Tag: negligence

    Slip and Fall Liability in New Jersey

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    When a person is injured on someone else’s property due to insufficient maintenance or dangerous conditions, he or she has a right to file a premises liability lawsuit seeking damages for the undue medical costs, mental anguish and other expenses that result.

    Understanding Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

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    Medical malpractice occurs when physicians, nurses or other health care professionals fail in their duties to provide adequate care and attention to patients, a

    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.

    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.

    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.