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March 2015 Archives

How five-star vehicle safety ratings are computed

As one of the preeminent federal agencies dealing with the consequences of automobile crashes across the country, including New Jersey, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration long ago established a system to help consumers identify the safest vehicles to buy and drive. NHTSA's New Car Assessment Program, which is more commonly called the five-star program, began in 1978. Five-star provides consumers with information about new vehicles' crash protection, rollover safety and other features. One star means a vehicle has received the lowest rating and five stars the highest.

Family of New Jersey girl who was declared dead files lawsuit

Medical malpractice can be cataclysmic for the patient as well as family members. Every year New Jersey sees a plethora of medical malpractice lawsuits where the devastated family members initiate lawsuits in order to seek justice. However, every medical error may not be thought of as medical malpractice.

Car accident victims often benefit from experienced legal help

In New Jersey, like elsewhere in the country, motor vehicle accidents are a major cause of severe injuries and fatalities year in and year out. The causes of these accidents are varied, but one leading cause is distracted driving, a category that includes driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, texting and driving or even driving while eating. All of these are forms of negligence, and both injury victims and the families of those killed in car accidents often need help to pursue compensation.