Recent Blog Posts

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 »

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 »