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.
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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
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