Middlesex County and New Jersey Trial Lawyers BLOG

Drunk Truck Driver Nearly Engulfed In Flames

Posted on April 14, 2014 by Spevack Law Firm

Alcohol affects a driver’s ability to accurately discern distances and slows their reaction time significantly. Drunk driving is dangerous enough when the driver is behind the wheel of a standard sized automobile; however, a drunk driver behind the wheel of a large tractor-trailer is a recipe for disaster. Tractor-trailers can weigh as much as 60 tons, making them very unwieldy in emergency situations, even with a sober driver. On Sunday, April 7, a 45-year-old truck driver was heading down Route 173 near mile-marker six in Bethlehem, New Jersey when he lost control of the vehicle. The tractor-trailer rolled onto its side, taking a row of power lines down with it. Either sparks from the power lines or simply the impact of the roll ignited the engine compartment. Thankfully, two New Jersey policemen were on patrol near Route 173 around the time of the accident. They found the driver stuck inside…
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Can The City Be Liable For A Pedestrian Accident?

Posted on April 7, 2014 by Spevack Law Firm

The first question on a pedestrian’s mind after they have been hit by a motorist is: who is responsible? Surprisingly, there are more avenues for legal action than simply seeking compensation from the perpetrator. Of course, the perpetrator is an obvious starting point for making an injury claim, but depending on the circumstances, the local municipality can also be found liable for the accident. A local municipality can be found liable for a pedestrian accident if the collision was contingent on ineffective street design or traffic control devices. For example, if a stop light was malfunctioning and a pedestrian was hit crossing the street under the false assumption that oncoming traffic would stop, then the city can be found liable. Similarly, if a motorist changing a flat tire is hit by an oncoming vehicle because the shoulder was too narrow, then the city can also be found liable. According to…
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Beloved Philanthropist Dies In New Jersey Truck Accident

Posted on March 31, 2014 by Spevack Law Firm

New Jersey lost a beloved member of the community on Thursday, March 20, in a tragic accident caused by a Mack truck driver. Chuck Inman, the 67-year-old founder of Battle Against Hunger, a 200-mile bike ride benefiting local charities, was struck from behind while driving with his wife. Inman’s charity events had raised over $650,000 in the past decade, helping to support local soup kitchens, rescue missions and crisis ministries. At approximately 10:18 p.m., Inman and his wife came to a halt in their Lexus behind a 2011 BMW on Route 1 northbound near Lower Harrison Street. The truck driver, intoxicated at the time of the accident, plowed into their Lexus from behind, sending it careening into the BMW. Emergency crews arrived and found Inman dead at the scene of the accident. His 67-year-old wife suffered serious injuries and was escorted to the Capital Health Regional Medical Center. The truck…
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