Personal Injury

Monday, May 18, 2020

How the Coronavirus May Affect Your Personal Injury Case

The Coronavirus has already had a huge impact on so many lives. The pandemic has spread and its presence is relentlessly felt. Amidst the anxiety and fear of this novel disease, you may have had to reflect on how it will continue to affect different areas of your life. For instance, if you have been injured in an accident, you may also be wondering if the Coronavirus will impact your personal injury case. This is a valid question and concern.
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Thursday, April 16, 2020

What Are the Benefits of Mediation?

In mediation, a neutral third party acts as an intermediary to facilitate the mutually agreeable resolution of a legal dispute. Mediation is not uncommon in personal injury actions. In some cases, the court will order the parties to mediation in an attempt to reach a settlement without the need for litigation. The mediation would, therefore, be a mandatory condition that would need to be met prior to the judge allowing the parties to go to trial. Other times, the parties may voluntarily go to mediation.
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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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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Pre-Existing Injuries and Personal Injury Claims

Many people suffer from various medical conditions and previous injuries at the time they are injured in a car crash or other incidence giving rise to a personal injury claim. First and foremost, you need to know that the fact that you may already have some medical complications does not in any way bar you from recovering compensation for the injuries you sustained in an accident.
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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Firework Injuries

Fireworks have come to be a well recognized symbol of summer. With Fourth of July prominently featuring fireworks, you know that summer is in full swing when you see things like sparklers at your independence day backyard barbecue. Unfortunately, while fireworks are undeniably beautiful, they are also very dangerous. So dangerous, in fact, that New Jersey has a ban in place preventing the legal purchase of most kinds of fireworks. Just before the Fourth of July in the summer of 2017, then-governor Chris Christie made the use of certain types of fireworks legal.
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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Who Will Pay for My Injuries If I Am in A Rideshare Accident?

Rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft have becoming increasingly popular in recent years. The demand for rideshare services has grown and with that comes more rideshare vehicles on the road than ever before. Just like any other vehicle on the road, however, rideshare vehicles can get in accidents that leave drivers and passengers with any number of injuries. If you have been injured in a rideshare accident, you may be wondering what comes next. Who will pay for your injuries? At The Cassidy Law Firm, our dedicated personal injury attorneys can help you answer this important question.
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Thursday, March 21, 2019

What is Distracted Driving?

We are more distracted than ever. With smartphones allowing us to immediately access all kinds of information and keep in touch with a broad community, we have a tough time putting them down and taking a break to focus on other tasks. This is why distracted driving has become such a problem it really has evolved into a nationwide epidemic. According to the State of New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, distracted driving was cited as a major contributing factor in more than 804,000 motor vehicle crashes in the state from 2011 to 2015. Distracted driving accidents have led to thousands of people being injured each year.
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Friday, February 22, 2019

NSF Funds New Study to Help Prevent Brain Injury Deaths

How many people die each year due to traumatic brain injuries?

Traumatic brain injuries result from blows to the head or penetrating head injuries that impact the normal function of the brain.  TBIs can occur when the head suddenly hits another object, or when an object pierces the skull. These injuries range in severity, and an estimated 1.7 million patients will suffer from a TBI each year, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Approximately 5.
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Friday, February 8, 2019

School Bus Crash in New Jersey Traps Children Under Power Lines

What are the most common causes of school bus accidents?

Recently, a school bus in New Jersey ran off the road and hit a utility pole, leaving the driver and children trapped under power lines.  Authorities report that the bus was carrying eight students between the ages of eight and 11 when it crashed in East Brunswick.  The driver and children aboard waited until the utility company shut down the power lines so that the children could exit safely.  Fortunately, no injuries were reported despite the harrowing ordeal. The cause of the accident is still being investigated.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Concussion Rates Higher Among Youth Football Players Than Suspected

What are the long term repercussions of concussions in children?

Researchers across the country have turned much focus and attention to the colossal problem of concussions among football players.  While significant funding has been dedicated to the investigation of concussions among pro-football players, now researchers are further exploring the epidemic of concussions among younger players.  A new study by the Seattle Children’s Research Institute and UW Medicine’s Sports Health and Safety Institute suggests that youth football players suffer concussion injuries at higher rates than previously reported. Our

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