Tailgating Accidents

Tailgating or following another vehicle too closely is a major cause of car accidents across the country. In the event of an emergency, the tailgating car cannot stop or maneuver quickly enough to avoid rear-ending the car in front of them. New Jersey state law mandates that drivers keep one car length for every 10 miles per hour of speed between their car and the next car. Therefore, someone tailgating another vehicle in New Jersey has very little defense if[…] Read More

Liability in T-bone Car Accidents

Most people are familiar with T-bone accidents, which occur when one vehicle crashes into the side of another. Also called side-impact or broadside collisions, the aftermath can result in significant injuries and damages. Common sites for these accidents include intersections and parking lots. T-bone crash injuries are often worse than in rear-end and head-on collisions, since a car’s side may have less protection than its front or back. Injured passengers can also be trapped inside if the doors are smashed,[…] Read More

Winterize Your Car

Many parts of the country have already experienced severe winter weather this year. With the weather becoming increasingly unpredictable, significant amounts of snow and ice have descended upon areas that never had to contend with such conditions previously. To prevent being stranded somewhere on the side of a road, be sure to winterize your car by making sure your battery, wipers, tires, and fluids are in good shape. Cold Weather and Batteries It takes more energy to start a car[…] Read More

Accidents Due to Changing Lanes

In many car accidents, it can be unclear which driver is at-fault for the collision. While the damage and car positions make determining fault clear in rear-end crashes and some side-impact accidents, other common motor vehicle accidents make it much more difficult to assign blame.   Usually happening on a highway or multi-lane road, a lane-change accident occurs when one car enters an adjoining lane without regard for another car already traveling in that lane. This happens when the driver[…] Read More

Thanksgiving Driving Safety Tips

An estimated 48 million people are expected to travel over the Thanksgiving weekend this year. Almost 90 percent of these travelers will be getting to their destination by car, which means traffic will be heavy on interstates and highways.  Preplanning and preparation for the journey can ensure that travelers arrive to their destination safely. AAA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have put together a list of travel tips to keep you safe over the Thanksgiving weekend. Following these[…] Read More

Best Way to Find a Car Accident Lawyer in New Jersey

If you were injured in a car accident and are seeking compensation for your injuries, what is the best way to find an attorney to represent you? The first step is to get recommendations from friends or family who may know a good personal injury lawyer. If you worked with other types of lawyers, they may be able to give you recommendations as well. If you have no one to ask, there are online directories, which you can use to[…] Read More

What to Do After a New Jersey Car Accident

Getting into a car accident remains one of life’s most frustrating, confusing, and scary experiences. What happens immediately afterwards can significantly impact an insurance or personal injury claim. For that reason, every driver who crashes in New Jersey should follow certain protocols post-incident. Assess for Injuries Drivers should take a moment to determine whether they, any passengers, or involved pedestrians need immediate help. In most cases, injured people should not be removed from where they are. The only exception to[…] Read More

Who is Liable for a Car Accident at an Intersection?

Monmouth County Car Accident Lawyers discuss intersection accidents.

Often, individuals who find themselves involved in a car accident did not see it coming. One driver might be driving along only to get blindsided by an oncoming car. Another might lawfully proceed into an intersection only to be hit by someone who ignored the clearly posted stop sign. Yet, another motorist might cautiously enter an intersection and get hit by a driver who ran a red light, or someone approaching from behind might collide with a car patiently waiting[…] Read More