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Aftermath of Chemical Spill Continues in Paulsboro

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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 »

2012 Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Raises Questions about Applicability to Differing Areas of Personal Injury Law

Toward the end of 2012, the news was full of disturbing stories of patients in nearly every state who received steroid injections contaminated with fungus. Many of those patients died from fungal meningitis, while others may have contracted the disease, which can take up to a month to display symptoms. On the surface, these cases… Read More »

Listing of 90 Overutilized Medical Tests and Procedures can Help Patients Avoid Unnecessary Expenses, if Used Wisely

A recently released list of 90 overutilized tests and treatments can help patients work with their doctors to make informed decisions about whether a test is truly necessary. The list was developed by 17 medical specialty groups under an initiative by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, in partnership with Consumer Reports magazine, according… Read More »

NJ Auto Insurance Policyholders Can Expect Rate Hikes

Touted as having the highest auto insurance rates in the nation, New Jersey policyholders will not be pleased when they receive another premium increase. Surprisingly, the upcoming hike does not include relatively minor additional future increases caused by Superstorm Sandy claims amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars. In an April 2013 article, identified… Read More »

Your Credit Rating Plays a Significant Role in the Price you Pay for NJ Auto Insurance

You may have a stellar driving record with no accidents or other issues, such as speeding, that might increase your insurance rates. Yet, you may not qualify for the low premium rates you believe you deserve unless you also have a stellar credit rating. As important as claims history may seem in determining insurance rates,… Read More »

Should You Hire a Lawyer to Bring a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

If you suffer a serious injury in an accident, you need to consider your options carefully. You may be in pain and want to put the accident behind you. But what you do and how you approach the situation can make a big difference in the amount of compensation you receive for your injuries and… Read More »

Injuries Caused by Trains in New Jersey

In a contest between a train and a car or a pedestrian, the train is always going to win. Unfortunately, such accidents occur with alarming frequency. While some of these cases may be caused by the negligent actions of the pedestrians or drivers, or by illegal trespass on railroad property, many cases may be due… Read More »

Injuries at Amusement Parks

Amusement parks and rides abound in the state of New Jersey. From Six Flags Great Adventure to local carnivals, boardwalks and water parks, the state provides many thousands of visitors each year with countless opportunities to have family fun. Unfortunately, sometimes an outing to a theme park or carnival can go horribly wrong and injury… Read More »

Drownings at the Shore are a Recurring Problem

Every year news reports fill the airwaves with reports of after-hours drownings at the Jersey shore. Drownings occurred in Bradley Beach and Asbury Park last summer as well as in a number of other shore communities. The lure of the ocean on a hot night is strong enough to entice bathers to risk entering the… Read More »

Your Personal Injury Case Is Filed at No Cost to You

Most personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. It takes many hours to investigate a case, negotiate terms and come to an agreement. In addition, expert testimony can be extremely expensive. A contingency-fee-based case allows victims who might otherwise not be able to afford to sue to move forward with their cases…. Read More »