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Food Poisoning Suspected in Summer Camp Death of Bergen County Boy

An 11-year-old Bergen County boy who had been attending a summer camp in Milford, Pennsylvania died at Bon Secours Hospital in Port Jervis, N.Y. after his gastrointestinal symptoms worsened suddenly. According to a story in NorthJersey.com, three other campers staying in the same cabin were taken to the hospital as a precaution after complaining of… Read More »

NJ Fair Shuts Down Fire Ball Ride After Fatal Ohio Accident

Officials at the Monmouth County Fair acted aggressively to safeguard patrons by shutting down an amusement ride after a similar machine malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus, breaking apart and ejecting riders. The accident killed an 18-year-old rider and seriously injured seven more. Similar rides have been closed at fairs in California and… Read More »

Can Changes to Commercial Truck Designs Eliminate Deadly Side Underride Crashes?

Crashes involving large commercial trucks are notoriously dangerous, but the deadliest type of crash may be preventable, if the industry will agree to modifications to trailer designs. The type of crash targeted is a side underride collision, where a passenger car passes under the belly of the trailer, making its bumper and crumple zones useless… Read More »

How a Personal Injury Lawyer Improves Upon Your Insurance Company’s Initial Offer

If you are injured in an auto accident or a slip and fall, the first step is usually to file a claim with the appropriate insurance company. After an auto accident, New Jersey’s Personal Injury Protection law may require you to file with your own insurance company; in the case of a slip and fall,… Read More »

Can You File Workers’ Comp When You Are Hurt at a Company Event Outside of Work?

The preeminent rule for workers’ comp eligibility is that an injury must be work-related, meaning that it occurs “in the course of employment” and “arises out of employment.” Yet, many companies hold events outside the place of employment and at off hours. Suppose you’re at your company’s annual holiday party and twist your knee line-dancing…. Read More »

Is Your Landlord Liable for Your Injuries on His Property?

The answer to this question, like so many others in the legal arena, is “it depends.” The simple fact that your injury occurred on your landlord’s property — or property owned by any other person, for that matter — does not automatically confer responsibility for your harm on the property owner. There must be more… Read More »

Can You Bring a Premises Liability Claim Against a Mall Parking Lot?

Premises liability is the area of the law that makes landlords liable for injuries that occur because of dangerous conditions on their property. So, if you are injured in a mall parking lot, can you sue the company that owns it? Well, sometimes yes, and sometimes no. For a premises liability case to go forward,… Read More »

Can You Sue a City When You’ve Been Injured by Slipping and Falling in a Train Station?

If you suffer a slip and fall on the stairs or platform of a train station, you might wonder if the city where the train station is located is responsible for your injuries. For the sake of this question, let’s assume a defect in the station caused the fall, not a push from another passenger… Read More »

Are Towns in New Jersey Liable for Your Injuries in Their Public Parks?

There are two considerations to this question’s answer. The first is whether the mere fact that an injury occurred in a park is enough to make the park responsible to the victim. The second is whether the town is the responsible party for the park. As to part one, parks are places of recreation, and… Read More »

Your Rights to Sue a Drunk Driver for Accident Injuries

If you are hurt in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you have the same rights to recover compensation as you would against any negligent driver, but there are a couple of special considerations. First, let’s recap the personal injury basics: Under New Jersey’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) law, a party injured in an… Read More »