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Back to School Safety

Fall is just around the corner and it is time to start purchasing school supplies, memorizing class schedules, and discussing back to school safety. Going to school is an opportunity for children to exercise independence. However, it is crucial that parents teach their children about important safety techniques, which is especially important for students transporting themselves to school. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 264 students died while walking, biking, waiting for the bus, or driving to school[…] Read More

Who is At-Fault in a Left-Hand Turn Accident?

Left-hand turn accidents occur frequently in intersections and cross-streets throughout New Jersey. When a vehicle turning left is hit by another vehicle, it can be challenging to discern who is at-fault. Statutes in this regard vary from state to state, but the onus is generally on the turning driver to wait until traffic is clear to proceed. If a crash occurs, with few exceptions, fault generally lies with the driver who is turning. Because these types of accidents are more[…] Read More

Sea Isle City Deck Collapse Injures Multiple Victims

In Sea Isle City, New Jersey, a deck collapse led to injuries for multiple victims. On Thursday morning, around 1:30 am, the accident occurred when up to 30 individuals occupied an outdoor deck at a private home, and the structure collapsed. Allegedly, the deck was not built properly. Poorly constructed or maintained homes and businesses may be dangerous for visitors and residents to occupy. If the structure contains broken railings or slippery surfaces, among other hazardous conditions, individuals may incur[…] Read More

Why is There a Rise in Pedestrian Accidents in the Summer?

Warmer weather means spending more time outdoors, which also means an increase in pedestrian accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 5,000 pedestrians are fatally injured in car accidents every year. Whether it is a family heading out on vacation, joggers and cyclists out for their daily exercise, or a teen heading to the beach, warmer weather may increase your risk of a car accident. If you or someone you know was in a motor vehicle[…] Read More

Firework Safety

Nothing says Independence Day like gathering with friends and family to watch colorful fireworks light up the night sky. With hundreds of professionally organized firework shows available throughout the state, New Jersey has no shortage of opportunities to lay out a blanket on a patch of lawn and take in a patriotic display. Watching from a distance is the safest way to enjoy the festivities because of the inherent risk of injury involved with fireworks. It is now legal to[…] Read More

Warm Weather May Lead to More Dog Bites

Dogs offer companionship, a sense of security, and can make life more rewarding. However, they can also be prone to unpredictable behavior, which includes biting. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 4,500,000 dog bites occur every year, mostly to children. A study by the State University of New York at Buffalo showed that dog bite injuries to the head and neck are at their highest during the summer months. This could be a result of more[…] Read More

Hazards of Summer Driving

Summer is a time for sunny days, beach trips, and barbecues. However, the summer season tends to bring dangerous driving hazards. The following are common summer driving hazards and ways to avoid them. Roadway Construction There are various driving hazards that drivers should be aware of, however, roadway construction is the most common. Roadway construction tends to occur during the summer months, leading to excess traffic. An influx in traffic often leads to road rage, distracted driving, and higher risks[…] Read More

What are Premises Liability Rules for Pool Injuries?

While a family swimming pool serves as a wonderful site for recreation and social activities, pool owners should know there is a serious downside. Among children, drowning is the second-leading accidental cause of death, but adults are also vulnerable. While drowning is the worst-case scenario, other serious injuries occurring in pools include spinal cord or traumatic brain injuries incurred while diving or chemical burns from pool disinfectants. Near-drowning may result in permanent brain damage. Slip and fall accidents are also[…] Read More

Types of Construction Accidents in Warmer Weather

The construction industry is the third most dangerous profession in the United States, claiming close to 800 lives each year and resulting in thousands of serious injuries. Changes in the weather from spring to summer bring even more safety concerns to these workers. The risk of serious injury for construction workers increases as the warmer weather arrives. As temperatures rise between May and September, so do the number of injuries and fatalities in the construction industry. The most common types[…] Read More

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents can cause serious and permanent injuries for drivers and their passengers, including broken bones, paralysis, internal bleeding, concussions, and other traumatic brain injuries. Motorcycle collisions are 27 times more likely to result in death than other types of motor vehicle accidents.  By understanding the common causes of motorcycle accidents, drivers can take the steps necessary to prevent becoming another fatality. Collisions with Cars Over 40 percent of motorcycle accidents occur when a car makes a left-hand turn and[…] Read More