Posts by Robert Smith
Car Accidents Caused by Defective Parts in New Jersey
Most car accidents get caused by a failure on the part of one of the drivers. Someone suffers from a moment of inattention or a lapse in judgment, and a collision results. Yet sometimes there’s a invisible third party in the accident: the automaker or or the auto parts manufacturer. There have even been auto…Read More
What to Do After a New Jersey Public Transportation Accident
As gas prices go up more and more New Jersey residents are turning to public transportation to get around. While public transportation is statistically safer than riding in your own car, it does carry risks. You can get injured on a public bus or train just as easily as you can get injured in a…Read More
New Jersey Texting While Driving Statistics
Did you know that New Jersey has the second highest rate of fatal crashes due to distraction in the nation? Most of these, of course, are the result of cell phone use while driving. Here are some other statistics about distracted driving. Nationwide, distracted driving is one of the 5 leading causes of motor vehicle…Read More
What Happens if You Are Hit by a Hit-and-Run Driver in New Jersey
Hit and run crashes are sadly common in New Jersey. They happen for a variety of reasons. Uninsured drivers panic. Criminal drivers have warrants for their arrest. Intoxicated drivers don’t want to get caught. Whatever the reason, it’s understandable that being injured in a hit and run leaves you wondering who is going to pay…Read More
5 Things to Discuss With Your New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney
Many people go their entire lives without dealing with lawyers at all. If an injury case is the first time you’ve ever dealt with one, you are hardly alone. To prevent you from feeling overwhelmed, we’ve put together this short list of what you should expect to talk about when you meet with a personal…Read More
Choosing the Right New Jersey Auto Insurance Policy
Here at Smith-Doran we pursue auto-accident related personal injury claims that meet the threshold for a lawsuit. Yet we know that our clients are often caught off-guard by insurance limits. They’ve heard the headlines on personal injury claims, and are surprised to find out that insurance companies are only going to pay up to the…Read More
How Many New Jersey Drivers are Driving While Tired?
Did you know about 24% of drivers admit to having driven while so tired they could barely keep their eyes open? Probably by the time they’re that exhausted they’re already impaired, but driving while tired is as dangerous as driving while drunk. Some studies say that it’s even more dangerous. Either way, drowsy drivers cause…Read More
How Does Personal Injury Work in a New Jersey Boating Accident?
New Jersey is a hotbed of activity for those who love to play in the water. Boating, water skiing, surfing, parasailing. You name it, and you can probably do it in our great state. But that means sometimes people get injured in boating accidents, and sometimes those accidents are caused by one or more negligent…Read More
What is a New Jersey Intentional Tort?
Usually when people think of personal injury cases they think of accidents. Yet it is also possible to bring forth a personal injury case where someone has caused an injury on purpose. We see these in harassment, abuse, and assault cases. Examples of Intentional Torts A nursing home employee sexually harasses your elderly grandmother, causing…Read More
Getting Disability Assistance During a New Jersey Personal Injury Case
It takes up to 18 months to finish out a personal injury case. If you can’t work during that time then you’re going to need to find some other source of income. For many, this will mean reaching for government disability benefits or for benefits from a private disability insurance company. Here’s what you need…Read More