had days where their children refused to sit in their car seat without a drawn-out battle, tempting the parent to let them ride in… Read More »

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Recall Notice Issued for Graco Car Seat

By Andrew R. Jacobs |

If you’re a parent, your child’s safety is one of your most serious concerns. You need to trust that the products you purchase to keep your children safe have been thoroughly tested in both clinical and natural settings prior to going on the market. You may even pay a premium for a product with… Read More »

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Which Five Types of Personal Injury Lawsuits are the Most Common?

By Andrew R. Jacobs |

When discussing varieties of legal claims, “personal injury” is a broad term for the category of lawsuits involving claims for money damages based on physical or emotional injury to an individual or group of people. Personal injury lawsuits can arise from incidents on the road, in a hospital, in a retail environment, or even… Read More »

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Restrictions on Teen Drinking and Driving Save Lives

By Andrew R. Jacobs |

One of the top causes of death among teenagers is drunk driving accidents. In fact, alcohol is a factor in one in four motor vehicle accidents which results in a child, teen, or young adult being fatally injured. In a study looking at how laws affect the rates of teen fatalities in alcohol-influenced car… Read More »

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New Jersey Motorcyclists: Five Facts You Need to Know

By Andrew R. Jacobs |

As a motorcyclist, you have concerns about safety that are unique from those of other drivers. Statistically, motorcyclists are the most vulnerable motor vehicle operators on New Jersey roads. In order to stay safe on the road, it is important to understand the risks you face, and the ways to best protect yourself against… Read More »

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Head-On Collisions Hold Potential for Serious Injury

By Andrew R. Jacobs |

While one of the less-common forms of motor vehicle accident, head-on collisions are one of the deadliest. A recent accident in Middlesex County is an example of the destructive power of head-on collisions. Uncommon but deadly collisions According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, frontal crashes are the type of motor vehicle accident… Read More »

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US Drivers Regularly Engage in Numerous Dangerous Behaviors, According to Survey

By Andrew R. Jacobs |

A recently-released survey shows that many US drivers’ attitudes on safe driving can be summarized with “do as I say, not as I do.” While drivers almost universally disapprove of certain behind-the-wheel behaviors, even going so far as to acknowledge that they’re a serious safety threat, many of these same drivers commit these behaviors… Read More »

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Family of Tractor-Trailer Crash Victim Receives $5M Settlement

By Andrew R. Jacobs |

The family of a woman killed in a fiery wreck in Old Bridge, New Jersey has recently settled a claim for damages against the employer of the driver whose negligent operation of a tractor-trailer killed her. The $5 million settlement was reached nearly three years after the fatal accident. Accident at Old Mill Road… Read More »

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Fatality Rates Rise and Researchers Attempt New Ways to Reduce Dangerous Roadway Behavior

By Andrew R. Jacobs |

For the second year in a row, the rate of fatalities on US roads went up in 2016. While the cause for the increase in fatal accidents is up for debate by researchers, the causes of the crashes themselves are consistent from year to year. A partnership between a federal agency and research group… Read More »

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IKEA Settles Lawsuits Relating to Defective Dressers for $50 Million

By Andrew R. Jacobs |

IKEA, the discount Swedish furniture maker, has been the subject of serious criticism for several months for its handling of complaints about the safety of its products. Most recently, the manufacturer has settled wrongful death lawsuits filed by three families, all of whom lost a young child when an IKEA dresser tipped and fell… Read More »

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