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August 2013 Archives

Lawsuit filed against driver in fatal 2011 hit-and-run accident


In Newark, New Jersey, when a victim is killed due to the actions of a negligent driver, a civil lawsuit can be filed in addition to any criminal charges. Compensation received from a lawsuit may allow the family to recover damages for medical bills and expenses, funeral expenses and in some cases pain and suffering and emotional distress.

No job is safe from workplace accidents


There were 4,609 deaths in 2011 from workplace-related accidents in the United States. This number translates to 3.5 deaths for every 100,000 full-time employees. This goes to show that injuries and death at work here in Newark, New Jersey, and across the country are a very serious matter. That is also why workers' compensation benefits are necessary for any job in order to protect employees in case of accidents and injuries.

Police file charges against trucker in weekend truck accident


Despite efforts by federal regulators to tighten laws governing truckers, there are still many who continue to cut corners and test the patience of authorities. As a result, many of these truckers cause a fatal truck accident here in Newark and throughout New Jersey. Often, these accidents are catastrophic, as commercial trucks are larger and more powerful than small passenger vehicles.

Pedestrian accident case involving cop goes to grand jury


Hudson County prosecutors recently handed over case evidence and details in the death of a 24-year-old Jersey City man to a grand jury for consideration of charges against a 36-year-old police officer. The fatally injured man was hit by the officer's personal pickup truck on a Friday night in mid-April at approximately 10 p.m. as he attempted to cross a busy downtown street.

Older pedestrians more likely to become accident victims


More than any other group, older pedestrians-that is, anyone 60 and above-have a greater chance of being injured or killed while walking on New Jersey streets. Much of this can be explained by the simple facts of aging: Reaction times slow as we age, hearing and eyesight become less acute, bones become more fragile and joints become less flexible.