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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.

Jersey city plaintiffs reach settlement with property owner

A federal court approved a $10 million settlement deal last year. The settlement was between residents from one of Jersey City's southern neighborhoods and the property owner Honeywell. The residents were litigating a class action suit against Honeywell relating to injuries from chromium contamination. The $10 million settlement is to be distributed to approximately 2,000 plaintiffs in increments of $2,926 after attorneys' fees are removed.

Pharmaceutical drug claims litigation

Pharmaceutical drugs allow millions of Americans to lead healthier and happier lives. However, they are not always the health benefit they are intended to be. In fact, it is not uncommon for a dangerous or defective pharmaceutical to make their way onto the market. These dangerous drugs can cause consumers to suffer serious injuries and even death.

What are punitive damages?

Punitive damages are sometimes awarded by a jury or judge in New Jersey personal injury cases. These damages extend beyond actual damages and are typically awarded to plaintiffs as a way to punish the defendant for wrongful action that is deemed to be outrageous.

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