car accidents

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07 Nov: New iPhones can detect car accidents

We are an experienced personal injury law firm in New Jersey representing the seriously injured victims of motor vehicle accidents. Our accident injury lawyers work in one of the most densely populated areas in the country , so it is not a surprise that we have become the go-to attorneys for those injured in major car and truck accidents. We don’t often get too concerned with technology news when it comes to our blog, but a recent announcement from Apple caught our attention. With people lining up for blocks every time they release a new iPhone, we’re pretty sure Apple doesn’t need us to…

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06 Apr: ALARMING REPORTS ON TRUCK ACCIDENTS – A CLOSER LOOK

Mintz and Geftic – The Truck Accident Law Firm We are an experienced personal injury law firm in New Jersey representing the seriously injured victims of motor vehicle accidents. Our accident injury law firm is only a few miles from both Newark Airport and the Elizabeth seaport, so it is not a surprise that we have become the go-to attorneys for people injured in accidents involving trucks. Our main office in Elizabeth is located minutes from the New Jersey Turnpike, Route 1, Route 9 and the Garden State Parkway. We are close to some of the most congested roadways anywhere, so unfortunately, serious crashes…

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04 Jan: New Jersey Traffic Deaths Way Up in 2016

One of our resolutions for 2017 is to write some blog posts that aren’t centered around gloom and/or doom. Well, I guess we’ll have to try harder next time…. New Jersey Traffic Deaths Increasing New Jersey traffic accidents lead to over 600 people tragically dying in 2016, according to a report released this week by the New Jersey state police. The number of fatalities occurring on the highways of New Jersey had been declining for several years, reaching a 20-year low back in 2013. However, since that time, the numbers are unfortunately trending back up and traffic experts have been pointing to a few…

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21 Sep: New Jersey’s 2015 Fatal Accident Report with Interactive Map

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released their final data for 2015 and the numbers are alarming. As Elizabeth, New Jersey accident lawyers and top personal injury law firm, we at Mintz & Geftic take these reports very seriously.. We represent many victims of serious accidents that are suffering with devastating injuiries. In addition, unfortunately, we at times represent the loved ones of a victime that has lost their life as a result of an accident.. According to the U.S. DOT’s report, 35, 092 people were killed in traffic crashes across the country last year. These numbers include…

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30 Mar: Seat Back Failure

Elizabeth, New Jersey’s premier personal injury lawyers providing assistance for victims of seat back failure. Seat back failure is a serious defect in many vehicles that causes numerous injuries and fatalities every single year, often times to children. Seat back failure occurs when a car is rear-ended and the defective front seat breaks at the hinge, sending the occupant backwards into the seat behind them with great force and no restraint. Rear-end collisions may be caused by distracted driving or texting while driving. Seat back failure can make these types of accidents far more dangerous. At Mintz & Geftic, our seat back failure attorneys have a proven…

09 Mar: Are Your Kids Really Safe in the Back Seat?

There have been a number of changes to safety recommendations over the years when it comes to children riding in cars, but one key message has remained constant. That constant message has been that the safest place for kids to sit is in the back seat. However, recent investigations and lawsuits have brought to light seat back failure, a major safety issue that is leaving parents everywhere feeling unnerved. In fact, one such lawsuit ended this week when a Texas jury ordered Volkswagen’s Audi unit to pay $124.5 million to an 11-year old boy who was left brain-damaged in a 2012 accident (per CBS News)….

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08 Mar: Part 3 – The Painful Facts About Car Accidents and the Lower Back

This is the third blog in our series on lower back pain typically caused by slip and falls, construction accidents, work accidents, car accidents, truck accidents, and other crashes that occur regularly on the highways of New Jersey. In the first blog, we discussed the different types of lower back injuries like herniated discs, bulging discs, and back fractures, and in the second blog we discussed the common diagnostic tests such as x-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, and nerve studies or EMGs. Here, we will tell you about the types of treatments that victims of these accidents often undergo to help find relief. The initial…