If you’ve been hurt in New Jersey because of someone else’s negligence, you have the legal right to pursue compensation for your physical and mental injuries. These damages are referred to as pain and suffering compensation. But how exactly is pain and suffering calculated, and what is a fair... Read More
Senate bill S2380, which would allow essential workers who contract COVID-19 to more easily qualify for the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Program, was approved by the state’s Senate Labor Committee on May 12, 2020.
If this legislation becomes law, it would amend the New Jersey Workers’... Read More
The compensation you receive in a personal injury lawsuit is crucial to ensuring you have the money to pay for treatments necessary to make a full recovery. Failure to maximize the value of your personal injury settlement can result in a serious financial burden, especially if you require long-term... Read More
Winter in New Jersey can bring harsh weather conditions. Snow and ice can increase your risk of a slip and fall accident, and it’s important to take the necessary steps to ensure you don’t suffer one of these serious injuries. The infographic below highlights some important safety tips that will... Read More
Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, can have symptoms that appear immediately or after a period of hours or weeks. People who suffer a TBI may lose consciousness, struggle to communicate, undergo mood swings, develop sensory problems, have difficulty concentrating, and more.
In addition to the... Read More
New Jersey classifies crimes not as felonies and misdemeanors, but as indictable offenses, disorderly persons offenses, and petty disorderly persons offenses. Depending on the type and amount of the drug, possession can be classified as an indictable offense or a disorderly persons offense.
At... Read More
A year ago, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that 20,667 breathalyzer test results are inadmissible. The court determined that the results of the tests could not be trusted because the devices may not have been properly calibrated. That means that tens of thousands of DWI charges could be thrown... Read More
Liability in a medical malpractice case can vary based upon the circumstances of the injury and the employment status of the person who caused it. Surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, attending physicians, and hospitals may all bear some responsibility.
Medical malpractice is the third-leading... Read More
What Are The Texting & Cell Phone Use Laws in New Jersey?
Distracted driving is deadly. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving claimed the lives of 3,450 people in 2016. Unfortunately, individuals continue to let their attention wander when... Read More
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy in August 2019 enacted a new law that requires first-time DWI offenders to install ignition interlock devices (IIDs) in their cars. IIDs prevent a vehicle from starting if they detect alcohol in a driver's breath. In a press release, Murphy touted the law as a way to... Read More
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