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Worker struck by a vehicle on New Jersey Turnpike dies

This tragic accident in New Jersey resulted in the death of a highway maintenance worker. If you're a highway worker, you may know that in these cases, your family has a right to seek damages for their loss. In tragedies like this one, money isn't usually the first thing on families' minds, but it can help with medical costs and funeral bills in this time of need.

This updated report from July 10 states that the victim of the fatal accident on the New Jersey Turnpike in Kearny was a 32-year-old man. The man killed had reportedly been employed with the state since March 2001. The Garfield man was completing routine work late one morning when he parked his vehicle on the shoulder of the turnpike's northbound western spur to remove tire debris from the highway.

Landscaping companies to register with New Jersey councils, state

Imagine going to work and doing your best for weeks, months or even years on end. Then, you have an accident. It's only then you find out that your employer wasn't legitimate; they had never gotten workers' compensation insurance. If you have a work accident, it's important to know that you'll be covered. That's what a council is attempting to make sure of for landscapers in New Jersey.

Previously, landscapers didn't need to register with the township. They didn't even have to acknowledge getting information from the state. That's about to change, and it could prevent you from being taken advantage of at work. Now, commercial landscapers have to acknowledge receipts of a copy of Princeton's leaf, branch and law program, along with the information on New Jersey State wage hour laws. Workers' compensation insurance laws are also part of the paperwork that companies need to receive.

Man dies after being struck by driver in pedestrian accident

In New Jersey, it's not uncommon to hear about people being struck by cars while they're on walks in heavy traffic areas. Pedestrian accidents often take place due to drivers' negligence, and when that's the case, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. If you've lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, you may also be able to seek compensation for his or her death, pain and suffering, funeral costs and medical costs. This pedestrian accident that took place nearby in New York may be similar to your case. The accident resulted in the death of the pedestrian, and now the suspected drunk driver has been charged.

Workers' compensation to improve for disabled in New Jersey

If you live in New Jersey, you may be pleased to know that the New Jersey Senate has now approved cost-of-living increases to workers' compensation benefits. This is good, because now, when people miss work due to injuries, their needs in day-to-day life will be considered. If you're injured at your job, then you have a right to have the money to take care of yourself, and it seems that New Jersey's Senate agrees with that sentiment.

A report updated on June 13 described the senate's decision to pass a bill that adds cost-of-living increase to some types of workers' compensation payments. The bill had previously been opposed by the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, because it claimed the state's private employers would have to make up the costs of the payouts. It is expected to cost businesses $58 million each year.

1 dead, 2 injured in New Jersey motorcycle accident

Motorcycle crashes can be deadly, and when a wrongful death or critical injury takes place, you may be faced with difficult decisions and monetary consequences. With the lack of protection against dangerous drivers, accidents that are considered relatively minor could still have terrible consequences. For people injured in a motorcycle accident, this story from June 10 may be too familiar.

A car accident left one person dead and another one injured at the scene of the crash on Porchtown Road. Police have reported that the traffic around the scene at the intersection of Porchtown and Alivine Roads had to be detoured.

1 dead in New Jersey pedestrian accident

In New Jersey, pedestrian accidents aren't unheard of, especially due to the number of vehicles on the roads. If you've been unfortunate enough to be injured in a crash where a driver didn't see you or was negligent when striking you, you may understand how important it is for pedestrians to stay safe on the roads and to receive compensation when it's deserved. These injuries can be devastating, leading to life-long pain and suffering, and it would be unfair for you to foot the bill.

Take for instance the report of a 55-year-old woman who was struck by a semi-truck at around 7:49 a.m. on June 11. She was walking at the intersection of State Highway 35 and West Park Avenue, when she was suddenly struck by the truck. She was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center, but she later died from the injuries she had suffered. The driver, a 40-year-old man from Sicklerville, was not injured.

Motorcyclist killed in New Jersey accident with uninsured driver

A motorcycle accident can result in serious injuries or deaths, because a cyclist doesn't typically have the same protection as a large vehicle. With little bodily protection, scrapes, cuts and broken bones are common, which is why it's important to seek compensation to cover what could be expensive medical bills. When a driver isn't insured and causes your injuries or a loved one's death, that's when you may run into problems that require further action in court.

In this case reported on June 8, a motorcyclist was killed in a motorcycle accident with a Ford Ranger, and his family may have to go through that same situation since the driver of the pickup didn't have insurance. The news reports that a 38-year-old man was driving the Ranger when he turned left in front of the motorcyclist, failing to yield. The bike struck the truck, causing the 28-year-old motorcyclist to crash. The motorcyclist was taken to a local hospital with fatal injuries, and unfortunately, he passed away.

Car accident results in injury, damage to vehicles

These people involved in a serious car accident with an alleged drunk driver may want to consider their options for compensation and care, just like you may if you've been in a car accident with a negligent driver. You have a right to seek compensation, and that money may go to good use while you seek rehabilitation or a better quality of life after your crash, pain and suffering.

In this case reported on June 4 in New Jersey, a driver allegedly caused a three-car accident to take place at around 4:13 p.m. on Sunday, May 25. The man had been driving west on Route 22, according to the police blotter, and that was when he rear-ended a vehicle being driven by a 41-year-old man from Springfield.

Pedestrian killed is 14th fatality in New Jersey county this year

In New Jersey, there has been another pedestrian accident that has led to a death. This pedestrian accident involved a driver who is now allegedly being charged with a DWI. According to the news from May 28, the driver of the vehicle was intoxicated at the time of the crash.

If you've lost a loved one or have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, then this news may seem all too familiar. While you may be compensated for your injuries or loss, nothing can replace the time you lost while healing or the person you're now living without.

Ambulance involved in multi-car wreck in New Jersey

Emergency responders rushing to calls have to rely on the awareness of other drivers on the roadway for their own safety. While emergency vehicles are rarely involved in traffic accidents, they do happen, as one ambulance company in New Jersey is having to deal with the consequences.

On May 19, an ambulance was responding to a call for a traffic accident that had occurred on Ridge Road in Lyndhurst. On the way to accident scene, an SUV struck the ambulance, which subsequently hit another car occupied by an elderly woman and her aide. The ambulance wound up on its side next to a parked car. No patients were in the ambulance at the time of the crash.

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