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Liability in NJ Texting-While-Driving Claims Stops with the Driver

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Liability in NJ Texting-While-Driving Claims Stops with the Driver

Many accidents involve only two parties — a driver whose negligence caused the accident and an individual who suffered injuries because of the negligence. However, many accidents may involve liability on the part of multiple parties — for example, in the following circumstances: Drivers who rear-end vehicles in front of them because their vehicles were… Read More »

What to Do After an Auto Accident

If you drive a car, truck or motorcycle on a regular basis, chances are that you will be involved in at least one accident in your lifetime. Depending on the severity of the crash you are in, there may be shattered glass, smoke and even fire. Knowing what to do in the moments that follow… Read More »

Types of Automotive Defects

Auto accidents happen for a variety reasons, including speeding, tailgating, driver distraction and reckless driving. Yet what you might not realize is that car accidents are sometimes caused by vehicle manufacturers. Even if you purchase a brand new car, truck or motorcycle, if the vehicle was poorly designed or defective, you could be involved in… Read More »

Who is to Blame for Your Slip and Fall Accident?

Slip and fall accidents can cause serious back and head injuries and even death. If you suffer a slip and fall injury and believe someone else is to blame, it is in your best interests to speak with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. He or she can explain to you that slip and… Read More »

Top 5 Reasons You Should Hire a Car Accident Lawyer

You’ve been in an accident and suffered a serious injury. All you want is to obtain compensation so you can recover and move on with your life. Do you really need a car accident lawyer? Following are the top five reasons you should hire a car accident attorney for your case: Free consultation: Many car… Read More »

You Have the Right to Remain Silent…

Insurance adjusters don’t have to read you Miranda rights Everyone who has ever watched TV must know that if they are ever arrested, they have the right to remain silent. The U.S. Supreme Court acknowledged in the landmark Miranda case that average citizens, when confronted by police authority, could easily be intimidated into making statements… Read More »

Choosing a Personal Injury Attorney After a TBI

Brain injuries present special problems for accident victims pursuing lawsuits against the people who injured them, and for their lawyers. Other injuries that cause equivalent disruption in your life — make it hard for you to work, take care of yourself and do what you used to do as a family and community member —… Read More »

The Truth About Jersey Drivers

There is a tongue-in-cheek list in circulation that purports to describe New Jersey drivers and our habits: Remember that the goal of every New Jersey driver is to get there first, by whatever means necessary. The faster you drive through a red light, the smaller your chance of getting hit. Speed limits are just suggestions… Read More »

Why Are Truck Accidents So Much Worse Than Car Accidents?

It’s not just a matter of perception. Large trucks are nearly three times as likely to be involved in fatal accidents as passenger cars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In the United States, fatal truck accidents constitute around 13 percent of all fatal motor vehicle accidents — even though trucks make up… Read More »

A Bad Outcome or Medical Malpractice?

When a surgery does not result in improved health, or worse, leads to injury or death, our first instinct is to strike back at the person who hurt us and file a medical malpractice lawsuit. But not every bad outcome results from medical malpractice. Many bad outcomes result from: Unforeseen and unforeseeable complications The severity… Read More »