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Car Accidents Archives

New survey shows fear about autonomous vehicles

New Jersey residents have good reason to be concerned about safety on the roads and highways. Every year, too many people are killed or are seriously injured in accidents. Many of those accidents are caused by reckless choices made by drivers. That fact is part of what makes many promote the development and use of autonomous cars. By taking the human factor out of driving, some assert that the roads will be safer than they are today. 

Overdosing driver kills three in Newark car accident

Most people in Ocen County likely have little issue in providing people who have had run-ins with authorities with second chances. This is especially true when those incidents stem from serious personal issues such as drug and/or alcohol addiction. The efforts that individuals who are struggling with these issues make in overcoming should be applauded (and, if warranted, rewarded). Yet at the same time, thought should also be given to the potential consequences that may occur should such people slip back into their addictions. 

ELDs target trucker fatigue

Residents in New Jersey are likely aware that fatigue among truck drivers can be a major problem and a serious risk to everyone on the road. The federal government has been putting new rules in place to curb fatigue in the past few years to improve safety. 

Saddle Brook auto-ped accident kills man

Many in Ocean County might assume that whenever a lawsuit is filed, the party filing it is claiming that the reason the reason for the action is that the defendant displayed malicious intent. Yet oftentimes that is not the case at all. Civil action may rarely be meant to be punitive; in fact, in many cases, it simply arises from the need of accident victims to seek compensation for the enormous expenses they are often made to face. A lawsuit may simply be an acknowledgment that a person caused an accident and thus is liable to accident victims. 

Bus, three cars crash, leaving one dead and multiple hurt

Residents who live in New Jersey know car accidents can and do happen on roads, highways and freeways despite the attempts of most drivers to operate their vehicles safely. When these crashes involve large vehicles like tractor-trailers or commercial buses, the outcomes can be quite serious due to the large size and weight of these vehicles. An example of this can be seen in a recent tragic event that occurred in Morris County.

Are self-driving features really safe?

Anyone in New Jersey who has ever been in a vehicle accident, even a minor fender bender, is likely to be very concerned about safety features when shopping for a new car. Today's vehicle technology is advancing at a rapid rate and many new features are being added to vehicles that provide automated assistance to drivers. It is said that improving safety is the reason for these technologies, but one might wonder just how safe they really are.

Persistent headaches after a car crash

The physical toll of a motor vehicle accident can be devastating for victims and their friends and family members. Not only do many people suffer broken bones, deep cuts and other injuries that are immediately recognizable after a collision, but some may suffer in ways that do not become evident until later on. For example, someone may hit their head in a crash but appear to be perfectly normal at the accident scene. Weeks or months later, they may begin to notice that they are struggling with persistent headaches.

Drunk drivers continue to claim lives

Despite widespread public awareness campaigns about the dangers of drunk driving, many people in New Jersey continue to make the negligent and risky choice to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after they have consumed alcohol. With the holiday season in full swing, a multitude of parties and other gatherings will be happening in the coming weeks that will likely see a significant number of people driving after drinking.

3 driving tips for winter weather

With winter finally here, drivers in New Jersey are waking to find snow-covered roads and other weather-related hazards. Safe driving is a must in this case, as careless behavior behind the wheel can easily lead to accidents when conditions are poor. Accordingly, the following tips will help you stay safe and sound this holiday season.

Woman faces reckless homicide charges after fatal crash

When people suffer fatal injuries because of a car accident in New Jersey, it is always devastating and disheartening for the loved ones of the deceased. However, these types of situations become significantly more tragic when the victims are innocent and the accident was preventable. 

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