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Scaffolds are critical construction aids and a major risk source

Those who work in construction frequently have to access elevated areas, often on the outside of a building. Working at higher elevations can put workers at risk, even if they use protective equipment and adhere to best practices. Falls are a constant risk for construction workers whose job takes them off the ground.

Scaffolding is an important tool when construction workers must do their jobs at significant elevations. These temporary platforms can make it easier and safer for workers to access exterior spaces above ground level and can even protect people on the ground, such as passers-by.

Slip-and-fall accidents: Lawsuit filed against Walmart

There are many people who visit the state of New Jersey to take advantage of the various entertainment, shopping and dining opportunities available here. There are multitude of world-class stores and businesses here that are not found in other areas of the country. Customer service is always a main focus, so owners and employees of these public establishments go to great lengths to welcome customers with an inviting and safe environment. Sometimes, however, potential hazards such as foreign objects or wet floors can be missed. This can result in slip-and-fall accidents.

A woman in another state claims that water on the floor of a Walmart store caused her to fall, and she has filed a lawsuit. The woman said she visited the store to do some shopping and entered through the automatic double-doors at the main entrance. Allegedly, she encountered rainwater that had accumulated on the floor in the vestibule, which caused her to slip and fall.

Trucking accidents: Woman killed in hit-and-run crash

Tractor-trailers are considered to be the lifeblood of the United States economy, and rightfully so. As the economy grows, so does the need to transport goods and merchandise. Interstates and major highways across the country are heavily utilized by these large vehicles at all hours of the day. In New Jersey, truck drivers are required to have certain licenses only acquired by undergoing specialized training, but this does not prevent them from making mistakes. Since tractor-trailers are so massive, trucking accidents are more likely to be fatal.

A woman recently lost her life in an accident involving a tractor-trailer. The accident happened at night along the heavily traveled Interstate 95 near mile marker 121. According to reports, the woman was driving a southbound SUV and had just been involved in a three-car crash.

Car accidents: 2 killed in tragic head-on collision

Motorists are always at risk when utilizing crowded roadways across the state of New Jersey. Staying focused behind the wheel and practicing defensive driving habits are good ways to help mitigate some of the risk. However, nearly all drivers will be involved in a crash at some point in their lives. Car accidents are one of the leading causes of death and injury in New Jersey and across the United States.

A recent head-on crash in South Brunswick resulted in the deaths of two people. The accident happened along Route 130 during the morning hours. According to reports, the driver of a northbound car lost control of the vehicle, crossed over the median of the highway and spun into the southbound lanes. Reports said the northbound car collided head-on with a southbound car.

Wrong-way car accidents may lead to serious injuries

Three people have sadly suffered serious injuries in a car collision in New Jersey. The wrong-way accident took place early in the morning on a recent Sunday. These kinds of car accidents can easily occur due to a driver's negligence, which is grounds for litigation.

The recent New Jersey collision took place a little before 2 a.m. along Interstate 78. According to police, a woman, 51, was headed east along the interstate's westbound lanes. At that time, her car reportedly sideswiped a truck and hit another car head-on.

After a truck accident, request electronic control module data

When commercial truck accidents occur, they can cause incredible amounts of damage and may even cost lives. Unfortunately, it is not always simple to determine what caused a truck accident, especially if there were multiple drivers involved.

One of the most useful sources of evidence after a truck accident is the truck's electronic control module, or ECM. ECMs record various kinds of information about the operations of the truck and the driving habits of the driver. When it is not clear which party caused an accident, the data collected by the ECM can help shed light on the cause and which parties have liability for the resulting damages.

Safety tips to prevent trucking accidents

These days, interstates and highways across the state of New Jersey are seeing higher volumes of commercial traffic. For those in passenger vehicles, traveling at high speeds near big rigs like tractor-trailers can definitely be intimidating. Since these trucks are so massive, trucking accidents involving passenger vehicles have a higher probability to be serious or fatal. These safety tips could be helpful for drivers who share roadways with tractor-trailers.

Drivers should always keep in mind that tractor-trailers have large blind spots on all sides. Always avoid these blind spots. Drivers should assume that if they can't see the truck driver in the truck's side-view mirror, the truck driver can't see them.

New Jersey car accidents may lead to injuries or death

One person's life has sadly been cut short in a tragic motor vehicle collision in New Jersey. In addition, another person suffered injuries in the crash. These types of car accidents sometimes occur due to the carelessness of a driver, which is grounds for litigation.

The recent two-car crash occurred at around 10:24 a.m. on a recent Monday. According to authorities, a 30-year-old man was driving a car along a parkway. Then, his car reportedly collided with a minivan that a 42-year-old individual was driving.

Car accidents involving bicyclists are usually serious or fatal

During the spring and summer months, cycling is a popular form of transportation and recreation in the state of New Jersey. Not only is cycling a great way to stay in shape, it is also very economical and environmentally friendly. As the weather warms in spring, cyclists are more numerous throughout the state. However, cycling near busy roadways can be incredibly dangerous. Car accidents involving bicycles seem to be happening more and more as populations increase in New Jersey.

A recent crash in Berkeley resulted in the deaths of a cyclist and a driver. The accident happened during the afternoon hours along Route 9 just south of Sylvan Lakes Boulevard. According to reports, the driver was traveling south along Route 9 when he suddenly lost control of his vehicle and crossed the center line of the highway.

Medical malpractice can happen any time humans are involved

Every day, medical patients in New Jersey place their trust and their lives in the hands of skilled nurses, physicians and surgeons. Families trust that these skilled medical professionals will conduct the necessary tests and evaluations required for treatment while also performing duties to the best of their abilities. Unfortunately, any time humans are involved, mistakes will happen. Tragically, patients ultimately suffer the consequences of medical malpractice.

A lawsuit filed in another state alleged that a foreign object was left in a man during a surgical procedure. According to the lawsuit, the man was admitted to a medical center and remained there for a few months. During his time there, he was an in-patient and an outpatient.

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