Shapiro & Sternlieb Blog

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

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
August 29, 2019
If you have been injured while under the care of medical professionals – even in an emergency room – you may be entitled to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and personal pain and suffering. The best way to determine if your case qualifies as medical malpractice is through a one-... Read More
August 17, 2019
What Motorcycle Safety Tips Should I Know? Our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers help victims like you pursue justice and compensation. We do this because we've seen time and time again that Newark-area motorcycle accidents are catastrophic and devastating. Of course, while we take pride in... Read More
July 31, 2019
​Ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft have become prevalent nearly everywhere in the country. With their growing popularity comes greater chances of getting into a car accident involving a ridesharing vehicle, either as the driver of another car, as a pedestrian, or as a passenger. The rules... Read More
July 24, 2019
Do You Need A Birth Injury Attorney? If your newborn child suffers injury during or directly after birth, it can cause a lifetime of pain, suffering, and expense on the part of both you and your child. Raising a healthy child is demanding and expensive; raising a disabled child even more so. We... Read More
Category: Birth Injuries