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Can You Recover Damages if You’re Partially Responsible for a Car Accident in New Jersey?

By Michael P. Burakoff |

In many auto accidents, there is more than one at-fault party. But can you obtain compensation if you are partially responsible for causing the car accident in Morristown or elsewhere in New Jersey? This depends on your percentage of fault and the circumstances surrounding your accident. It is advised to consult with a knowledgeable… Read More »

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Can a Driver Be Negligent in Weather-Related Car Accidents in New Jersey?

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Driving in bad weather conditions increases the risk of an auto accident in Morristown or other parts of New Jersey. Adverse weather – such as rain, fog, snow, ice, sleet, and other conditions – reduce the driver’s visibility, decrease the vehicle’s traction, as well as affect brake performance. Your car can lose traction or… Read More »

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Bad faith: Suing Your Insurance Company in Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists Claims

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Insurance Companies Bad Faith Claims in Morris County, NJ Your insurer has an obligation to act in good faith when you file your claim. The company shouldn’t try to avoid its duty to investigate your claim or pay you. If they do, they are acting in bad faith. NJ drivers are legally required to… Read More »

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Children Injured in Motor Vehicle Accidents

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Child Injuries in Morris County Motor Vehicle Accidents Committed Personal Injury Attorney Serving Clients Across Morris and Sussex County with Offices in Morristown and Newton NJ According to the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the number one cause of death and injury in children is motor vehicle accidents…. Read More »

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Insurance Company Tactics When it comes to Motor Vehicle Accidents

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Injury Lawyers Help Engage With Insurance Companies in Auto Accidents from Morristown to Newton NJ The State of New Jersey is a no-fault auto accident state, meaning that drivers have insurance to cover their own injuries and damage in the event of a motor vehicle accident rather than insurance being required to pay the other… Read More »

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Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents and Fatalities on the Rise

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Morristown Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Attorney A recent report released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety paints a rather grim picture when it comes to American road safety (or lack thereof), especially for people walking, biking, skating, etc. Specifically, this report states an increase of 61% in hit and run deaths between 2009… Read More »

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Truck driver training is often rushed

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Truck drivers have to be properly certified and have special licenses to drive. This is done to ensure that they’re trained and safe on the highway. However, some in the industry have noted that all they really need to do is learn enough to pass those tests. Furthermore, they say that training has to… Read More »

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Do fatality rates in certain cars tell the whole story?

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Cars must pass certain safety protocols before going into production, but that doesn’t mean they all offer the same exactly level of safety to those inside. You can look at the fatality rates for various makes and models and see which ones are involved in the most deadly accidents, perhaps showing a link that… Read More »

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When should senior citizens give up driving?

By Michael P. Burakoff |

For senior citizens, being able to drive means hanging on to their precious independence just a little bit longer. They don’t have to worry about becoming a burden on their adult children or on younger friends as long as they still have cars and valid drivers’ licenses. But some seniors continue driving longer than… Read More »

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New Jersey bill proposes strictest distracted driving ban

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Two assemblymen from New Jersey recently proposed a bill that, if it passes, will be the most restrictive distracted driving law in the United States. The proposed bill will ban additional activities behind the wheel besides cellphone usage. The terms of the bill would prohibit “any activity, not related to the operation of the… Read More »

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