Month: December 2015

    Improperly Loaded Trucks Cause Accidents on New Jersey Highways

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    Loading a large truck is a job for professionals. Cargo must be balanced properly side-to-side and weight must also be distributed properly over the truck’s axels. Total weight must be limited to meet federal and local standards.

    New Jersey Court Clarifies Hit and Run Law

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    New Jersey Court Clarifies What It Means To Be “Involved In” a Hit-And-Run AccidentLast month, an appellate court ruled that New Jersey’s hit and run law

    Foreign Objects Left in Patients during Surgery — What are Your Rights?

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    New Jersey surgeons rely on a variety of tools while working on patients. Most of these tools should be removed from the patient’s body by the time surgery has ended. When foreign objects are left behind, there can be major health problems and legal ramifications.

    Federal Regulators Seek to Put the Brakes on Rear-End Collisions

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    The U.S Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that it will update its 5-Star Rating System to include automatic emergency braking as a recommended safety technology, beginning with model year 2018.

    Cory Booker Proposes Law to Pay Truck Drivers Hourly for Total Time Worked

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    Former Newark mayor and current New Jersey Senator Cory Booker recently introduced legislation that he believes will make interstate trucking safer.

    New Jersey Truck Accident Involving Tracy Morgan Caused by Driver Fatigue

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    In June of 2014, actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was severely injured in a truck accident on the New Jersey Turnpike near exit 8A in Cranberry. The accident was