Shapiro & Sternlieb Blog

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

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
December 18, 2019
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
Category: Criminal Defense
November 25, 2019
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
Category: DUI
October 23, 2019
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
September 27, 2019
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
September 09, 2019
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
September 06, 2019
According to studies by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and Consumer Reports, millennial and elderly drivers are more likely than other age groups to be involved in car accidents, as well as in fatal wrecks. The factors that cause the youngest and oldest drivers to crash their cars more than... Read More
Category: Auto Accidents