10 of the Most Common Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents in New Jersey
Motor vehicle accidents are common in New Jersey. While car accidents cannot always be prevented, knowing the most common causes of them can help you understand your legal rights if you are involved, and injured, in one. Common Causes of Motor Vehicle Crashes These are 10 of the most common causes of motor vehicle accidents [...]
What Kinds of Evidence Do I Need in My Car Accident Case?
After a car accident, you’re going to have a lot of questions. One of the most commonly asked questions is what kind of evidence you’ll need in order to move forward with your claim. It’s important to collect as much information as you can about when and where the accident happened because the more information [...]
What Can I Expect in my Car Accident Case?
For many people, choosing to move forward with a personal injury claim is a new experience. You’re going to have a slew of questions about what to expect during the process, how long it’ll be and of course, what kind of outcome you can expect. At the Law Offices of Richard A. Stoloff, we’re here [...]
My Car Accident Was Caused by a Drunk Driver. Can I Sue?
Getting into a motor vehicle accident is one of the most frightening experiences an individual can have. The injuries a driver could sustain can vary greatly and result in missed time off work, medical bills and mental anguish. While the saying that “accidents happen,” does, indeed, apply to certain types of motor vehicle crashes, ones [...]
The Other Drive Doesn’t Have Car Insurance. Now What?
You’re driving down the road, thinking about the errands you need to check off your list when suddenly, another vehicle rear-ends you. In just a few minutes, your thoughts are now filled with questions about who will cover the damages to your vehicle and whether or not you will need medical care. Related blog: Reporting [...]
When a Drunk Driver Causes a Car Accident
When any type of car accident occurs, it can leave you with ongoing injuries and expensive medical bills. While you cannot prevent all types of car accidents, some causes are preventable, including drunk driving. Unfortunately, when a car accident is caused by drunk driving, it is often the other drivers that are affected the most. [...]
Who’s at Fault in a Left-Hand Turn Accident?
Determining Liability for Left-Hand Turn Crashes in New Jersey It is not always easy to determine who is at fault when a car accident happens. There are many factors to consider including the actions of each driver during the accident and what the local road rules and laws were at the time. One specific example [...]
Teen Driving Accidents and Parental Liability
Teen Drivers Do you have a new teenage driver? Have you properly instructed them about driving safety? It’s normal for all parents to be worried when their youngster is first learning how to drive. On top of safety concerns, parents must also assume all legal and financial liability for children who are on the road. [...]
Cell Phone Use and Car Accidents
Distracted Driving How many times have you checked a message or attempted to use a social media platform while driving down the road? While most of us won’t admit it, it’s a bad habit that too many Americans partake in. Unfortunately, many are either unaware of the dangers of distracted driving or they overestimate their [...]
Determining Fault After a New Jersey Car Accident
Car Accidents and Fault If you are injured in a car crash, it can sometimes be difficult to determine who the party at fault is. Sometimes, the party that caused the actual accident may not be party that is legally at fault for the damages. Deciding who is fault determines which insurance policy will cover [...]
Do Minor Vehicle Accidents in New Jersey Need to Be Reported?
The general consensus is to call the police and file a report following a vehicle accident, however not every incident is considered something that involves such measures. If there were no injuries and damages to the vehicles were extremely minimal, the police do not usually have to be called. People in many incidents of gentle [...]
Reporting Your Accident to Your Insurance Company
Filing an insurance claim is an important step towards seeking out compensation for your injuries, but many people question whether or not they should even report their car accident to their insurance company. It’s important for motorists to understand the different types of claims after an accident, when to report and the consequences associated with [...]
Liability in Car Accidents Involving Pedestrians
Liability in Car Accidents Involving Pedestrians Car collisions involving pedestrians can be devastating and emotionally distressing for both the victim and driver. Most people mistakenly believe that the fault lies with the driver in these types of situations, but sometimes the pedestrian can be held liable for losses associated with the accident. Driver Liability in [...]
Car Seat Safety for Children
Car Seat Safety for Children The first time you drive home from the hospital with your newborn baby, it’s natural to feel hyper vigilant, nervous and anxious. After some time, most parents become complacent and tend to overlook the very real dangers associated with driving with children. It’s necessary for parents to drive safely, but [...]
Tips for Avoiding Distracted Driving Accidents in NJ and PA
The increase in technological advancements has increased a person’s tendency to become distracted while trying to drive. Cell phone use directly contributes to thousands of car accident related fatalities each year, but drivers can avoid this dangerous habit by remaining vigilant at all times behind the wheel. How Can I Avoid Distracted Driving in NJ [...]
Common Causes and Liability in Trucking Accidents
One of the more catastrophic types of accidents on roads today are those that involve commercial trucks. These types of trucks include dump trucks, tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers and semi-trucks, and are frequently on the road at almost any time of day. Their sheer size makes it difficult for them to stop quickly and adjust to emergency [...]
Hailstorm Safety When Driving
It’s a common misconception that a hailstorm is solely a cold-weather event. Hailstorms are associated with severe thunderstorms and can occur any time throughout the year. Even though hailstorms are ice pellets, leading to the common misconception that they only happen in winter, these ice pellets are created high up inside the clouds where temperatures [...]
Common Causes of Distracted Driving
In today’s technological world, there is almost nothing your car can’t do. Technological advances such as navigation, satellite radio, and Bluetooth capability are designed to make driving less stressful and more convenient. However, features such as these are not without their drawbacks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), any action or activity [...]
Dangers of Autonomous Cars
As society continually advances, new and exciting technology gets introduced on a regular basis. Some are new inventions that have never been seen before and others are improvements on inventions that are in use today. The automobile is one such product that seemingly improves with each passing year. Cars today differ greatly from the Ford [...]
Bad Weather Driving Tips
An unfortunate truth about the world today is the simple fact that automobile accidents happen every day. Distracted driving is a leading cause of accidents today. Couple that with bad weather and you have the perfect recipe for disaster. Whether it is snow, sleet, rain, or ice, roadways can become slick and visibility can turn [...]
What is a Waving Accident?
Anyone who has driven any length of time has been in a situation where traffic is backed up and it’s difficult to see oncoming vehicles. There may be multiple cars at a 4-way stop and it’s unclear who should have the right of way, or you may be trying to pass multiple lines of traffic [...]
What to Do When Accident Injuries Take Time to Appear
Some car accident injuries, like lacerations, are immediately apparent. Others may not be obvious right away. It’s only in the hours or day following the accident that you start to realize something isn’t right. You may even realize you have been seriously injured. Several factors are involved in delaying the recognition of car accident injuries. [...]
How to Stay Safe on the Roads This Holiday Season
The winter holidays are here, which means a great deal of driving for many Americans. You can help keep yourself and others safe on the roads by planning ahead for some of the most common holiday travel risks: “Winterize” Your Vehicle Early Bad weather can hit before you know it, so if you haven’t prepared [...]
If I Am Partly At Fault For My Accident, Can I Still Sue?
After an accident, you may blame yourself. You may think back on what happened and say, “Yes, the other driver did X, but if I hadn’t been doing Y….” When you think you’re partly at fault for your accident, you may wonder whether or not you can still bring a lawsuit to seek compensation from [...]
How No-Fault Laws Help (And Hurt) Victims
Many states have“no-fault” auto insurance laws. In a no-fault state, the first line of compensation for both parties in a car accident is their own insurance policy, regardless of which driver’s negligence caused the accident. No-fault insurance laws have been a mixed bag for those injured in car accidents. While they make some parts of your [...]
Safe Driving Tips for Holiday Travelers
Millions of Americans travel during the holidays, with many driving great distances to visit loved ones. Unfortunately, the increase in travel over holiday weekends also means an increase in the total number of serious car accidents. A lot of these accidents result in catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Here are some tips for staying safe while [...]
3 Tips for Shopping for a Safe Car
You decide that you want a safer car to drive, or maybe your child is ready to get behind the wheel, and you want them to learn to drive in a safe car. But what exactly makes a car safe? If you are looking to shop for a safe car, consider these three tips during [...]
3 Must-Have Traffic Apps That Can Save Time
Today, getting to a destination quickly is something many people try to do, as more and more people are becoming rushed with their daily lives. Unfortunately, many apps on cell phones do not account for real time traffic, which can cause people to become both frustrated and more rushed, leading to a possible accident. It [...]
What to Look For in an Auto Insurance Policy
Few things are exciting as getting a new car. Be it used or new, you pick one out that works for you and you’re on your way. But one of the most necessary steps in getting a new car is buying the insurance. There are many insurance companies with a wide variety of coverage options [...]
Do Hands-Free Devices for Cell Phones Really Help to Reduce Auto Accidents?
With laws popping up all over the country requiring the use of hands-free devices when talking on a cell phone, one wonders if it really is safer. There are studies to support both sides of the debate with evidence to both cases. How Safe Are You? Using hands-free devices does free up your hands while [...]
Learn More About Rental Car Accidents
When you rent a car, your mind is probably on your vacation or business trip—not on what you’ll do if you have an accident. Fortunately, handling an accident in a rental car is similar in several ways to handling an accident in your own vehicle. Here’s what you need to know to streamline the process [...]
Can Self-Driving Cars Prevent Accidents, or Cause More of Them?
The future may be closer than you think if self-driving car manufacturers have their way. These vehicles are making significant headway and may be just what is needed to reduce accidents on the roadway. Reduces Accidents By 90 Percent At last count, only 17 self-driving vehicles on the road were involved in accidents—a record that [...]
Accidents Resulting From Bad Weather
Weather can be a major factor in any accident. Rain, sleet, snow, and fog can impair a person’s ability to perform, whether it be driving a car or working on a job site. If you have been involved in an accident where weather was at play, you don’t need to disregard your claims as the [...]
8 Tips for Safe Driving at Night
The need to travel doesn’t stop simply because it’s dark outside. In fact, you may find that you have to hit the roadways long after the sun has set for any number of reasons, whether it’s to get home from work, to start a night shift, to head to dinner with your family, to pick [...]
NJ State Trooper Car Crash on Route 55 in Millville
Two people, including a New Jersey State trooper, passed away in a fatal car accident on Route 55 in Millville, NJ. The car crash occurred just before 7:00 p.m. NJ State Trooper Frankie Williams was in his patrol vehicle and headed southbound on Route 55. Williams was reportedly traveling on the highway in response to [...]
Pedestrian Struck by Car on Garden State Parkway in Egg Harbor, NJ
A pedestrian was injured after being struck by a car while walking on the side of the Garden State Parkway in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. The pedestrian accident occurred near milepost 34 of the Garden State Parkway just a few minutes before 8:00 p.m. The victim was walking along the GSP when a vehicle traveling [...]
Scary Two-Car Crash in Atlantic City NJ Results in Injuries to Three People
A multi-vehicle accident on a road in Atlantic City NJ left three people with serious physical injuries. The auto accident occurred a short time before 10:00 p.m. on Atlantic Avenue in Atlantic City, New Jersey. One of the vehicles was traveling on the road and approaching the intersection with Missouri Avenue when another car slammed [...]
Ventnor Firefighter Who Caused DWI Accident in Atlantic City Reinstated to Job
A Ventnor firefighter who lost his job after being convicted of causing a drunk driving accident in Atlantic City is going to be reinstated to his former position. The DWI crash occurred on the Kingston Avenue beach in Atlantic City in March 2014. According to law enforcement, the Ventnor resident was behind the wheel of [...]
Pickup Truck Crashes into Tree in Auto Accident on Galloway NJ Road
A Mays Landing NJ man sustained serious injuries in a single-vehicle truck accident on a road in Galloway, New Jersey. The auto accident occurred around 2:00 p.m. on Cologne Avenue in Galloway Township, NJ. The victim was behind the wheel of a Ford Ranger and traveling north on the roadway when he suddenly lost control [...]
Pedestrian Struck by Car, Killed While Crossing Road in Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Law enforcement is hoping that the public may be able to assist them with their investigation into a fatal pedestrian accident on a roadway in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. The deadly hit-and-run accident went down at 1:30 a.m. on the Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. The victim was walking across the [...]