Category: In The News
February 8th, 2017 by Wapner Newman
Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller is proud to announce that the long civil trial stemming from the 2013 building collapse on Market Street has concluded with a $227 million settlement, which is believed to be the largest personal injury settlement in Pennsylvania history. After only four hours of deliberation, the jury returned a unanimous […]
When Healthcare Turns Fatal: New Study Suggests Medical Errors are the Third Leading Cause of Death in the US
May 5th, 2016 by Wapner Newman
A 2014 survey asking citizens of 29 countries their feelings about their medical care revealed an interesting paradox: the majority of Americans polled were highly satisfied with the treatment they received, but did not agree that U.S. doctors could be trusted. Why might people like their doctors, but view the medical profession with suspicion? One […]
Quitting tobacco is notoriously difficult and yet one of the best things anyone can do for their overall health. Advice and products abound for those who wish to make this important change, including behavioral therapy, nicotine replacement therapy, and medications like Chantix and Zyban. A fairly new option that has been popping up all over […]
Trains are largely seen as a safe and simple form of transportation, but the Amtrak crash late last night shows that even a routine train trip can be deadly. On Tuesday, May 13, an Amtrak train travelling to New York from Washington derailed and overturned in Philadelphia, killing 6 people, leaving many more injured and […]
According to the Asbury Park Press, up to 400,000 people could visit the New York/New Jersey area in anticipation of Super Bowl XLVIII this Sunday. Though tourism revenue is projected to reach an estimated $550 million, such an influx of people might also lead to significant traffic congestion, increasing the risk of vehicle collisions. If you’re injured in a car accident, our qualified New Jersey attorneys can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
In October 2013, a new distracted driving law went into effect in many states across the country. The use of a handheld device to text or check email while driving can now be considered a primary offense, allowing an officer to pull a texting driver over without any additional traffic offenses taking place. This was already the law in New Jersey, but Governor Chris Christie has recently signed a bill into law that will impact the penalties associated with this particular type of distracted driving.
It has long been known that using a cellphone to text, check the internet, or send and receive emails while driving is dangerous. This is why the state of Pennsylvania made the use of handheld devices while driving illegal in 2012. This commonsense legislation has helped reduce distracted driving accidents, but failed to take into account just how little some people think about their actions while driving.
Winter is right around the corner and, in New Jersey, this means ice, snow, and often treacherous conditions. Preparing for winter means doing what is necessary to help avoid injuring yourself and others, things that will require a small amount of effort, but are well worth the time.
Preventing Auto Accidents
The dedicated Pennsylvania wrongful death attorneys at Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller have filed the first wrongful death claim following the building collapse at 22nd and Market Streets on June 5th, 2013.