As a general trend in urbanization continues, the rates in some categories of traffic fatalities have increased as well, which would be of interest to drivers in many New Jersey urban areas. Of some concern is the very slight decrease in traffic fatalities overall as well as the higher increase in pedestrian and cyclist fatalities.
When people in New Jersey lose their lives due to someone else's wrongdoing or negligence, their surviving family members have the grounds for a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death lawsuit allows family members to recover financially for the loss of their loved one. While the person who lost his or her life may have left behind a will to distribute assets to beneficiaries, the proceeds from a wrongful death lawsuit are distributed according to the state's intestacy laws, as if the person had passed away without a will.
When a medical patient is injured in New Jersey, the question arises as to whether the doctor was responsible. If the doctor did not follow the widely accepted standard for care in his or her field, then that may prove medical negligence, also known as medical malpractice. For a medical malpractice claim to work, though, a second element must be proven: that the negligence led to the injury. The two do not always go together.
Some workplaces have more risks than others. While employers should make every effort to ensure that all workplaces are reasonably safe for employees to operate within, risks cannot completely be eliminated. The metalworking profession is one of the higher risk professions because it involves physical and arduous labor.
Parents of teen drivers in New Jersey have good reason to worry about the approach of summer because it's a dangerous season for teens on the road. In fact, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety calls the 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day the deadliest for teen drivers. The chances of a fatal car crash involving a teen driver go up an average of 15% during that time. Even hospitals understand the risk and accordingly prepare.