Shapiro & Sternlieb Blog

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

September 09, 2020
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
Category: Auto Accidents
August 10, 2020
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
Category: Nursing Home Abuse
July 31, 2020
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
July 15, 2020
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
Category: Nursing Home Abuse
June 23, 2020
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
May 19, 2020
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
Category: Personal Injury
May 14, 2020
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
Category: Workplace Injuries
March 18, 2020
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
Category: Personal Injury
March 06, 2020
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
February 19, 2020
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