The Most Dangerous Roads in New Jersey

In 2008, the Tri-State Transportation Campaign issued a report identifying the top ten deadliest roads for pedestrians in our state of New Jersey as well as additional dangerous roads for pedestrians throughout the state. The two roads that topped the list included Route 30 located in Atlantic County and Route 130 in Burlington County. According to the report, 18 people lost their lives on these two roads alone between 2005 and 2007. Additional roads that [...]

What to do after a Dog Bite

Dog bites can be excruciating, shocking and frightening. If you’ve been bitten by a dog, you must stay calm and obtain medical care as quickly as possible. Whether you have insurance or not, your local emergency room is an excellent resource for getting the care you need quickly. If you’ve been bitten by a dog, know that New Jersey Dog Bite Liability Law gives you the right to seek compensation for your injuries; pain and suffering; past, present and future medical care; past, present and future diminished earning capacity; emotional trauma and more. At Keefe Bartels, we are experienced in dog bite litigation and are determined to get you the compensation you need and deserve. Contact us today at 1-877-ATTY-247 for a free initial consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit us online at

Paterson NJ Family Pursues Wrongful Death Suit Against Police and City

The family of a Paterson man who was shot to death by police is now filing a wrongful death action, seeking to recover ten million dollars from the city of Paterson and the Paterson police department as compensation for wrongful death. Saulo Del Rosario was found with a hammer in his hand when police arrived at his home. Police had been called by Del Rosario’s family when the family found him to be non-responsive to [...]

Construction Accident Kills Worker in Franklin Township NJ

On the afternoon of Monday, a twelve foot deep trench collapsed on Neuville Drive in Franklin Township, crushing and killing a construction worker who was on the job. While he was working on the construction of a new home, the man was buried suddenly in the collapse. He did not survive the hour that it took for emergency responders to dig out the collapsed trench in their efforts to rescue him. OSHA Standards for Construction [...]

Truck Driver Killed in Fiery Woodbridge Turnpike Accident

Carlos Vinciguerra-Gomez, 58, of Elizabeth, was killed Tuesday, when his tank truck crashed and became engulfed in flames on the New Jersey turnpike. Vinciguerra-Gomez’s truck was carrying approximately 8,500 gallons of gas, and his injuries included burns over 90 percent of his body. Federal Hazardous Materials Regulations Under Federal Hazardous Materials regulations, which govern not only interstate transport of hazardous materials, but also intrastate transport on any highway, many requirements are imposed on companies like [...]

Tractor Trailer Rear-Ended in Mahwah NJ Accident

Traffic jammed on I-287 North in Mahwah on Monday, when a tractor trailer was rear-ended by another driver, who was then airlifted to the emergency room at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson. In order for the helicopter to land on I-287 to minimize the time spent getting the driver proper medical attention, police closed down multiple lanes, which slowed traffic traveling on the highway. Federal Commercial Motor Vehicle Regulations Although it is unclear what caused [...]

New Jersey Man Dies of Mesothelioma, Ending Life of Activism

Lynn Miles, 72, originally from New Jersey, has lost his tragic battle with mesothelioma after many months of battling the disease. A dedicated human rights activist focused on helping to introduce democracy in Taiwan, Miles was in Taipei, Taiwan at the time of his death, and received care at Tzu Chi General Hospital. Miles had spent much of his time in Taiwan since traveling there over 50 years ago to study Chinese, and had made [...]

Construction Workers Narrowly Avoid Serious Injury as Union Beach House Topples

On the afternoon of Monday, June 8, a New Jersey woman’s Union Beach house collapsed suddenly while it was under construction. Multiple contractors had been working at the site recently in order to prepare for the elevation of the house, including a general contractor, a home elevation subcontractor, and an excavation subcontractor. The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has not yet officially opened an investigation of the incident, but has confirmed that they [...]

New York Man Killed in Rutherford Tractor Trailer Accident

On Monday, June 8, Route 3 west through Rutherford, New Jersey was closed for hours for the investigation of a tractor trailer accident that has killed a New York resident. The accident occurred when a truck carrying a large shipping container on a flatbed miscalculated the clearance of the West Orient Way overpass, and struck the overpass. The shipping container flew off of the flatbed trailer as a result of its impact with the overpass, [...]

Hudson County Judge Overturns $13.2 Million Award for Nursing Home Neglect

On May 27, a Hudson County Judge overturned a jury’s May 2014 decision to award $13.2 million in damages to a family suing a Jersey City nursing home after the death of a family member. The case arose in 2010 when Mary Dwyer, an 87-year-old resident of the HarborView Healthcare Center, passed away after her release from the center. Her family claimed that Dwyer lost significant weight while at the center, was not turned often [...]

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