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Workers' Compensation Attorney Steve Cohen Esq.

Steven Cohen, Esq., a resident of Hillsdale, N.J. is Chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Section of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon P.C. Steven Cohen completed his undergraduate studies with a major in Finance and a minor in Political Science from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Steven was admitted to practice law in New Jersey in 1992 and in New York in 1993, after graduating law school Cum Laude from Pace University School of Law in May of 1992.

After admission to the New York and New Jersey bars, Steven Cohen began working for a small plaintiff’s personal injury firm. Soon thereafter, he began to specialize his practice in the area of workers’ compensation matters. Since 1997, Steve Cohen has focused his practice almost exclusively on workers’ compensation matters on behalf of both injured employees and employers. Steven Cohen’s experience having handled both defense and plaintiff’s work enables him to offer a unique perspective to virtually every matter. At the present time, Steven only represents injured workers in Workers’ Compensation actions.

Steven Cohen is a member of the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ). He has served as a Co-Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section of NJAJ since 2005. Steven has Co-Chaired countless seminars for NJAJ in the areas of workers’ compensation in that time. Most recently, in 2015, he lectured at the annual Meadowlands Seminar 2015 on the topic, “Signficant Trial and Appellate Court Decision for 2015”.  In 2014, Steven spoke at the annual Boardwalk Convention on “Presenting and Proving a Second Injury Fund Case: Issues Regarding Social Security Offsets”.

Steven is also a member of the New Jersey Bar Association. Steven serves on the Executive Committee for the Workers’ Compensation Section of the New Jersey Bar Association and was recently appointed Secretary for that organization. Steven also serves as Vice President of the New Jersey Advisory Council on Safety and Health.

Education:

  • Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York, May, 1992
  • Honors: Cum Laude
  • The George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia
  • Major: Finance
  • Minor: Political Science

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • Co-Chair, “Handling a Workers’ Compensation Case”, American Association for Justice, 2004
  • Co-Chair, “Workers’ Compensation”, New Jersey Association for Justice, November 2013
  • Lecturer, Case Law Update: Significant Trial and Appellate Division Decisions for 2013, New Jersey Association for Justice, November 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • New Jersey Association for Justice, Member
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Member
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section, Executive Committee
  • New Jersey Advisory Council, Safety and Health, Vice President

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  • When it comes to the New York City and Northern New Jersey regions, we have more than our share of pedestrians. Unlike many other major cities, the people who live and work around here often walk or use public transportation...Read More...
  • Summer Safety Tips: Avoid Accidents and Injuries
  • Warmer weather in New York and New Jersey means more time outside and an increased risk of certain kinds of accidents. Though drowning, fireworks accidents and grilling burns are far more common in the summertime than at other times of...Read More...
  • Tracy Morgan Truck Accident May Help Bring Change to Our Roads
  • Star comedian Tracy Morgan was critically injured when his limo was struck from behind by a tractor trailer owned by Walmart stores in Cranbury, NJ on Saturday. The accident killed one of Morgan’s comedy writers and close friends, James McNair...Read More...
  • Partner Steven Benvenisti Shares His Story of Survival on NBC New York
  • Attorney Steven Benvenisti shares his amazing story of survival on NBC New York!Read More...
  • Study: Pregnant Women at Higher Risk of Car Accidents
  • When you are pregnant, there are plenty of things to worry about such as your diet and your activity levels. But many women don’t think twice about getting behind the wheel. After all, driving is a necessary evil. However, a...Read More...
  • NYC Receives Grant for Pedestrian Safety as Vision Zero Initiative Marches On
  • Between 1995 and 2009, one in four New York City pedestrian deaths were attributed to drivers that failed to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks at intersections, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio. Even though New York City’s traffic fatality rate...Read More...
  • Series of Tragic Truck Accidents Bring Back Sad Memories at Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C.
  • A series of recent tragic trucking accidents in New Jersey bring back sad memories for us at Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C. Nearly 18 years ago, we lost a very dear employee and friend in a tragic tractor trailer accident...Read More...
  • Rise in Medical Device Recalls: Improved Safety or Sign of Trouble?
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a report indicating that recalls of defective medical devices are occurring at an alarming rate. In the Medical Device Recall Report, the FDA reported that the number of medical device recalls...Read More...
  • New Jersey Legislators Consider Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Laws
  • New Laws Making Roads Safer Two new laws have been proposed in the New Jersey Legislature and have been unanimously approved by the Assembly Transportation Committee. A1600 and A1577 require drivers to move over or slow down when approaching a...Read More...
  • Move Over Or It Could Cost You $1000!
  • As summer quickly approaches, more pedestrians and bicyclists are taking to the roads. The combination of good weather and children on summer break occurs at the same time of year people do the most driving. This leads to an increase...Read More...
  • Report: Motorcycle Accident Deaths Fell in New Jersey, Across the U.S.
  • May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in New Jersey and across the country. As the weather warms, there is no better time to focus on motorcycle accident prevention. Just in time for the safety push, a new report projects that...Read More...
  • Second Vision Zero ‘Slow Zone’ Planned at Grand Concourse
  • Vision Zero is an ambitious campaign to eliminate traffic deaths in New York City. The program is aimed at shifting public perception away from viewing traffic accidents as a necessary evil to instead seeing them as a serious problem that...Read More...
  • Medical Device Recalls Up Dramatically: Improved Detection or More Dangerous Devices?
  • A new report by the Food and Drug Administration indicates the recall of dangerous medical devices has increased significantly over the past ten years. According to its data, the FDA reports Class I recalls (those most likely to cause harm)...Read More...
  • 1.4 Million New Jersey Crashes Chalked Up to Distraction in Past Decade
  • Distracted driving is a serious problem. It’s a problem across the nation for drivers of all ages as well as cyclists, pedestrians, and others who share the road. Recently, New Jersey’s Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman put the problem...Read More...
  • New York Toughens Penalties for Teen Drivers Who Text
  • New York lawmakers have cracked down on distracted teen drivers by adopting tougher penalties for those who text behind the wheel. The penalties, included in an annual budget agreement, are designed to keep young drivers focused on the road and...Read More...
  • NYC Bus Accidents Cause Alarm
  • It seems that New York City can’t go two weeks without a bus accident making headlines. The latest happened when an MTA bus jumped a Hamilton Heights curb, crashed into a building and injured five people. The New York Post...Read More...
  • Reckless Driving: Often Unpunished Until It’s Too late
  • According to NYC.gov, dangerous or reckless driving accounts for 40 percent of people killed in auto accidents in New York City. These include speeding drivers, those who fail to yield, and those who are too busy texting to notice someone...Read More...
  • Police in New Jersey, New York Focus on Distracted Drivers
  • Police in New Jersey and New York are cracking down on distracted drivers – making a greater effort to identify and ticket drivers who ignore laws against the use of handheld phones behind the wheel. An estimated that 3,328 people...Read More...
  • Railroad Promises Upgrades in Wake of Derailment, Criticism
  • The Metro-North Railroad system has promised improvements after the Federal Railroad Administration reported that the system had routinely given priority to on-time operations at the expense of passenger safety. The federal report came in the aftermath of the Dec. 1...Read More...
  • East Harlem Explosion Offers Lesson in Gas Safety
  • If you smell natural gas, report it. Residents of two buildings that were leveled in the gas explosion in East Harlem March 12 say they had noticed the smell of gas at least several hours earlier. But officials received only...Read More...
  • GM Adds to Huge Recall, Citing Brakes, Air Bags, and Seat Belt Problems
  • Automaker General Motors (GM) made news earlier this month when they recalled 1.6 million cars for defective ignition switches. But the company is adding to its woes and workload in recently announcing another recall, this time involving an additional 1.55...Read More...
  • Partner Steven Benvenisti Spreads His Drunk Driving Awareness Message on CBS 2
  • CBS 2’s Jessica Schneider interviewed partner Steven Benvenisti, Esq. to help spread his important message for Spring Break students and parents. Twenty-five years ago, Benvenisti was struck by a drunk driver as a pedestrian while on Spring Break in Daytona...Read More...
  • Expedited Trials Allow New Jersey Accident Victims to Get Justice More Quickly
  • When people think about courts and lawsuits, they often think of lengthy and expensive trials. These preconceived notions can be a barrier that keeps accident victims from seeking out justice. The truth is, the New Jersey judicial system has a...Read More...
  • Majority of Fatal Drunk Driving Accidents Caused by First-Time Offenders
  • We hear a lot from lawmakers that repeat drunk drivers are some of the most dangerous on the roads. This argument is used as fodder for increased DUI penalties. But Mothers Against Drunk Driving recently announced in a press release...Read More...
  • Sam Davis Featured in the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
  • Samuel L. Davis has been selected by his peers to be in the 20th edition of The Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury Litigation on behalf of Plaintiffs. The 2014 edition includes 50,834 attorneys in 134 practice areas across...Read More...
  • Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation Honors Steven Benvenisti, Esq.
  • Steven Benvenisti, Esq. was presented with the Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation Outstanding Achievement Award on Friday, November 1 at the Foundation’s Masquerade Ball at the Glenpointe Marriott in Teaneck, New Jersey. Benvenisti served as the event’s keynote speaker and was...Read More...
  • A Bulldog is Born
  • On September 16, 2013 Partner Samuel L. Davis donated a bronze bulldog statue that he commissioned for his Alma Mater, the Dwight-Englewood School in Englewood, New Jersey. The school’s opening ceremony honored the bronze bulldog which is none other than...Read More...
  • Steven Benvenisti Discusses His New Book on His Life after Being Hit by a Drunk Driver
  • Benvenisti, a partner with the New Jersey personal injury firm of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., blogs about his new book on the Huffington Post, describing how he fully recovered from a near-fatal accident in 1989 and has since dedicated...Read More...
  • Lawyer Bemoans New Jersey’s Rise in Traffic Deaths
  • Attorney Steven Benvenisti says new NHTSA statistics show the need for increased education, law enforcement and criminal and civil court efforts against reckless driving in New Jersey. Teaneck, N.J. (Vocus/PRWEB) December 18, 2012 – New Jersey car accident lawyer Steven...Read More...
  • Law Firm Ranked Among 2013 ‘Best Law Firms’
  • U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® The firm receives New Jersey Tier 1 and 2 practice area rankings, and attorney Samuel L. Davis is selected as a Best Lawyer in New Jersey. Teaneck, NJ (Vocus/PRWEB) November 30, 2012 –...Read More...
  • New Jersey Law Firm Donates $100,000
  • Patti LaBelle Lawsuit Settlement Proceeds to Children’s Charity Attorney Samuel Davis of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., says his clients wanted to help the Hope and Heroes Children’s Cancer Fund with the settlement funds. Teaneck, New Jersey (Vocus / PRWEB)...Read More...
  • Teens Warned Of The Dangers of Drinking And Driving
  • Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., partner Steven Benvenisti will present his program, “The Most Significant Case of My Entire Career,” to teenagers at schools throughout northern New Jersey this month.The program is aimed at telling young drivers about the very...Read More...
  • Attorney Cautions Against Drinking and Driving during Holiday Season
  • Personal injury attorney and survivor of a crash caused by a drunk driver Steven Benvenisti reminds New Jersey residents of the consequences of drinking and driving as New Year’s Eve approaches. Teaneck, N.J. (Vocus/PRWEB) December 29, 2012 – New Jersey...Read More...
  • Technology Helps Reduce Truck Accidents
  • Large trucks are a part of the American highway landscape, but they can be very dangerous. Accidents involving large trucks killed nearly 4,000 people and injured 104,000 in the U.S. in 2012. Fortunately, technology, tighter regulations, and an industry interested...Read More...
  • Gas Explosion in Ewing is Not Unprecedented
  • On March 4, 2014 natural gas fueled explosion rocked a condominium complex in Ewing, New Jersey.  Initial investigation reports the explosion may have been caused by utility workers at the accident scene.  At least two condominium units have been destroyed,...Read More...
  • De Blasio Releases More Details About Vision Zero Implementation
  • Vision Zero is a plan that was discussed before Mayor de Blasio even took office. It’s an ambitious idea that aims to have a dramatic impact on traffic safety in NYC. Attempting to eliminate traffic fatalities in the city is...Read More...
  • Snow. Snow. And More Snow?!
  • Snow, snow and more snow, coming again. So what’s the NJ law pertaining to ice and snow slip and falls? There are no simple answers because the law is constantly changing. Here’s a quick summary as of today. Homeowners: no...Read More...
  • Small Cars Can Be a Big Cause For Concern
  • More and more concerns are being raised over the safety of small sub-compact cars in recent weeks. These small cars are at a disadvantage in a collision with a bus, truck or SUV to begin with due to size and...Read More...
  • NYC Cabbies Often Keep Licenses after Serious Wrecks
  • A 25-year-old British tourist was maimed last August by a New York City cab that jumped the curb where she was eating lunch with a friend. She ultimately lost her leg. The cabbie lost his job but not his taxi...Read More...
  • Car Seat Recall: Is Your Child Safe?
  • As child safety seat manufacturer Graco announces the recall of millions of their car seats, and with problems with the millions left un-recalled, parents wonder if their children are safe in the event of a car accident. According to CNN.com,...Read More...
  • Pregnant Woman Killed by Snow Plow in Brooklyn
  • A pregnant woman in Brooklyn was killed on Thursday morning when a small snow plow in a grocery store parking lot hit her. The woman’s baby was delivered alive, but with complications. The plow was being driven by the owner...Read More...
  • Driving While Buzzed: There is NO Safe Amount of Alcohol When Driving
  • Most people assume that there is a threshold they cross between slightly intoxicated and “too drunk” to get behind the wheel. But a new study shows that no matter how clear you think your head is, if you’ve been drinking...Read More...
  • Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Next Big Advance in Car Safety, Comparable to Safety Belts and Air Bags
  • We’re all connected these days, with our cell phones, tablets, and other devices. Car safety experts and now the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) believe we can extend this connectivity to our vehicles, making vehicles that essentially talk to...Read More...
  • How Do I Find the Right Lawyer When Injured in a Slip & Fall? – Part 3
  • To finish off our segment on finding the right lawyer to handle your injury claim, here are some of the questions you need to ask your attorney: Q. What percentage of your practice involves representing injured people? You can get...Read More...
  • How Do I Find the Right Lawyer When Injured in a Slip & Fall? – Part 2
  • The ban on the word “specialist” In the previous post, we mentioned that New Jersey attorneys are not allowed to use the word “specialist.” One important exception to the ban on using the word “specialist” dates back to 1980, when...Read More...
  • How Do I Find the Right Lawyer When Injured in a Slip & Fall? – Part 1
  • By: Garry R. Salomon Before making your choice of attorney, you should give the matter careful thought. This is the best legal advice that the Supreme Court of New Jersey can offer. But aren’t all lawyers the same? The answer...Read More...
  • Turnpike Deaths Down Significantly in 2013
  • By: Garry R. Salomon 2012 saw a large drop in the number of deaths caused by accidents on the New Jersey Turnpike. There were only 9 deaths last year, compared to 24 deaths in 2012. This is the Turnpike’s lowest...Read More...
  • New Jersey Receives Failing Grade for Emergency Room Safety
  • Emergency room patients across the country aren’t getting the highest level of quality care, according to a new report from the American College of Emergency Physicians. Though the country received a D+ overall, some states did better than others. New...Read More...
  • Feds to Crack Down on Accident-Prone Bus Companies
  • Bus tickets, whether you’re traveling from Newark to Brooklyn or Manhattan to Philly, can be an economical way to travel. Big bus companies offer rock-bottom prices to drum up business. But several of these companies have flouted federal safety rules....Read More...
  • Is the NYPD Approach to Pedestrian Safety Misguided?
  • It’s officially the era of “Vision Zero” in New York City, when city officials are doing their best to make zero auto accident fatalities a reality in New York. The goal is a noble one, and it’s believed that by...Read More...
  • Major Winter Storm Janus: Hazardous Conditions Ahead
  • Winter storm Janus which was expected to only brush over New Jersey took a turn for the worse and depending on your location, dropped 8-14 inches of snow on the Garden State over less than 24 hours. The end result...Read More...
  • The Biggest Phone Distraction is not What You Think
  • If asked what is most distracting about your phone while behind the wheel, most people would respond that its texting while driving. But a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine and reported by the LA Times...Read More...
  • New Jersey Legislative Developments May Change Rules for Jitneys
  • A piece of New Jersey legislation drafted by New Jersey lawmakers could have major effects on the safety of people in the state. The proposed Bill titled Angelie’s Law regulates New Jersey jitney buses. Angelie’s Law has been approved by...Read More...
  • FDA Recommends Lowering Acetaminophen Dosages to Prevent Liver Damage
  • The FDA released a safety alert on Tuesday, urging doctors not to prescribe acetaminophen in dosages greater than 325mg. Acetaminophen is a common painkilling ingredient found in household painkillers such as Tylenol. Acetaminophen is also found in combination drugs. These...Read More...
  • NYC Construction Fatalities High, Lack of Safety Training to Blame?
  • The NYC construction industry is rebounding after years of recession. But with that rebound is a marked increase in construction fatalities. Some say a lack of training is to blame, and a new study from Public Citizen supports that claim....Read More...
  • Woman Killed When SUV Slams into Bus in Pine Hill, NJ
  • Icy conditions across New Jersey caused dozens of accidents last week. One of the most serious accidents involved an SUV that lost control and drove into an oncoming bus. The driver of the SUV was killed and many others were...Read More...
  • New Mayor Aims to End NYC Traffic Deaths
  • New York Mayor Bill de Blasio campaigned on the issue of traffic safety, calling for the city to achieve Vision Zero, with zero fatalities from car crashes, in 10 years. Modeled after similar programs in Chicago and Sweden, de Blasio’s...Read More...
  • Defective Products and the Holiday Season
  • When we say the words “defective product” we think of medications, medical devices, car brakes, construction tools, and things of that nature. But there are many unexpected defective products that can cause serious injury, many of which may be received...Read More...
  • Avoiding a Drunk Driving Accident Over the Holidays
  • More accidents occur over the holiday season than at any other time of the year. People are out celebrating, reuniting with friends and family, and generally having a good time. When alcohol is involved, the party takes on additional risks—risks...Read More...
  • Six Survive I80 Truck Wreck
  • By: Garry R. Salomon Yesterday, at around 3:00 PM, on the way back to my law office from Newark, New Jersey I found myself at a dead standstill on Route 80 East near the Garden State Parkway. I knew something...Read More...
  • Assembly Judiciary Committee Votes For Interlock Devices For All DUI Offenders
  • We at Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., are happy to announce that the state Assembly Judiciary Committee, in spite of strong opposition testimony, unanimously voted to approve/advance S-2427. The bill essentially requires Ignition Interlock Devices (Breathalyzers) to be installed in all...Read More...
  • Two Women Hospitalized After Car Smashes into SUV in Paramus
  • Two women were hospitalized in critical condition on Friday after a car slammed into the SUV they were travelling in, sending both cars into a concrete divider. The accident happened at about 9:15pm in Paramus on the Garden State Parkway....Read More...
  • Little Silver Woman Dragged by Her Own Car after Accident
  • 79-year-old Little Silver resident Nora Archibald was injured on Tuesday during a bizarre sequence of events. Archibald was involved in a minor car accident. When she got out to inspect the damage, she became caught in her seatbelt. The car...Read More...
  • Sledding Accident Leads to Internal Injuries for Northern Jersey Boy
  • The first snowfall of the year is always exciting for children. Snowball fights, sledding and building snow forts are some of our favorite childhood memories in the northern states. However, these activities can unfortunately lead to serious injury when proper...Read More...
  • Knockout Game: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe
  • Reports about a violent “Knockout Game” have caused alarm in some communities. The game, which has received media attention recently, involves groups of young teens who approach random victims, try to knock them out with a single punch and then...Read More...
  • Five Toms River Students Injured When School Bus Plows into Car Carrying Other Students
  • By: Garry Salomon Five Toms River students were brought to Community Medical Center for treatment on Monday afternoon after a school bus carrying twenty students crashed into the back of a Pontiac. The accident occurred on Old Freehold Road near...Read More...
  • Preparing for the Driving in the Snow
  • By: Garry Salomon The first major snowfall of the 2013-2014 winter season dropped more snow then was initially anticipated on the Garden State, causing dozens of accidents across New Jersey. With some areas receiving more than 9 inches of snow,...Read More...
  • Personal Safety on New York Commuter Trains
  • Thousands of people rely on commuter trains in New York City each day without incident. But a serious train accident, like the one in the Bronx on Dec. 2, can be alarming for anyone who depends on the rail system...Read More...
  • Road Rage: How to Avoid Aggressive Driving Accidents
  • It’s easy to allow your emotions to get the best of you behind the wheel. Whether you are stuck in traffic or cut off by someone more interested in a phone conversation than the road, driving can be frustrating. But...Read More...
  • A Ticket for Eating or Smoking at the Wheel?
  • Distractions are one of the main causes of auto accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 3,328 people were killed in distraction-related auto accidents in 2012. It is already illegal to talk on a cellphone or text while...Read More...
  • Are You an Aggressive Driver?
  • Aggressive driving is called an “epidemic” by the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General. Aggressive drivers are often at fault in serious auto accidents. As we all share the roads, it’s crucial to keep our frustrations under control and...Read More...
  • Who Will Drive Cars in the Future?
  • Driverless Cars Predicted to Promote Automobile Safety Technology may soon replace human drivers behind the wheels of motor vehicles around the United States according to AAA’s Automotive Engineering team. The thought of surrendering control of a car to a computer...Read More...
  • Vineland Toddler Run Over and Killed by Mother in Tragic Accident
  • By Attorney:  Samuel L. Davis Tragically, two-year-old Jaelise Rodriguez suffered fatal injuries this month when she was hit by a car allegedly driven by her mother. The toddler was in the driveway at her grandparents’ house at the time of...Read More...
  • Johnson and Johnson to Settle Defective Hip Implant Suit
  • The world’s largest manufacturer of medical devices, Johnson & Johnson (J&J), is expected to pay out more than $4 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits involving its recalled defective metal hip implants, according to numerous reports in recent days, including...Read More...
  • Prevent Kitchen Fires this Holiday Season
  • It’s getting close to holiday time, when homes are filled with family and good food. Kitchens are busy places this time of year. And the Consumer Product Safety Commission points out that the result is an increase in kitchen fires....Read More...
  • Husband and Wife Killed in Jackson Tow Truck Fire
  • By: Attorney Garry R. Salomon, Esq. Tow truck operator Robert Johnson, 70, and his wife Shirley, 62, were killed when their tow truck crashed and caught fire Tuesday on the way to respond to another accident. The crash occurred on...Read More...
  • Mother and Two Daughters Killed When Car Drifts into Oncoming Traffic
  • By: Attorney Paul A. Garfield One family suffered heartbreak when their car drifted into oncoming traffic. A woman and her two daughters were killed when her mother, who was driving, lost control of the car. The family was heading North...Read More...
  • Over 300 Passengers Become Ill on Celebrity Cruise
  • By: Samuel L. Davis, Esq.   What was supposed to be a relaxing getaway turned into a nightmare for passengers onboard the Celebrity Summit. During the course of a two-week northern journey, at least 307 passengers were sickened by a stomach...Read More...
  • Texting and Driving Prevention Holding All Parties Responsible – Marc Saperstein Guests on Lawyer 2 Lawyer
  • New Jersey Attorney Marc Saperstein was invited as a guest on the award-winning podcast Lawyer 2 Lawyer with Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams. Lawyer 2 Lawyer is a Legal Talk Network program which highlights and examines controversial cases and...Read More...
  • 5 Ways to Protect Your Kids in the Car
  • Auto accidents are a leading cause of death among children in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 1,200 children ages 14 and younger died in car accidents in 2010. Many of these accidents...Read More...
  • The DOT May Require Rearview Cameras as a Standard Safety Feature in New Vehicles
  • Today rear view cameras are common in top-of-the-line cars and trucks. Camera technology installed in the rear of vehicles allows drivers to have eyes behind their heads in places where it is difficult to see with rearview mirrors. Rearview cameras...Read More...
  • NY Truckers Facing Tougher Texting Laws
  • Truck drivers in the state of New York now face penalties for texting or talking on handheld cellphones while stuck in traffic or at a red light. According to the Wall Street Journal, the new law brings the state in...Read More...
  • Consumer Reports: Heidi Klum Stroller a ‘Safety Risk’
  • As a parent, you personally inspect everything you buy for your child to make sure you purchase only items that are safe. Fortunately, there are agencies and organizations on your side, testing products to ensure their safety. Consumer Reports, for...Read More...
  • Five Ways to Stay Safer When Riding a Motorcycle
  • Riding a motorcycle can be both exciting and dangerous. The fact is that you are more likely to be killed if you are involved in a motorcycle accident than a car accident. There are no airbags, no seatbelts, and nothing...Read More...
  • NJ Transit Bus and Possibly Overloaded Van Collide, Killing One
  • Officials say a church van may have been overloaded when it collided with an empty NJ Transit bus recently, leaving one passenger dead and four others critically injured. The bus accident happened as the Econoline van was taking members to...Read More...
  • Amateur Aircraft Disproportionately Involved in Accidents
  • A Sewell man’s aviation hobby turned deadly when he crashed his small plane near the Atlantic City Expressway recently. According to the South Jersey Times, the Vans RV7A plane is a small two-seat plane that its pilot built in 2006....Read More...
  • $700,000 Settlement for Victim of School Bus Molestation
  • The attorneys with Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., had the privilege to help a Pompton Lakes woman obtain justice for a wrong that was done to her when she was 15. Attorneys with Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., representing a developmentally...Read More...
  • Queens Man Dies in Forklift Accident
  • A man repairing a forklift in Queens recently died when the equipment crushed him while he was working underneath it. According to the New York Post, the man was working beneath the forklift, which was elevated by some type of...Read More...
  • Bloomfield Pedestrian Accident Kills Toddler, Injures Mother
  • A 2-year-old girl was killed on the morning of September 23 at a busy intersection in Bloomfield, according to the Star Ledger. While crossing the street with her mother, the child was hit by a pick-up truck. There are intersections...Read More...
  • Motorcyclist Killed By Drunk Driver in Union Township
  • By Steven Benvenisti, Esq.  A tragic accident early this morning left one person dead and another in police custody. A uniformed New York City firefighter was riding his motorcycle to work at about 5:30 a.m. Friday along North Avenue in...Read More...
  • Fatal Bronx Car Accident Leaves Police With Questions
  • Sometimes the details of a car accident are obvious. Whether through talking with those involved or simply by looking at the scene after the crash, one can determine what caused the accident. In other cases, however, the accident may not...Read More...
  • Piscataway Bulldozer Accident Kills Construction Worker
  • While it isn’t clear what went wrong at a Piscataway construction site on a recent Sunday morning, a worker there was killed while working alone on top of a bulldozer. According to NJ.com, 59-year-old Amrik Singh of Deptford was on...Read More...
  • Queens Worker Crushed When Forklift Falls off Hydraulic Lift
  • By: Attorney Samuel L. Davis, Esq. A man was killed in Queens on Thursday morning when a forklift he was repairing fell on him and crushed him to death. The man was an unidentified technician working at the Raw Equipment Corp...Read More...
  • Newark Bus Accident Results in Numerous Injuries, One Fatality
  • According to CBS New York, many lives were on the line recently when a NJ Transit bus collided with a passenger van that crossed the centerline. Fourteen people on board the bus had to be transported to the hospital as...Read More...
  • Despite Headlines, NJ 2013 Boat Accidents “Normal”
  • Over the past several months, we’ve seen plenty of boating accidents in the New York and New Jersey waterways. A recent analysis shows that the number of boat accidents in New Jersey for 2013 has thus far remained “normal,” despite...Read More...
  • Bill Signed into Law Last Week Requires More New York Boaters to Take Boat Safety Course
  • By: Attorney Steven Benvenisti A bill signed into law on Friday by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo will eventually require all New Yorkers to take a boat safety class before operating a motorized vessel in the waters of the state. Starting...Read More...
  • Local Korean Business Owner Killed Crossing the Street in Dumont
  • Tragedy struck a local Korean-American family on Wednesday when a mother, wife, and Bergen County business owner were struck and killed by an SUV. Eun Ok Jo was a 63 year old woman originally from South Korea. She settled with...Read More...
  • New Data Complicates New Jersey Red Light Camera Controversy
  • By: Attorney Garry R. Salomon, Esq. The debate over red light cameras in New Jersey has heated up in recent days as a class action lawsuit settlement was approved and new data on accidents was released. Red light cameras, currently...Read More...
  • Tragic Accident in Bloomfield Leaves Toddler Dead
  • By: Attorney Paul A. Garfield, Esq. An intersection in Bloomfield known for accidents claimed the life of a local two-year-old on Monday. Young Navayha Baker was crossing the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue and Grove Street with her mother Martina Baker at the...Read More...
  • Single-Car Accident Kills Four in Greenburgh, N.Y.
  • A recent single-vehicle accident in Westchester County illustrated just how tragic it is when drivers are responsible for the deaths of their passengers. The crash happened when a rented 2013 Volkswagen Golf was traveling at a “high rate of speed”...Read More...
  • Carnival Ride Accident Injures 18, Mostly Children
  • According to CNN.com, 18 people were injured when a ride at the Norwalk Oyster Festival in nearby Connecticut lost power. The ride, called the Zumur, is a large machine that spins swings around a center point. When it abruptly stopped,...Read More...
  • OSHA Investigating Upstate Oil Rig Accident
  • Some industries are more dangerous than others. When you work in construction, manufacturing, or other industrial professions, you assume risks that those of us working in offices don’t. Recently, an industrial oil accident in Andover killed a worker there and...Read More...
  • Keep Calm and Avoid Aggressive Driving Accidents
  • Aggressive driving and its close relative, “road rage”, are serious problems on our roadways. Frustration and tension can cause people to drive in an unsafe manner, putting everyone in their vicinity at risk of being involved in a serious accident....Read More...
  • The Davis, Saperstein & Salomon Motorcycle Accident Litigation Unit Sponsors the Andiamo Motorcycle Benefit Run 2013
  • On Sunday, September 8, 2013 Sam Davis and the Motorcycle Accident Litigation Unit of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., participated as a sponsor at the Andiamo Motorcycle Benefit Run. Hundreds of bikers gathered at the Andiamo Restaurant in Haworth, New Jersey...Read More...
  • Drunk Driving Prevention Seeks to Stem Accidents
  • “Summertime and the end-of-year holidays are when most Americans gather to enjoy their free time with friends and family,” said the state of New Jersey on its official website. It’s that reason the state (and law enforcement departments across the...Read More...
  • New Jersey Parents Sue NCAA and School after Student Dies at Basketball Practice
  • By: Attorney Garry R. Salomon Jack and Cheryl Hill of Roselle, New Jersey filed a lawsuit this week against Slippery Rock University and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The suit alleges that the NCAA and the school are responsible...Read More...
  • Horrific Streetside Taxi Accident Costs NYC Tourist Her Leg
  • Many people travel to New York City for a “once in a lifetime” vacation. For a NYC tourist traveling from the UK, her vacation was definitely life-changing. Twenty-three-year-old Sian Green was hit by a taxi while enjoying a hot dog...Read More...
  • Jet-Ski Accident Injures Teen
  • Boating and recreational watercraft accidents abound during the summer months. Recently, a 16-year-old Long Branch boy was seriously injured while riding a Jet-Ski in Barnegat Bay. According to the New Jersey Patch, the accident happened when Bernie Pindek, who lives...Read More...
  • Federal and Local Steps Taken to Flight the Rise of Pedestrian Deaths
  • By: Samuel L. Davis, Esq. A recent rise in the number of pedestrians killed in New Jersey traffic accidents has experts worried and policy-makers scrambling looking for a solution. Statistics show that a large increase in pedestrian deaths occurred in...Read More...
  • Coney Island Ride Accident Injures Five-Year-Old Boy
  • Although amusement park rides are created to provide a sense of danger without the risk, even the kiddie rides can be too exciting for some. That may have been the case for one 5-year-old boy who was injured when he...Read More...
  • Multiple Fatalities Blamed on Illegal U-Turn
  • Sharing the road with large trucks can be unnerving. This is especially true in adverse conditions like bad weather, or—in the case of a recent accident—a lost truck driver. According to The Times of Trenton, three people were recently killed...Read More...
  • Accountability in Multiple-Vehicle Crashes
  • An accident on a well-traveled road can often lead to more crashes. Such was the case recently in upstate New York. According to the Bennington Banner, a woman was killed as she was driving northbound on Route 22 near the...Read More...
  • Compensation for Airplane Accidents
  • Federal authorities are investigating a plane crash at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, where several people aboard a Southwest Airlines flight were injured when the plane took a last minute nosedive. Both the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation...Read More...
  • Speed Boat Accident on Hudson River Kills Two, Driver Faulted
  • Boating accidents may not be as common in the New York and New Jersey areas as car accidents, but they do happen. And when you add alcohol and darkness to the equation, boating accidents are more likely. Both of these...Read More...
  • ATV Accidents: Often Tragic, Always Preventable
  • When you go 4-wheeling for fun, remember to keep safety in mind. Four-wheel vehicles can be dangerous and even fatal when they are operated unsafely or by someone who is inexperienced. For one New York man who was trying to...Read More...
  • New Laws Restrict Use of Left Lane on New Jersey Highways
  • By:  Attorney Paul A. Garfield A new law increasing penalties for driving in the left lane was recently signed by Governor Chris Christie and took effect last week. New Jersey and other states have laws requiring drivers to keep right...Read More...
  • Garbage Truck Kills Visitor From Philippines
  • By Renee Rivas A garbage truck driving south on North Washington Avenue in Bergenfield, New Jersey, struck and killed an elderly woman on Friday morning. The Interstate Waste Services vehicle was in the process of turning left onto East Church...Read More...
  • N.J. Company Fined for Putting Workers at Risk of Injury
  • Construction work is one of the most dangerous fields of work, and of all of the potential construction site accidents, falls are among the most common. When a construction company fails to keep employees safe from potential accidents, it can...Read More...
  • Jet Ski Accident Near Coney Island Proves Fatal
  • Jet skis are often viewed as toys. Despite how much fun they are, they are vehicles that are prone to accidents just like cars, boats, and motorcycles. When recreational vehicles like jet skis aren’t treated with respect and proper safety...Read More...
  • New York ATV Crash Leaves One Dead and One Injured
  • By:  Garry R. Salomon, Esq. An all-terrain vehicle (ATV) crash on July 28th in Otego, NY left one man dead and a woman gravely injured when it overturned on a dirt driveway. Forty-two-year-old Timothy Lewis and a 49-year-old woman were...Read More...
  • Baby Killed By Jitney Driver on Cell Phone in West New York, New Jersey
  • By:  Luis Haquia, Esq. A tragic accident took the life of an 8-month old baby in West New York, NJ on Tuesday. My condolences to the family for their loss, lo siento. The bus was travelling on Boulevard East near...Read More...
  • Cuomo to Sign Bill to Strengthen New York Drunk Driving Laws
  • By Steven Benvenisti, Esq. A new bill heading to Governor Cuomo’s desk this week will make it more difficult for repeat drunk drivers to get behind the wheel in New York. The bill, which the Governor is expected to sign,...Read More...
  • Elderly Cyclist Killed by Brooklyn SUV
  • With the new Citi Bike program in New York City, a lot more attention is being paid to bicycle accidents. Some say they are concerned the program will increase such accidents, potentially making roadways less safe for those on two...Read More...
  • High-Speed Ocean Pkwy. Crash Kills Driver, Injures Friends
  • Speed frequently is a contributing factor in serious car accidents. Whether a driver was going too fast to stop for a light or they were driving too fast for poor weather conditions—speed can mean the difference between arriving safely and...Read More...
  • Cause of Fatal Long Island Boat Accident: Overcrowding
  • Last summer, a horrific yacht accident on Long Island Sound took the lives of three young children. That night, when family and friends gathered on the yacht to watch a fireworks display on Independence Day, ended in tragedy, and we...Read More...
  • Pedestrian Pushing a Stroller Is Hit By a Taxi in Morristown
  • By Samuel L. Davis, Esq. A Morristown woman and her one-year-old son were hospitalized on Monday after being hit by a taxi cab. Marie Ramos Guzman, 23, of Morristown, was crossing Martin Luther King Boulevard near George Street when she was hit by...Read More...
  • New Driverless Car Bill Paves the Way for Safer Roads in New Jersey
  • By Garry R. Salomon Unfortunately, every year, over 30,000 Americans are killed in motor vehicle accidents. New technology being tested by Google and several universities aims to cut that number in half. These organizations are researching driverless cars, vehicles guided...Read More...
  • Impaired Driver Blamed in Fatal Queens Crash
  • Even a little alcohol can cloud your judgment and even a slightly clouded judgment can lead to a horrific accident. Such was the case in a recent crash that claimed the lives of two young Queens parents. The driver at...Read More...
  • Korean Families Have Rights after Plane Crash in San Francisco
  • By Jeffrey Kim, Esq. Last week three Asian girls lost their lives in a tragedy that could have easily been avoided. On Saturday, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash-landed on a San Francisco International Airport runway, leaving three people dead and...Read More...
  • Deadly Collision of Two Trucks Blocks Traffic on Route 78-E for Hours
  • By Marc C. Saperstein An early morning crash on Route 78-E in Clifton left one driver dead and many stuck in traffic for hours. At approximately 3:30 a.m. on Friday, July 12, 2013, a tractor-trailer struck a flatbed truck. The...Read More...
  • Victims and Their Families Have Rights after Plane Crashes in Alaska and San Francisco
  • By Marc C. Saperstein While the average person is statistically more likely to be injured in a car accident than in a plane crash, many people fear flying. Their fears were given some justification by two recent, separate incidents. Plane...Read More...
  • NYC “Accidents” Still Floating Around
  • Several months ago, we noted Police Commissioner Ray Kelly’s announcement that the term “accident” would be phased out and “collision” would be used in its place. It was a matter of accountability, he said, and accident implied no one was...Read More...
  • Jersey City Accident Involves Car, Bus, and Building
  • Some accidents prove that you aren’t safe from a car crash no matter where you are. Whether you are riding public transportation, driving yourself, or even sitting at your desk—an auto accident can affect you when you least expect it....Read More...
  • Out-of-Control Vehicle Plows into East Village Sidewalk, Eight Hurt
  • When you are in NYC traffic, it’s quite obvious that you are vulnerable to other drivers and that the risk of an accident is ever-present. But the same can be said about being on NYC sidewalks. It seems as if...Read More...
  • “Distracted Walking” the Latest Cause of Pedestrian Accidents
  • We talk on our phones, we map our routes, shop, text and email. Most of us are more “connected” now than ever, and these technological devices are both a blessing and a curse. This is particularly true when you consider...Read More...
  • Proposed New Jersey Bill Would Hold Hit-and-Run Boaters Responsible
  • By Garry R. Salomon, Esq. During the summer, the public unfortunately becomes more aware of the dangers associated with recreational boating. The season brings an increase in boating accidents on New Jersey’s rivers, lakes, inlets and ocean. During the past...Read More...
  • What Could Make NYC’s Citi Bike Safer?
  • The city’s new bike share program, known as Citi Bike, has been put into action. After years of planning, the system allows for New Yorkers to share bicycles in an effort to stay fit, reduce vehicle traffic, and help the...Read More...
  • Generic Drugs: The Supreme Court Leaves Patients No Remedy
  • By Marc C. Saperstein, Esq. Although the public may be interested in the United States Supreme Court’s handling of the divisive issue regarding same-sex marriage, they should be carefully watching the Court’s decisions that may take away their personal right...Read More...
  • Keeping Your Family Safe on the Fourth of July
  • By Garry R. Salomon The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate with family and friends. People gather at beaches, barbeques and parks to eat, drink, and watch fireworks. Throughout New Jersey and New York, people will be taking...Read More...
  • New Jersey Bill Signed into Law Increases Penalties for Cell Phone Use While Driving
  • By: Adam Lederman For years, it has been illegal to use a cell phone while driving in New Jersey. This hasn’t stopped drivers from texting and talking on their phones while they should be focused on the roads. To decrease...Read More...
  • Medical Lab Fined for Failing to Safeguard Blood Workers
  • We often think of workplace accidents in relation to construction and manufacturing. It’s true that these industries have dangerous jobs and are responsible for a large percentage of workplace injuries. However, they aren’t the only dangerous workplaces. Nearly all jobs...Read More...
  • A Deadly Weekend on the Roads of New Jersey
  • By Samuel L. Davis, Attorney at Law Unfortunately, there were too many deadly accidents and injuries on New Jersey’s roadways this past weekend. A motorcyclist, a pedestrian, and a passenger in a car were killed in three separate incidents Saturday...Read More...
  • Will NYC Cyclists Survive Citi Bike Accident-Free?
  • The first bicycle accident involving one of NYC’s Citi Bikes occurred just three days after the program launched. But this isn’t a reason for critics of the program to say, “I told you so.” After all, those same three days...Read More...
  • Keeping New Drivers Safe on the Road
  • New and inexperienced drivers can be a risk to themselves and everyone else on the road. This isn’t to say that they don’t have the potential to be very safe, but statistically, they are a greater safety risk than experienced...Read More...
  • NJ Federal Court: Facebook Posts Can Be Used Against You In Court
  • By Garry R. Salomon, Esq., Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C. Recently, in the news we have learned of the scope of our government’s surveillance of online activities to keep our homeland safe and secure. It is common for law enforcement officials...Read More...
  • Garbage Truck Collides with NJ Home
  • The term “freak” accident applies to accidents that you would never expect. They seem to come out of nowhere and leave confusion, pain, and loss in their wake. A recent garbage truck accident in East Hanover certainly fits this description....Read More...
  • Staying Safe in the City: Fatal Brooklyn Bicycle Accident
  • Bicycle accidents in New York City are not a new phenomenon. They aren’t new and unfortunately, they aren’t rare. But each one offers the opportunity to learn and to become safer—for both motorists and cyclists. A recent accident was allegedly...Read More...
  • Officer Held Responsible in Fatal Pedestrian Accident
  • Anyone can be involved in a serious accident. It doesn’t matter what you do for a living, who you know, or what kind of car you drive. You can be the safest driver on the road and still be hit...Read More...
  • Three Pedestrians Hit in Bronx Accident
  • When you live in the city, sometimes just walking to the store can be an adventure. You have to constantly be aware of your surroundings and watch out for drivers that don’t see you. This is true no matter where...Read More...
  • Commuter Train Wreck Injures More than 60
  • If you commute to work, you probably get on the morning train with your coffee—not fully awake and not quite ready to start your day. Instead, like thousands of others, you use your commute to prepare for the day of...Read More...
  • Sharing the Road with Bicycles, How to Avoid Accidents
  • Bicycles can be both an effective mode of transportation and a way to have fun on the weekends. From people who earn their living while riding to kids who enjoy spring bike rides, there are many reasons to opt for...Read More...
  • Two Brooklyn Accidents Hurt Two Young Boys
  • With warmer weather comes more outside activity. And as children head outside to play, a distracted driver or a missed stop sign could result in tragedy. While no parents want to think of their child being involved in a serious...Read More...
  • Transportation Alternatives Envisions Safer NYC Streets
  • Who doesn’t want safer streets in the city? Both pedestrians and motorists could benefit from fewer accidents and greater safety. One organization, Transportation Alternatives, is working specifically to ensure that pedestrians and cyclists are protected while traveling, and it is doing this...Read More...
  • Hackensack Bus Accident Sends 5 to Hospital
  • Whether you ride a bus to work on a daily basis or occasionally hop one to get across town, you put your safety in the hands of the bus driver every time. And even when your bus driver is safe...Read More...
  • Man Receives Bill After Bike Accident with NYPD
  • If you are a cyclist, it is likely that you know all too well the many dangers awaiting you on city streets and suburban roadways. Drivers who don’t pay attention and who don’t respect the rules of the road are...Read More...
  • Medical Study Finds Interesting Links Among Accident Victims
  • Usually, when a study is conducted on vehicle accidents, it is done to analyze their causes, locations, and how they could be avoided. But a new study of traffic accidents in New York City looked instead at injuries and patients....Read More...
  • NYC DOT Hopes to Prevent Bicycle Accidents
  • Bicycle accidents are quite common in New York City. Usually, the more serious accidents are the fault of an automobile driver. But occasionally, a cyclist’s own risk-taking can make them vulnerable as well. Although the NYPD seems to be the...Read More...
  • Jersey City Grant Will Help City Prevent Pedestrian Accidents
  • Police departments are tasked with more than arresting people who commit crimes. They also serve in a public safety role as well, and this includes traffic safety. The police certainly have a responsibility to help keep motorists and pedestrians safe,...Read More...
  • NYC Bicyclists Looking For Better Police-Involvement
  • Traffic in New York City is tough enough without pedestrians and bicyclists. But they are there. Between the cars, buses, and those on two-wheels and their own two feet, navigating the city can be difficult. But when an accident occurs,...Read More...
  • Study on Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Reveals Prevalence of Issues
  • Across the nation and around the world, many people have received metal-on-metal hip replacements. They were seen as the next big thing when they first arrived on the market. But several years later, we see countless patients going in for...Read More...
  • 14 People Injured in Bolt Bus Crash on I-295
  • New Jersey police say a tire blowout caused a tour bus to crash on a central New Jersey highway over the weekend, sending 14 people to the hospital with injuries. According to ABC Local, the Bolt bus was carrying about...Read More...
  • Pilot Error, Weather Conditions Blamed for Fatal Plane Crash
  • The National Transportation Safety Board recently released its findings of the investigation into a 2011 New Jersey plane crash. The crash killed five people on board the small plane when it crashed on the median of I-287 near Morristown. The...Read More...
  • FAA Urged to Pass Ban on Texting While Flying
  • When it comes to texting while driving, legislators have been pretty quick to pass laws banning activities that would increase the risk of preventable, serious car accidents. Bus drivers, metro conductors, and similar transportation operators are similarly banned from using...Read More...
  • Firefighter Struck and Killed by Driver
  • Some career choices are dangerous. Obviously, if you are a firefighter, you face a greater potential for injury on the job than someone who works in an office. Still, when an accident happens, someone must be held responsible for the...Read More...
  • NJ Troopers Injured by Drunk Driver
  • When people make the choice to drink and drive, they put everyone at risk. You could be the safest driver in the world, never have been in an accident or received a ticket, and suddenly become the victim of a...Read More...
  • What’s Causing the Pain in MoM Hip Implants?
  • Technorati code: KSEABRWTVXQQ Thousands of people received metal hip implants, and a good percentage of them experienced or are still experiencing unexplained pain after the fact. The pain and related complications have required many to get the implant removed and...Read More...
  • Metal-On-Metal Hip Implant-Makers Knew of Dangers
  • When you have to go through a serious surgery to better your health, you know there are risks. There are always risks in any surgery. But you put your faith in your doctor, nurses, hospital staff, medication manufacturers and more...Read More...
  • Who’s To Blame in Dog-Driving Car Accident?
  • Sometimes it’s hard to know who to blame in a car accident. Sometimes more than one driver is at fault; at other times a single person is to blame. But what happens when no one is in the vehicle that...Read More...
  • Bronx Dirt Bike Accident Injures Elderly Pedestrian
  • It’s not unusual for multiple parties to be blamed following any sort of accident. After the dust settles, the fingers start pointing as those involved look to assign blame to someone. This can sometimes lead to a headache for the...Read More...
  • Dramatic Increase in NYC Speed-Related Traffic Deaths
  • The New York Department of Transportation recently released data showing the number of people killed in speed-related traffic deaths within NYC has increased dramatically over the past year. According to the New York Daily News, the DOT released the information...Read More...
  • Metal Hip Implants: From Recommended to Vilified in Matter of Years
  • While all surgeries and medical devices carry risks, when metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants first hit the market, there was little reason to think their risks were any greater than other hip implant options. As a matter of fact, they were...Read More...
  • Bayonne Drunk Driver Causes 3 Accidents Before Stopping
  • Usually when you’re involved in an accident, you know it. You know it enough to stop and wait for the police or (at the very least) to exchange information with the other driver. But, in some cases, drivers don’t make...Read More...
  • Newark Mayor Attempts to Gain Support for Accident-Preventing Red-Light Cameras
  • Newark Mayor Cory Booker has his work cut out for him—trying to get people behind the red-light cameras that the city has installed throughout. He has released a three-and-a-half minute video promoting the positive effects of the cameras. He says...Read More...
  • NYPD Changes How It Will Investigate Crashes
  • The New York Police Department’s Accident Investigation Squad has faced a lot of criticism in years past for how they handled their investigations—namely, how many accidents they failed to investigate. Changes to how they work, however, are being applauded, as...Read More...
  • Study of Hip Implants Detailed Risks
  • Metal-on-metal hip replacements were criticized early on in their usage. But a study released last year  summed up the warnings and risks. The study was one factor in the FDA’s decision to monitor all patients who received these surgeries. According...Read More...
  • Jury Awards Vaginal Mesh Victim Millions in Damages
  • A woman injured by a defective transvaginal mesh implant was awarded $7.8 million in punitive damages by an Atlantic City jury last month for injuries suffered by the medical product manufactured by Johnson & Johnson. The jury previously had found...Read More...
  • Have You Experienced Pain and Problems After Transvaginal Mesh Implant?
  • You wouldn’t elect to have a procedure done unless you believed it would improve a bad situation. When this doesn’t happen, however, and you experience pain and further complications, the results aren’t only painful and medically dangerous, they are traumatic....Read More...
  • Single-Vehicle Accident Kills One
  • Police are investigating what caused a 58-year-old Bayonne man to lose control of his Jeep Liberty and crash into a concrete barrier. Because no other vehicles were involved, both a medical emergency and road conditions are possibilities being considered. According...Read More...
  • Pregnant Jersey Woman Seriously Injured by Reckless Driver
  • A 26-year-old woman from Hamburg was found on the ground outside of her vehicle after it was hit by a reportedly reckless driver. The woman crawled from her mangled vehicle and was found lying next to it with injuries to...Read More...
  • The Uses and Dangers of Transvaginal Mesh
  • The use transvaginal mesh to correct pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence comes with many risks. The FDA has known about these risks for years but has refused to recall the devices. Thousands of women receive surgical mesh implants...Read More...
  • Pedestrian Accident Proves Fatal for NJ FedEx Man
  • A 43-year-old man is dead after he was hit by a black minivan while working. The pedestrian was a package deliverer for FedEx and was unloading something from the back of his delivery van when the accident occurred. According to...Read More...
  • Motorcycle Helmet Use Up – But Not Enough
  • More motorcyclists used helmets in 2011 than in the previous year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, but that there is still significant room for improvement. According to a recent DOT report, the use of helmets was at 66...Read More...
  • Metal-On-Metal Hip Implants May Pose Serious Risks
  • An estimated 250,000 hip replacements are done every year in the United States, some of them using medical devices known as metal-on-metal implants. These implants are still being used, despite known risks. Countless patients have had to go back under...Read More...
  • Fort Lee Pedestrian Fatality is First of 2013
  • In the first few weeks of 2013, Fort Lee saw three pedestrian accidents, one of them fatal. According to the Fort Lee Suburbanite the victim was a 65-year-old man on his way to mass at the Church of the Madonna....Read More...
  • Bloomingdale Apartment Fire Badly Burns Two Victims
  • A Forest Drive apartment building was the site of a serious fire earlier this month. Two people were badly injured as flames engulfed their home. In all, 15 residents were displaced as officials continue to investigate the cause of the...Read More...
  • NYC Council Wants To Know Most Dangerous Intersections
  • Any given intersection in the city or in outlying areas has the potential to be dangerous. An accident can happen anywhere. But there are those places that see more than their fair share of crashes. From pedestrian accidents to car...Read More...
  • Another Major Bus Accident Injures Dozens
  • Another serious bus accident happened this weekend, and although it happened in Boston, it has lessons for people across the country. According to MyFoxNY.com, the bus was carrying high school students from a tour of Harvard University back to their...Read More...
  • Two Pedestrian Accidents in A Matter of Hours
  • Two men were killed in New York City within hours of each other last week, highlighting the importance of pedestrian safety at all hours of the day. According to the NY Daily News, one accident happened in East Flatbush and...Read More...
  • Take Care in Choosing Auto Insurance Coverage
  • If you have received your car insurance renewal form – and a bill that is higher than last year’s – you may be tempted to save money by shopping for a new insurance company or reducing your benefits. The New...Read More...
  • Charter Bus Kills Pedestrian in Brooklyn
  • A Canarsie man saw his wife fatally injured recently when he dropped her off at her bus stop before work. According to the NY Daily News, a 47-year-old woman was struck and killed by a white charter bus as she...Read More...
  • Cab Driver Killed In SUV Accident
  • A 35-year-old taxi driver was killed recently while standing outside of his cab in Manhattan. According to the NY Daily News, he was hit by the driver of a 2000 Nissan Pathfinder. Witnesses say the Pathfinder was speeding; the driver...Read More...
  • Details Emerge About Ferry Accident
  • It’s been several weeks since a commuter ferry accident at a Manhattan pier that injured more than 80 people and turned into a scary ordeal for hundreds of passengers. According to federal investigators, ferry officials had no time to warn...Read More...
  • Should NYC Subways Get Safety Doors?
  • Since December, several people have been killed and a few seriously injured after falling or being pushed from NYC subway platforms and onto the tracks. This is just one of several reasons that people would like to see the city...Read More...
  • Two-Bus Accident in Jersey Injures Commuters, Drivers
  • A commuter bus carrying up to 35 people and a mini-school bus carrying only a driver and teacher’s aide crashed in Old Bridge, New Jersey, earlier this month as the commuter bus had only a few stops left on its...Read More...
  • Ferry Captain Blames Mechanical Error in Crash that Injured 70
  • A federal investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board is still ongoing in the ferry accident that injured at least 70 people, including two that were critically injured. In the latest development, the ferry captain says there were mechanical problems...Read More...
  • The Dangers of Defective Car Parts
  • No matter how safe of a driver you are, you may still be at risk of being involved in a serious and potentially life-altering accident if your vehicle does not perform the way it was intended to. From the tires...Read More...
  • Winter Weather Increases Risk of Unusual Accidents
  • You aren’t likely to be involved in a snowblower accident in the middle of summer, or to slip and fall on the ice. These are things that are unique to winter weather and are, therefore, always a concern when the...Read More...
  • Elevator Accident Injures Harlem Man
  • An elderly man had to be removed from his elevator last week when he got stuck between floors and was injured, according to NBC New York. The accident happened in a Harlem apartment building on 105th Street owned by the...Read More...
  • School Buses, Safety Belts, and Child Safety
  • As we reported last month, New York City school buses were in 1,700 accidents in 2011, according to the Department of Education. While any number of accidents involving children is too many, accidents involving school buses are quite common. Generally,...Read More...
  • Winter Weather Results in Multiple Accidents
  • When icy and snowy conditions occur, the roads are a mess. And especially when it happens over the holidays, when traffic is at its peak, the accidents that result can be particularly damaging and stressful for everyone on the road....Read More...
  • Jersey City Escalator Accident Injures Commuters
  • Several commuters were injured when an escalator operating at the Exchange Place PATH station in Jersey City malfunctioned. According to the Associated Press, the escalator changed directions out of nowhere, sending many people into a panic. The escalator, operated by...Read More...
  • Fixing Blame in Chain Reaction Wrecks Can Be Complicated
  • A 35-car pileup on the Long Island Expressway recently killed one woman and injured 33 other people in a chain-reaction that started when a semi-truck went out of control. The accident happened, according to Reuters, when a truck driver lost...Read More...
  • Motorists Have Obligation to Be Aware of Pedestrians
  • Pedestrian accidents seem common in New York City, perhaps because so many people travel by foot in the city. Many people walk to and from their destinations or to and from bus and train stops, no matter the weather. For...Read More...
  • Jury Selection Begins in First Vaginal Mesh Trial
  • All eyes are on a New Jersey courtroom, where a North Dakota woman will face down Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and their Ethicon division in a lawsuit that will likely pave the way for thousands more. The issues: Ethicon’s vaginal...Read More...
  • “Spring Break”: A Book About Hope and Resiliency in the Face of Tragedy
  • At the Law Offices of Davis, Saperstein, & Salomon, P.C., we are honored to call Steven Benvenisti one of our own. We are proud of him not only for his legal prowess and the amazing services he provides to clients,...Read More...
  • Avoiding a Repetitive Motion Injury at Work
  • If you’re like a number of other Americans, you likely go to work at an office every day and spend a good chunk of your time in front of a computer. While this doesn’t sound especially painful or dangerous, we...Read More...
  • Prosthesis a Fact of Life for Many Accident Victims
  • When you are hurt in an accident, it can be difficult to consider yourself lucky. But each year many people die in auto accidents, and far more suffer injuries and are never the same. One 16-year-old girl is an example...Read More...
  • Car Accident Sends Passengers into Freezing Jamaica Bay
  • Three people were injured and one killed when the car they were riding in overturned near JFK International Airport. The location of the accident made rescue efforts difficult for both the passengers and the first responders, several of whom had...Read More...
  • Three Men Injured in Multiple-Vehicle Accident
  • Many times, an accident can occur when one vehicle attempts to avoid collision. It seems that may have played a role in an accident that occurred on 287 in Mahwah recently, just 500 feet from the New York border in...Read More...
  • NJ Train Derails, Chemical Spill Keeps Residents In
  • A train carrying vinyl chloride derailed earlier this month in Paulsboro, New Jersey. While no media reports indicate it resulted in hospitalizations, the train accident and subsequent chemical spill has many residents rightfully concerned. Classes at area schools were canceled...Read More...
  • NYC School Buses in 1,700 Accidents Last Year
  • According to new data released by the Department of Education, the school buses of New York City were involved in 1,700 accidents last year—averaging nearly five every day. And perhaps scariest of all, all of the accidents were “caused by...Read More...
  • NTSB Findings Differ from Pilot’s Account on Chopper Accident
  • The pilot who was flying a helicopter that crashed in the East River in New York City in 2011 says the accident was due to a mechanical error. The National Transportation Safety Board, however, says that the pilot himself may...Read More...
  • Are NJ Red-Light Cameras Causing Accidents?
  • While the cameras were reportedly installed to reduce speeds and keep New Jersey drivers safe, some are saying that the system of red-light cameras throughout the state is actually doing more harm than good. According to the Warren Reporter, Senator...Read More...
  • Tips to Avoid Holiday Accidents
  • With the holiday season upon us, there are more people on the road and a higher risk of accidents. As people rush from festivities to festivities, to the mall, to visit family in faraway towns, and to holiday parties, they...Read More...
  • Bus Accident Proves Fatal After Crashing Into Home
  • A six-year old boy is dead after a bus crashed into the room where he was sleeping in Hempstead, New York, last week. According to CBS News, the driver of the bus was attempting to avoid a pedestrian accident when...Read More...
  • One Dead After Ambulance Accident
  • We see them speeding down the city streets and down the freeways. Ambulances and fire trucks frequently travel at high rates of speed, running through red lights with their flashing lights blazing. And while they are allowed this leeway because...Read More...
  • Teens Believe Texting/Driving Not a Major Danger
  • Over the past few years, there has been a major push to raise awareness of the dangers of texting while driving. But one segment of the population seems to not be getting the message. According to a new survey of...Read More...
  • Teen Drinking and Driving Rates Cut in Half
  • According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of teenage drivers in the United States who report having driven under the influence has declined dramatically in the past twenty years. In 1991, slightly more...Read More...
  • Winter Slip and Fall Dangers
  • During the holiday season, Americans throughout the country have to deal with hazardous weather conditions on roads and public walkways. This can create a range of different potential safety problems, but one of the most pressing is the increased danger...Read More...
  • Two Men Ejected in Single-Car Accident
  • Two men riding in the same car suffered critical injuries in an accident last month in Brick, NJ. The driver, a 23-year-old, and his passenger, were both listed in critical condition at Jersey Short University Medical Center, where they were transported...Read More...
  • NYC Bus Rapid Transit: A Safer Option?
  • Faster isn’t always better. But the City of New York says their move to increase bus travel times could also have a beneficial effect on safety for riders of mass transit in the city. According to the city’s Department of...Read More...
  • In Trucks, Do Safety Belts Matter?
  • We all know that when an 18-wheeler is involved in an accident with a car, the driver of the car is likely to be hurt the worst. But, this doesn’t mean that truck drivers don’t get hurt. Though these massive...Read More...
  • School Bus Accident Injures Nearly Two Dozen
  • Nearly two dozen high school students were transported to area hospitals after the bus they were riding on wrecked on the Garden State Parkway last week. According to ABC Action News, the bus may have lost the left rear wheel...Read More...
  • Helicopter Crash Upstate Kills Two
  • Two men, both on the job, lost their lives last week when the helicopter they were in crashed in downtown Corning, N.Y. The crash happened on the banks of the Chemung River when the chopper clipped powerlines before wrecking. According...Read More...
  • Transvaginal Mesh: A New Danger?
  • Medical professionals have been using transvaginal mesh to help women suffering from the health complications and problems that both Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (STI) cause for years. This mesh, which is implanted into a woman, is...Read More...
  • NYC Auto Accidents Kill More Than Gun Violence
  • What would happen if the City of New York spent as much time, money, and effort on investigating and preventing auto accidents as they do gun violence? That’s the pointed question asked last week in the Streets Blog, after the...Read More...
  • “Antler Alert” Cautions Drivers of Deer Risks
  • ‘Tis the season for deer crossing. November is the month where deer are out looking for mates, and they aren’t looking for cars. The New York State Thruway Authority and New York State Troop T are cautioning motorists to be...Read More...
  • Fatal NJ Crash Marks Second on Same Stretch This Year
  • A husband and wife were killed last week on Route 206 in Burlington County. It was the second such accident on the same stretch of road in Tabernacle. Just a few months ago, another husband and wife were killed when...Read More...
  • Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Manhattan
  • A 26-year-old man died recently after he was struck by a truck as he crossed a street in Manhattan early in the morning, according to the News Telegram. The driver of the Peterbilt tractor truck didn’t notice he had hit...Read More...
  • New Jersey Helicopter Crashes on Farm
  • A helicopter pilot and passenger were able to walk away virtually unharmed after their craft crashed on a farm outside Yorktown recently. The chopper had taken off from Newton and was headed to Bridgeport when the accident occurred. While the...Read More...
  • Two Killed in Tractor-Trailer Crash
  • Sharing the road with large trucks can be frightening. Many drivers rush to pass them on the highway or steer clear of them altogether. Although there are things you can do to reduce the chances of an accident with a...Read More...
  • Federal Campaign Against Distracted Driving
  • As distracted drivers are being blamed for more auto accidents than speeding or drunk drivers, federal officials plan on ramping up enforcement—doling out money to state and local law enforcement units to crack down on drivers who aren’t paying attention....Read More...
  • Errant Bus Companies Face Civil, Criminal Consequences After Accidents
  • When a bus driver gets behind the wheel without getting enough rest and their sleepiness causes a serious and fatal accident, you should be able to hold that driver and the company who oversees him responsible for the results of...Read More...
  • Woman Struck and Killed by Bus in Jamaica, Queens
  • A 54-year-old native of Bangladesh had recently talked to her family about moving home, back to her native country. Just a few hours later she would be killed in Jamaica, Queens, hit by a bus while walking with her sister....Read More...
  • Intoxicated Driver Crashes into Staten Island Home
  • A Staten Island mom and her 5-year-old daughter had fallen asleep on the couch one recent night when a car ran through a stop sign and crashed into their living room. Both mother and child were seriously injured in the...Read More...
  • 54% of NYC Traffic Fatalities Occur When Driver is Drunk or Reckless
  • The Mayor’s Management Repor, which was recently released, shows many of the city’s fatal accidents have something in common—the at-fault driver. RedOrbit.com reports that 54% of these fatal accidents were caused by drunk drivers, drivers who ran red lights, or...Read More...
  • NYC Pedestrian, Cyclist Deaths Up in Last Year
  • For all of the criticism that NYC faces for its handling of accidents and its reconfiguring of streets and traffic patterns, they’ve largely been able to say, “But, it makes the city safer.” Officials have been able to point at...Read More...
  • Pilot Program Equips Cars with WiFi to Reduce Accidents
  • A program funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation is looking at how WiFi technology may help people avoid accidents—by actually having vehicles communicate with each other to keep drivers advised of potential risks. The program is now being tested...Read More...
  • Unsecured Pets a Risk and Illegal in NJ Vehicles
  • For many people, their pet is their child, and that child goes with them everywhere. You’ve probably seen someone driving with their small dog in their lap and wondered just how safe it was. Well, New Jersey is the only...Read More...
  • 110 NYC Crosswalks to get “LOOK!” Signs
  • In 2010, more than 9,000 New York City pedestrians were injured in accidents and 41 were killed. In an effort to reduce this number and keep city walkers safe, the Department of Transportation is campaigning to raise alertness across NYC....Read More...
  • Study Indicates Jersey Drivers Take Risks, Break Laws
  • If you’ve spent any time on New Jersey freeways, the fact that our drivers speed should be no surprise. But a study from Fairleigh Dickinson University published last month indicates speeding isn’t the only risk-taking behavior among our drivers, though...Read More...
  • Man Successfully Petitions for Traffic Light at Dangerous Intersection
  • If you’ve ever tried to cross a busy street in the city without the help of a traffic light, you may understand the motivation behind David Bookstaver’s battle. According to the New York Times, Bookstaver took up the cause when...Read More...
  • What Happens To An Accident-Plagued Street?
  • There’s no question that some New York City streets and intersections are more prone to car accidents  than others. The reasons could be a combination of things. Perhaps the street has more traffic than room; maybe it is a common...Read More...
  • Protecting Your Rights After a Slip and Fall Accident
  • Slip and fall accidents may seem minor compared with auto injuries or other workplace injuries. However this is simply not the case. According to the National Floor Safety Institute there are over 8 million emergency room visits per year from...Read More...
  • Upstate Bus Accident Puts Kids On the Spot
  • Locals are calling some children from Marcus Whitman School in Gorham heroes after they recently helped pull classmates from an overturned bus. According to the Messenger Post, the bus was almost to the school at 7:30 a.m. when the accident...Read More...
  • Queens Bus Accident Injures 16
  • A chain reaction crash in Queens recently left 16 people injured. According to NBC New York, a school bus side-swept several vehicles and an MTA bus was hit, which is where the majority of injured persons were. The school bus...Read More...
  • New Jersey Drivers More Likely to Crash?
  • Allstate’s America’s Best Drivers Report has once again named New Jersey drivers as some of the most likely to crash. According to NJ 101.5, this isn’t new and likely has a lot to do with the population density of our...Read More...
  • Editorial Calls for Mandated Retesting for Elderly Drivers
  • It’s a hot button issue—whether elderly drivers should face closer scrutiny when it comes time to renew their driver’s license, or whether they should be allowed to drive at all past a certain age. An editorial this week from the...Read More...
  • New Jersey Turnpike Accident Highlights Risk of Truck Accidents
  • On any given day, thousands of big rigs share the roads of New York and New Jersey. And when  trucks travel at high speeds, they become deadly weapons. This weekend, three people were seriously injured on the New Jersey Turnpike when...Read More...
  • Carnival Ride Accident Results in Tragedy
  • A carnival worker was killed recently at Long Island’s Feast of Mother Cabrini festival. The worker had ducked under a ride to retrieve something when he was struck in the head. The ride has since been shut down while an...Read More...
  • Truck Strikes, Kills Man on Sidewalk near NYSE
  • A pickup truck crashed into three people, killing one, on a sidewalk in front of the New York Stock Exchange last week. This accident and others like it should serve as a warning to people who frequently use the sidewalks...Read More...
  • Driver “Inattention” a Leading Cause of Accidents
  • You wouldn’t think that paying attention behind the wheel would be difficult. While controlling a vehicle that may weigh several tons, traveling at a high rate of speed, paying attention seems to come naturally for most of us. But still,...Read More...
  • Study Finds Elderly Pedestrians At Risk
  • It’s a common belief that driving can be dangerous for the elderly. But a new study in the United Kingdom indicates walking isn’t always safer for the elderly. According to Reuters, the researchers found that elderly drivers were no more...Read More...
  • N.J. First Responders Banned From Taking Accident Photos
  • Being involved in a car accident is traumatic enough. But what if you were released from the hospital to find photos of yourself had been circulated on the internet, and that they were taken by the people you entrusted with...Read More...
  • Another NYC Horse Carriage Accident: Is Enough, Enough?
  • Animal welfare advocates are once again calling for an end to horse and carriage rides in the city, after the latest accident sent a horse galloping up Broadway last month. The carriage’s collision with a car near Columbus Circle in...Read More...
  • N.J. Supreme Court Upholds Sticker Rule in Kyleigh’s Law
  • The New Jersey Supreme Court has upheld a key part of Kyleigh’s Law, named after 16-year old Kyleigh D’Alessio, who was killed in an accident involving a teen driver in 2006. The law was enacted in an effort to keep...Read More...
  • NY City Council Wants Probe of Police Handling of Bike, Pedestrian Accidents
  • In an ongoing controversy surrounding how the New York City Police Department handles bicycle and pedestrian accidents, members of the City Council are demanding that a task force be assembled to investigate. The current policy has officers investigating such accidents...Read More...
  • Help Your New Teen Driver Avoid Accidents
  • Every year, thousands of New Jersey teens are involved in horrendous car accidents. At least in part, this is because they are largely inexperienced on the roads. If you have a teen in your home, there are things you can...Read More...
  • NYC Bicycle Accident Victims Turn to Helmet Cameras
  • When a plane crashes, the “black box” is a much sought after piece of equipment; it records everything that happens. An article originally posted in the New York Times this week is comparing bicycle helmet cameras to those black boxes,...Read More...
  • Driver Charged with DWI After Crashing Into Dunkin Donuts
  • A driver who crashed his car into a Dunkin’ Donuts in Jersey City Heights, has been charged with multiple violations, including drunk driving (DWI) and multiple counts of assault by auto, according to police statements and news reports. Eight people were injured...Read More...
  • Yellow Dot Program for Safety
  • A yellow dot on your car window could help save your life. The New York State Sheriff’s Association encourages New Yorkers to participate in its Yellow Dot Program to help emergency workers find important medical information in case of a...Read More...
  • Auto Accident Reconstruction in New York and New Jersey
  • When you are in a NY / NJ car accident, everything seems to happen in slow motion. But, in reality, it usually happens in a split second. In this second, your whole life can change. And while most people would...Read More...
  • The Modern NYC Commuter: Adaptive but At-Risk?
  • Commuters in the city used to stick with one mode of transportation. You either rode the subway, or hopped the bus, or took a taxi. Not many people combined more than one mode of transportation. Today, however, people in the...Read More...
  • New Jersey’s “Everyone, Every Ride, Buckle Up”
  • The state of New Jersey has several different programs designed to increase road safety and reduce the number of accidents. One of these is called “Everyone, Every Ride, Buckle Up.” Quite obviously, the campaign is targeted at increasing the number...Read More...
  • NJ Police Chief Releases Accident Video to Warn Drivers
  • Roselle Park Police Chief Paul Morrison has posted a video on YouTube, hoping it goes viral. The video shows an accident that happened on the corner of Locust Street and Westfield Avenue on June 29th at 5:30 a.m. The footage...Read More...
  • Staying Safe in Work Zones
  • The New York Department of Transportation warns drivers, “Your car is like a weapon.” And with summer upon us, road construction seems to be everywhere, increasing the risks of accidents in construction zones. These zones pose risks not only for...Read More...
  • NYS DMV Targets Younger Drivers
  • The Department of Motor Vehicles maintains a little known website specifically targeting younger drivers. The site is an extension of the DMV website and contains a wealth of information for kids and for parents. By providing quizzes for teens to...Read More...
  • 24 People Injured in Another Casino Bus Accident
  • Only two miles from the spot where 15 casino-bound passengers were killed last year in a bus accident, another accident occurred this week. This time, fortunately, no one was killed. Instead, the accident resulted in 24 people being sent to...Read More...
  • July 4th Festivities End In Tragic Boat Accident
  • Seventeen adults and 10 children were aboard a 34-foot-long yacht to watch the fireworks on Long Island Sound last week. Before the end of the night, the boat would capsize, killing three of the youngest passengers. Officials plan on raising...Read More...
  • New York’s Child Safety Seat Laws
  • Keeping children safe should be a concern of everyone. The state of New York has laws in place to do just that. One such law is that regarding child safety seats. These seats are designed to keep children safe in...Read More...
  • DOT Inspection Program to Keep Buses Safe
  • The New York Department of Transportation (DOT) is dedicated to keeping all buses within the state safe. This doesn’t apply only to those managed by the city of New York, but all buses that are operable in New York State....Read More...
  • Harlem Bus Crash Hospitalizes 31 People
  • Thirty-one people were hospitalized after a bus accident in Harlem last week. Just who was to blame for the accident? Well, that depends on who you ask. According to DNAinfo.com, the accident involved a delivery truck, a gasoline tanker, and...Read More...
  • Will Bike-Share Program Result in NYC Lawsuits?
  • Soon, NYC will have the biggest bike-share program in the world. The program will hopefully result in less pollution and more exercise, but some are worried it could end in a greater number of lawsuits filed against the city. NYC...Read More...
  • MTA Makes Subway Safety Recommendations
  • The subways of New York City are a relatively safe form of transportation, especially given the ridership numbers. According to MTA.info: MTA New York City Transit is the largest public transportation agency in North America and one of the largest...Read More...
  • Rare “Freak” Accidents Do Happen
  • People who sky dive with any frequency will tell you that their hobby is safer than ATV riding or boating. But injury accidents happen in any activity where there is even a slight risk. A 49-year-old “real estate mogul” and...Read More...
  • 101 Days of Summer Traffic Safety
  • The 101 days between Memorial Day, kicking off summer, and Labor Day, which signals summer’s end, are among the deadliest on New Jersey roadways. In an effort to keep people safe during the summer months, several state agencies have launched...Read More...
  • Increased DUI Penalties: Are They Any Consolation?
  • The criminal penalties for drunk driving are consistently being ramped up across the country. While some believe this won’t prevent future tragedies from occurring, others know that increased penalties can offer a bit of closure to families of drunk driving...Read More...
  • National Website Combats Distracted Driving
  • Distracted driving is a problem no matter where you live, bringing with it an increased risk of car accidents. Even if you swear off texting while driving or even talking on the phone while driving, you have to share the...Read More...
  • Statistics and Costs On New Jersey / New York Fatal Auto Accidents
  • Fatal car accidents are usually the most costly—in terms of both money and emotional toll. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the annual cost of fatal car accidents is $651 million in the state of New Jersey alone. In...Read More...
  • Do Painkillers Slow Workplace Accident Recoveries?
  • When you are hurt in an accident, the pain can be excruciating. Whether you are hurt on the job or in a New York or New Jersey car accident, serious injuries sometimes require powerful painkillers. According to CNBC, a new...Read More...
  • NY DOT’s Bicycle Safety Site
  • When we think about cycling in New York, many of us picture the bikes riding with traffic in the city. But even though these bikers account for many of the bicycle accidents we hear about, many cyclists also take time...Read More...
  • NYDOT Report Examines Car-Bike Collisions
  • For the first time ever, the New York Department of Transportation has released statistics, including data from the NYPD, specifically addressing vehicle accidents between cars and bicycles. And the numbers are a little shocking. In only the last three months...Read More...
  • FAQs — What Is the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee?
  • The New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) is a little-known state organization dedicated to road safety within New York. While many people don’t know about the program and what it does, it likely affects you without your even...Read More...
  • NYC Subway Elevators/Escalators More Reliable, But What About Safety?
  • The New York City Transit Authority released findings last week showing that subway escalators and elevators are more reliable than before, but still not perfect. As countless people ride up and down these machines each day in the city, their...Read More...
  • Judge Rules Text-Sender Not Responsible for Accident
  • New Jersey Superior Court Judge David Rand ruled this week in the first case dealing with the liability of a person texting with a driver who was in an auto accident. The accident victims, who both lost part of their...Read More...
  • Who Causes NYC Accidents?
  • Spend any time in New York City and you’re likely to see an accident on the streets. Even if you don’t witness or become party to a car, bus, truck or motorcycle accident, you’ll see many close calls. In an...Read More...
  • Are Privately-Owned Bus Lines Safe?
  • According to Bloomberg Businessweek, buses are the “fastest-growing form of U.S. commercial transportation.” But with many bus accident reports up and down the East Coast, one has to wonder if such bus lines are adhering to safe practices and if...Read More...
  • NJ Launches Annual “Click It or Ticket” Campaign
  • According to a press release from the Office of the Attorney General and the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety, police throughout the state will begin their annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign this week, seeking out drivers and...Read More...
  • Deadly Tree Accidents in NYC?
  • When you are at the park relaxing or getting your daily exercise, you likely don’t think about the risk of having a life-changing tree accident. But, according to a new article in the N.Y. Times, maybe you should. In several...Read More...
  • Safety Precautions Sometimes Spurred by Tragic Accidents
  • Despite New York’s traffic laws, road construction and engineering, and proper signage, sometimes the right precautions aren’t taken until a tragic car accident reveals safety shortcomings. The accident last month involving a family of seven near the Bronx Zoo is...Read More...
  • NJ DOT’s Railroad Safety Plan
  • A few months ago, the New Jersey Department of Transportation released its “short-term action plan” for New Jersey Safety Along Railroads (pdf). This plan outlines what the state plans to do to reduce accidents along the many miles of railways....Read More...
  • NJ Boating Areas Closed Due to “Safety Concerns”
  • Federal authorities have deemed two popular boating areas “off limits” for what they say are “unsafe activities.” F-Cove and T-Cove of the Barnegat Bay area have been sealed off with barrels to prevent boaters from entering. According to the Asbury...Read More...
  • Salem Motorcyclist Collides With Deer
  • Last week in the early morning hours, a 66-year-old Salem man was thrown from his motorcycle when he collided with a deer. The cyclist was traveling west on Cottrell Road in Greenwich, according to the Bennington Banner, when the accident...Read More...
  • 2010 Ferry Crash Blamed on Valve Malfunction
  • Two years ago, the Staten Island ferry named the Andrew J. Barberi slammed into the pier on Staten Island, injuring several. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released the findings of their investigation this week, concluding the crash was due...Read More...
  • Mansfield Multi-Vehicle Crash Involves Cement Truck, Home
  • Several cars, a cement truck, and a home were caught up in an extensive accident that resulted in surprisingly and relatively minimal injuries. According to NJ.com, the accident occurred about 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, when the driver of...Read More...
  • New NJ Law Sticks It To Aggressive Drivers
  • We’ve probably all been guilty at one time or another of getting a little hot under the collar while driving. Particularly in congested traffic and especially when you are in a hurry, it can be difficult to keep your cool....Read More...
  • Three-Car, Multiple-Pedestrian Accident Highlights Risks of NYC Sidewalks
  • A multiple-injury accident this past weekend highlights just how dangerous it is to walk or enjoy a cup of coffee on a New York City sidewalk. Ten people were hurt in the accident, including several pedestrians that were in front...Read More...
  • Syracuse Police Reconstruct Car Accidents More Precisely With New Technology
  • Technology called the “total station” is allowing police officers to reconstruct car accidents and crime scenes in a more precise manner and in a fraction of the time, according to the Syracuse Times. The technology has been in use for...Read More...
  • NYPD Now Tracking Bike Accidents
  • It started last week; the NYPD began tracking bicycle accidents in a different manner. Rather than just fill out a short information card as they used to do, officers will now be filing reports as they would with any other...Read More...
  • Fatal School Bus Accident In Toms River, NJ
  • A school bus accident proved fatal last week as children were heading home for their long weekend. According to DelawareOnline.com, the victim was a 60-year old man who was driving a dark gray Dodge pick-up at the time of the...Read More...
  • Westfield Train Accident Kills 2, Injures 1
  • Two men were killed last week when they were hit by a train in Westfield. One more was hospitalized after the accident, and is said to be in serious condition according to WKBW. The men were walking on the tracks...Read More...
  • Motorcycle Accident Claims Life of Elmsford Firefighter
  • A 24-year old volunteer fire lieutenant was killed last week when his motorcycle collided with a Volkswagen on Saw Mill River Road in Hawthorne. No charges have been filed and the accident remains under investigation, according to the Daily Mount...Read More...
  • 2010 Small Plane Crash That Killed 5 Blamed on Pilot “Maneuver”
  • Federal investigators released a preliminary finding to the cause of a 2010 plane crash at Monmouth Executive Airport in Wall Township. The crash killed all five people on board that day. While the final report has not yet been released,...Read More...
  • West Harlem Construction Accident Kills One, Injures Two
  • One man is dead and two co-workers are recovering in the hospital after the building they were working on collapsed. The construction project was a demolition site on West 131st Street in West Harlem, according to the N.Y. Times City...Read More...
  • Toddler Drowns After Falling Into Uncovered Septic Tank
  • A two-year old child was found dead inside a septic tank just steps from her back door last week. The girl, who lived in Lakewood with her mother, father, and siblings, had been reported missing by her mother just hours...Read More...
  • Pequannock Motorcycle Accident Leaves One Dead
  • Rolin Ganthier, of Jamaica Queens was killed instantly when his motorcycle collided with a pick-up truck on Route 23 in Pequannock this past weekend. According to the North Jersey Record, witnesses said Ganthier was traveling at an “excessive speed” when...Read More...
  • PIP Regulations Affect Doctors, Insurance Companies, and Accident Victims
  • Citizens of New Jersey pay a high price ticket for their auto insurance coverage, and much of their premiums go to cover personal injury protection, or PIP coverage. Governor Chris Christie called this coverage a “pot of gold to abuse”...Read More...
  • Taxi Cab Accidents Pose Real and Unique Dangers
  • A short article in the New York Daily News this week points out the importance of buckling up when riding in cabs. While the old advice seems common sense, too many people simply hop in a cab with no thought...Read More...
  • Car Accident Scams Cost Real Accident Victims
  • Sixteen Brooklyn residents have been criminally charged for their roles in an insurance fraud scheme. The crime? Faking car accidents and the resulting injuries. According to the Village Voice, the group benefited over two years to the tune of $400,000...Read More...
  • Maintenance Worker Blamed In Elevator Accident Death
  • On December 14, advertising executive Suzanne Hart was killed as she made her way to her Madison Avenue office. She died in an elevator accident. The focus is now on maintenance completed just minutes before her death. Ms. Hart was...Read More...
  • Accident Victims’ Widows File Lawsuit Against Drunk Driver and Bars Who Served Him
  • Widows of two motorcyclists who were killed in a drunk driving accident last year have filed suit against the driver responsible and the bars who served him. Four others, who were also injured in the accident, have joined the action...Read More...
  • Driver in Deadly NY Megabus Crash Acquitted, Lawsuit Pending
  • The driver in a deadly Megabus accident that occurred on Sept. 11, 2010 was acquitted of four counts of criminally negligent homicide this week, and the family members of the deceased are not happy with the judge’s decision. Sixty-year old...Read More...
  • Schoolchildren Injured in Perth Amboy Bus Accident
  • A bus carrying 41 elementary students collided with a van early last week, sending all 41 children to the hospital. According to the Star-Ledger, the bus was traveling on Neville Street just before 8 a.m. on the morning of March 1....Read More...
  • NJ Defective Medical Device Attorney Files Lawsuit Against DePuy For Medical Monitoring
  • Teaneck, N.J., March 02, 2012  – North Jersey defective medical device attorney Samuel L. Davis, founding partner of the Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., law firm of Teaneck, has filed a lawsuit against DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., the manufacturer of metal-on-metal...Read More...
  • New Jersey UPS Drivers Recognized For Quarter Century With No Accidents
  • New Jersey is home to 152 elite UPS drivers who have gone 25 years or more in the big brown truck without being involved in an auto accident, the parcel delivery service announced last week. UPS has inducted 32 new...Read More...
  • 30 Million Gas Cylinders Recalled
  • A recall announced Thursday in the U.S. and Canada affects more than 30 million propylene gas cylinders used for welding, soldering, brazing and cutting. The gas cylinders, carrying the product names Map Pro, Propylene and MAPP Gas Cylinders, are manufactured...Read More...
  • New Drug May Treat Traumatic Brain Injury
  • A study to be presented in April may reveal the first effective treatment for the harmful effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI), Medical News Today reported this week. A new medication called “clazosentan” was found to be effective in rats...Read More...
  • Pennsylvania Raw Milk Products Sicken Two in New Jersey
  • A 27-year-old man and a three-year-old boy from New Jersey are among 78 people in several states made ill by raw milk sold at a Pennsylvania farm, the state Department of Health and Senior Services said Thursday. On Wednesday, the...Read More...
  • FDA Warns Of Injury Caused By Defective Toothbrush Products
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says an electric toothbrush marketed to children and adults has parts that may pop off, potentially chipping teeth, flying into users’ eyes or getting stuck in the users’ throat. The FDA issued a...Read More...
  • Drunk Driving Fatality Case Not Concerned with ‘Intent’
  • A lack of criminal intent will not keep a serial DWI offender from serving more than three years in state prison for a drunk driving accident that killed a Passaic resident, a Superior Court in Paterson decided last week. Leighton...Read More...
  • Restaurant Group Should Withdraw Objection to Ignition Interlock Devices for All Drunk Driving Offenders
  • We are sorry to hear that a restaurant lobbying group wants to weaken a federal bill that would help states install ignition interlock devices in the vehicles of convicted drunk drivers. A provision of the House transportation bill offers states $25...Read More...
  • Kia Recalls Vehicles Over Faulty Airbags
  • According to an article on msnbc.com, Kia Motors recently announced that 145,755 cars are being recalled due to faulty airbag systems. The recalled cars include 95,596 Kia Optimas from model years 2006-2008 and 50,186 Kia Rondos from 2007-2008. The driver’s...Read More...
  • NJ State Police Aim to Keep Super Bowl Sunday Safe For Motorists
  • The New Jersey State Police plan to be out in full force on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway on Super Bowl Sunday, according to an article on NorthJersey.com. Law enforcement officials are cracking down on highway safety...Read More...
  • New Jersey Strives to Educate Teens about the Dangers of Drunk Driving
  • We all know automobile safety is important, that a safe drive can become a fatal accident in seconds. Many types of negligent behavior increase the chances of having an accident, with drunk driving as one of the most dangerous. Driving...Read More...
  • Is 2011 Rise in New Jersey Traffic Accidents Related to Lack of Safety Inspection?
  • New Jersey experienced a rise in traffic-related fatalities in 2011, crushing an optimistic five-year trend where traffic fatalities steadily declined. Coincidentally, motor vehicle safety inspections were abolished in 2010. Could there be a connection? Since August 2010, motorists are no...Read More...
  • Novartis Recall May Affect Over-the-Counter Medications
  • Patients should be aware of a potential mix-up between powerful prescription pain medications and over-the-counter drugs, such as Gas-X and Excedrin, made at a Novartis manufacturing plant. The prescription pain drugs are marketed by Endo Pharmaceuticals under names such as...Read More...
  • FDA Scrutinizes J&J for Failing to Report Complaints Related to Insulin Pumps
  • Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary, Animas, is under scrutiny for failing to report complaints of complications involving the company’s insulin pumps. The FDA sent a warning letter to Animas management describing several instances where the company failed to comply with regulations...Read More...
  • Trucking Industry Maintains 11-Hour Work Days Despite Safety Concerns
  • President Barack Obama’s administration maintains an 11-hour limit on the number of hours truck drivers may drive per day, despite a proposal to allot them more rest. However, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said it “will continue to conduct...Read More...
  • New Jersey Receives $2 Million Grant to Strengthen Highway Safety
  • New Jersey Senators Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety approximately $2 million. The money will be used to finance programs that aim to enhance...Read More...
  • Bill Introduced to Amend Post-Market Review of Medical Devices
  • Recently, three United States Senators introduced legislation to amend the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) post-market watch of medical devices. Currently, the FDA may approve moderate-risk devices through the 510(k) process as long as the product is found to be...Read More...
  • New Jersey Traffic Accidents Claim Too Many Lives in 2011
  • Sadly, 2011 was a deadly year in New Jersey as traffic fatalities hit a four-year high. According to State Police statistics, 594 fatal accidents occurred on New Jersey’s back roads, main streets and highways, resulting in 635 deaths. This is...Read More...
  • Ban On Employee Cellphone Use While Driving Doesn’t Decrease Productivity
  • Concerns about negative impacts on productivity have made some companies reluctant to ban their employees from using cellphones behind the wheel. That fear is unfounded, according to new research. Studies on distracted driving indicate that productivity stays the same or...Read More...
  • OSHA Cites New Jersey Contractor for Hazards at Manhattan Work Site
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited A&B Ironworks, LLC, for violations of safety standards at a work site at 48 W. Eighth St. in Manhattan. The masonry contractor from Kearny, NJ, faces a total of $110,220 in...Read More...
  • New Jersey Poison Experts Offer Holiday Safety Tips
  • The holidays are here, accompanied by much excitement. And that can make it easy to forget that tragedy can occur during this joyous time of the year. When preparing for festivities, it is important to make safety a top priority....Read More...
  • Somerset County Attempts to Educate Rather than Punish Distracted Drivers
  • The Somerset County, New Jersey Prosecutor’s Office recently launched a program to prevent drivers from using cell phones while behind the wheel. Titled “Put it Down,” the program is designed to combine an aggressive enforcement effort with education. Distracted driving,...Read More...
  • Pedestrian Accidents Have Increased Drastically; Traffic Experts Are Unsure Why
  • Pedestrian injuries and fatalities have risen in the previous year across the nation. Pedestrian deaths increased 4.2 percent, while pedestrians injured in car accidents rose 19 percent to 70,000. What’s more troubling is that experts aren’t sure what’s behind the...Read More...
  • Healthier Truck Drivers, Safer Roads
  • Truck drivers rarely feel like exercising after spending hours in the cab of a tractor-trailer. They may only eat truck stop foods, which are typically unhealthy. Those habits appear to be taking their toll on truck drivers’ health. According to...Read More...
  • Holiday Dangers and Safety Tips
  • The holidays are usually associated with good times, good friends and family, beautiful lights and decorations, and an abundance of food and gifts. When one thinks “holiday,” injury typically does not come to mind. However, the holidays carry many inherent...Read More...
  • FMCSA Shuts Down ‘Reincarnated’ Trucking Company
  • On November 16th, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) declared Gunthers Transport, LLC, a Maryland-based trucking company, an “imminent hazard to public safety” and put the company out of service. Over the last two years, Gunthers Transport has been...Read More...
  • New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer Uses Story With A Surprise Twist To Convey Anti-Drunk Driving Message
  • New Jersey personal injury lawyer Steven Benvenisti presented his program, “The Most Significant Case of My Entire Career,” to a parent and student audience in River Vale, N.J., this month. The program is one that Benvenisti, a partner with the...Read More...
  • New Jersey Truck Accident Attorney Chosen to Serve on National Advisory Board
  • Veteran New Jersey truck accident lawyer Marc C. Saperstein has been named to the national advisory board of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. As a member of the board, Saperstein says he looks forward to working...Read More...
  • Is Health IT Responsible for Increased Medical Malpractice?
  • A new report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) calls for greater oversight by private and public sectors when dealing with information technology (IT) in patient care. This suggests a hidden risk of medical malpractice despite the benefits of electronic...Read More...
  • Pedestrian Safety and the Hazards of Driving After a Storm
  • Last month, New Jersey and New York residents experienced a rare occurrence: “A White Halloween.” An unusual October nor’easter blew across the region and dumped an estimated 19 inches of snow in some areas. As a result, residents found themselves...Read More...
  • Chevy Volt Engine Fire Prompts Investigation
  • A Chevrolet Volt caught fire in a storage facility three weeks after a successful crash test — and that has prompted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to review the Volt’s safety, according to an article in The New...Read More...
  • Federal Safety Report Finds Curbside Buses Have Higher Fatal Accident Rate
  • According to a report by the National Transportation Safety Board, buses that pick passengers up curbside have a higher rate of fatal accidents than buses that board at terminals. After a six-month study, NTSB Chair Deborah Hersman released the first...Read More...
  • Teens and Adults Should Avoid Top Driving Mistakes
  • A recent article in the Chicago Tribune called attention to the top 10 teen driver mistakes, as noted by Gary Tsifrin, founder of Oakland, California-based DriversEd.com. Some driving mistakes, such as the inclination to show off among friends or inexperience...Read More...
  • NJ Personal Injury Lawyers Applaud OSHA for Citing a NJ Company for Workplace Safety Hazards
  • The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited New Brunswick Scientific Co. for 29 health and safety violations. After an inspection initiated as part of OSHA’s Site-Specific Targeting Program for companies with high injury and...Read More...
  • FDA Says Yaz and Other New Birth Control Pills Have Higher Blood Clot Risk than Older Medications
  • According to a new study released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Yaz and other next-generation birth control medications appear to increase the risk of dangerous blood clots more than older medications. Yaz, Yasmin and other new contraceptives contain...Read More...
  • Halloween Safety Tips for Children and Families
  • Halloween is an exciting time for children, with trick-or-treating as one of the main attractions. Unfortunately, approximately four times as many children between the ages of 5 and 14 are injured while walking on Halloween than on any other evening...Read More...
  • NJ Will Receive $2.5 Million for Drunk Driving Prevention
  • U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg and Robert Menendez have announced that the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety will receive $2.5 million to aid in drunk driving prevention. The grant, provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway...Read More...
  • New Jersey Work Injury Lawyer Applauds Efforts to Prevent Work Zone Accidents
  • New Jersey workers’ compensation and personal injury attorney Marc C. Saperstein today expressed his support for efforts to train highway construction workers on how to avoid accidents and injuries while working on highway, street and bridge projects. According to an...Read More...
  • Trailways Bus-Tractor Trailer Crash Continues Trend of Passenger Bus Accidents
  • By Garry R. Salomon Eight or more bus passengers were injured on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, near Sloatsburg, New York, when a Trailways bus rear-ended a tractor trailer on the New York State Thruway. This accident is part of a...Read More...
  • FAQ — What Kinds Of Trucks Are Common On New Jersey Roads?
  • Different truck types are designed to carry different loads including gravel, construction material, other vehicles, and hazardous material. Below is a list of common large trucks you’ll see on New Jersey roads and highways. Box Truck. Also called a panel truck,...Read More...
  • New Jersey Workers’ Comp Attorney Says Rise in Workplace Fire Deaths Indicates Irresponsible Behavior
  • New Jersey workers’ compensation and personal injury attorney Samuel L. Davis last week expressed concern about new government statistics showing more than a doubling of the number of deaths resulting from workplace fires from 2009 to 2010. “Policies for safeguarding...Read More...
  • Truck Driver with Multiple Violations Causes Fatal Accident
  • One early morning last February, a truck driver in Pennsylvania, realizing he’d missed his exit, decided to make an illegal U-turn. Ernest Cohens, 43, blocked the two southbound lanes, as well as the two northbound lanes on route 309 while...Read More...
  • Tractor Trailer Speed Limiters — Would Mandating Them in Large Trucks Reduce Accidents?
  • Speed limiters, sometimes known as speed governors, are devices that interact with a motor vehicle engine to limit the vehicle’s speed. In a number of countries, including the European Union, Japan and Australia, large trucks are required to have speed...Read More...
  • Widow Takes on the FMCSA’s Lack of Regulations for Sleep Apnea
  • In May 2010, Wanda Lindsay’s whole world turned upside down. She and her husband John were stopped in traffic on Interstate 30 in Texarkana, Texas, when a large truck barreled into the back of their car. Wanda was seriously injured;...Read More...
  • Unsafe Tires and Wheels
  • Yesterday, a 62 year old Toms River woman lost her life on I-95 in Port Chester, NY when two wheels and tires detached from a truck jumping the median and striking her car traveling in the opposite direction. A passenger...Read More...
  • Call for Overhaul of FDA’s Medical Device Clearance Process
  • The highly respected New England Journal of Medicine has joined a growing chorus within the medical profession that is calling for a major change to the way medical devices are cleared for the marketplace. Although medical device companies and some...Read More...

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