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Five Things to Remember Following an Automobile Accident

As a New Jersey driver, you need to know how to handle emergencies just as well as you know the rules of the road. For a detailed description of how to effectively handle the vital moments after an automobile accident, look at the excellent instructions provided by Edmunds.com. But the following five points provide important… Read More »

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What Qualifies as Pain and Suffering in Personal Injury Lawsuits?

Particularly in cases of severe injury, victims can suffer pain at the time of the injury — and long after achieving the fullest recovery possible. The law considers extensive residual pain and life changes caused by disability as pain and suffering, which often qualifies for compensation when accident victims can prove the negligent or willful… Read More »

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Evidence that Can Help You Prove Your Personal Injury Claim

The basis for personal injury claims and lawsuits is negligence. The attorney for the plaintiff must prove that the defendant was negligent or careless and failed to use reasonable care or good judgment that directly resulted in the accident that caused injury to the plaintiff. Under personal injury law, the plaintiff can seek compensation for… Read More »

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Wrongful Death: What It Is and How to Prove It

When someone dies as a direct result of the negligence or reckless actions of another, this loss of life is a wrongful death. The most common causes of wrongful death acts include careless driving, assault or murder, as well as workplace accidents. Wrongful death can be grounds for a lawsuit against the party or parties… Read More »

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What are the Benefits Of NJ’S Graduated Driver License Program for First-Time Drivers?

Getting that first driver’s license is an exciting turning point in the lives of most teens. In New Jersey, getting that first license is a bit more complicated than in other states. For first-time drivers, the good news is they can get behind the wheel of a car as young as 16, but the bad… Read More »

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Spinal Cord Injury Basics

As the carrier of messages between the brain and the body, the spinal cord plays a vital role in your ability to use your limbs and lead an active life. But the flexibility and overall design of the spinal cord makes it susceptible to injury in many situations, such as the following: Motor vehicle accidents… Read More »

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My Car Malfunctioned and Caused an Accident. What Legal Options Do I Have?

Naturally, the details matter when a car malfunction causes a collision. For example, if your aging brakes fail because you neglect to perform a reasonable degree of maintenance on them, you may be liable if your inability to stop causes an accident. But a third party may bear liability in certain situations such as: You… Read More »

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How Much Can I Expect from Workers Comp Benefits?

When a worker is injured or becomes ill on the job in New Jersey, his or her employer pays for medical treatment as well as disability benefits. The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development provides a table that gives filers an idea of workers compensation benefit rates to expect. Qualifications and rates for… Read More »

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Has the Speed Limit Increase from 55 To 65 MPH Had an Impact On Motor Vehicle Accidents?

In an effort to increase fuel efficiency nationwide, the U.S. Congress repealed the National Maximum Speed Limit of 55 MPH in 1995, and gave states the responsibility of implementing a 65 MPH limit. At the time, New Jersey chose not to implement it since the mandate focused on a type of roadway the state did… Read More »

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What Are the Five Most Common Personal Injuries?

Serious personal injuries not only impact the victim but his or her family. Hardships include loss of income, an increase in medical bills and the burden of caregiving to the injured family member. The five most common causes of severe personal injury include slip and falls, sports and car accidents, work-related mishaps, and medical malpractice…. Read More »

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