Category: Personal Injury

    Can You Be Held Liable for Sending a Text to a Driver?

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    In a decision handed down in August 2013, the court determined that a person who actively encourages a driver to respond to text messages while driving can be held liable along with the driver if the distraction leads to an accident.

    Proving Fault After an Auto Accident

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    When an auto accident occurs and you are injured, proving fault can be a challenging task. However, you can take a number of steps to speed the process along and strengthen your case in the eyes of an insurer or attorney.

    Family of New Jersey Man Awarded $2.55 M in Auto Crash Lawsuit

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    A wrongful death lawsuit connected to a New Jersey highway crash that resulted in the death of 29-year-old Agim Cira has finally been settled after the man’s family agreed to a $2.55 million settlement.

    What if You Were Partially at Fault?

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    imilar to the laws of the vast majority of states, New Jersey’s Comparative Negligence Act allows you to collect compensation for an accident even if you were partially at fault.

    Nursing Home Care: New Jersey Makes the Grade

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    Looking at eight criteria developed by the government in assessing nursing home care, the group gave each state a rank and a grade. New Jersey earned an overall B grade and ranked 15th in the nation for quality of care.

    How Distracted Driving Can Affect Your Case

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    The fact that the other driver was distracted leading up to your accident is almost always a very strong factor in your favor. On the other hand, the fact that you were driving distracted may reduce or even preclude your ability to obtain compensation.

    What Is Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress?

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    A less common tort — negligent infliction of emotional distress — can allow recovery in limited circumstances solely for emotional distress.

    Could Distracted Driving Break Google Glass?

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    Many states have drafted very broad distracted driving laws that could apply to Google Glass. Some states, including New Jersey, have introduced legislation specifically barring drivers from getting behind the wheel while wearing Google Glass.

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