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Fatal Pedestrian Accident Occurs on Route 33 in Neptune

On Monday morning, a pedestrian was fatally struck by a car in Neptune, New Jersey. Around 6:38 am, the pedestrian accident occurred on Route 33 near West Bangs Avenue, fatally injuring the male victim. No other information was available about the accident or the identity of the victim. Although state traffic laws are meant to protect both motorists and pedestrians, many drivers are unaware of these guidelines or may fail to use caution when pedestrians attempt to cross in properly designated crosswalks. At least 150 fatalities occur each year involving pedestrians and bicyclists. If pedestrians do survive the accident, they may no longer be able to earn an adequate income or maintain their quality of life. If you or someone » Read More

Defective Medical Device Recalls Have Doubled

The quality and reliability of the medical devices used in surgery can greatly alter a patient’s chances of success and recovery. According to a recent report from Stericycle, a global, business-to-business services company that manages recall challenges, during the second quarter of 2017, Class I level medical device recalls were up 88 percent. The major problems observed among the 15 serious medical device recalls were quality issues that involved device part malfunctions. Quality, of course, is significant. That is because it can encompass a wide array of problems, such as failure to establish durability, the approval of products before they were ready, and poor quality of components. A Class I recall is the most serious type of recall because it » Read More

Pursuing a Medical Malpractice Claim for a Birth Injury

Birth-related medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional negligently causes injury to an unborn baby or mother during the delivery process. A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that medical errors are the third leading cause of fatality. According to Childbirth Connection (CC), a nonprofit advocacy organization, approximately 40,000 mothers and babies are negligently injured each year in the United States, but only about two percent of victims sue for medical malpractice. There are several reasons why filing a lawsuit may be the best course of action for victims of medical malpractice. Settlement or Discovery Doctors are held to the medical standard of care, meaning they must exercise the degree of care and skill » Read More

Princeton Woman Fatally Struck by Concrete Truck

A woman from Princeton, New Jersey was fatally struck by a concrete truck on Tuesday afternoon. Around 5 pm, the 62-year-old woman attempted to cross Washington Road at Nassau Street when a concrete truck hit her. The 60-year-old driver from Tabernacle, New Jersey was making a left turn onto Washington at the time of the accident. He sustained no injuries while the woman succumbed to her fatal injuries at the scene of the crash. State traffic laws offer protection for pedestrians when an accident with a vehicle occurs. Many times, drivers fail to yield to pedestrians or use caution when driving in their presence. Pedestrians may incur a range of injuries or be at-risk for fatalities when hit by negligent drivers. » Read More

Ankle Injuries After Slip and Fall Accidents

Ankle injuries are common after slip and fall accidents. Depending on the severity of the injury, one may suffer from sprains, strains, fractures, or tears to tendons or ligaments. It is important to understand the anatomy of the ankle, types of potential ankle injuries, and the circumstances in which an injured party may pursue compensation from a business or property owner for their injuries caused by the slip and fall accident. Anatomy of the Ankle The ankle is comprised of three bones, the tibia, fibula and talus. The tibia is the shin bone, the lower part that makes up the inner ankle bone. The fibula is a thin bone next to the tibia that makes up the outer ankle bone. » Read More

Jersey Shore Man’s Family Retains Attorney Daryl Zaslow After Fatal Tractor-Trailer Accident

The family of the Jersey Shore man who was fatally injured after a tractor-trailer crashed into his car has retained the services of Attorney Daryl L. Zaslow from Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP. On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, the 45-year-old victim, Jason Appio, was driving his Hyundai Sonata on Route 440 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey when a tractor-trailer rear-ended his car around 3:36 pm. The tractor-trailer then jackknifed, and struck two other cars, which caused the other drivers minor injuries. According to a news release about the accident from the Prosecutor’s Office, the driver of the truck was charged with death by auto and causing death by auto while operating a motor vehicle with a suspended New Jersey’s » Read More

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