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Recent Blog Posts

Recognizing a Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious condition that can have life altering consequences. However, a person who suffers a traumatic brain injury may not realize the extent of the injury right away, causing the condition to go untreated until the symptoms get worse. Traumatic brain injuries can result from an accident where a… Read More »

Survival Actions in Wrongful Death Claims

There is nothing that can adequately compensate for the loss of a loved one. When a person is killed in an accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, the law provides for what losses the victim’s family may recover in terms of money damages. New Jersey’s Wrongful Death Act and Survival Statute set forth… Read More »

Seeking Medical Attention After Your On-the-Job Injury

If you are injured while working you can receive the medical treatment you need through your employer’s workers compensation insurance carrier, or the employer itself if it is self insured. Workers compensation pays for all necessary and reasonable medical treatment for injuries or death that occurs during the course of employment. However, it is important… Read More »

A Wake Up Call for Drowsy Drivers in New Jersey

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration drowsy drivers are responsible for about 100,000 motor vehicle accidents a year, causing 71,000 injuries and 1,500 fatalities per annum. There are many laws and media campaigns dealing with the dangers of driving under the influence and driving while talking or texting on a cell phone. The… Read More »

The Most Common Birth Injuries

The birth of a child should be, and most often is, the happiest occasion. However, when something goes wrong during or soon after the delivery the joy can become devastation. Sometimes the baby suffers a serious injury or dies during the delivery. Birth injuries are often very serious and can lead to permanent disability. New… Read More »

SSD Claim Rejected? There Is Still Hope

Social Security Disability (SSD) is a Federal government benefit program that provides a monthly benefit to people who are unable to continue working because they suffer from fatal or serious medical conditions (lasting at least a year). Once you apply for SSD benefits, the Social Security Administration determines if you have worked long enough to… Read More »

The Danger of Unsecured Loads and Jackknifed Tractor-Trailers

According to media reports, three members of a Georgia family were tragically killed when their Toyota Camry was crushed by a tractor-trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike in Mount Laurel, Burlington County. The terrible four-vehicle accident occurred this past December and caused the turnpike’s southbound lane to be closed for more than five hours. Police… Read More »

When You Have a Dental Malpractice Case

A 40-year-old woman was awarded $145,261 by a jury when her dental treatment was incomplete after five years instead of the promised three to six months, according to her lawsuit. The plaintiff needed 12 crowns, but her treatment was complicated by a malocclusion and after five years all 12 crowns were still not completed. The… Read More »

Paying Your Bills After Your Work Injury

If you were injured at work and are disabled you may have many questions, such as, who is going to pay for your hospital and medical costs if you can’t work? There are several important programs that are designed to help you continue to pay your expenses while you are out of work. It is… Read More »

How Prescription Errors Occur

Doctors prescribe medicine to help keep us healthy. However, a mistake that leads to the wrong medicine being taken can cause serious injury or death. Unfortunately, these types of errors are not uncommon. The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses the definition of a medication error used by the National Coordinating Council for Medication… Read More »