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Study: 20 percent of teen athletes have suffered a concussion

In recent years, there's been increased research into the impact of head injuries on athletes of all ages who play contact sports. Although significant media attention has focused on professional football players, parents, coaches and doctors are increasingly cognizant of the dangers of concussions and other brain injuries in high school athletes and those who are even younger.

What can you do if you've been a victim of hazing in New Jersey?

A recent poll, conducted by NBC News, shows that at least three-quarters of all Americans believe that both sororities and fraternities should be deterred from continuing to be allowed to engage in hazing. Among those same respondents, though, 41 percent reportedly expressed concern over whether hazing would ever fully be eradicated on college campuses.

Truck drivers can prevent jackknife accidents

A truck that jackknifes is incredibly dangerous to other drivers because it's completely out of control. Typically, these accidents happen when the truck loses traction for some reason, throwing the trailer and cab out of sync. Issues that lead to it include improper braking and slick road surfaces.

The true saga of the McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit

Perhaps the most notorious personal injury settlement of all time belongs to the 79-year-old grandmother from Albuquerque, New Mexico, who in 1992, sued the fast food chain after she received severe burns from the cup of hot coffee she got from a McDonald's drive-thru.

The real-world benefits of an experienced personal injury lawyer

Being injured in a motor vehicle or other kind of accident in which you bear no fault is as frustrating as it is painful. Victims of these accidents are often overwhelmed by frustration as medical expenses continue to mount throughout the recovery process. It can feel like there is no way to overcome the many obstacles one must face after suffering catastrophic injuries.

Safety violations found in prior audit of New Jersey Transit

The tragic accident last month at the Hoboken train station is still under investigation by agents with the National Transportation Safety Board. However, already New Jersey Transit is facing intense scrutiny for prior violations federal authorities discovered during an audit of the commuter rail operations earlier this summer.

Preventing food poisoning at New Jersey restaurants

Although most of us will survive a bout of food poisoning after several days of extreme digestive, stomach and feverish discomfort, not all members of the population will have it so easy. Indeed, what is merely a simple case of food poisoning for one person, could send another one into the hospital -- especially the very young, old and frail. Indeed, food poisoning can even be deadly.

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