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Is a Landlord Liable for Harm from an “Open and Obvious” Hazard?

Premises liability law requires landlords to make their grounds reasonably safe for visitors by taking steps to discover unsafe conditions and either remove them or provide adequate warning about them. But what happens when a landlord knows a hazard exists, but does little or nothing to remediate the situation because the hazard is readily apparent?… Read More »

Can I Sue a Good Samaritan for Personal Injury in New Jersey?

The Biblical term “Good Samaritan” is used to refer to a person who stops to give aid to an injured stranger. Under the common law of the United States, there is no legal duty to provide assistance to anyone during an emergency, unless a duty of care already exists. But most Americans believe rendering aid… Read More »

What Is the Role of a Medical Expert in a Malpractice Case?

Medical malpractice cases are highly technical, and the details of a diagnosis, treatment, medical error, or injury can easily go over the heads of a judge and jury. To make the case comprehensible, medical malpractice attorneys consult experts in the medical field. An expert witness must meet the statutory requirements set out in New Jersey… Read More »

What Is the Discovery Rule for Medical Malpractice in New Jersey?

A personal injury claim has a shelf life. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is two years for these claims, including those for medical malpractice. This means you must file a lawsuit within two years of the date of your injury or you lose your legal right to sue. But what happens if you’re… Read More »

How Does New Jersey’s No-Fault Insurance Law Limit My Right to Sue?

New Jersey is a hybrid no-fault state for automobile insurance, giving motorists the option of choosing less expensive no-fault insurance with only a limited right to sue or more expensive insurance with full rights to personal injury compensation. You must decide between: Basic policy — This no-fault plan requires you to carry a minimum of… Read More »

Recent Rash of New Jersey Motorcycle Fatalities Highlights Dangers

Over the last 10 years for which statistics are complete, annual motorcyclist deaths in New Jersey have averaged 74 per year. Fatalities spike during the summer months, when good weather invites more riders onto the roadways. Six reported crashes last June illustrate the danger to riders: June 4 — A man was killed in Bridgewater,… Read More »

Can the Textalyzer Cut Down on Distracted Driving in New Jersey?

New Jersey law prohibits the use of a hand-held wireless communication device for talking or texting while driving. However, anyone who spends time in traffic in the Garden State knows that a significant portion of the motoring public ignores that law. This creates a great safety concern, since tests have shown that texting takes a… Read More »

NJ Widow Sues Healthcare Providers over Husband’s Death by Bedsores

A lawsuit filed in Camden alleges that Virtua Health, Care One LLC and Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation, which then operated Marlton Rehabilitation Hospital, caused or contributed to the death of a spinal surgery patient who developed severe bed sores leading to septic shock. The deterioration of Alfonzer Patrick, as reported in Law 360, is disheartening… Read More »

NJ Lawsuit Alleges Surgical Tool Spread Cancer Cells Throughout Patient’s Abdomen

A wrongful death lawsuit filed in Bergen County, New Jersey alleges medical malpractice and products liability in the death of Sumaira Khan, a 45-year-old mother of three. The suit claims that defendants, including Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey and manufacturer Karl Storz GmbH & Co., “knew or should have known” of the significant cancer… Read More »

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 »