Friday, March 4, 2011

NJ Can Ticket You If You Don't Remove Snow From a Car

You never know what kind of winter March can bring. We can still have one more snow storm left for the season. I read a post on that's profound where Tom Shebell who is a NJ personal injury attorney reminds people of the NJ snow removal law. I thought it would be a good think to pass along. Police can ticket drivers of vehicles if snow is not removed from a vehicle after a snow storm in New Jersey. As of October 20, 2010 an amended law that went into effect requires motorists to make an effort to remove snow and ice from vehicles on New Jersey roads.

In previous years drivers in New Jersey only received tickets if there was damage or injuries as a result of snow debris from a car. The New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety produced a card stating “ice and snow, remove it before you go. Pam Fisher is the State Highway Traffic Safety director says “ The few moments it takes to clear ice and snow from your vehicle could prevent a crash or save a life”. ”.

The fines for drivers can be from $25.00 - $75.00. Commercial motor vehicle drives face fines ranging from $500.00 to $1500.00 for each offense.

Hopefully we won't have any more snow but in case we do remember to clean if off so you don't receive a ticket. Sphere: Related Content

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Wins $490,000 Settlement

On May 7, 2008,a Florida college student, was a front-seat passenger in a vehicle that was transporting him back to his college campus. While traveling on I-95, just outside of Yemassee, S.C., the driver, lost control of the vehicle causing it to roll several times. The driver was charged with exceeding the posted speed limit. The accident caused the victim to sustain a fractured right clavicle, right hand, right wrist and a partial amputation of his right second toe. He underwent two operations on his wrist and hand which involved the internal fixation of hardware (screws and plate) to secure the fractures.

A $490,000 personal injury settlement was achieved pre lawsuit by Auger & Auger with three different insurance companies. The matter did not enter into litigation, so the names of the parties and insurers are kept confidential. According to a study published in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies in September of 2008, 80 to 92 percent of cases do settle.

“I’m pleased that we were able to secure a fair cash settlement for our client, who suffered a number of painful injuries that will likely remain with him for years to come,” said Herb Auger, a Charlotte personal injury attorney founding partner of Auger & Auger. Auger & Auger is a personal injury law firm based in Charlotte NC. Sphere: Related Content