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Your injury symptoms may be delayed after a crash

After you're in a car accident, there are many injuries that you could suffer from that do not appear immediately. These delayed injuries could make you feel you can go without medical care when you really did need to go to the hospital.

Delayed injuries are why some people who are involved in crashes don't seek care right away but decide to days later. Some are minor, but others can be potentially life-threatening.

What is the purpose of workers' compensation?

As a worker in New Jersey, you need to be aware that you have rights. Under workers' compensation laws, you have the right to medical care if you are hurt on the job along with other benefits. Workers' compensation is a no-fault insurance program, so it doesn't matter if you caused an accident or were involved due to someone else's errors. You may not be entitled to workers' compensation if you caused an accident to purposefully injure yourself.

Workers' compensation is there to help workers who get hurt on the job. It is intended to help you get fair compensation benefits and the medical care you need following an accident on the job. The state requires that employers obtain and maintain workers' compensation insurance or have their own self-insurance programs. Workers' compensation also guarantees benefit payments to workers who are permanently or temporarily disabled due to a work-related injury.

Building a strong case after a construction site accident

Construction sites are inherently dangerous places to work, but there are ways that employers can improve safety for the men and women who work in this field. Every New Jersey worker has the right to a reasonably safe workplace, even if it is in construction. It is possible to prevent unnecessary hazards and eliminate certain risks, which will ultimately lower the risk of a construction site accident.

Construction workers may face certain risks on the job, but they also have certain rights in the event that they suffer injuries in a construction site accident. Like other types of employees, these individuals may also have a rightful claim to workers' compensation benefits if they suffer an injury at work.

Pedestrians can help prevent accidents with these tips

There are certain places that are simply dangerous for pedestrians. Whether they're crossings where pedestrians are often struck or locations where pedestrians are exposed to heavy, high-speed traffic, some areas are more dangerous than others.

Fortunately, pedestrians can take steps to keep themselves safe in these situations. With some preventative steps and safety tips, you can help keep yourself and your family from being hit.

File a claim if you're hit due to negligence or distractions

There are a few motorcycling myths that should be addressed to help motorcyclists avoid getting into accidents with drivers. Things like making your motorcycle louder, for example, might not actually help you avoid a collision.

Did you know that if you turn up the pipes on your bike, you could actually cause drivers to become more aggressive or to tune you out in most cases? In fact, those with louder motorcycles actually have a higher risk of being involved in an accident, despite it seeming like the louder motorcycles would stand out more.

North Brunswick crash leaves 1 in critical condition

When a serious car or truck accident occurs, it quickly impacts the lives of those involved. Whether the accident results in injuries or death, it affects the victims, their families and witnesses.

Accidents are expensive, costing thousands for patients to receive care and more for vehicles to be repaired. If property is damaged, the costs of replacing or repairing it can be extensive.

2 victims die in hit-and-run accident

When you're involved in a car accident, the decent thing to do, and the legal requirement, is to stay at the scene. You need to stay at the scene and assist anyone who is injured if possible. You should exchange information and await police and emergency services.

When a person doesn't stay at the scene, that person can be accused of a hit-and-run and charged. Hit-and-run accidents put lives in danger. If no one else saw that accident, there's a chance that the victims may not receive the help they need.

If Jack fell down and broke his crown, is the hill owner liable?

Most adults who grew up in New Jersey or other regions of the United States are familiar with the popular children's rhyme telling of a boy who tumbled down a hill and suffered a bump on his head. Although it may be a fun and entertaining way to teach children basic poetry skills, anyone who has ever slipped or fallen in a public venue or on another person's private property knows how anything but amusing it can be.

Imagine if that little childhood story ended with Jack filing a lawsuit against the property owner after determining he or she was negligent for leaving construction debris lying in the middle of the path knowing Jack would be walking there that day. Sounds silly, perhaps; yet, in real life, such situations often occur and may not only result in severe injuries but lead to financial problems and other complicated matters in the weeks and months that follow an accident.

2 injured in devastating motorcycle accident

Riding a motorcycle can be a thrilling event, and you may enjoy heading out during brisk days in New Jersey. You know that no matter how careful you are, though, people do make mistakes and may put your life at risk. If a driver doesn't see you coming and hits you, that person is responsible for the damage he or she causes, even if it was accidental.

A March 30 report discussed a recent collision in Galloway that left two motorcyclists seriously injured. According to the news, the crash happened at around 12:15 p.m. A 37-year-old driver had been heading east on Route 30, and the motorcyclist and his passenger, 28 and 34, respectively, were traveling west. The 37-year-old driver turned left to exit the highway and turn onto Cologne Avenue. In doing so, he cut off the motorcyclist's path and caused an accident.

Here's what you should do after you're in a crash

After a crash, there are several things you need to do. You'll want to file an insurance claim against the other driver to start with. You can file a claim in a number of ways, from filing it online to calling the insurance company directly. Some companies now even have mobile apps that help you keep track of your claim.

All people involved in accidents have to provide some basic information to the insurance company. For example, you may need to provide the date and time of the accident, your car's VIN or license plate number, your driver's license number and other important information.

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