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Recent Blog Posts

Are NJ Public Premises Responsible for Keeping Me Safe from Criminal Attacks?

The answer to this question essentially depends on whether the negligence of the owners or managers of the premises contributed in some way to the criminal act — and whether they might have reasonably anticipated such an event. Although New Jersey premises liability law requires public premises to be reasonably safe for visitors, it does… Read More »

Why Are Whiplash Claims Often Denied?

You are stopped at a light when the car behind yours fails to stop and crashes into your vehicle. This is a classic example of the type of rear-end collision that often causes whiplash. Yet when you file an insurance claim, the company denies it, believing your claim is fraudulent. Whiplash injuries have earned a… Read More »

Four Signs that a Dog Is About to Bite

Dogs bite for specific reasons — and they typically signal their intent to bite. Just as dogs learn our spoken language, you need to learn their signals to avoid a potentially severe injury. It is certainly possible to receive no warning that a dog is about to bite. However, in most cases, they issue distinct… Read More »

Can I Sue if My Child Was Injured While Trespassing in a Private Yard in New Jersey?

An adult who sustains injuries while trespassing has limited legal recourse because New Jersey premises liability law applies specifically to invitees or others who are on the premises for legal purposes. The law is less stringent when children suffer injuries. Even if your child was not legally on the premises, you might have the right… Read More »

New Jersey Court Sends a Message to Texters

A lot is being said these days about the dangers of distracted driving but a New Jersey appeals court recently said something no one in the country has ever said before: that someone who sends a text message to a driver can be held liable if the distraction results in an accident. The case involved… Read More »

What to Expect at a Deposition

If you are involved in a personal injury lawsuit, you may be told that the opposing attorney wants to depose you. This does not mean removing you from power as the ruler of a foreign country, although that is one of the dictionary definitions of the word. What it means is that you will be… Read More »

When Bystanders Just Stand By

Imagine you are driving on a snowy winter night. Suddenly your car skids on a patch of ice and crashes into a pole, sending you hurtling through the windshield onto the sidewalk. Badly injured and unable to move or speak, you wake up and see a man standing over you. Not doing anything — just… Read More »

My Eyeglasses Broke During a Workplace Accident. Can I File a New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Claim?

An accident that breaks bones or causes other injuries certainly has the capacity to damage items on your person as well. Of course, your employer has the discretion to replace a valued piece of jewelry or your favorite pair of shoes, but it is not required to do so. However, the law recognizes the importance… Read More »

What You Should Know Before Becoming a Plaintiff in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

The information presented here is not intended to discourage you from filing a personal injury lawsuit. If someone else’s negligence has caused you harm, you should absolutely take steps to protect your rights and get the compensation you deserve. The goal of this blog is simply to make you a better-informed plaintiff, one less likely… Read More »

Can a NJ Workers’ Compensation Claim Be Denied Because of a Pre-Existing Injury?

Not to be confused with the Second Injury Fund, New Jersey workers’ compensation law generally covers injuries sustained on the job even if a worker suffered a previous injury in the same area of the body. The real question to be answered is whether an injury simply acted up while the worker was on the… Read More »

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212 Hooper Avenue
Toms River, New Jersey, 08753 USA