Posted on Thursday, May 16th, 2013 at 10:14 am
Japanese automaker Subaru is going to recall as many as 5,400 vehicles from their 2013 Legacy and Outback models. According to a report posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website, Subaru decided to recall the vehicles over concerns that parts of the steering shaft could lose contact with each other, resulting in a driver’s inability to steer their vehicle.
Subaru first became aware of this problem in June of 2012 after the defect was discovered in an assembly plant. The company stopped shipping and selling new vehicles until they had a chance to inspect and repair them. However, this past February, the company received a complaint from a Subaru owner claiming that he lost the ability to steer his car, prompting an investigation and the subsequent recall.
While no accidents have been reported so far in connection to this particular defect, these types of incidents happen all too often. If you or someone you love has been injured because of an automotive defect or malfunction, contact the experienced legal team at Levinson Axelrod, P.A., today by calling 800-346-5529.
Posted on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 at 10:35 am
New Jersey State Police have identified the cause of a tour bus crash that occurred along Route 295 in Hamilton Township on Saturday the 20th of April.
According to State Police Lt. Steven Jones, the tour bus, which was northbound for New York from Philadelphia, blew a tire causing the driver to lose control and slide down an embankment.
Fourteen out of the thirty passengers on board who suffered minor injuries such as slight contusions and bruises were rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment.
Officer Jones said no other vehicles were involved in the accident and that it won’t be necessary to file appropriate charges against the driver.
More and more commuters and travelers are being injuried in serious bus accidents caused by vehicle malfunction. This may cause a driver and his or her passengers to suffer serious injuries. If you or your loved one was injured such an accident, contact the legal team at Levinson Axelrod, P.A., by calling 800-346-5529 and learn more about the legal options available to you.
Posted on Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 at 2:48 pm
A car accident in Franklin Township, Central New Jersey involving New Jersey State Senator Barbara Buono occurred around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12, 2013.
Senator Buono suffered a cut to her forehead in the accident. According to investigators, their vehicle, which was driven by one of Buono’s aides, struck an oncoming car when making a turn.
The senator was immediately taken to a nearby hospital but was shortly discharged after being treated for minor injuries.
Her campaign spokesman David Turner said that the senator is very relieved that the only injuries resulting from the accident were very minor and was touched by all those who expressed their concern for her well-being.
Unfortunately, the reckless actions of drivers all too often causes innocent people to be injured. If you, like Senator Buono, have been injured in an accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, speak with a lawyer from Levinson Axelrod, P.A.. You can discuss your unique circumstances and learn more about your legal options by calling 800-346-5529.
Posted on Thursday, February 21st, 2013 at 3:57 pm
At least 10 people were injured, including a school crossing guard hit by flying debris, after a commuter train ran into a tractor-trailer loaded with hundreds of paint buckets on January 30.
New Jersey Transit spokesman John Durso, Jr., said the trailer-truck crossed the tracks, apparently failed to make a sharp left turn and while reattempting the turn, was struck by an oncoming train. Of the 71 passengers on the train, bound for Hoboken, eight sustained minor injuries, while the guard and an NJ Transit employee suffered serious injuries, Durso added. The truck driver transporting the paint was identified as Jaswinder Singh, 23, of Carteret. He sustained minor shoulder injury and was later charged with a violation for improper railroad crossing and reckless driving.
Singh’s truck company, Malhi Transport, refused to comment on the accident.
Because of how devastating both truck and train accidents can be, it’s critical that drivers operate their vehicles responsibly. When you’ve been harmed in an accident caused by a reckless truck driver, call 800-346-5529. You can speak to a knowledgeable attorney of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., about your situation and legal options.
Posted on Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at 6:07 pm
Black ice is said to be the cause of a bus accident that left two students and a pickup truck driver injured after the two vehicles collided Wednesday morning. According to police reports, the truck skidded across the roadway once it struck the patch of black ice. It then struck a pole before colliding head-on with a school bus that was also traveling on Harrison Road.
The 76-year-old North Branford man suffered from serious head injuries as a result of the crash and was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital in order to be treated. The two students that were injured in the accident suffered from minor injuries, including split lips.
There were 13 students on the bus during the accident. The students were on their way to Holy Trinity School, a private school that holds classes for grades kindergarten through 8th. All students were checked out by the school nurse as a precaution. Witnesses to the accident have been asked to call police officials at this time in order to help with the investigation.
When children are traveling to school by bus, we put our confidence in the bus driver to get them to their destination safely. If your loved one has been injured due to the negligence of another driver, contact the New Jersey accident lawyers of Levinson & Axelrod, P.A. today.
Posted on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 at 3:06 pm
Jurors have now convicted former “Melrose Place” and “Cry Baby” actress, Amy Locane-Bovenizer, for vehicular homicide and she is currently being jailed without bail. The conviction was announced Tuesday after it was found that she was drunk driving when her SUV collided with another vehicle resulting in the death of one woman.
The 40-year-old actress was seeking to blame a third motorist in the accident who was pursuing the actress after she was also rear-ended by the actress.
Representation for the actress also tried to place blame on the victim’s husband who was driving the vehicle and allegedly made a turn that was deliberately slow. The man was seriously injured in the crash and his 60-year-old wife was killed.
The actress claimed that because she was being pursued by the third motorist, she was forced to go faster than normal. The third motorist stated that after she was rear-ended, she waited for the actress to turn her SUV off, but instead she drove off.
After noticing that she was intoxicated, she knew that she must get the woman off of the roadway and was following her in attempts to do to. She followed the woman for about four miles as they traveled at speeds near 35 mph until a car in front of the actress’ car switched lanes and she accelerated to speeds over 50 mph.
The actress’ blood alcohol content was nearly three times the legal level when the car accident occurred in 2010, according to courtroom evidence. She now faces five to 10 years in prison for the vehicular homicide charge and must serve 85 percent of it without the option of parole. She was acquitted of the more serious charge of aggravated manslaughter. She also three to five years in prison for her conviction on a second count of assault by auto and sentencing for this charge occurs on March 1.
Posted on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 at 10:33 pm
The New Jersey-based Turkana Foods has now announced the recall of dried apricots after it was found that the undeclared sulfites were used as preservatives in the products. This can be an issue for those who have sensitivities to sulfites because a potentially life-threatening reaction that can occur.
The recalled “Turkana Valley” dried apricot products were delivered to the northeast region and come in plastic packages in two different sizes, 250 grams and 500 grams. They each feature a black and orange label and have an expiration date of 2-2013.
As of now, there have been no illnesses reported in connection with the recall, but officials are urging consumers to not eat the products.
The recall was done after routine product sampling was done and the sulfites were found in the products, but were not listed on the label. A preliminary investigation shows that the issue stems from a “temporary breakdown” in the packaging process of the company.
As Americans, we rely on the sense that the food we purchase from grocery stores is safe for our family to eat. When we hear of stories like this, it shakes our belief in product safety. If you or a loved one has become ill after consuming a poorly manufactured food product, contact the New Jersey product recall lawyers of Levinson Axelrod P.A., today
Posted on Friday, November 16th, 2012 at 9:02 pm
Four military veterans were killed yesterday afternoon in Midland, Texas when the parade float they were riding on to an honorary banquet was hit by a Union Pacific train. A total of 17 veterans and their family members were injured in the accident, the New York Times reports. Two floats were carrying the veterans and loved ones to the banquet; the first one made it across in time, but the second one carrying 26 people did not.
Two veterans were pronounced dead at the scene and the other two died later at local hospitals. Of the injured, one is still in critical condition at Midland Memorial Hospital and another is listed in serious condition at a Lubbock hospital. Three people are in stable condition and 11 have been treated and released.
Witnesses speak of heroism as two of the killed veterans died pushing their wives out of the way of the train. Some veterans were unable to jump to safety as they were bound to wheel chairs. Many are now questioning the safety features of the railroad crossing, as some say they did not see the gates go down before the accident. However, Union Pacific says it appears that all safety devices were working properly at the time of the collision. The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the accident.
Our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of the veterans who died in this tragic accident.
Posted on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 at 7:35 pm
Seventeen people were injured during Monday morning rush hour in Weehawken just before the Lincoln Tunnel when two buses collided with one another. According to a spokesperson at NJ Transit, a Martz Trailways bus rear-ended a NJ Transit bus in the express bus lane on Route 495.
Two passengers were seriously injured and transported to nearby hospitals. The extent of their injuries and their current conditions were not disclosed. Six people, including the driver of the 168 NJ Transit bus, were taken to the hospital. The injuries of passengers on the Martz Trailways bus were not disclosed, though it is believed the driver was injured.
According to NJ.com, the collision may have been caused by heavy fog. The accident caused major delays for commuters going into Manhattan; eastbound traffic towards the Lincoln Tunnel was backed up all the way to the New Jersey Turnpike at Exit 6 and Route 13. Outbound lanes of the Lincoln Tunnel were shut down for three hours after the accident, and bus routes were delayed up to 90 minutes. Port Authority police will be investigating the accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident while riding on public transportation, hiring a personal injury attorney can help ensure that those responsible for your injuries are brought to justice. A lawsuit could bring you the financial compensation you are entitled to pay for your medical bills.
Posted on Friday, November 9th, 2012 at 10:54 pm
Two people were killed in New Jersey earlier this week when they were involved in a car accident on U.S. 206. Police officials have stated that the snowy, icy conditions could be the reason for the accident.
New Jersey Police officials told the NBC affiliate that it is possible that the driver was speeding on the icy road when they lost control of the vehicle and collided into another car. Both the driver and the passenger of the car were pronounced dead on the scene by emergency crews.
The accident took place in the Burlington County area in the city of Tabernacle. The driver of the second vehicle was transported to the hospital in order to treated for injuries sustained in the collision, but hospital officials have stated that this person will make a full recovery.
Dangerous weather is not only a hazard during a storm, but the aftermath of a snow or ice storm can make the roadways a very dangerous place.
While we cannot control the weather and at times have to venture out onto dangerous streets, it is that much more important to make sure that drivers are not distracted or impaired. If you have been injured by a negligent driver on the roadway, contact the New Jersey injury lawyers of Levinson Axelrod today in order to discuss your legal options.