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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 »

Know the Signs and Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injury describes physical damage to brain tissue caused by blunt force, concussive force, severe shaking, or penetration of the cranium by a foreign object. Major causes of traumatic brain injury are auto accidents, falls, explosions, athletic injury, and criminal assaults. In our law practice, we see many TBI victims who were injured in… Read More »

Your Rights to Sue When Assaulted on the Job

A victim of a deliberate assault has the same rights as a victim of negligence: to recover compensation from the wrongdoer for economic and noneconomic losses, including medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. However, there are important differences to be aware of. First, a person who commits assault faces criminal and civil liability…. Read More »

What Action Can You Take When a Neighbor’s Dog Bites You?

Although many states allow a dog “one free bite,” New Jersey holds dog owners strictly liable for injuries due to dog bites in most circumstances. So, if your neighbor’s dog bites you, you are entitled to recover compensation for your losses, which can include: Medical bills Loss of income Pain and suffering Disfigurement and/or disability… Read More »

Can You Sue an Office Building for Elevator or Escalator Injuries?

If you are injured in an elevator or escalator accident, there are several potential defendants who might be liable for your injuries. However, where liability attaches depends greatly on the circumstances of the accident and the relationship between the office building’s ownership and the escalator or elevator. Few building owners maintain their elevators or escalators… Read More »

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Filing a Personal Injury Claim in New Jersey?

If you suffer harm due to an accident, medical malpractice, or a similar injury event, your right to submit a claim for compensation is time limited. The New Jersey Statute of Limitations  sets the deadline for filing a personal injury claim at two years from the date of the injury event. After that, an injured… Read More »

How Can a Burn Victim Recover Damages After a Car Fire?

A car fire is a harrowing enough experience; when the fire produces painful burn injuries, often with severe complications, the suffering can be long-lasting. But if there’s any good news, it’s that your burn injuries are almost always considered “permanent” under NJ Rev Stat § 39:6A-8 (2013), which means that New Jersey law does not… Read More »

Do You Know What to Do If Your Car Catches Fire?

The August 2016 death of a New Jersey man traveling on a Vermont interstate should stand as a horrific warning that cars can catch fire after an accident. Alexander Romanow, of Brick, died after his 2006 Chevy Tahoe veered into a median, struck several trees, and burst into flames. Passenger Jane Romanow survived, but Alexander,… Read More »

What Are Future Losses in a Personal Injury Claim?

If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, you are naturally concerned about your current medical bills and your current inability to work. But what happens after your period of convalescence? Are you going to make a 100 percent recovery? If not, you may have future losses, which are an important part of… Read More »