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Can I Sue for Injuries I Sustain During an Assault?

Individuals who perform criminal acts potentially face two types of prosecution.  Is this the best word?  Or might it be confusing to the lay person?)  Regardless of the type of offense, they can deal with criminal charges, which result in penalties and possible jail time in the event of conviction. But when their actions cause… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Has Workplace Safety Increased or Decreased in New Jersey in the Past Five Years?

When employers keep their workplaces safe, they can hold the line on workers compensation costs. More importantly, their most valuable resource — their employees — remain healthy and productive. The State of New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, which administers the New Jersey Workers Compensation Program, published statistics on workplace safety. The Accident… Read More »

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 »

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 »

Partially at Fault for Your Accident? You May Still be Able to Sue

Perhaps one of the most frustrating aspects of personal injury is that an individual who acts with appropriate caution often suffers injury all because another person did not observe due care. But in many situations, the injury victim may share some degree of fault, as well. The legal term for this is contributory negligence, and… Read More »

I Was Injured On the Job. Can I Sue the Person or Company Responsible AND Get Workers Compensation?

When a worker is injured on the job or contracts a work-related illness, he or she may receive compensation through a program called workers compensation. Like many U.S. states, New Jersey requires employers to carry workers compensation liability insurance for its workers. Workers compensation benefits include the following: Lost wages on a temporary or permanent… Read More »

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