How to Correctly File a Police Report After a Car Accident

Car accidents happen so suddenly and are so emotionally jarring that one might be confused on what to do after the fact. The first step is to get medical attention, but it is also important to remember the next vital steps to take afterwards.  Contacting the police to file an accident report is crucial. Even if the accident was minor, a police report documents the events officially and will provide valuable information for insurance and medical purposes. When contacting the[…] Read More

Who is Liable in a Merging Accident?

Joining another flow of traffic, whether an adjacent lane, a highway, or local road, can be dangerous. Any merging traffic situation can be tricky and determining liability can be just as complex. In New Jersey, typically the merging driver is liable because the driver must yield the right-of-way to vehicles. However, every merging accident has unique circumstances and determining liability will depend on certain factors, including the following: Who initially caused the accident Point of impact Where the accident happened[…] Read More

Why is it Dangerous to Pass on the Shoulder of a Highway?

Rush hour traffic, construction work, broken down vehicles, and car accidents are some of the most common reasons drivers feel the temptation to ride on the shoulder of a highway. While it may appear to be a quick solution to avoid timely delays, this reckless driving behavior puts the safety of other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians at serious risk. Is Driving on the Shoulder of a Highway Illegal? Driving on the shoulder of a highway to avoid traffic is against[…] Read More

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