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What Types of Personal Injury Claims Might Result from COVID-19 Exposure?

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What Types of Personal Injury Claims Might Result from COVID-19 Exposure?

COVID-19 exposure has led to a litany of serious health issues and tens of thousands of deaths. Though everyone’s health is top priority, afflicted individuals and family members of those who have been lost might wonder what type of claims can be brought in relation to coronavirus infections. Though each case is unique and it… Read More »

Will COVID-19 Change the Workers’ Compensation System Forever?

Even after the worst part of the coronavirus pandemic subsides, it will likely take many years to assess the ways it has altered American society and culture. Certainly, the effects on employment and the healthcare industry will be significant, so we should expect laws to change to address those changed circumstances. Accordingly, states might be… Read More »

Can You Bring an Emotional Distress Claim Related to COVID-19?

The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is not only potentially deadly, but can be transmitted by individuals who are not showing any symptoms, so people might fear that they’ve contracted the illness even if they feel fine. While the virus has existed in the United States for months, obtaining a test is still difficult in… Read More »

Food Contamination: Who Is Minding Our Food Providers?

One of the alarming aspects of the recent government shutdown was the feeling that no one was watching our food supply. Even with oversight in place, foodborne illnesses, also known as food poisoning, sicken one out of every six Americans each year, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Outbreaks and… Read More »

Alcohol at Sports Venues Can Spell Liability for Vendors

As any New Jersey personal injury attorney can tell you, spectators at sporting events assume an element of risk. If you attend a pro baseball game, for instance, you generally assume the inherent risk of being smacked with a foul ball. It probably says so right on the back of your ticket. But the recent… Read More »

Aftermath of Chemical Spill Continues in Paulsboro

Sometimes, personal injury affects one individual, and sometimes it can ravage an entire community. Federal Judge Robert Kugler recently ruled that residents and business owners in Paulsboro can proceed with civil liability suits against Conrail, Norfolk Southern and CSX Transportation regarding a derailment and toxic chemical spill last November. The complaints allege that on the… Read More »

Is Your Child’s School Prepared to Deal with Food Allergies?

Roughly 6 million American children have at least one food allergy. It’s a phenomenon that’s increasing at an alarming rate, showing a 50 percent rise between 1997 and 2011 and a three-fold increase between 1997 and 2008 in peanut allergies alone, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Childhood allergies can… Read More »

Sharing the Road with Motorcycles Requires Extra Precautions

As any motorcyclist can tell you, there’s nothing like the feeling of exhilaration and freedom as you zip along the road, not to mention the satisfaction of getting better gas mileage. And as any New Jersey personal injury lawyer can tell you, all that fun has a potentially disastrous flip side. Motorcycles are much more… Read More »

Children and Firearms: Home-Grown Tragedy Waiting to Happen

Recently, we saw yet another horrible school shooting… the 13th this year. We saw yet another community struggling to understand the why and the how. And as we do so often as New Jersey personal injury lawyers, we saw a society trying to figure out who is to blame. One of the first questions you… Read More »

Foodborne Illnesses Can Have Serious, Long-Term Effects

When it comes to product safety, the odds are clearly against the American food consumer. More than 48 million Americans experience foodborne illnesses each year, and a recent FDA report states that salmonella alone can be found in 81 percent of ground chicken, 69 percent of pork chops, 55 percent of ground beef and 39… Read More »