Brain and head injuries are some of the most severe a person can suffer, often leading to long-term consequences that can have a devastating impact on the person affected as well as their friends and family. The brain is a delicate and complex organ, and damage to it can result in:
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The Fifth Amendment protects United States citizens from incriminating themselves. For several years, courts have maintained that this right extended to phones and other devices that can be kept locked via passcode. Now, the highest court in New Jersey has reversed course on this long-held... Read More
The truth is, anything that distracts you from the task of driving is dangerous. Driving distractions put you and your passengers at risk of severe injury and death, as well as the other motorists sharing the road with you. The good news is that every driver in America can take steps to reduce the... Read More
COVID-19 has ravaged nursing homes throughout the country, killing thousands of at-risk elderly residents. In New Jersey, the novel coronavirus has claimed the lives of nearly 6,000 nursing home residents with countless more currently struggling to stay alive.
According to the Centers for Medicare... Read More
Nursing home abuse can take many forms. Some of these are deadly. Others result in serious injury. All too many slip underneath the radar. This is why knowing the signs of nursing home abuse is so important. If you suspect a loved one is being mistreated at his or her home, you need someone on your... Read More
According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, around 10% of seniors face some sort of abuse, neglect, or mistreatment every year. There are 1.4 million people living in nursing homes in the United States. That's 140,000 vulnerable seniors at risk this year alone.
When a loved one is abused or... Read More
We all know about winter driving hazards. We put on special tires, drive slowly in snowy and icy conditions, and check the weather forecast before heading out. But what about summer? According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, most accidents occur in the summer and early fall.
With... Read More
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
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