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Monday, July 17, 2017

New Study Finds that Brain Injuries in Middle Age May Raise Your Risk of Dementia


What causes traumatic brain injuries?

A new study suggests that middle aged adults should take care to protect their heads from trauma.  Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are believed to be the cause of over 2.5 million emergency room visits per year and 282,000 hospitalizations nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Traumatic brain injuries are defined as blows or bumps to the head that cause damage to the brain.  TBIs can have many causes and are often linked to accidents.
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Friday, July 14, 2017

Fidget Spinners Raise Safety Concerns


Is your child’s fidget spinner safe?

Fidget spinners have exploded in popularity in just the past few months. These toys, originally designed to assist children with ADHD, are the must have toy of the season. Despite the wild popularity of fidget spinners, new reports indicate that fidget spinners may pose a safety threat to their users.  From choking hazards to sudden explosions, fidget spinners hold the potential to inflict serious Read more . . .


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

NJ Bus Crash Injures 33


Who is at-fault for the recent New Jersey Turnpike crash that injured dozens?

A horrific crash between a tour bus and a tractor-trailer left 33 people injured on the New Jersey Turnpike.  The accident happened at 12:30 a.m. on a Friday in West Deptford, New Jersey.  The accident involved a Panda tour bus with 50 people on board.
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

When Police Chases Turn Deadly


Who is liable if I am injured by a police vehicle or fleeing suspect?

Recently, a police chase ended in a deadly crash in New Jersey.  According to officials, police officers began pursuing a car down Tonnelle Avenue in Greenville.
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Monday, May 22, 2017

Preparation Can Mitigate Your Risk in the Event of a Construction Accident


What steps should be taken by my construction company after an accident?

Construction can be a dangerous industry, particularly in the densely populated states of New Jersey and New York.  When a construction accident occurs, it is imperative that all parties involved in the construction project take steps to promptly investigate the accident and mitigate damages.  Owners, developers, contractors, and construction managers should work with a Read more . . .


Monday, May 15, 2017

Malpractice and Prescription Drug Errors


Can I sue if I am injured by a prescription drug?

Prescription drugs can provide much-needed relief and even prove lifesaving, but these medications can also come with serious side effects.  If a doctor fails to warn a patient of potential side effects, or if a mistake is made during the prescription process and injuries result to the patient, these errors can give rise to a medical malpractice lawsuit.  Our Read more . . .


Monday, April 17, 2017

Consider Using Your Tax Refund to File for Bankruptcy


What does it cost to file for bankruptcy?

Your tax refund could mean many things, including a new car, much-needed vacation, or even a way out of oppressive debt.  Filing for bankruptcy can be costly, but your tax refund could offer just the funds you need to escape from your debt.  Chapter 7 bankruptcy can eliminate most or all of your unsecured debts, allowing you to achieve a fresh start in life.  Bankruptcy filings surge during the months of March and April each year, indicating that many Americans take advantage of their tax refunds to file for bankruptcy.  Our Read more . . .


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Fatal Work Injuries On the Rise in New Jersey


What causes fatal work injuries in New Jersey?

A recent report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reveals that fatal work injuries are on the rise in New Jersey.  In March of 2015, fatal work injuries totaled nearly 100 in the state, a ten percent increase from the previous year.  A similar trend was revealed nationwide, with 4,836 fatal occupational injuries recorded in 2015, up from 4,821 in 2014.
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Beyond Workers’ Compensation: Intentional Harm Lawsuits Against Employers


Can I sue my employer outside of the workers’ compensation system?

Each year, approximately 5,000 employees are killed in workplace accidents, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Millions more employees sustain injuries or illnesses that require time off work.  Seriously injured employees may find themselves with considerable medical bills and the inability to return to their prior job position.  For most injured employees, recourse against your employer will be limited to the remedies set out in the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Statute, or N.J.
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Saturday, March 11, 2017

NJ Supreme Court Issues Important Ruling on Statute of Limitations


How much time do I have to file my personal injury claim in New Jersey?

A recent decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court has altered longstanding rules with respect to the statute of limitations and choice of law for tort claims.  The case, entitled McCarrell v. Hoffman-La Roche, will have a significant impact on personal injury cases in the state.  Our Read more . . .


Monday, February 27, 2017

Court Rules Employee Shot in Front of his Workplace Can Receive Workers’ Comp


Does Workers Compensation cover an employee on the grounds of the workplace?

While employees are not covered by workers’ compensation during the time they commute to and from work, a Commonwealth Court in Philadelphia has just ruled that the employee of a convenience store who was shot while sitting in a car just outside his workplace, is entitled to workers’ benefits. Clearly, the circumstances under which workers’ compensation is available to employees are not cut and dried.


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