Because many of the worst automobile crashes involve big rigs, it's not surprising that government and state agencies devote many resources to safety initiatives to help prevent them. The size and typical use of these 18-wheelers can create dangerous situations for passenger vehicles, and there are higher standards applied to truck drivers and trucking companies as a result. Victims involved in truck crashes are often in need of substantial compensation to recover.
Freight moves all over this country at a remarkable pace. The vast majority of it gets from here to there by truck. Because much of the road travel consists of long-haul trips, it's not surprising that truck driver fatigue plays a role in the inevitably high number of big rig accidents.
Although it's not always the case that a large vehicle results in large accident-related crashes, it is true that big trucks have the potential to cause a lot of damage on the road. A truck accident can leave individuals with serious injuries or even cause the death of other drivers and passengers. An accident on the New Jersey Turnpike left two injured, say authorities.
A Magnolia, New Jersey, man sustained serious injuries recently when a car plowed straight into the motorcycle he was riding. The car accident occurred when the car, which was traveling at a very high speed, struck the motorcycle, which was stopped in traffic at a red light. The motorcyclist was struck with such force that his helmet shattered when he hit the ground. Also, the motorcycle's right front wheel assembly was taken off by the collision.
Every day Mt. Laurel residents shop for and buy products that, without proper oversight, could be potentially dangerous. But because of state and federal laws, most people feel completely safe when they use or consume the products they buy. What happens, though, when someone becomes sick or injured through the use of a defective product? This is where product liability laws come into play.
Lawsuits are common after automobile accidents, especially when it is shown that one of the drivers was reckless or negligent. In such situations, car accident victims seek compensation for their injuries, as well as for lost wages, medical expenses and any pain and suffering that may have resulted from a crash.
South Brunswick police and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating two industrial accidents in Middlesex County that left two men seriously injured. The workplace accidents occurred in separate warehouses on April 21 in South Brunswick.
A devastating accident between a dump truck and a school bus has sparked what is expected to be a year-long investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board. The fatal accident happened in Burlington County, where one family in Chesterfield is grieving the tragic loss of an 11-year-old triplet.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed fines totalling $126,875 for a New Jersey linen rental company. OSHA says the company, Gemtex Inc., committed 37 serious and 11 other-than-serious health and safety violations. OSHA inspected the Palmyra facility after receiving a referral from New Jersey's Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health Program.
Train accidents may not be very common in Burlington County, but when they do happen, they typically cause serious personal injury and even death. Recently, a 26-year old Wrightstown man was walking on train tracks near Florence when he was hit by a light-rail train. He suffered severe personal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene approximately 30 minutes later.No injuries were reported on-board the train, though service was halted for approximately two hours while the accident was investigated. Witnesses say the man may have been walking with someone else who was not on the tracks when the accident occurred. The investigation is ongoing.