Deaths of bicyclists due to bicycle-vehicle collisions are increasing nationwide. Experts say that preventable deaths of bicyclists due to bicycle-vehicle collisions have increased by 6% across the country. However, New Jersey demonstrates the single highest increase, with 27 individuals killed in such accidents this year alone. That figure is nearly equivalent to the total number of bicycle riders killed in New Jersey for both previous years combined and shows that this is clearly becoming a crisis. Read the rest »
Amusement parks can be one of the biggest highlights of the summer for many. This summer New Jersey has experienced a number of amusement park accidents that were anything but fun for those involved. Those injured at amusement parks may struggle to get compensation for their injuries due to liability waivers, but they are not always a complete bar to recovery. Liability waivers will often be overturned in court if the amusement park or its employees were grossly negligent in causing a guest’s injury. An amusement park or its employees may be found grossly negligent when careless disregard for the safety or wellbeing of others was displayed. This may occur if safety precautions or warnings were blatantly ignored or if rides were handled recklessly. Read the rest »
If you are struck by a negligent driver in New Jersey, your first emotions might be shock, frustration, and anger. While these emotions are totally justified, most negligent drivers actually do the right thing. They pull over, come to a stop, and check whether the injured parties are okay. They take accountability for their actions and wait for the police to arrive. They accept the consequences of their actions.
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The first major moment of independence that children experience in life is taking their first steps. Adults tend to take walking for granted, but for toddlers, it’s taking a fundamental step towards self-sufficiency. It is a huge moment, and rightfully celebrated by parents for that very reason.
However, as children continue walking on their journey into adulthood, they make especially vulnerable pedestrians on the road. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “In 2015, one in every five children under the age of 15 who were killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians.” The CDC also states that child pedestrian safety is “one of the most complex societal problems we face in injury prevention today.” Read the rest »
If you’re from New Jersey, or anywhere in the northern United States for that matter, sledding is an important annual tradition—and a rite of passage for children. Well, it is that time of year again.
Fun is important, but so is staying safe. Sledding can be dangerous, and we want to remind you of that fact. Read the rest »
There is no greater bond than the one between a parent and their child. New Jersey parents make countless sacrifices and take numerous risks every day just to assure the safety of their children. Children are full of curiosity and have an appetite for adventure, so their tendency to get bumps and bruises is ostensible. It is typical for the parents of young children to spend their days on the lookout for danger, swooping in to save the day when need be. Bringing a child to their first day of daycare is difficult for parents because it is often the first time that they are being left under the supervision of someone else for an extended period of time. Naturally, when children are left under the care of a school, camp, or daycare, it is expected that those in charge make sure no harm comes to the little ones.
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