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Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Begins Brake Safety Week

By MLG Accident Lawyers NJ |

Brake safety is extremely important among commercial vehicles, most of which are large vehicles which require substantial braking power to bring to a stop. Ensuring that these brakes are functioning is an important role of truck inspection stops, but many commercial vehicles with shoddy brakes still manage to escape inspection. In order to address… Read More »

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Malfunctioning Elevator Takes Life of Restaurant Employee

By MLG Accident Lawyers NJ |

A tragic accident at a New Jersey restaurant has resulted in the death of an employee. The worker was killed while loading the restaurant’s freight elevator. The accident occurred at a Lakehurst restaurant called Three B’s Bar and Bistro on Sunday, August 28th. The victim was helping to unload a delivery of food at… Read More »

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Pedal Error Not an Uncommon Source of Accidents

By MLG Accident Lawyers NJ |

It’s one of the most basic skills a driver has to have—pressing the correct pedal at the correct time. Nevertheless, whether due to distraction or decaying mental functioning, dozens of auto accidents occur every day when drivers press the wrong pedal. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that accidents resulting from pedal… Read More »

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Study Reveals that Most American Drivers Admit to Aggression behind the Wheel

By MLG Accident Lawyers NJ |

Aggressive driving isn’t just impolite; it can be downright dangerous. A recent study by the AAA Foundation on Traffic Safety found the behavior troublingly prevalent, and linked to other dangerous driving habits likely to result in serious car accidents. The AAA Foundation conducted a survey of over 2,700 licensed American drivers who had been… Read More »

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New Jersey Considers Making It Illegal to Eat or Drink Behind the Wheel

By MLG Accident Lawyers NJ |

While out on New Jersey roads we’ve all seen drivers trying to get a bit too much done at once while behind the wheel. Perhaps you’ve seen drivers applying makeup, eating an elaborate meal, or even reading the newspaper while driving, and wondered if such practices could possibly be safe. If a new bill… Read More »

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Touchscreens on Motorcycles: Are Riders More or Less Safe?

By MLG Accident Lawyers NJ |

Even the safest motorcycle riders are more vulnerable on the road than people in passenger vehicles. Riders must be vigilant in looking for any debris or potholes in the road which could cause them to lose control of their bikes, while also avoiding suddenly-stopped traffic, and attempting to dodge car and truck drivers who… Read More »

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Tractor-Trailer Flees Scene of Accident and Causes Second, Fatal Crash in Elizabeth

By MLG Accident Lawyers NJ |

The driver of an 18-wheeler recently led Elizabeth police on a chase after fleeing the scene of an accident, struck numerous cars, and ultimately caused a crash which killed the driver of the other vehicle. He is now facing multiple criminal charges in New Jersey state court. The series of accidents began with a… Read More »

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Head-on Collisions Cause Serious Injuries in Recent Accidents

By MLG Accident Lawyers NJ |

Two recent New Jersey accidents resulting from wrong-way drivers sent a number of people to the hospital, and demonstrate the rare but dangerous result of head-on collisions. In the early hours of July 9, 2016 the driver of a black Dodge Charger was traveling north in the southbound lane of State Highway 47 in… Read More »

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What to do after a truck accident

By MLG Accident Lawyers NJ |

Large trucks, tractor-trailers, and semi-trucks hold the potential to do a great deal of damage when involved in a collision. Most accidents involving a large truck result in injuries not to the driver of the truck, but to the driver of the other vehicle involved. Between 2013 and 2014, the rate of injury accidents… Read More »

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Rule That Could Keep Fatigued Truck Drivers Off the Road Being Reconsidered

By MLG Accident Lawyers NJ |

An important transportation spending bill currently before the U.S. House of Representatives would eliminate an important rule aimed at protecting both long-haul drivers from being behind the wheel while fatigued, as well as drivers with whom they share the road. Federal law limits commercial truck drivers to working 60 hours in a 7-day period,… Read More »

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