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Monday, April 13, 2020

What Are the Exceptions to the New Jersey Verbal Threshold?

As we all know, auto insurance can be a major expense. Back in 1998, the State of New Jersey recognized this and put a measure in place in an attempt to reduce the financial burden some people face when it comes to paying for car insurance. State legislators were unwilling to allow residents to waive mandatory auto insurance coverage. Instead, legislators created an option that would allow motorists to self-waive insurance coverage for non-economic damages sustained in an Read more . . .

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

What Not to Do After a Car Accident

After a car accident, you may be injured and disoriented. On top of the anxiety and pain you may be feeling, there will be several things you will need to do.
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Friday, March 6, 2020

Common Parking Lot Accidents

Parking lot dangers are often overlooked, but a parking lot can be the scene of some truly devastating accidents. There is a great deal of activity going on in parking lots. There is a concentration of pedestrians moving around and vehicles backing in and out of parking spaces. With so much going on, Read more . . .

Monday, February 10, 2020

What Is a Negligent Security Claim?

Property owners have certain duties to visitors. They must take reasonable measures to ensure the property is free from hazards and is secure. When a property owner fails in this duty and Read more . . .

Thursday, February 6, 2020

What Damages Are Available in a New Jersey Personal Injury Claim?

Personal injury claims arise when a person is injured due to the negligent action or inaction of another. Those injured by the negligence of another have the legal right to seek damages.
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Friday, January 10, 2020

What Type of Product Defects Can Result in a Product Liability Claim?

As consumers, we surround ourselves with products that we trust to be safe. We never expect a product to have a dangerous defect that could cause injury, but it does happen. While most products are safe to use, others can be dangerously defective. If you have been injured by a defective product, you may be able to bring a product liability claim seeking compensation for the harm you have suffered.

Common Types of Product Defects

There are three types of defects that can result in a product liability claim if the product defect led to an injury.
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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

What Do You Need to Prove in an Inadequate Warning Product Liability Claim?

Manufacturers, distributors, and sellers of products have a duty to make and sell products that are safe for their intended and reasonably foreseeable uses. When these parties fail to do so, it may come in the form of a dangerous product defect such as a manufacturing defect, design defect or marketing defect.
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

What Do I Do If I Am Injured at Work?

Workers’ compensation is a kind of insurance that employers have that covers cases where an employee has been injured on the job. In the event of a workplace injury, workers’ compensation should provide much needed medical benefits and other financial assistance to the injured worker. To help ensure that you have access to workers’ compensation benefits after a workplace accident, you should follow certain steps. While Read more . . .

Thursday, December 5, 2019

What Are the Penalties for Violations of OSHA Safety Standards for Construction Sites?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is tasked with enforcing workplace safety regulations in the United States. OSHA periodically inspects worksites and businesses to make sure they are in compliance with safety regulations. If an employee files a safety complaint, this may also lead to an OSHA inspection of the worksite. These inspections sometimes yield detection of minor violations or extremely hazardous violations. Unfortunately, and especially on Read more . . .

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Who Gets the Money in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

In a wrongful death action, a claim is brought against a defendant who caused the death of someone as the result of negligence or an intentional act. Essentially, it allows another party associated with the deceased individual to file a lawsuit against the party legally responsible for his or her death. A Read more . . .

Monday, November 4, 2019

How Long Do Slip and Fall Settlements Take?

After being injured in a slip and fall, you will understandably be anxious for any settlement to be quickly finalized. In addition to the pain of your injuries, you will have likely suffered substantial financial setbacks due to the accident. There are medical bills to consider that can quickly pile up. You may have needed to take time off of work or even needed to find a new job to accommodate the limitations imposed on you by your injuries. For all of these reasons, you may be wondering how long it will actually take to settle your Read more . . .

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