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Fatal Injuries in US Workplaces Rise

By Andrew R. Jacobs |

Each year, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes a report detailing the number of deaths on the job in the US, as well as their causes. The 2016 report has recently been released, and it shows that more workers are dying on the job nationwide. The report also shows that the most common… Read More »

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New Law Would Require Greater Protection from Big Rig Underride Accidents

By Andrew R. Jacobs |

A piece of legislation currently making its way through the US Senate would require that commercial trucks carry greater protections against so-called underride accidents. If enacted, the safety provisions called for in the new bill, called the Stop Underrides Act of 2017, could prevent hundreds of passenger vehicle occupant deaths in deadly car crashes… Read More »

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Computer Manufacturer HP Announces Recall of Batteries with Potential to Catch Fire

By Andrew R. Jacobs |

Computer manufacturer HP has recently announced a recall of tens of thousands of computers it sold between December of 2015 and December of 2017. The recall is in response to reports from customers that the batteries in their laptops became dangerously overheated, in some cases causing substantial property damage and physical injury to owners…. Read More »

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Safe Driving Tips for the Winter Months

By Andrew R. Jacobs |

The roads can be a treacherous place in winter. Keep yourself and your family safe during the months of ice and snow by picking up a few tips on how to make sure you and your vehicle are ready for the perils of driving in winter, and contact a New Jersey traffic accident lawyer… Read More »

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Speed Believed to be a Factor in Fatal Sussex County Crash

By Andrew R. Jacobs |

An recent motor vehicle accident on Route 517 resulted in one fatality and injuries to two others. While the accident remains under investigation, a preliminary review of the accident scene led law enforcement to believe that the accident may have been speed-related. Head-on crash between sedan and box truck The accident occurred in the… Read More »

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More Deaths on US Roads for Third Year Straight

By Andrew R. Jacobs |

A new report reveals that, for the third straight year, more people died on US roads than during the year before. This rising trend in motor vehicle deaths comes after 50 years of annual declines in motor vehicle fatalities, and according to many experts, is due in large part to mobile phone use. The… Read More »

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Construction Accident in Point Pleasant Results in One Fatality

By Andrew R. Jacobs |

A recent accident on a job site in Hunterdon County resulted in the death of a Point Pleasant man. His death serves as an example of the threat posed by falls on construction sites, and the need for property owners and site managers to provide sufficient safety equipment. Accident for man working on roof… Read More »

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Know the Signs of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome after an Accident

By Andrew R. Jacobs |

Serious accidents can leave a long-lasting mark on victims. Long after bones have healed or property has been repaired, some victims can remain in serious pain, even to the point of debilitation. This pain may be attributable to a condition known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, or CRPS. Learn more about CRPS below, and… Read More »

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Side-Impact Crashes: Causes and Consequences

By Andrew R. Jacobs |

Recently, we explained why more accidents happen at intersections than on other parts of the road. Side-impact collisions are frequently the result of negligent driver behavior in intersections, and they can be an extremely dangerous form of motor vehicle accident. Learn more about the different types of side-impact collisions below, and get help seeking… Read More »

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Studies Reveal Life-Saving Potential of Lane-Departure Warning Systems

By Andrew R. Jacobs |

Lane-departure warning systems aren’t universally beloved by drivers. They may find the feature grating, as it is often designed to set off a dinging bell when a driver crosses a line of traffic. In frustration, many drivers have disabled the feature. Those drivers may want to reconsider, as new research shows the effectiveness of… Read More »

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