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March 2019 Archives

What can you expect with a rabies vaccine?

Most people in New Jersey will never have to worry about getting a rabies vaccination. Unlike most vaccines, you typically only receive a rabies vaccination following a possible exposure. According to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, exposure to rabies involves contact with the saliva of an infected animal, which usually involves a bite but could also result from an infected animal licking an open wound on your body.

How to spot an aggressive driver

Navigating the New Jersey roadways can be daunting. It is not uncommon to get stuck in traffic while rushing to work or an appointment, which can cause serious frustration. According to AAA, approximately 80 percent of motorists across the United States admit to engaging in aggressive driving at some point within the last year. These dangerous driving behaviors come with a heavy risk. Aggressive drivers can cause catastrophic traffic accidents, which lead to serious injuries and death. AAA reported that 56 percent of deadly car accidents involve a form of aggressive driving. It may be critical that you know how to spot an aggressive driver, so you can potentially avoid an accident.

Recent crashes raise safety concerns at New Jersey gas stations

In the early days of the automobile age, urban planners without an understanding of how much room a vehicle needs to stop, turn and accelerate built gas stations extremely close to the road. Many of those stations, some that predate World War II, are still in operation in New Jersey. The law does not require owners of old gas stations to comply with modern zoning standards, requiring only that they must follow the law if they choose to renovate. Furthermore, zoning rules vary by municipality, with no statewide standard for safety. 

How common are elevator accidents?

If you are like most New Jersey residents, you have had that morbid thought once or twice when in a shopping mall, apartment or high-rise building elevator: the elevator cord just snapped? What if the power went out in the middle of your ride? What if the door closed on you when you were halfway out the door? For the most part, these fears have no bearing, as elevator and escalator accidents are rare. However, they do happen. 

Understanding New Jersey’s storm in progress doctrine

At Lieberman Ryan & Forrest, LLC, in New Jersey, we represent many people who suffer slip-and-fall injuries. Since Old Man Winter seemingly refuses to release his grip on New Jersey this year, your risk of falling on icy or snow-packed sidewalks and parking lots will remain high well into what used to be spring. Should your slip and fall result in injuries, you have the right to sue the negligent property owner whose lack of snow and ice removal caused them.

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