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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

Link Between Sleep Apnea and Car Crashes


The effects of driving on insufficient sleep are well-documented and unchallenged by safety experts. Sleep deprivation causes delayed reaction times, impaired decision-making ability, and loss of consciousness. The results are often catastrophic.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) drowsy driving claims nearly 1,500 lives a year, and results in more than 71,000 injuries stemming from 100,000 crashes. Unfortunately, these statistics show no signs of slowing down. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) maintains that one in 25 adult drivers admit that during the previous month they have fallen asleep while driving. Approximately 168 million Americans representing 60 percent of all drivers self-report driving while drowsy, in a poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation. An average » Read More

Opioid Prescription Study


According to a recent study conducted by pharmacists at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, the risk of opioid addiction is doubled in patients that receive prescriptions for long term opioids. The study looked at medical records from 1.3 million people that were prescribed opioid pain killers such as oxycotin, vicadin, and morphine for the first time over a decade, spanning from 2006 to 2015. Patients prescribed these narcotic pain medications for seven days were twice as likely to continue using the narcotics as patients with a two-day prescription. The study also revealed that patients treated for chronic pain were more likely to become addicted to opioids than those who were prescribed the narcotics following surgery. The patients with » Read More

Box Truck Accident Causes Multiple Injuries in South Brunswick


A box truck accident that occurred near the New Jersey Turnpike caused multiple personal injuries on Tuesday morning. Around 7 am, a box truck and car collided in South Brunswick, New Jersey adversely affecting traffic for miles. Two helicopters flew the injured parties to local hospitals for treatment after the box truck accident. The extent of the injuries remains unknown. When a truck collides with a smaller vehicle on a congested highway in the middle of prime commuting time, the results could be catastrophic. Occupants of both vehicles may sustain injuries as well as potential fatalities in the accident. Additionally, a serious truck accident may also trigger chain reaction crashes, which could affect even more motorists. If you or your » Read More

Speeding Deaths More Likely on Local Roads


A new study released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reports that car accident fatalities related to speeding are three times more likely to occur on local roadways than on heavily trafficked highways and interstates.  Speeding accidents claimed the lives of 112,000 people from 2005 to 2014, and injured another 336,000 passengers, pedestrians, and bicyclists in just the year 2014 alone. Researchers for the NTSB study claim that obsolete speed limits and dated methods for setting them are the main reasons that there are so many fatal speeding accidents on local roads. Individual states set their own speed limits on local roads and a standardized system for doing so does not exist. A common way to determine a speed » Read More

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