The decision to put a loved one in a nursing home is probably one of the hardest decisions that many people have to face in life. As stories of nursing home abuse periodically appear in the news, you may be especially concerned about ensuring that your loved one receives the best care. However, you can make this possible if you regularly visit your loved one, know and speak with the nursing home staff, and watch out for the signs of the four primary types of abuse that can occur in nursing homes:
If you have been injured on the job, seeking workers' compensation benefits generally starts with notifying one's employer of the accident. However, it's also a good idea to consult with an attorney who can help to document the facts of the workplace accident. An attorney can also advise you of other potential sources of relief.
According to the New Jersey State Police, one person was killed in an accident involving three vehicles in Warren on Dec. 22. The westbound Interstate 78 incident also left five people injured, including three minors, reportedly.
A spokesman with the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office reported that a head-on collision that occurred on Dec. 14 claimed the life of a woman. The accident occurred around 8:25 a.m. on Route 66.
A passenger car, a loaded fuel tanker truck and a mulch truck collided in a multi-vehicle accident on the New Jersey highways that quickly turned into a raging inferno. The fatal event occurred on Dec. 6 in Union Township.
Some New Jersey drivers think nothing of sending a text at a stoplight or picking up the phone while driving. However, these things - especially texting, which requires a driver to take his or her eyes off the road - constitute distracted driving, which is often fatal or injurious. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted drivers caused 18 percent of fatal and injury-causing crashes in 2010. This equaled 3,092 deaths and 416,000 injuries.
At least five people were injured in a chain-reaction crash in South Jersey on Aug. 30. The victims were teenage girls who were on their way to a charity soccer game. The accident caused the closure of the road, which lasted for about two hours, while police investigated. Officers continue to investigate the accident but have not yet issued any summonses.
On Aug. 26, an accident involving two cars and an ambulance in East Bridgewater at approximately 1:30 p.m. left two individuals injured, according to police. The ambulance was heading towards a nearby hospital with an injured person.
Authorities were investigating a two-car accident that killed all three occupants of one vehicle and sent the driver and passenger in the other vehicle to the hospital. Although only two vehicles collided, passengers on a NJ Transit bus suffered minor injuries after the bus stopped suddenly to avoid the wreckage.
One man was killed and four other people were injured in New Jersey after they were involved in a car accident that occurred on June 13. The incident happened around 6:15 a.m. on the eastbound side of the New Jersey Turnpike near Exit 14C. According to local reports, a 24-year-old man driving a Lincoln Town Car rear-ended a Toyota at a tollbooth.