Jersey City Personal Injury Law Blog

Hit-and-run in New Jersey leaves man injured in roadway

A personal injury can leave you badly injured in a hospital, with broken bones that make it hard to work, or even with a concussion that impacts your life in the long term. When you suffer a personal injury due to a pedestrian accident in New Jersey, you should be aware that you have a right to seek compensation and justice for the incident. If negligence played a roll in the accident that injured you, the driver may end up charged with a number of crimes.

Pedestrian accidents often seriously injure or kill pedestrians due to the lack of protection they have against the vehicle's weight and speed. In an April 8 report, a man from Rahway has been reported as being in critical condition following a pedestrian accident. The 22-year-old man was struck by an SUV as he attempted to cross the street at the intersection of West Scott Avenue and St. Georges Avenue.

Car accident leaves 7 injured

Living in New Jersey, you're bound to see a car accident here or there, and you may wonder what you can do to help prevent the accidents. Despite trying to limit distractions, lower speed limits, reduce drinking, and to prevent negligence, some drivers still do the very things that cause accidents on the roads. Sadly, there isn't much you can do about it except for making sure they pay for the damage they have caused through monetary compensation or other acceptable sentences.

For example, this car accident in Brooklyn involved several cars with victims inside who will need medical care and car repairs. While no reason for the accident has yet been released pending the investigation, it's likely that some kind of negligence, whether it was not paying attention to road signs, speeding, or drinking and driving, could have been at fault. Officials reported on April 6 that seven people were injured in this multiple-vehicle accident.

New Jersey Turnpike accident kills pedestrian

If you've witnessed or had the misfortune to be part of a pedestrian accident, you know how serious and immediate the danger is. This fatal pedestrian accident took place when a tractor-trailer struck a pedestrian on the shoulder of the New Jersey Turnpike, according to the police on the scene. The April 1 report states that the victim of this tragic accident did not survive, passing away shortly after the accident.

According to the news, the accident happened at around 1:14 p.m., and images show that it happened during a sunny day. Visibility should have been high, but it's not clear why the tractor-trailer driver didn't see the person he struck, since they were allegedly standing on the side of the road on the shoulder of the highway. Report claim that the driver did see the vehicle pulled over to the side of the road next to where the pedestrian was hit.

Motorcycle accidents may be less dangerous with in-suit airbag

If there was a way for you to prevent injury to yourself or others in a motorcycle accident, it would probably make sense to have it. However, this new technology is still waiting to pass inspections by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. Still, it's an exciting day in the world of protective motorcycling gear, and it may yet save people involved in motorcycle accidents.

According to reports from March 18, the new wearable air bags that some cyclists are wearing while they race at speed of 150 mph or more are saving lives, and they may become more common in the future. These into motorcycle races, for instance, know that at their top speeds surpassing 140 mph, a crash can kill. But, the wearable air bag can now prevent injuries by deploying before you hit the ground.

New Jersey accident injures 3 during routine traffic stop

When you're involved in a car accident, you don't want to have to worry about how you'll pay for your medical care or dealing with financial losses due to missing work or being hospitalized. Fortunately, if you're not at fault, you should be receiving compensation from the person responsible for the crash. In this case, a car accident in New Jersey left two people seriously hurt and a state trooper injured following a three-car accident.

The March 16 report claims that the accident took place around 8:30 a.m. At the time, a trooper stopped a person for a routine traffic stop. At this point, most vehicles on the road would take steps to slow down or to move away from the traffic stop, but it didn't happen that way on this particular day. According to the police sergeant, a car that was traveling on the road struck the trooper's cruiser.

New bill may help corrections officers hurt at work in New Jersey

If you're hurt at work, the first thing you'll want to do is seek the medical care you need to recover. But, medical care does come at a cost. Now, New Jersey is looking into ways to improve the compensation available to correction officers who may be injured in attacks or while on the job.

In a case discussed in a Feb. 20 report, an injured employee who was injured in an attack at the New Jersey State Prison lent her support to a new bill that would allow a compensation program to be established for corrections officers hurt on the job. When she was attacked, she had already been working at the prison for two years. The attack on Feb. 6 resulted in her suffering from bruising, cuts, and head injuries, according to the news. In fact, the attack was serious enough to make her miss work.

Former officer charged after lethal joyride

A police officer in North Brunswick had his future planned out. He was moving up the ranks in the police force, on his way to becoming a captain. Eventually, he wanted to be the chief of a department. He had been on the force for 19 years, and it looked like everything was going in the right direction.

However, an impulsive decision derailed those hopes. The man was able to borrow a Dodge Viper, a very fast and powerful sports car. He then asked another officer if he wanted to go for a ride in the car, and the two of them took it out on the highway. There, they were intentionally speeding and committing traffic violations. The officer who had borrowed the car was behind the wheel when he lost all control of the vehicle. It left the roadway, slammed into a utility pole, and killed the other officer.

Pedestrian accident leaves 1 person dead

A pedestrian accident in New Jersey can result in serious injuries or death, and you'd expect -- or at least hope -- in cases like that the person responsible would stay at the scene to help. In this case released to the news on Feb. 25, a man from Rockaway Township was charged and arrested due to his connection with a hit-and-run accident that left one pedestrian dead. According to the story, the pedestrian was struck by a vehicle shortly before midnight on Feb. 23. The driver did not remain at the scene following the incident.

Police discovered the pedestrian near the ShopRite shopping center. He allegedly had injuries that were consistent with those one would receive after being hit by a car. That man was pronounced dead at the scene, but the man who was allegedly responsible hadn't stayed at the scene of the accident. According to the story, the man who passed way was simply left to lie there.

2 men killed in separate pedestrian accidents in New Jersey

New Jersey readers may have heard about these tragic accidents involving two pedestrians. According to the news from Feb. 11, the two people were killed in two different incidents within four hours of each other on Feb. 10. In one pedestrian accident, the driver of the vehicle that struck him is still unknown.

In the first accident, which happened shortly before 6:00 p.m., a man was trying to cross the street in the Elizabethport neighborhood, when he was struck by a vehicle that was passing through. The 68-year-old man was injured and transported to Trinitas Hospital, according to police. His injuries were severe, and he passed away.

Work accident and death draw Amazon into the news in New Jersey

If you're hurt at work in New Jersey, it's likely that you expect proper medical treatment and a right to compensation via workers' compensation. These things are normally provided to workers who have to miss work and are injured while on the job. What may be interesting to you is the companies who have had multiple injuries or deaths at their facilities. Knowing this could help you avoid working for those who often break safety procedures or have more dangerous work environments.

According to a story released on Feb. 7, a woman working for an Amazon-owned facility in California had to be hospitalized after a work accident. According to the story, the woman is the second person within a few days to be injured in a workplace accident; in fact, a few days prior, a worker in the New Jersey-based Amazon facility was killed in a work accident. The accident in California has been disclosed to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and a spokesman claimed it took place on Dec. 7.

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