February 12, 2015

Mescall & Acosta

"Over 50 Years
of Combined Experience
- Dedicated to Helping You"

This Month:
"Auto Safety: Dangerous Driving and How to Protect Yourself"
Our Team:
James C. Mescall
Certified as a Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey since 1997
Arbitrator, Superior Court of New Jersey since 1995
(Essex, Hudson and Morris Counties)
Victims' Rights Attorney, appointed by the 9/11 Fund in 2001
Carlos H. Acosta, Jr.
Fluent in Spanish

Professional Associations and Memberships:
State Bar of New Jersey
Hudson County Bar Association
Hispanic Bar Association 

North Hudson Lawyer's Club (2007 President)

Arbitrator, Superior Court of Hudson County 

Jeffery A. Getz
Paralegal and Case Manager 
Bachelor of Science, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1986
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company Claims Training Program, 1986
28 years experience in the industry

NYTimes Exposes Deadly Defects in Top Brands
Which Cars Should You Avoid Driving?
Spurred by a decade-old ignition-switch defect in millions of G.M. vehicles, the auto industry this year has issued more recalls involving old models - those made five or more years ago - than ever before. More than 60 million vehicles have been recalled in the United States, affecting the equivalent of one in five vehicles on the road, as automakers clean up years of defects that previously went undetected or ignored. Read more here.
Guard Rails that Kill?
ABC News Investigates
According to an internal email obtained by ABC News, a ET-Plus system official, a company contracted by the government to install guardrail systems throughout the United States, estimated one particular change - reducing a piece of metal in the guardrail end terminal from five inches to four - would save the company $2 per guardrail, or $50,000 per year. Savings which cost dozens of people their lives. Read more here.
Drive Safely in New Jersey
Tips for Emergencies
Was Your Car Recalled?
Find out now!
2014 had one of the highest vehicle recall rates in United States' history. Models, both new, and decades old, from the biggest names in the auto industry were recalled by the thousands. The U.S. Department of Transportation has set up a website so you can know about any recalls on your car. Click here to search.

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James Mescall
80 Main Street
Suite 550
West Orange, NJ 07052                    
Phone: (973) 669-3339       
Fax: (973) 669-3331 
Carlos Acosta   
467 Bergenline Avenue
Second Floor
Union City, NJ 07087
Phone: (201) 223-6660
Fax: (201) 223-1188