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Avoiding Sun Glare on the Road Can Save Lives

Everyone loves a sunny day. When its rainy and dreary, and the sun finally shines through the clouds, it lifts spirits. But the sun can cause blinding glare on the highway, causing car accidents. In fact, a recent study claims that the risk of a life-threatening car crash is 16 percent higher when the sun is brightest. The sun is usually brightest in the early afternoon hours. Most people have experienced sun glare while driving on the highway. Brilliant glare across your windshield can temporarily blind you, and if the timing is wrong, it could result in a tragic crash. It has also been discovered that blinding sunlight can produce “visual illusions” that can cause a driver to miscalculate distance, » Read More

Proposed Bill to Expand Wrongful Death Damages

State wrongful death statutes allow surviving family members to recover monetary damages after a family member is fatally injured, as a result of negligent or intentional conduct. New Jersey’s wrongful death statute has always limited damages to financial losses (lost wages and medical bills). However, a new bill has been proposed that would expand the statute to allow for recovery of non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. The current law allows surviving family members to recover damages for actual and future financial losses. Juries in wrongful death lawsuits are specifically instructed that in determining an award they cannot consider emotional distress, anguish, or grief experienced by the survivors. They are also instructed not to consider any loss of companionship » Read More

Driver in Paramus Fatal School Bus Crash Accrued Multiple Suspensions

The driver in the Paramus fatal school bus crash that took place on Thursday, May 17, in Mount Olive, New Jersey, fatally injuring a student and teacher, accrued multiple driving suspensions and violations throughout his employment. Between the years of 1975 and 2017, the now 77-year-old school bus driver accumulated 14 drivers’ license suspensions. Six resulted from parking violations, seven originated from administrative and documentation reasons, and one came after he was driving with a suspended license. He also received 16 driving violations, which resulted from speeding, and an improper lane change in 2010 as well as the aforementioned parking infractions. Records show that he was involved in five previous motor vehicle accidents although it is unknown whether he was » Read More

Memorial Day Travel Tips

The unofficial start to summer that begins on Memorial Day is quickly approaching. Soon, millions of Americans will honor the service men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom with parades, barbeques, parties, and trips to the shore. Unfortunately, not everyone will reach their destination safely. The Memorial Day weekend is the deadliest holiday in our country. Safety administrators predict an estimated 400 deaths and an additional 50,000 people will be injured in car accidents over the three-day weekend this year. Warm Weather Increases the Number of Cars on the Road After a long, cold winter, many people plan to take advantage of the warm sunshine to embark on long weekend journeys and gatherings with friends and » Read More

Ten Leaders Honors Attorney Daryl Zaslow in 2018

The Ten Leaders Cooperative, which recognizes ten professionals each in the fields of law, medicine, finance, and architecture, recently recognized Daryl Zaslow in their online publication. For 2018 Daryl is honored for his achievements in personal injury, specifically in the realm of medical malpractice, as a trial lawyer. The profile details his background and upbringing, his start as an attorney, his successes with the firm, and his passion for his vocation. Read the full article here. Since 2002, the Ten Leaders Cooperative has selected ten professionals for their excellence in the fields of law, medicine, finance, architecture, and technology from several states across the country. Applicants must demonstrate integrity and competence within their specialties as well as their accomplishments. Membership » Read More

Misdiagnosis of Pregnancy-Related Conditions

Pregnant women undergo various tests at different points in their pregnancies to determine if babies are healthy and free from any types of diseases or disorders. Despite the administration of tests for Cystic Fibrosis, Down Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Sickle Cell Disease, and Preeclampsia and related medical conditions, misdiagnosis of these and other ailments may occur. In some cases, the physician may fail to assess the parents’ and/or families’ medical histories; might fail to administer the appropriate test at the optimum gestational time; may dismiss or misinterpret prenatal screening results including ultrasounds; and could even provide an inaccurate expected time of arrival for the baby. Medical mistakes like these could mean the difference between raising a healthy child » Read More

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