Personal Injury | October 9, 2020
When you’re seriously injured in an auto accident, medical treatment is central to your recovery. You may need emergency procedures, surgery, and inpatient care. While you don’t want to think about the costs, you need to pay for the procedures that allow you to heal.
That’s what makes Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage so important. It pays for your treatment so you won’t have to worry about
Personal Injury | October 7, 2020
A massive nine-figure settlement isn’t the end of lawsuits for global health and consumer products manufacturer Johnson & Johnson – far from it.
Facing almost 20,000 lawsuits by women who blame talcum powder for causing cancer – and their families – manufacturer Johnson & Johnson has agreed to settle 1,000 of these cases in bulk.
The payout? A whopping $100 million.
For these plaintiffs, it’s about time
Accident Tips & Prevention | October 7, 2020
Putting a dollar amount on your car accident claim is not an easy task. Several factors influence its value, and settlement negotiations usually focus on reaching an agreement about the value of your car accident claim. The at-fault driver, their insurance carrier, and their legal team will probably assess your claim’s value much lower than you and your attorney will.
Although most car accident claims settle long
Personal Injury | October 5, 2020
A head-on truck collision can occur in the blink of an eye. Big trucks take up a huge amount of space on the road and, as a result, can drift out of their assigned lane without warning, making it difficult for other drivers to avoid them.
Do you know what to do after a head-on truck collision? What should you expect in the aftermath? What causes head-on
Personal Injury | October 3, 2020
An auto accident can result in painful injuries, some of which might be permanent. Fortunately, you can file an insurance claim, and may even have grounds to bring a car accident lawsuit to help offset costs like medical bills, lost wages, and your pain and suffering. Yet, the decisions and steps you take in the minutes, hours, and days after your auto accident can impact your eligibility
Personal Injury | September 24, 2020
Car accidents cause damage. The most obvious and visible damage is the destruction that your vehicle can sustain during the collision. But car accidents also cause damage to your body that may not be immediately visible. If you have been injured in a collision, our experienced car accident lawyers can help advise you on how best to handle your injuries.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation reported
Accident Tips & Prevention | September 22, 2020
Being involved in a serious accident can be an incredibly traumatic experience. Accident victims must deal with what is often a lengthy physical recovery, all while worrying about being unable to work and the resulting decrease in income. On top of that, accident victims often miss out on spending time with loved ones and pursuing the activities they used to enjoy. Accident victims may be able to
Personal Injury | September 17, 2020
Car accidents are random events you don’t expect. After the crash, you may feel numb because of the shock to your system. Some injuries may be obvious, but you might not be aware of all the harm you suffered. The lawyers of Console & Associates have helped thousands of seriously injured clients. Many of their injuries weren’t apparent right after
Personal Injury | September 17, 2020
We may associate sideswipe collision accidents with relatively minor vehicle damage like scrapes, dents, and missing trim. Most of us do not think of these collisions as potentially catastrophic and deadly incidents, but some are.
Side-to-side collisions between vehicles can lead to horrific crashes that leave victims seriously or fatally injured. In this blog post, we explore these accidents in detail and describe the ways you can
Personal Injury | September 10, 2020
Nearly all of us have witnessed an incident of road rage. It’s scary to see. Whether out of frustration, stress, or anger, road raging drivers lose their tempers and use their cars as a way to vent their emotions. They speed. They tailgate. They honk. They race. They flash their lights. They try to run other vehicles off the road.
Road rage is illegal, and its victims
Personal Injury | September 8, 2020
We have all shared the road with drivers who drove too fast, ignored red lights, or tailgated. These actions can easily lead to catastrophic and deadly traffic accidents.
Victims of crashes caused by reckless driving deserve compensation for their injuries and losses. An experienced car accident injury lawyer can obtain that money for them. In this blog post, we explore reckless driving and how a car accident
Personal Injury | September 4, 2020
The first seatbelts began appearing in cars in the 1950s. However, it was not until 1968 that all vehicles in the United States were required to come standard with seatbelts. Since then, seat belts have saved hundreds of thousands of lives.
Despite the known safety benefits of seatbelts, drivers and passengers routinely fail to buckle up, placing them at an increased risk of severe injury or death.
Personal Injury | September 1, 2020
People who suffer injuries in car accidents can contend with significant financial strain in addition to the injuries themselves. Even if their insurance pays for some of their expenses from getting hurt in a crash, they often end up with stacks of medical bills and other invoices they can’t afford, while also needing to take time off work to recover.
The law entitles many car accident victims
Personal Injury | August 25, 2020
While the number of cars on the road has steadily increased over the past several decades, the rate of fatal accidents has gone down significantly. In large part, this decrease is due to advancements in life-saving technology, most notably, airbags.
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), between 1987 and 2017, airbags saved over 50,000 lives. Of course, airbags are only effective when they work
Personal Injury | August 24, 2020
While most motorists already know about the risks of driving under the influence, another form of unsafe driving behavior is less understood: drowsy driving. Drowsy or fatigued driving by any driver can substantially increase the risk of an accident.
Unfortunately, thanks to the size and weight of the commercial vehicles they operate, truck driver fatigue can increase the risk of serious injury. Worse, all too many truck