Blog Posts in May, 2017

  • Are Hands-Free Devices "Safer" While Driving?

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    25 May. 2017

    Approximately 80% of drivers in the United States believe that hands-free devices are safer than using a handheld one, according to a public opinion poll by the National Safety Council. But the evidence suggests otherwise. Over 30 studies show hands-free devices are no safer than handheld as the brain remain distracted. The prevailing issue is that drivers who elect to use hands-free devices are ...
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  • Crime Victims & Personal Injury Claims

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    16 May. 2017

    Do you have any idea how serious violent crime is in the United States? Let’s take a look at the latest statistics: Last year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released, Crime in the United States, 2015, an annual compilation of reported crimes in the United States. The report revealed a 3.9 percent increase in violent crime in 2015, compared to the previous year. How many violent ...
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  • Does New Jersey Allow Cellphone Use While Driving?

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    4 May. 2017

    New Jersey prohibits texting and the use of handheld cellphones for all drivers. Furthermore, novice (those who are under 21 years of age) drivers are prohibited from all cellphone use. Effective July 1, 2014, the fines for talking or texting on a hand-held wireless communications device is between $200 and $400 for first-time offenders. Second-time offenders will face an increased fine ranging ...
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