Readers of our New Jersey personal injury blog are aware of the many types of accidents for which victims may seek compensation, from drunk driving accidents to incidents of medical malpractice. In general, if one person or party's negligence caused injury to another, that negligent party may be held liable for damages. Sometimes, however, an accident occurs that was not necessarily anyone else's fault - what does this mean for the injury victim? If the accident occurred while the victim was at work, workers' compensation may be an option.
Recently, the New Jersey legislature has introduced a bill that would increase protections doctors accused of medical negligence. Currently, New Jersey ranks sixth in the nation in successful medical malpractice claims, driving up the cost of insurance premiums for doctors. The bill's supporters argue that the rise of team-based health care and the growing number of patients mandate that limits be placed on medical malpractice suits.
Recently, a collision between two cars on the Route 80 East in Parsippany, New Jersey, resulted in two lanes of the highway being shut down. It is unclear at this time how the car accident occurred. However, one motorist was rushed to the hospital with injuries, although it is unknown at this time how extensive the injuries are. The auto accident shut down two lanes for several hours before the road was cleared of the wreckage and normal traffic resumed.
Local police recently arrested a 35-year old man from Ridgewood, New Jersey, on suspicion of drunk driving after he allegedly drove his pickup truck off the road and into a fence.
A police investigation has unearthed new facts concerning a July car accident in New Jersey that claimed the life of an 18-year-old college student.
The state of New Jersey is slated to receive a $5 million grant from the federal government to reduce traffic fatalities across the state. According to official announcements, the money will be used for a variety of initiatives including the encouragement of more seatbelt use and heightened pedestrian safety. The funds will go to the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety and they will be dispersed to individual programs.
Recently, a two-car collision in Manalapan, New Jersey, claimed the life of a 32-year-old woman who had lost control of her car. Police say the auto accident occurred when the woman veered into oncoming traffic while failing to negotiate a curve. The police investigation is still ongoing, however, it has been reported that the car accident may have been caused by high driving speeds and wet roads.
Three people were injured in a car collision that occurred in downtown Toms River recently. A Toyota driven by a 77-year-old woman collided with a Honda being driven by an 18-year old girl. The Honda was overturned as a result of the car accident, and the two drivers, in addition to a passenger in the Toyota, were hospitalized for minor injuries. The accident caused the road to be closed for several hours, and the local police department was conducting an investigation of the accident as of this writing.
Mount Laurel readers may take interest in the details of a head-on traffic collision that recently took place in Mannington on Aug. 5. The crash involved a New Jersey transit bus and a sedan driven by an elderly woman. Eight people were reported injured in the auto accident, although there were no reports of any life-threatening injuries.