Electric scooters, commonly called e-scooters, seem to be everywhere. We’re learning more and more about the numerous safety issues associated with them. It can certainly be dangerous for people to ride them on the road, where they risk being struck by a vehicle....
New Jersey one of the most dangerous states for pedestrians
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Oct 5, 2016 | Pedestrian Accidents
An examination of data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives New Jersey the dubious honor of being in the top 10 states for pedestrian fatalities. The numbers should be a strong reminder to all drivers and pedestrians to take proper...
Who is liable for slip-and-falls on snowy or icy New Jersey sidewalks?
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Feb 8, 2016 | Pedestrian Accidents
The snow and ice that is common in New Jersey this time of year brings slippery roads and sidewalks. Unfortunately, this also means an increase in slip-and-fall accidents. If you have fallen and are injured as a result, you may assume that the landowner of the...
Recent New Jersey Pedestrian Accidents: hit-and-run kills 1
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Jan 2, 2016 | Pedestrian Accidents
A man was killed recently in a hit-and-run accident. According to the Teaneck Police Department, the accident took place in Teaneck on Christmas evening a little after 6:45 p.m. In New Jersey, when individuals are killed in pedestrian accidents such as...
Are lawmakers doing enough to prevent pedestrian accidents?
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Dec 6, 2015 | Pedestrian Accidents
Are lawmakers doing enough to protect pedestrians from New Jersey motorists in congested downtown areas? A recent article suggests more needs to be done.In this particular case, two male pedestrians were struck in Bayonne, New Jersey on a recent Monday evening around...
What is New Jersey’s view of contributory negligence in a crash?
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Oct 16, 2015 | Pedestrian Accidents
If a New Jersey motorist collides with a pedestrian who is crossing at a location other than a crosswalk, is any personal injury claim subject to a contributory negligence attack?Under New Jersey law, such a claim could be defeated only if the pedestrian's...
Does New Jersey law protect pedestrians from negligent drivers?
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Sep 13, 2015 | Pedestrian Accidents
Readers may be surprised to learn that pedestrian injuries or deaths are the second largest category of motor vehicle accidents in New Jersey. The data, compiled by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, offers several theories for this alarming statistic.First,...
Are New Jersey pedestrians safe from negligent downtown drivers?
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Jul 31, 2015 | Pedestrian Accidents
Urban planners often cite downtown development as the wave of the future. Young professionals, in particular, may enjoy the convenience of living downtown. The location makes it possible to walk or ride a short distance on mass transit to work, while enjoying the...
Stay safe on the water (and land) this Fourth of July weekend
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Jul 2, 2015 | Pedestrian Accidents
The Fourth of July is one of the best times of the year to celebrate being an American. If you are like many New Jersey residents, then you will be celebrating with friends and family at BBQs, picnics and bodies of water.However, while the holiday is known for...
Despite comprehensive safety efforts, pedestrians still at risk
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Jun 25, 2015 | Pedestrian Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents have the potential to be catastrophic. Even in seemingly minor collisions, getting struck by a motor vehicle can do extensive damage that can take weeks, months or even years to fix or recover from.However, when one of the people involved in a...
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