Review us

Available 24/7

(973) 675-8277
Se Habla Español
Nou Pale Kreyol

More opioids are leading to more accidents

On behalf of Goldstein Goldstein

The unfortunate truth is that New Jersey, like many states, is facing an opioid crisis. Data compiled by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality show that New Jersey has one of the highest numbers of opioid-related emergency room visits in the nation.

In addition, many black-market pills, which people resort to when they can no longer obtain a valid prescription, may contain other drugs, including heroin, which is often cheaper and easier to get than prescription medication. Other opioids that have appeared recently in the state include tetrahydro fentanyl and acrylfentanyl. Even an opioid used to tranquilize elephants that is 5,000 times stronger than morphine has made it into New Jersey.

It is a public health crisis in more ways than one. In addition to the thousands of overdose deaths in the state, there has been a significant increase in opioid-related accidents in the state.

Traffic Fatalities up 7 percent

According to the Insurance Journal, a sharp 7 percent rise in overall traffic fatalities is tied to an increased number of drivers dependent on opioids and distracted driving.

The rise is more than just a number. Families of the numerous people who had their lives cut short due to a preventable accident must struggle daily with the loss of their loved one.

Not just “an accident”

Calling opioid-related car crashes an accident is somewhat misleading. Fatalities and serious injuries that result in a traffic collision are preventable. Drugged, drunk and distracted driving are all preventable, and steps can and should be taken to minimize the number of people needlessly harmed or killed in traffic collisions.

New Jersey is relatively tough on laws involving prescription painkillers. Distracted driving is against the law. Still, accidents occur with alarming frequency.

If an injury or fatality does occur in a preventable accident, the law also allows victims to hold those responsible accountable for their actions through a civil lawsuit. If successful, a lawsuit also allows the victim, or victim’s family, compensation to help offset the significant financial consequences of an accident.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn

Client Reviews

“The Very Best in the State of N.J. and very aggressive on cases. I recommend them to anyone looking for a fair shake and a great outcome. Thank You so very much for helping me Goldstein and Goldstein, LLP. Thank You from Byron Teal.”

Bryon Teal

“When it comes to Goldstein and Goldstein law firm get ready to have a firm that is not only professional but will go above and beyond for you! I felt like I was family and that my case the only one they had( even though it wasn’t)! My lawsuit from my car accident was a long and steady road that Richard, Michael and his staff paid so much personal attention to. I am completely grateful for all of their efforts!! Because of their due diligence, I will be a home owner by the end of 2020, be completely out of debt, and have a great amount set aside for my retirement! So to all of the Goldstein and Goldstein law firm lawyers and staff THANK YOU!! You will forever also be a part of my family too!! I can truly see why this firm was under the Super lawyer firms!! You all are #1 in my book ”

Felica Aharon

“If you are looking for someone to care, then this is the place. Michael and the staff are great. Melissa is wonderful, polite and kind as well as everyone else. I appreciate everything they’ve done for me.”

Michelle Bennett

“They’re always super courteous, and quick to respond to any of my questions which is super helpful for someone who isn’t familiar with the process of law. I’m super glad my uncle recommended me this law firm, definitely deserving of a 5 star rating.”

Israel Amaya

“These guys are THE BEST!!! They are honest and take a no nonsense approach. Not wasting time and stacking hidden fees. Extremely pleased with their results.”

Jean Labeaf

“Goldstein & Goldstein, is a professional Lawyer known the best for you when you contact them for your case, they would never disappoint you, whatever your case may be, they would work with you and make sure you’re good, so I personally recommend, Goldstein & Goldstein, LLP ATTORNEY AT LAW”

Amos Olayemi

“Goldstein and the secretary’s in the office stayed on top of my case , and got me a settlement I was satisfied with I highly recommend there services.”

Khalif Emile

“Great service to the people.Anytime i propose a question it is answered in a timely manner.Very helpful and committed.Thank You Guys!!!!”

hassan jackson

“Amazing place, definitely will recommend to anyone that needs a good lawyer!! There’s a wonderful lady called Melissa and also Michael that took care of our case. The process went smooth and they took care of everything, it takes time but you just have to be patient and wait for a good result. I’m giving this place a 5 stars.”

Komi Awumey

“This place kept in contact with me through my case, they helped me with great treatment and the attorney Michael is very good man and they work very fast. When I go to the office they are very nice to me and make me feel comfortable.”

Denise Francios

“Michael Goldstein is an awesome attorney. They provide you with the best customer service and they make sure you and your family are taken care of. The outcome for my slip and fall case was a very good one and I couldnt ask for a better attorney. I will recommend anyone here...Thank you Goldstein & Goldstein..”

Tyra Rulz

“Melissa Quintero has been absolutely amazing from day one. She is extremely diligent with her work and keeps a positive attitude when dealing with tough situations. She genuinely puts the client first and has kept things simple for me. Highly Recommend her services!”

Saahil Dhawan

“My brother recommended me to this firm and I was so happy he did. I was so happy with the outcome of my case. Michael got me money and fast! Thank you again I would def recommend him,”

Leonor Santiago

“I was referred to Goldstein and Goldstein by a friend after a car accident and the service I received was exceptional! Thank you guys! Like”

Simone J

“Michael Goldstein is an awesome attorney. They provide you with the best customer service and they make sure you and your family are taken care of. The outcome for my slip and fall case was a very good one and I couldnt ask for a better attorney. I will recommend anyone here...Thank you Goldstein & Goldstein..”

Tyra Rulz