Back in the 1980s, many people believed we would have autonomous vehicles in the near future. The time when cars pilot themselves is finally starting to become a reality, although the road to having self-driving cars has not been smooth. Some people in New Jersey and elsewhere fear that autonomous vehicle technology is still too new and not adequately tested to be safe on public roads. You may also worry that you face dangers not only from negligent drivers, but from self-driving vehicles that share the roads with you.
If you are a New Jersey resident who recently lost a loved one, you are going through a very painful period of your life. If your loved one’s death resulted from someone’s negligence, carelessness or wrongdoing, not only must you deal with your grief, you also must deal with the nagging question of whether you should file a wrongful death lawsuit against the person or entity that caused your loved one’s death.
Motorcyclists are some of the most vulnerable people on roadways. When a motorcycle accident involves another vehicle, it is most often a result of the other driver failing to see the motorcyclist. According to statistics from New Jersey's Department of Law & Public Safety, half of all motorcycle accidents occur at intersections.
While most car accidents occur on normal city streets and freeways, a fair amount occur in parking lots. CBS reports that according to the National Safety Council, as much as 20 percent of collisions occur in parking lots.
Traumatic brain injury can happen as a result of several types of accidents, especially car crashes and falls. A person who sustains an impact to the head can end up with TBI if any part of the brain is damaged. In the case of a car accident, TBI may occur even without direct impact, as a result of the sudden halt after traveling at a high speed.
New Jersey roadways can be deadly. According to data from the New Jersey State Police, 418 fatal crashes have already occurred in the state in 2017. It is already more than the total number of fatal crashes that took place in 2016.
Anytime you go under the knife, you assume a certain level of risk, and when you give birth via a cesarean section, your baby does, too. Nowadays, AmericanPregnancy.org reports that more than a quarter of all babies delivered in the United States are born via C-section.
When you hop in the car for a quick trip to the store, you may need to grab your keys, your wallet and your jacket, but you will probably not stop to think about whether you are wearing the right clothing for an accident. Before you get on your motorcycle, however, you should.
Getting into a car accident can affect your life in a myriad of ways. In the days, weeks and months following a crash, you may need to handle medical concerns, a decreased ability to work and getting your car fixed so you can have reliable transportation again. At the same time, many accident victims also suffer from physical and emotional trauma.
Whether you visit the doctor for a simple infection or a chronic condition, you trust that you will get the right diagnosis, treatment and care. Unfortunately, it is not always that simple. As a patient, you must be invested and aware of your own diagnosis and treatments to avoid errors rather than blindly trust health care professionals.