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11 y.o. NJ Girl Plunges to her Death from Wildwood Ferris Wheel

Abdiah Jones of Pleasantville, New Jersey, was killed a few weeks ago in Wildwood while on a scool trip with Pleasant Tech Academy. Abdiah was riding the 156 foot tall ferris wheel at Morey’s Mariner Landing Pier , when somehow she hell out of her car to the ground below. Tragically, Abdiah was pronounced dead shortly after the incident, This tragedy is compounded by the fact that many of Abdiah’s classmates witnessed the accident and the unfortunate result.

At this point, authorities are still trying to figure out how Abdiah Jones got unstrapped and fell. Amusement park officials closed the facility for Friday, while officials from the New Jersey carnival amusement department inspected the wheel, built in 1985.

As an attorney and a father of a young child, hearing about an incident like this makes me sick. This incident had to occur because of the negligence of a number of parties. Why was an 11 y.o. permitted to ride this ferris wheel and be alone in the car? How could Abdiah Jones have gotten unstrapped while the on the ferris wheel and actually fallen out? Where were the adults who were supposed to be supervising these children? If people had been doing their jobs then maybe this horrible situation could have been avoided.

If you or someone you know has been injured at an amusement park it is important that you contact a New Jersey amusement park attorney today. We can assist you in understanding why the incident happened and obtain compensation for you or your loved one.

Wheel Failure on Ford Expedition Kills Child, Injures Four

Zaire Moore, a nine-year-old child from Philadelphia was killed in a SUV Rollover accident on Route 55 in Mantua, New Jersey on July 2, 2011. Another child, Charles Belser who is only two-years-old was also injured in the accident. Charles , also of Philadelphia, was taken by helicopter to Cooper University Hospital in Camden with injuries to his lower extremities. Charles was listed in stable condition at Cooper on Tuesday afternoon. The State Police have confirmed that there were four other injuries in the accident, but have not released the names of the victims or the extent of their injuries.

The New Jersey State Police said the accident was caused when a white Ford Expedition overturned after the passenger side rear tire came off and the driver lost control. The accident is still under investigation, so it is unclear what caused the rear tire to come off the vehicle. However, there are several potential causes that result from the negligence of a third party.

One of those causes is the negligence of a vehicle repair technician. All too often during ordinary repair work, technicians fail to replace or fully tighten the lug nuts on a vehicle. As a result, a wheel can dislodge while the vehicle is in use causing an extremely dangerous condition. You might think this would be a rare occurrence, but this happens more than you think. In fact, I have known two people who have had this happen to them in the last couple of years — luckily neither was seriously injured.

Another, potential cause of this accident could have been catastrophic tire failure. This all too common occurrence is typically caused by defective tires. When tires are not designed and/or manufactured appropriately, it can lead to tread separation or blowouts while the vehicle is in use. Unfortunately, these defects are typically caused by a tire manufacturer cutting corners during the production process to save a few bucks.

If you or a loved one has suffered from an injury caused by a wheel failure, tire failure, or SUV rollover, it is important to talk to an experienced New Jersey Tire Defect Lawyer today.

A Fire Escape Plan Could Save Your Life

Getting your family out safely in the event of a house or apartment fire requires preparation, planning and practice. The following list are some steps you should take to make sure your family is ready in the event of a fire.

1. Create a Fire Escape Plan. The easiest way to do this is to draw a simple diagram of your home or apartment, marking all windows and doors, and plan 2 escape routes out of each room. It is important that each family member be considered when making a fire escape plan, and that you take into consideration those family members who will be unable to escape on their own. Any fire escape plan should include safe meeting place outside the home and children should be instructed to never go back into the house. The United States Fire Administration provides a free escape grid that you can use to create your own plan.

2. Practice Your Fire Escape Plan. Although creating a fire escape plan is a good first step, without practice and reinforcement, your plan will be useless when you need it most. You should also consistently reinforce what your children should do in the event of a fire. Teach your children how to crawl under the smoke to reduce smoke inhalation. You should also teach your children not to hide from firefighters. Finally, teach your children how to feel a closed door to see if they are hot, and if they are to use another escape route.

3. Make Sure Your Home is Prepared. There are several things you can do to make sure you have the best chance of survival in the event of a fire. First, make sure your home is equipped with smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. It is important that these detectors have their batteries changed and are tested regularly. Second, make sure all of your exits and hallways a clear of debris, furniture, toys or other items that could prevent you from getting out of your home.

Following these few recommendations could mean the difference in your family getting out of a fire safely. Get started with your family today!

If you or any of your loved ones have been injured in a fire or suffered burn injuries you should contact a New Jersey Burn Injury Lawyer today for a free consultation.