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Causes of TBIs

A traumatic brain injury is a serious event that could significantly affect a person's health and well-being. Even after the initial injury, a person could suffer complications, like seizures, damaged blood vessels, fluid buildup in the brain, infections, vertigo and headaches. Therefore, it is important for people in New Jersey to recognize situations where they may suffer a TBI, as well as understand their legal options.

Medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death, study says

When a person in New Jersey is seriously ill or injured, they put their full trust in the medical professionals caring for them. After all, doctors, surgeons, nurses and pharmacists go through years of schooling to obtain licenses to practice in their chosen profession. Moreover, they have the specialized skills and knowledge about a person's illness or injury that the average person does not have. However, medical mistakes are still made all too often, sometimes with deadly results.

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

"Brain Injury - Anytime, Anywhere, Anyone," is the theme of this year's Brain Injury Awareness Month. Through increased awareness of the seriousness of traumatic brain injuries, the Brain Injury Association hopes to prevent at least some of the 52,000 fatalities and 275,000 hospitalizations that occur every year due to brain injury.

Pregnant Women Face Serious Risks After Car Accidents

While many precautions are taken to protect the life of a growing fetus, such as regular doctors visits and abstaining from harmful activities, women face serious risks by driving a car while pregnant. That is because if a car accident occurs, the pregnant woman and the fetus may face serious injuries, even if the crash was minor.

New Jersey Supreme Court to Hear Case on Liability Under Dram Shop Act

A majority of U.S. states, New Jersey included, have "dram shop" laws on their books. These laws create civil liability for establishments that sell alcohol to intoxicated persons who later cause injuries as a result of their intoxication.

Any Amount of Alcohol is Too Much to Drive Safely

It's certainly possible that Wilbur Bussey, Jr. wasn't legally drunk when he drove his vehicle into oncoming traffic in Southern New Jersey. Whether he did or did not meet the legal definition of intoxication, there's no doubt that after drinking, he drove and killed Richard Bonanno, 59, and seriously injured Jason Merighi, 21.

Drinking, Driving and Consequences

Police cars, ambulances and fire trucks all surrounded the gruesome scene: a head-on car crash. People were trapped inside both cars, screaming for help, while one young man wriggled free and yelled out to his friends asking them why they let him drive drunk. The accident scene was really a mock-up on a New Jersey high school football field, staged as part of an annual drunk-driving simulation viewed by seniors preparing for their prom.

Backlash Against Kyleigh's Law in New Jersey

New Jersey lawmakers are coming under criticism in the wake of the recently enacted Kyleigh's Law -- which provides driving restrictions targeted toward young people. The law, named after 16-year-old Kyleigh D'Alessio, who was killed in a 2006 motor vehicle accident in which another teenager was behind the wheel, is intended to enforce safety measures on teen drivers to make the streets safer. However, many parents are worried that the law may end up having the opposite effect.

Local Pit Bull Ordinance Leaves Owners Foaming at the Mouth

Dangerous dog laws already exist in New Jersey, but a new ordinance requiring muzzles and stricter licensing laws for pit bulls has been presented in Garfield. Should this ordinance pass, owners of pit bulls will have to keep their dogs leashed and muzzled when out in public, and they will have to purchase $50,000 in liability insurance or bond to cover potential damages and injuries. The ordinance will cover pure bred pit bulls as well as mixed-breed dogs that have predominant pit bull characteristics.

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