Friday, 26 May 2017 16:40

Memorial Day Weekend NJ Traffic Alert

 

More than 975,000 New Jersey residents are planning a Memorial Day trip, part of more than 39 million Americans taking a weekend getaway to kick off the summer, the highest travel volume in more than a decade. (dailyrecord.com)

As we begin this Memorial Day weekend across New jersey, many of us are looking forward to barbecues, parades or maybe even some time at the Jersey shore. For those of you planning to hit the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway or other New Jersey highways on this holiday weekend, there are some important things that drivers need to be aware of. 

As New Jersey's car accident lawyers, we at Mintz & Geftic know all too well that holiday weekends tend to bring about some of the most hazardous conditions we ever see on the roads. Unfortunately, reports are indicating that this Memorial Day Weekend will be no exception.

Whether it's car accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents or pedestrian accidents, drivers need to be alert this Memorial Day weekend to help keep their families safe.

TOP 5 THINGS TO KNOW THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

The kickoff of summer is an exciting time for all of us, but this weekend also marks the annual start of the 100 deadliest days for drivers. Here are some facts to keep in mind and please remember to always put down that cellphone while driving.

  1. A new report by the National Safety Council estimates that 409 Americans will be killed on the road this Memorial Day weekend, the highest number since 2009 and about 100 more than in 2014. Another 47,000 will suffer from serious accident injuries.
  2. The report estimates that 159 lives may be saved this weekend if drivers wear their seat belt.
  3. AAA estimates that about 90 percent of New Jersey travelers expect to make their way by car, for a total of about 880,000 people, up 2 percent from last year. Nationally, 38 million will travel by automobile (dailyrecord.com).
  4. Booze is a big factor in all accident deaths and injuries this weekend; 44 percent of all traffic fatalities that occur over Memorial Day weekend are alcohol-related (yahoo.com
  5. Texting behind the wheel is the behavior most likely to induce road rage from fellow motorists, according to a new survey conducted on behalf of Expedia. Tailgaters and left-lane hogs tied for second place in terms of aggravating people on the roads (time.com)

Memorial Day - The True Meaning

Lastly, and most importantly, we at Mintz & Geftic wanted to express our gratitude to all of the service members that have lost their lives fighting for our freedom. In addition, we send our thoughts to the loved ones of soliders that sacrificed their lives on all of our behalf. While road trips and barbecues have become a traditional part of this weekend, we should always rememeber what this holiday truly symbolizes.

 

 

Elizabeth, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers

We give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call us today at 908-352-2323 or send us email by clicking here to evaluate your case.

Our car accident injury lawyers serve clients throughout New Jersey and New York, including the cities of Newark, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Hackensack, and Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties. We have offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey and New York City.

 

sources:

Daily Record

NSC

Yahoo

Time

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Mintz & Geftic of Elizabeth, New Jersey is pleased to announce that Bryan Mintz has been selected to the 2017 New Jersey Super Lawyers list. 

This is the fourth year in a row that Mr. Mintz has received this recognition. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

 

2017 Bryan Mintz Super Lawyers badge

 

Published by Thomson Reuters, New Jersey Super Lawyers announced its new listing of attorneys who have “attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.” The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

Bryan and the lawyers of Mintz & Geftic represent the people of Elizabeth and throughout the Garden State that are suffering with serious injuries. This includes representing plaintiffs in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, workers' compensation, medical malpractice, and more. 

 

Elizabeth, New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers

Our Elizabeth, New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured, call us today at 908-352-2323 or send us email by clicking here to evaluate your case.

Our Elizabeth, New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers serve clients throughout New Jersey and New York, including the cities of Newark, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Hackensack, and Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties. We have offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey and New York City.

WE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU!

 

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Blizzard of 2017?

Who else here thought Spring had already started? I was wearing shorts at the park a couple of weeks ago thinking that we had made it through another winter. Well, maybe we all spoke too soon.

At last check, forecasts are pointing towards a major storm hitting New Jersey early next week. Will this be the Blizzard of 2017? 

Remember the Blizzard of '93?

For those thinking it's too late in the year for a blizzard, history indicates otherwise. The Blizzard of 1993 has been labeled the Storm of the Century and dumped 32 inches of snow on Elizabeth, New Jersey. When did that storm occur? March 11th and 12th of 1993. Are we in for the Storm of this Century? Or will we clear out the grocery stores this weekend only to windup with an inch or two? 

Top Winter Driving Myths

It’s a good time to separate facts from fiction when it comes to winter driving. If the Blizzard of 2017 does hit next week, please stay safe and let our great road crews do their work.

While taking it slow and putting down the cellphone will obviously help drivers avoid motor-vehicle accidents regardless of the road conditions, there are many myths out there when it comes to icy/snowy conditions. 

Myth #1: Most serious icy road crashes are caused by careless drivers.

Studies indicate that most serious weather-related car car accidents result from drivers who were NOT operating their vehicles in a careless manner. In most cases, they are driving normally at reasonable speeds when they suddenly encounter ice and crash.

 

Myth #2: I'm a good driver, and I have the skill and experience to drive highway speeds in ice and snow conditions.

On the contrary, a common factor in many of the most serious and fatal auto crashes is overconfidence in one's abilities and/or equipment.

 

Myth #3: Winter tires, 4WD, AWD, stability control, ABS and/or traction control allow for safe travel on icy roads at highway speeds.

"The reality is that there is no technology, no tire nor any vehicle type that allows SAFE travel on any type of icy road (snow, sleet or freezing rain) at speeds greater than 45mph. Not traction control, electronic stability control, 4WD, AWD, antilock brakes or the most expensive brand-new snow tires."

 

Myth #4: Everyone should buy winter tires - that would prevent most icy road accidents.

See Previous myth

 

Myth #5: The worst icy road dangers are during big winter storms.


"The road ice hazard isn't the minor fender-benders or slide-offs common during snowstorms. The real danger is the serious, highway-speed crashes during light icing events that take drivers by surprise.  Most accidents in snowstorms happen at the onset of the storm or on its fringes, where accumulations are lower."

 

Myth #6: Salt, sand and plow truck crews are there to make roads safe for high-speed travel during snow and ice conditions, 100% of the time.

New Jersey's road crews work extremely hard plowing and salting the roads to keep them passable.  However, they can only treat so many roads at a time and sometimes keeping up during a storm just isn't possible.  Regardless, even roads that are treated aren't usually in ideal condition or safe for traveling at highway speeds.

 

Myth #7: Icy roads are a bigger threat in colder climates where ice and snow is common.
"The fatality and death rates per mile and per hour of winter precipitation events are actually higher in regions that only see a handful of snow and ice events each year."

 

Elizabeth, New Jersey Accident Lawyers

Our New Jersey accident lawyers give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call us today at 908-352-2323 or send us email by clicking here to evaluate your case.

Our car accident injury lawyers serve clients throughout New Jersey and New York, including the cities of Newark, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Hackensack, and Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties. We have offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey and New York City.

WE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU!

 

 sources:

iceroadsafety.com

 

 

 

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Tuesday, 22 November 2016 20:13

Thanksgiving: Best and Worst Times to Travel

The cold air has settled in, the last of the leaves are falling from New Jersey’s trees, the Giants are playing well and the Jets are thinking about next season….it must be the week of Thanksgiving!

Getting the chance to spend quality time with loved ones while enjoying some turkey and pumpkin pie always makes this holiday a joyous time. However, as New Jersey's premier car accident law firm, we at Mintz & Geftic also know that holiday weekends bring about some of the most hazardous conditions on our roadways. This Thanksgiving will certainly be no exception according to most travel and auto accident experts.

AAA Travel is projecting that nearly 1.25 million New Jersey residents are planning a Thanksgiving trip of at least 50 miles. With 48.7 million people expected to travel across the country this week, AAA Travel is expecting the highest Thanksgiving travel volume on our highways since 2007.

While this number includes people choosing to fly to visit family for the holiday, driving is still the primary choice for most New Jersey drivers. In fact, more than 89 percent of all travelers are expected to travel by car, meaning 1.1 million New Jersey drivers will be taking to the New Jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway and our other roadways in the coming days.

Best and Worst Times to Drive on Thanksgiving Weekend

The following is a breakdown of expected traffic for each day of the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend. This data incorporates reports from both Google Maps and Waze.

Tuesday: Peak traffic and accident reports from 4-8 p.m. Huge increase in usage starting from 1 p.m. until the end of the day.

Wednesday: If you need to leave on Wednesday, hit the road around 6am to avoid traffic delays. Peak traffic is from 3-7 pm, but large increase in drivers startis from 11am and continues until the end of the day. An increase of 63% in accident alerts is reported by Waze Users on this day. This includes rear-end collisions, serious injury accidents, truck accidents and other crashes due to the increased traffic.

Thursday: Driver behavior and car accident reports similar to a weekend day and not a work day.

Friday: Driver behavior and car accident reports similar to a weekend day and not a work day.

Saturday: Per Google's data, this is the worst day to return home after Thanksgiving. Their traffic data indicates that Saturday at 4pm is the busiest time, where traffic jams and accidents are increased.

Sunday: Worst day to travel after Thanksgiving according to Waze. They report that traffic jams increase by 240 percent and both car accident and truck accident reports are increased.

Monday: If people can take Monday off, traffic volume and accident reports are much lighter..

Bottom-line, avoid traveling Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday if at all possible. Otherwise, please travel safely and always remember to Put Down the Cellphone.

 

We wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels!

 

 

Elizabeth, New Jersey Accident Lawyers

Our New Jersey Accident Lawyers give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, truck accident or bus accident, call us today at 908-352-2323. You can also send us an email by clicking here.

Our Elizabeth, New Jersey Accident Lawyers represent clients who are suffering with serious injuries. This includes those with traumatic brain injury, multiple fractures, spinal cord injury, burn injury and other personal injuries as a result of an accident. Please contact us today for a free consultation so we can help evaluate your case.

Our Elizabeth, New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers serve clients throughout New Jersey and New York, including the cities of Newark, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Hackensack, and Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties. We have offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey and New York City.

At Mintz & Geftic, WE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU!

 

Sources:

USA TODAY

Daily Record

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Wednesday, 31 August 2016 18:06

New Jersey "Transportation Armageddon"

Hello fellow New Jersey drivers. Just a few quick questions for you.

  1. How would adding 72,000 commuters PER DAY to New Jersey's highways affect you? 

  2. Have you ever sat in traffic in New Jersey trying to get to the Lincoln Tunnel?

  3. What would increasing that Lincoln Tunnel traffic by an additional 25 MILES into New Jersey mean to you?

 

I'm guessing some of your possible answers were:

Question 1

How the bleep do you think it would affect me? 

How expensive is a helicopter and how long before I can learn to fly one? 

How's the job market and home prices in Montana these days?

Question 2

What the bleep do you bleeping think?!

What a dumb #*!@$ question!

Question 3

Well, if I leave by 4am every morning, I can probably make it into the city by lunchtime. 

If not Montana, maybe Kansas is a good place to move to. There's not much traffic in Kansas, right? 

New Jersey Accident Lawyers - "Travel Armageddon"

As one of New Jersey's premier auto accident law firms, we at Mintz & Geftic like to keep our readers up to date on important events affecting our roadways and transportation. Whether it's about Labor Day traffic on the Garden State Parkway with Tropical Storm Hermine heading our way or what to do when you get serious injuries in a car crash; if it affects New Jersey drivers, we want you to know about it.

With that said, how many of you are familar with the Gateway Project? For those that haven't, the Gateway Project would build two new rail tunnels under the Hudson River between New Jersey and New York, allowing the current 106-year old tunnels to be taken out of service to have flood damage from Hurricane Sandy repaired.

A group called Common Good is concerned that a red tape delay in the Gateway project would force one of those old tunnels to be closed for repairs before the new tunnels are built. If this happens, we might be writing a blog from Topeka in the near future.

We strongly suggest checking out this video from the Common Good and created by Alex Marino, a former writer for "The Daily Show".

 

 

Elizabeth, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers

Our accident lawyers give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, call us today at 908-352-2323 or send us email by clicking here to evaluate your case.

Our car accident injury lawyers serve clients involved in bus accidents, truck accidents, rear-end accidents and pedestrian accidents.

Mintz & Geftic's accident lawyers represent clients throughout New Jersey and New York, including the cities of Newark, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Hackensack, and Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties. We have offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey and New York City.

 

sources: 

NJ.com - Larry Higgs - http://www.nj.com/traffic/index.ssf/2016/08/video_warns_of_transit_apocalypse_if_new_tunnels_arent_fast-tracked.html 

Common Good - Alex Marino video - www.commongood.org

 

 

 

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Editor's Note: If you are driving right now, thank you for clicking on our article but please put off reading it until later. While it might further illustrate our message, we wouldn't want anyone getting in an accident while reading about distracted driving.

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The 4th of July weekend is here. Independence Day means family barbecues, parades, times with friends, enjoying the beaches of the Jersey Shore or maybe all of the above for some New Jersey residents.

Of course, as New Jersey's top law firm for the seriously injured, we at Mintz & Geftic tend to look at the other things that also come along with the 4th of July; blowing things up, dangerous driving, drinking in the hot sun and maybe all of the above for some people in this case as well.

10 Dangerous Facts About the Fourth of July 

(Warning: the following list might be considered a buzzkill. Cue the Debbie Downer sound.)

  1. 230 people on average go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the 4th of July.
  2. Fireworks were involved in an estimated 11,400 injuries treated in U.S. Hospital emergency rooms during the calendar year of 2013.
  3. When it comes to fireworks-related injuries, the body part(s) most injured are the hands and fingers. Giants' fans know this all to well.
  4. The type of fireworks causing the most injuries are firecrackers, accounting for 20% of all fireworks-related injuries. Believe it or not, sparklers are a close second with 19%.
  5. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees – hot enough to melt some metals.
  6. Maybe not as surprising, men make up 74% of the people suffering from fireworks-related injuries on the 4th of July.
  7. In 2011, fireworks caused an estimated 17,900 reported fires, including 1200 structural fires, 400 vehicle fires, and 16,300 outside and other fires, culminating in 8 deaths, 40 injuries, and $32 million in property damage
  8.  The National Safety Council estimates indicate 466 people may be killed and an additional 53,600 may be seriously injured in motor vehicle crashes during the three-day Fourth of July holiday weekend.
  9. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been tracking car crash statistics for over 25 years, and they show that, on average, 51% of all fatal automobile accidents on the 4th of July are related to alcohol. This is more than any other holiday.
  10. An estimated 150 million hot dogs will be consumed on the 4th of July.

 

We had to finish with at least one fun fact to reward anyone that made it through that "cheerful" list.  

All of us at Mintz & Geftic wish you and your families a very happy and safe 4th of July weekend!

 

 

Elizabeth, New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers

We give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident, call us today at 908-352-2323 or send us email by clicking here to evaluate your case.

Our car accident injury attorneys serve clients throughout New Jersey and New York, including the cities of Newark, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Hackensack, and Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties. We have offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey and New York City.

 

Sources:

http://www.nsc.org/Connect/NSCNewsReleases/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=126

http://www.medicalbag.com/grey-matter/fourth-of-july-injuries/article/472651/

https://www.cpsc.gov//Global/Research-and-Statistics/Injury-Statistics/Fuel-Lighters-and-Fireworks/2013FireworksReport.pdf

 

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Tuesday, 07 June 2016 15:40

Is Your Bus Driver Awake?

"I remember waking up in the hospital screaming. I have never screamed so much in my life," she said. "I kept forgetting where I was and I would just scream and not stop because the pain was so intense." (Ganim, Zamost, cnn.com)

The quote above is from Elora Lencoski describing the night in late 2013 when she was a passenger on a Greyhound bus that crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer, killing one woman and injuring dozens of other people. Whether you regularly ride on a Greyhound bus like Elora did or on a New Jersey Transit bus like so many of our readers do everyday, the thought of such a bus crash is clearly horrific.

Just 18 years old at the time and a talented opera singer ready to attend a top music school, Lencoski suffered catastrophic injuries in the bus collision. These bus crash injuries included a brain injury and badly hurt leg. But the most devastating injury to the young singer from the bus crash was the vertebrae in her neck that shattered, affecting her voice box, and seriously diminishing her ability to sing. 

Some said their Greyhound bus driver had red eyes when she was taking tickets in New York. One man said he saw the driver doze off behind the wheel. Another driver on the same road saw the bus swerving and remembers thinking, "They are going to kill somebody." (Ganim, Zamost, cnn.com)

As the excerpt above from CNN references, it is alleged that the Greyhound bus driver fell asleep at the wheel causing this horrible bus accident. Of course, many of us know that New Jersey Transit has also had a driver fall asleep causing a major bus crash. Back in 2012, an NJ Transit bus crashed and put 50 passengers in danger when the NJ Transit bus driver fell asleep at the wheel. 

As Elizabeth, New Jersey's top bus accident lawyers, we at Mintz & Geftic have noted in previous blogs just how dangerous distracted driving can be, especially in this age of texting and smartphones. However, another major cause of deadly bus accidents and catastrophic injuries occurring on New Jersey's roadways has been around far longer than cell phones, and that is driver fatigue. 

A government study from 2012 found 37% of all passenger bus crashes were due to driver fatigue. Of the 184 fatal bus crashes involving a passenger bus from 2010 to 2014, five were due to driver fatigue, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Greyhound Not Following Its Own Rule 

Greyhound has had a rule in place that states drivers are supposed to stop about every 150 miles, get out and walk around the bus to help combat against possible fatigue. It would be great to see a company prioritizing the safety of its drivers and passengers with such a rule. However, CNN's investigation discovered that the so-called rule is not enforced by the company. 

In fact, in a deposition, their CEO testified that they have no system in place of actually enforcing the rule. He also acknowledged that some longer routes could have drivers going twice as far as 150 miles without stopping. 

Another passenger who suffered through the bus accident with Lencoski lost his leg and sued separately. The jury in his case found that "Greyhound demonstrated reckless indifference to the safety" of passengers and drivers. The jury also faulted the company for "giving contradictory language in their rules and training" related to "fatigue level," and not "enforcing their rules." 

He was awarded $23 million, and another $4 million in punitive damages. In addition, the jury tacked on $150 to send a message that Greyhound wasn't following its 150-mile rule. 

We suggest checking out CNN's article in full here, where you can watch their video and learn about more details. 

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE: 8/19/2016 - We have learned that two New Jersey Transit buses have collided in Newark, New Jersey this morning near the intersection of North Broad Street and Raymond Boulevard. It has been reported that one of the bus drivers was killed and several passengers suffered serious life-threatening injuries (ABC News). Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their loved ones.

Please note this blog was published here on our site back in June. 

 

Elizabeth, New Jersey and Newark, New Jersey Bus Accident Lawyers

Our Elizabeth and Newark, New Jersey Bus Accident Lawyers give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured in a NJ Transit bus crash or a Greyhound bus crash, call us today at 908-352-2323 or send us an email by clicking here to evaluate your case.

Our bus accident lawyers serve clients throughout New Jersey and New York, including the cities of Newark, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Hackensack, and Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties. We have offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey and New York City.

WE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU!

 

Sources:

"Asleep at the wheel? Greyhound fails to enforce its own safety rule" By Sara Ganim and Scott Zamost, CNN Investigations

 "NJT Bus Driver Fell Asleep at Wheel on Morning Commute: Passengers" By Brynn Gingras NBC New York 

Update Source - "New Jersey Bus Crash Leaves 1 Dead, 20 Injured" By Morgan Winsor and Aaron Katersky ABC News

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Cheap gas prices and a reasonably robust economic climate are among the reasons that the 2016 Memorial Day weekend is shaping up as one of the busiest—and most dangerous—holidays in recent years. (Brad Tuttle, money.com)

As we begin this exciting Memorial Day weekend, many of us are looking forward to barbecues, pool parties or maybe even some time at the beach. For those of you planning to hit the New Jersey Turnpike , Garden State Parkway or other New Jersey roadways on this holiday weekend, there are some important things that drivers need to be aware of.

As New Jersey's car accident lawyers, we at Mintz & Geftic know all too well that holiday weekends tend to bring about some of the most hazardous conditions we ever see on the roads. Unfortunately, reports are indicating that this Memorial Day Weekend will be no exception.

Whether it's car accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents or pedestrian accidents, drivers need to be alert this Memorial Day weekend to help keep their families safe.

TOP 5 THINGS TO KNOW THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Here's some interesting items we've come across regarding motor vehicle accidents on Memorial Day weekend. Please take note of these and remember to put down the cellphone!

1. A new report by the National Safety Council estimates that 439 Americans will be killed on the road this Memorial Day weekend, the highest number since 2009 and about 100 more than in 2014. (The final number for 2015 is not yet known.) Another 50,500 will be seriously injured, the report predicts.

2. The new report estimated that 104 of the 439 traffic fatalities could be avoided if everyone wore their seat belt.

3. AAA estimates that about 91 percent of New Jersey travelers expect to make their way by car, for a total of about 872,000 people, up 2 percent from last year. Nationally, 38 million will travel by automobile (dailyrecord.com).

4. Booze is a big factor; 44 percent of all traffic fatalities that occur over Memorial Day are alcohol-related (yahoo.com).

5. Texting behind the wheel is the behavior most likely to induce road rage from fellow motorists, according to a new survey conducted on behalf of Expedia. Tailgaters and left-lane hogs tied for second place in terms of aggravating people on the roads (time.com).

Elizabeth, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers

We give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call us today at 908-352-2323 or send us email by clicking here to evaluate your case.

Our car accident injury lawyers serve clients throughout New Jersey and New York, including the cities of Newark, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Hackensack, and Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties. We have offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey and New York City.

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Wednesday, 30 March 2016 13:03

Seat Back Failure

Elizabeth, New Jersey's premier personal injury lawyers providing assistance for victims of seat back failure.

Seat back failure is a serious defect in many vehicles that causes numerous injuries and fatalities every single year, often times to children. Seat back failure occurs when a car is rear-ended and the defective front seat breaks at the hinge, sending the occupant backwards into the seat behind them with great force and no restraint.

Rear-end collisions may be caused by distracted driving or texting while driving. Seat back failure can make these types of accidents far more dangerous. At Mintz & Geftic, our seat back failure attorneys have a proven track record of fighting for our clients who have been victims of motor vehicle accidents.

 

seat back failure accidents

Auto safety experts are demanding action on what they call a serious safety defect.

In early 2016, a Texas jury awarded more than a $124.5 million verdict against one automaker for a problem that car companies admit would only cost a couple of dollars to fix (CBS News). New Jersey drivers, especially those that are parents of young children, need to be aware of the serious danger that seat back failure presents.

The types of cases that our motor vehicle accident lawyers handle include:

Brain Injuries and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI); Bicycle Accidents; Bus Accidents; Drunk Driving Accidents; Distracted Driving; Garden State Parkway Accidents; Head-On Collisions; Seat Back Failure Accidents; Intersection Accidents; Seat Back Failure Accidents; Motorcycle Accidents; New Jersey Turnpike Accidents; Rear-End Collisions; Rollover Accidents; Spinal Cord Injuries;Uninsured/Underinsured Accidents; and Wrongful Death Accidents.

 

 

Elizabeth, New Jersey Seat Back Failure lawyers

Our Elizabeth, New Jersey Seat Back Failure lawyers give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident or has been a victim of seat back failure, call us today at 908-352-2323 or send us email by clicking here to evaluate your case.

Our Elizabeth, New Jersey car accident injury lawyers serve clients throughout New Jersey and New York, including the cities of Newark, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Hackensack, and Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties. We have offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey and New York City.

WE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU!

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