Personal Injury

Personal Injury Lawyers serving Englishtown, Newark, Jersey City, Monmouth & Middlesex Counties, and nearby areas of New Jersey

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When you trip and are injured on someone’s property, you may have the option of pursuing a premises liability lawsuit against the property owner. Liability, negligence and the nature of your damages can all affect the value of your settlement. Learn more about how these factors can play into determining the outcome of your slip and fall case so you can take appropriate steps to recover the maximum amount possible.

You’re running late for work and you see that your car is covered in snow. It may be tempting to clear it off in a haphazard manner, leaving patches of ice on the hood or roof. But responsible drivers know that snow and ice can fly off a moving vehicle, causing damage to people and property.

In New Jersey, it’s against the law to drive with ice or snow on your vehicle. Police offers can and will issue fines to motorists who fail to clear off their cars.

A dangerous cold wave is currently gripping many states, including New Jersey. A winter weather event called a polar vortex is bringing frigid single digit temperatures and arctic winds to the Garden State.

These conditions, combined with an accumulation of snow and ice, tend to increase the number of slip and fall accidents that occur. Homeowners and property managers generally have a duty to maintain clear, safe walkways. If they don’t, they may be liable for any injuries that occur.

Unfortunately, fatal motor vehicle accidents continue to occur at an alarming rate. According to preliminary statistics released by the National Safety Council, 40,100 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2017 and another 4.57 million people required medical attention. The number of fatalities exceeded 40,000 in 2016 as well.

In New Jersey alone, there have been approximately 371 fatalities so far this year according to public information provided by the New Jersey State Police. The fatalities by county include:

Women deserve to enjoy the rewarding journey of pregnancy and childbirth while receiving competent, reasonable medical care. Unfortunately, the negligent actions of a physician or obstetrician during a woman’s pregnancy can have devastating consequences. While these cases can be rare, negligent medical treatment may cause harm to the mother, her unborn baby, or both.

There are many situations in which family members cannot adequately provide for the needs of their aging relatives. In these instances, many people make the difficult decision to entrust an assisted living facility or nursing home with their loved one’s wellbeing. These facilities are responsible for providing compassionate and professional care. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.

We created the infographic below to provide an overview of important nursing home abuse and neglect statistics.

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