Whether your teen is gearing up to take a driver’s ed course this school year or is already fully licensed, the prospect of them being behind the wheel can make parents feel an odd mixture of pride and anxiety. Unfortunately, your worries aren’t totally unfounded. Traffic accidents involving teen drivers are all too common.
In 2019, a total of 586 10- to 15-year-olds
With the new school year approaching, plenty of children will be walking to school each day. Despite the benefits of exercise and fresh air, there are dangers of walking to school. Deadly pedestrian accidents have been on the rise in recent years, and bus stops and school zones aren’t exempt from the risks.
Nearly 6,000 pedestrians died in motor vehicle collisions in the United
Auto Injury | January 18, 2021
When what was supposed to be just another ride assignment instead turns into a devastating collision, rideshare drivers have a lot on the line. Whether driving for Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare company is your livelihood or just a side hustle, spending more time on the road raises your chances of getting hurt in a traffic accident.
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Auto Injury | December 7, 2020
Those who have been involved in a car accident know that the recovery process can be lengthy. However, every accident is different, and it can be difficult to know which pains are “normal” after an accident and which symptoms may be a sign of something more serious.
Minor injuries, such as scrapes and bruises, will heal within a week or two, but more serious injuries are a
Auto Injury | November 24, 2020
No one leaves their home expecting to get in a car accident. But in most accidents, you have an instant to recognize what’s happening and brace yourself. With collisions coming out of your blind spot, you have no such warning.
Blind spot collisions are more common than you might think: National Highway Safety Administration statistics report that over 800,000 blind spot accidents occur each year. While blind
Auto Injury | July 21, 2020
Motor vehicle accidents are never a pleasant experience, but they can reach a whole new level of frustration and difficulty should the other driver decide to leave the scene of the collision. Drivers involved in a collision in which a person has been injured or property damaged are legally required to return to the scene of the accident as soon, and as safely, as they can.
Getting rear-ended while stopped is a startling, and potentially life-changing, experience. This is the story of what happened to our client after getting rear-ended while stopped at a traffic light – and how we were able to help.
On February 28, 2014, our client brought his pickup truck to a legal stop at a stoplight in Burlington County. While waiting for the light to turn green, another
When two Air Force Sergeants accompanied friends to the “soft opening” of Trenton’s Rho Restaurant/Discotecha for drinks, they had no idea that the night would change their lives forever. Because they got separated from one of their friends during the course of the evening, they didn’t know that in the time they were split up, the friend consumed enough alcohol to put his BAC at more than
Our client has no memory of the station wagon that ran him over as he biked through an affluent neighborhood in the Philadelphia suburbs. His simple bike ride to a friend’s house had turned suddenly violent‚ the impact knocking the teenager from his bicycle and into the street. Emergency responders airlifted him to a nearby hospital.
The driver‚ Suzanne K. Lammers‚ had fled the scene in the
Sitting in traffic on a rainy afternoon can be enough of an issue without being involved in an accident. On a rainy March day‚ our client was stopped in traffic on Route 73 near the entrance to the New Jersey Turnpike. Suddenly she was struck violently from the rear‚ causing serious damage to her car and even more serious physical damage to her.
Because the roads were
A night of enjoying time with friends quickly became‚ with no notice‚ one of the worst days of our client’s life.
It was nearly five in the morning in June 2010, and our client was a backseat passenger in a car with some of her friends. As dawn approached, she fell asleep‚ lulled by the moving vehicle. Suddenly she was jolted awake as her friend lost control
Our client’s trip down the New Jersey Turnpike‚ a route he often took ‚ would be one that would forever change his life.
While innocently waiting his turn in line to pay the toll near Exit 4 in Mount Laurel‚ our client was rear-ended when a man carelessly drove into another car causing that car to hit our client’s vehicle with a huge impact. At the scene,
Watching a truck careen out of control towards you is the stuff of nightmares come true. Life breaks down into agonizing seconds each tick of the clock bringing the vehicle closer to its violent impact. Our client‚ a mechanic on his way to work‚ lived through such a wreck. The driver of a commercial Canada Dry delivery truck plowed recklessly through an intersection‚ making a left-hand turn
The motivations behind a careless or illegal act while operating a motor vehicle are always hard to explain. In fact‚ following your car accident‚ you may never find out what prompted the other driver to make such an irresponsible or careless decision in the first place.
Our client was driving in Philadelphia when a vehicle‚ traveling in the same direction‚ made a sudden left turn from the
An 81-year-old grandmother very involved in the lives and care of her grandchildren was the unfortunate front seat passenger in a deadly car accident in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The driver, a friend, lost control of the car. The car left the road, went over the curb, and hit a tree.
The passenger was awake and alert at the time emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene