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Monday, January 28, 2019

Accidents Far Outweigh Disease as Cause of Childhood Deaths

How can I protect my child against the top causes of accidental injuries and deaths?

America’s children are now six times more at risk of dying due to preventable and accidental injuries than disease, according to a new report published by the New England Journal of Medicine.  The study used data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which tracks cause of death data contained within death certificates.  Our Read more . . .

Monday, December 31, 2018

New Study Suggests Over 25 Percent of NFL Players Have CTE

What are the symptoms of CTE in football players?

Since the discovery of the serious condition Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), researchers have much debated its true incidence.  CTE has become the center of several major lawsuits filed by players and their families against the NFL. It was even explored on the big screen in the mega-movie “Concussion.”  Several recent studies have been published that purport to discover just how common CTE among football players really is. Our Read more . . .

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Damages in a New Jersey Personal Injury Case

When are punitive damages awarded in a personal injury suit in NJ?

Accidents can leave their victims with a wide array of injuries.  Individuals injured in an accident based on another’s negligence could endure broken bones, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, lacerations, and any number of other critical injuries. With these injuries will come associated losses like the inability to return to work, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.  New Jersey Read more . . .

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Stay Safe on the Road this Winter

What items should I pack in my car to ensure my safety during the winter months?

As temperatures continue to drop in New Jersey, now is the time for drivers to start to prepare for the coming inclement weather.  Winter in New Jersey brings with it a wide array of challenges for drivers, including ice, snow, and hail. Our Read more . . .

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

NJ Accident Should Remind Drivers to Move Over for Public Safety Vehicles

What is the penalty for failing to move over for emergency vehicles or tow trucks?

A horrific accident in New Jersey should remind all drivers of the importance of obeying the “Move Over” law.  The accident occurred in Glen Rock, New Jersey at about 1 a.m. when an SUV crashed into a Department of Transportation truck.  Video of the accident reveals the SUV slamming into the DOT truck, causing the worker to be flung onto the roadway.
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Monday, October 22, 2018

Medical Malpractice and Machine Errors

Who is at-fault when a medical machine causes a patient injury?

Medical errors are a leading cause of death worldwide.  In fact, a report published in the British Medical Journal suggests that medical errors are in the third leading cause of death in the United States, causing at least 250,000 deaths per year.  Misdiagnoses are perhaps the most common cause of medical malpractice cases.  As the medical world becomes increasingly reliant on artificial intelligence, machines will play a greater role in our diagnosis and treatment.  Machines may reduce instances of medical malpractice, but machines are not infallible.  Our Monmouth County, New Jersey medical malpractice lawyers discuss how medical malpractice cases may evolve and change as the medical field incorporates more artificially intelligent machines.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Examining the Horrific NY Limo Accident

Who was at-fault for the New York limousine accident that killed 20 people?

Twenty people were recently killed in an accident in New York involving a limousine.  The accident has been deemed the deadliest U.S. accident in the past nine years, and the community is reeling from their senseless loss.  On that fateful evening in October, a group of 17 friends hopped into a white stretch limousine headed to birthday celebration in upstate New York.  Investigations have revealed that the limo was speeding down a hill as it approached a notoriously dangerous intersection between two highways.  The vehicle lost control and ran into the intersection, hitting an empty car.  

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Distracted Driving and Your Pets

Is it illegal in New Jersey to drive with your dog on your lap?

Distracted driving can come in many forms. While texting and driving is the most obvious form of distracted driving, an often overlooked, but dangerous behavior involves your furry friend. Many of us enjoy bringing our dogs in the car. Drivers with smaller dogs may be tempted to put their pooch on their lap as they drive. In the state of New Jersey, however, driving with your dog in your lap is not just dangerous, it is also illegal.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Wrongful Death Law in New Jersey Explained

How long do I have to file a wrongful death claim?

Losing a loved one is always tragic, but the sudden loss of a relative due to an accident is all the more horrific. Surviving family members may struggle to deal with the emotions surrounding the loss, along with the financial repercussions of potentially losing the family breadwinner. Relatives of a deceased loved one may be able to file a...

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Admitting Expert Witness Testimony in NJ

What is the standard for admitting expert witness testimony in New Jersey?

Expert witnesses will often form the cornerstone of your personal injury, product liability, or medical malpractice case. The testimony of an expert witness will at times prove essential in meeting the elements of your cause of action. Given the great weight that jury members often afford to the testimony of expert witnesses, it is the role of the judge to ensure any expert witness presented is trustworthy and offers reliable evidence. If you are considering introducing expert witness testimony in your..

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Workers’ Compensation May Cover Medical Marijuana in NJ

What medications are covered under a workers’ compensation claim?

The legalization of medical marijuana in New Jersey has impacted many areas of life and employment. Recently, a New Jersey judge ordered that public employer Freehold Township should reimburse an employee for medical marijuana used to treat his muscular spasticity. This revolutionary workers’ compensation case could hold broader import for private employers and employees making..

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