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A study evaluates strategies to prevent motorcycle crashes

On behalf of Robert A. Solomon, P.C. on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. A study released in 2018 by the National Transportation Safety Board looks at risk factors that can lead to motorcycle crashes and suggests ways to prevent such accidents. Interestingly, state-of-the-art technology the agency believes can help is not aimed solely at motorcycles. About the study The findings of the NTSB study, entitled “Select Risk Factors Associated with Causes of Motorcycle Crashes,” indicate a heightened need for motorists to detect the presence of motorcyclists. [...]

DeWitt, N.Y. – Box Truck and Tractor-Trailer Crash on New York State Thruway

DeWitt, N.Y. (June 13, 2019) – A tractor-trailer and a box truck ended up in an accident that caused a back up in traffic in New York, according to authorities. The New York truck accident occurred on Thursday, shortly before 10:09 a.m., on the east side of the New York State Thruway, near Exit 34A. Police are still investigating this accident, but they did say that the accident was initially reported as a rollover in the passing lane of [...]

The Three Forms of Distracted Driving

What is Distracted Driving? We all know the basic ways we can end up getting pulled over by police or end up in an accident. Speeding, improper lane changes, following too closely, and driving while distracted are all behaviors that invite dangerous things to occur on the road, and so these actions need to be avoided. Unfortunately, while we all know of these behaviors, some drivers still do not comprehend the full extent of these behaviors and will continue to [...]

Understanding whiplash injuries

If you become involved in a New Jersey motor vehicle accident, you could sustain serious painful injuries. Should the vehicle behind you rear end you, you will almost surely suffer a whiplash injury. This type of injury results from your head and neck violently jerking forward and backward due to the crash impact. Unfortunately, this jerking damages the nerves and tissues in your neck. Whiplash injuries most commonly cause you to exhibit the following symptoms: Severe neck pain Severe shoulder and/or upper back pain Neck stiffness, [...]

Teen driver-involved crashes spike during “100 Deadliest Days”

Summer is right around the corner, and as students leave school for the season, you and other drivers across New Jersey can count on seeing substantially more teen drivers on the state’s roadways. Unfortunately, the number of car crashes involving teenage drivers increases considerably during the stretch of time between Memorial Day and Labor Day each year, and this happens to such an extent that this period has become known as summer’s “100 Deadliest Days.” Per AAA, the number of [...]

Biker’s arm may prevent you from ever riding again

Spring is a wonderful time for motorcycle riders. After you have suffered through New Jersey’s cold winter, you use spring and early summer to dust off your bike and hit the road. Until drivers remember to look twice, though, you have an increased risk of a motorcycle accident. In fact, more than 60 percent of motorcycle collisions happen because motorists do not see motorcyclists. One of the most common injuries in a slide, collision or crash is biker’s arm. Unfortunately, the condition [...]

The fatal four in construction

Construction workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in America. According to the United States Department of Labor, 20 percent of all fatal private workplace accidents occurred in the construction industry. That is a staggering number. If you work in construction, you should make yourself aware of what OSHA calls the “fatal four.”These four on-the-job hazards cause over half of all fatalities. Knowing what to watch out for and how to protect yourself can keep you safe. 1. Fall hazards Falling is the number [...]

What you should know about dog bites

Your neighborhood is pretty quiet, lined with kids and trees and families walking their dogs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that just under 5 million people got bit by dogs in 2017, and from those incidents, over 800,000 required medical treatment. This statistic shines a light on the real threat dog bites pose. Never underestimate the power of a canine’s bite and the damage it can cause. What causes a dog to bite, and what can you do [...]

Construction workers and back injuries

If you work construction in New Jersey, no one needs to tell you that your back takes a beating every day. Because of the type of work you do, you constantly must lift, carry or otherwise move heavy and/or unwieldy pieces of equipment and material. What may surprise you to learn, however, is that approximately one-fourth of all on-the-job injuries come from musculoskeletal conditions. Not surprisingly, construction workers like you have the highest risk of developing a musculoskeletal condition and therefore suffering an [...]

Can a car crash paralyze you?

Should you receive neck or back injuries in a New Jersey car crash, the results could be catastrophic. Depending upon which part of your spine you injure, your body could become partially or completely paralyzed, a life-changing event that would require your use of a wheelchair for the rest of your life. As you likely already know, your spinal cord contains the nerves that control not only your body’s voluntary and involuntary movements, but also your ability to feel sensation, [...]