The Courier Post reported that New Jersey state senator Robert W. Singer reached a $1.175 million settlement with Ms. Barbara Sara, a 74 year old woman, who in 2005 was critically injured by the senator’s vehicle while crossing a street in Jackson, New Jersey. The settlement was reached the day the lawsuit against the senator was scheduled for trial.
Every year millions of people are injured in motor vehicle car wrecks. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of injury in the United States for people ages 1-34. Many vehicle manufacturers have made safety improvements to their vehicles including air bags, rollover bars, reinforced frames, better tires, etc. Additionally, many states have passed tougher […]
Motorists, when driving up to Maine for your annual lobsterfest with the family, be sure to buckle up. Maine recently adopted a new seat belt law, changing the current statute which stated that the police had to stop motorists for another violation before they could write tickets for not wearing a seat belt. The new […]
New Jersey regulators are considering limiting how much doctors can charge insurers for treating people injured in vehicle accidents, a move meant to cut prices but one foes argue will make it hard to get medical care. This article can be found at: www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2007/01/03/75579.htm
Late last month, New Jersey became the second state in the country to ban driving while sending text messages (Washington State is the first). Text-messaging is a dangerous distraction to drivers, just much as talking on a cell phone, listening to loud music, eating, drinking, attending to children, and watching television can be. Driver distraction […]
In New Jersey, as a general rule if you are injured while occupying or driving a motorcycle, moped, commercial vehicle, taxi cab, chauffeured rentals or bus you will not be able to seek PIP no-fault benefits for payment of your medical bills. That’s right, if you have private health insurance your medical bills may be covered as long as your policy does […]
“Driving under the influence” or “Driving while intoxicated”, is the term for alcohol-related driving behavior. It is responsible for nearly 1/3 of all traffic deaths in this country. Many of these impaired drivers are repeat offenders and all can cause a heavy burden of death and/or injury to themselves and to innocent drivers, passengers, and […]