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December 2014 Archives

Truck accidents often leave injuries in their aftermath

When a truck driver loses control of his or her vehicle, it can have devastating consequences -- especially for those in or near the vehicle. Truck accidents involving 18-wheelers or other big rigs cause numerous people to suffer serious injuries or even death due to their sheer size and weight. Even a New Jersey transit bus may provide enough protection in the event of an accident involving a tractor-trailer.

New Jersey hit-and-run car accidents can be difficult to solve

Some New Jersey families are forced to wait for answers when they lose a loved one in an accident. Hit-and-run car accidents can be a challenge for law enforcement officials -- especially if there are no witnesses. Fortunately, many of these cases are solved, and families can finally receive some closure.

Civil and criminal actions in truck accidents can be concurrent

Most New Jersey residents who are following the case of comedian Tracy Morgan are aware that he is still recovering from a traumatic brain injury he suffered in a devastating crash on the New Jersey Turnpike in June of 2014. When the incident first occurred, it was reported here on June 18, 2014 ("New Jersey truck accidents: Tracy Morgan, others hurt, 1 killed") that a civil action could proceed regardless of the status of any criminal prosecution. Recently, the federal judge presiding over Morgan's civil action agreed.

Woman says medical malpractice caused husband's death

When a New Jersey resident needs the services of either an ambulance or a medical helicopter, an assumption is often made that it is kept stocked with the equipment and materials necessary to sustain life until arrival at a hospital. Most emergency personnel are diligent in keeping their vehicles ready to handle any emergency. However, an out-of-state woman claims in a medical malpractice suit that a medical helicopter company failed to ensure it had the proper equipment on board when transporting her husband.

Fatal single-car crash adds to Thanksgiving car accidents

Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time for families across the country to get together, count their blessings and perhaps even watch some football. Regrettably, some families find it impossible to celebrate when their loved ones are injured or killed in car accidents. Two families here in New Jersey may have been looking forward to celebrating the holiday until tragedy struck that afternoon.