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Chrissie Cole

Two Killed When Carjacked SUV Plows Into Bus Stop

A woman waiting at a bus stop was killed this morning when an SUV carjacked in Leonia struck a utility pole and lost control in Bergen County.
According to a report in the Record, the male…

Donald A. Caminiti

Severe Injury/Death – Automobile Accidents

Driving on congested highways can raise anyone’s stress level. Unfortunately, stressed out drivers often become enraged. Presently, the state government does not track the number of road rage…

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Auto Accidents – Driving While Texting

Using a cell phone, and especially texting, can serve as a major distraction while operating a motor vehicle. That goes for anyone of any age. When you factor in the
lack of experience behind the…

Donald A. Caminiti

Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance

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Thursday, July 31, 2008
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The Atlantic City Press recently reported that…

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Emotional Distress Claims

New Jerseyans who suffer emotional distress after witnessing the death or serious injury of a family member in a car accident can claim damages from auto insurance companies, the state Supreme Court…

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Automobile Accident/Insurance points and surcharge

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently decided a case which determined whether, and under what circumstances, a driver who is involved in a single-vehicle accident resulting in no personal injury…

Donald A. Caminiti

Back Pain – Injury or Accident

11/04 Neuroscience article shows objectively that those in chronic pain have resultant cortical atrophy. i.e. the brain shrinks. Great article. It is not the only one, by the way. Here is abstract: 1: J Neurosci. 2004 Nov 17;24(46):10410-5. Chronic back pain is associated with decreased prefrontal and thalamic graymatter density.Apkarian AV, Sosa Y, Sonty S, Levy RM, Harden RN, Parrish TB,…

Donald A. Caminiti

Use of Cell Phone while Driving

International Paper Co. has agreed to pay $5.2 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed the company was liable for a car crash caused by an employee who was talking on a company-provided cell phone. The plaintiff in the case eventually lost most of her arm following medical complications. Attorneys for International Paper maintained that the employee was not talking on the cell phone at the time…

Donald A. Caminiti

Automobile Insurance

The AP reported today that the Florida Insurance Commissioner suspended Allstate companies from writing new automobile insurance policies in Florida for refusing to comply fully with a subpoena from the state.The Commissioner ended a scheduled two-day meeting Tuesday after just two hours. He reportedly was angered that Allstate officials failed to turn over some information the state requested…

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Punitive Damages

A Missouri appeals court Tuesday upheld an $8 million punitive damages judgment imposed in Jackson County against State Farm Insurance.The case involved a lawsuit filed by Johnson County residents Jennie Hampton and Marvin Vail, who accused State Farm of malicious prosecution and breach of contract.The case began a decade ago when Hampton reported the theft of her Toyota 4Runner, which was found…