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Monday, January 22, 2018

Top Causes of Bankruptcy

Is credit card debt the top cause of bankruptcy?

Over 800,000 people declare bankruptcy every year.  Bankruptcy can be a powerful tool for individuals strapped with debt to herald in a fresh financial start.  Eligible individuals in New Jersey may be able to file for personal bankruptcy to erase their unsecured debts.  The causes of bankruptcy are numerous, and at times the debt that ultimately leads to bankruptcy is simply unavoidable.


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Friday, December 15, 2017

Ride Sharing Accidents

Who is liable if you are injured in a ride sharing crash?

Ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft have become phenomenally popular in recent years.  Despite the usefulness and immense mainstream appeal of ride sharing, there have been a number of accidents associated with these services.  From serious car accidents to several instances of violence by ride sharing drivers, ride sharing passengers need to be prepared to take action if they are injured while riding in an Uber or Lyft vehicle.
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Friday, December 8, 2017

Deadly Train Crashes in New Jersey

What are the causes of train accidents?

Trains are one of the oldest and most trusted forms of transportation in the United States.  While statistically trains are safer than travel by car, several major accidents in New Jersey highlight the potential risks of train crashes.


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Monday, November 20, 2017

Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer


What are the dangers of trying to represent yourself after an accident?

Deciding to forego the assistance of a personal injury attorney can come at great cost to you both financially and emotionally.  The experienced help of a New Jersey personal injury lawyer is vital to the success of your automobile accident or other personal injury related claim.
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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Know the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

What should I do if I believe my loved one is being abused in a nursing home?

Many of us watched in horror as images emerged following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma of elderly individuals sitting in flooded nursing homes without power.  Sadly, nursing home abuse is astonishingly common in America today.  Instances of nursing home abuse vary, but often including physical abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect. If your loved one is in nursing home care, it is critical that you know the signs of nursing home abuse so that you can take action if you suspect abuse.


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Monday, October 16, 2017

Drive Safely in the Wind and Rain

How can I safely drive through heavy winds or rains?

The weather in 2017 has been anything but usual.  Category four hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, and extreme rainfall in much of the country has left many Americans bracing for poor weather conditions.  While this hurricane season is coming to an end, drivers in New Jersey should still be prepared for the possibility of heavy winds and rain.
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Six Flags Great Adventure Sued By Parents of Injured Minor


Can I sue an amusement park for my injuries?

After a young girl was injured at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township, her parents have filed suit.  The minor child was injured while riding on the El Diablo rollercoaster in September of 2015.  The ride involves several loops that leave the rider hanging upside down while restrained by a lap belt and over the shoulder harness.  According to the lawsuit, the child’s belt disengaged while she was riding the coaster.  She had to hold onto the shoulder bar just to keep herself in the seat as the roller coaster went through its loops.
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Friday, September 22, 2017

Wrong Way Accidents in New Jersey

What causes wrong way car accidents?

A Florida man was recently killed while driving the wrong way on the New Jersey Turnpike.  Police report that the accident happened around 11:30 pm on a Saturday.  The 21-year-old driver was driving southbound in the northbound lanes when his vehicle crashed head on into another vehicle.


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Friday, September 15, 2017

NJ Court Rules Treating Doctor Cannot Testify As to Standard of Care


What is the standard of care in medical malpractice cases?

A New Jersey appellate court recently ruled that a doctor who treated a patient after another physician allegedly made a surgical error could not state an opinion on the standard of care in the medical malpractice case.  The case adds to the body of law regarding medical malpractice and standards of care in New Jersey.  Medical malpractice is an ever evolving field of law, making it complex and challenging.  Our Read more . . .


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Massive Settlement Reached Against Benicar


What should I do if I have suffered an injury while taking Benicar?

Benicar (Olmesartan) is a medication used to treat high blood pressure or hypertension.  Benicar performs the vital task of lowering a patient’s blood pressure so as to help prevent strokes.  However, for some patients, taking Benicar resulted in serious gastrointestinal injuries.  As a result, hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against Daiichi Sankyo, the Japanese pharmaceutical manufacturer of Benicar.  Our Read more . . .


Monday, August 7, 2017

Examining the Safety of NJ Fairs


What are my legal rights if I am injured at a fair in New Jersey?

A horrific Columbus, Ohio fair accident has spurred several other states to re-examine the safety of fair rides.  The recent Ohio accident involved a ride called the Fire Ball.  Riders were swung to extreme heights and speeds in the Fire Ball, when suddenly an arm of the ride broke, sending riders flying through the air.  One individual was killed and seven others injured in the accident.  Several people remain hospitalized more than a week after the incident.
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