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Recent Blog Posts

Falls Continue to Be the Number One Cause of Serious Brain Injury

You have the right to expect reasonable safety when visiting public premises such as stores and government offices. When you fall on unsafe premises, you can suffer serious injury — often to your spine or head. These types of accidents fall under premises liability law, which allows you to pursue compensation for all related damages,… Read More »

Denial of an Initial Social Security Disability Claim is No Reason to Give Up

With about two-thirds of initial Social Security Disability (SSD) claims denied, it is natural to wonder how to get your claim approved — especially with the bulk of the appeals process taking place under the control of the Social Security Administration (SSA). As long as you meet the basic work history requirements and have a… Read More »

New Jersey Motorcyclists Should Be Especially Vigilant When Riding Season Begins

To many motorcyclists, few things are more enjoyable than getting the bike out after a rough winter. Unfortunately, other drivers are not immediately aware that they now share the roads with small, vulnerable vehicles. A collision may point to the legal fault of the other motorist, but this fact provides little comfort to a motorcyclist… Read More »

Victims of Unsafe Product Injuries Need to Weigh the Costs against the Benefits Before Taking Legal Action

Anyone who suffers injuries from unsafe products has the right to pursue compensation from the responsible parties. However, products liability suits can be very costly. By all means, seek advice from an experienced products liability attorney, but do not be surprised if you learn that the costs of a full trial outweigh the compensation you… Read More »

The New Jersey Wrongful Death Act Alone May Not Provide the Full Compensation Families Deserve

In an instant, a careless action by a negligent person or party can have fatal consequences for your loved one. When you suffer the needless loss of a close family member, you have the right to pursue compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. Anyone who loses a loved one prematurely may experience different types of… Read More »

Why are Workers Compensation Claims Denied in New Jersey?

Workers compensation provides important protections for both employers and workers. Even when employees suffer injuries due to their own carelessness, they can still obtain benefits to pay for the costs associated with their injuries. The coverage also protects employers by prohibiting workers from filing lawsuits when unsafe conditions or other circumstances cause accidents. This does… Read More »

Recognizing New Jersey’s Bad Driving Record and Protecting Your Safety

Residents of the Garden State can be proud of its many claims to fame, from Olympian Milt Campbell to the E Street Band. Unfortunately, the state also has a degree of notoriety when it comes to motorists. Drivers in certain NJ cities represent some of the worst in the nation. Recognizing New Jersey’s questionable driving… Read More »

Dealing with Your Insurance After a Collision

In New Jersey it is mandatory to have auto insurance. The no-fault­ doctrine rules in the state. This means each driver’s own insurance company takes care of the driver’s claims. When a car accident occurs the insurance companies for all vehicles involved investigate the cause of the accident. Typically, a vehicle owner has a standard… Read More »

Who is Liable When Your Injury Is Caused by a Defective Product?

We live in a world filled with products. Some we need and some we just like. There are always new products on the market. However, sometimes these products can be dangerous and cause serious injury or even death. The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) maintains a list of product recalls. There are many different… Read More »

Workers Comp Benefits Available in New Jersey

Workers’ compensation insurance provides benefits to employees who suffer work-related injuries regardless of how the accident occurred or who was at fault. However, the injury or illness must have occurred in the course of employment. If you are found to be eligible, workers compensation benefits can include: Medical benefits – Workers compensation pays for all… Read More »