Common Types of Accidents Caused By Drunk Drivers
Drunk driving accounts for a large percentage of not only U.S. car accidents, but also ones right here in New Jersey. Sadly, accidents that involve drunk driving are often severe. This is because the drunk driver’s reaction time is significantly reduced. This often means that they crash into other cars at higher speeds, often leading [ READ MORE ]
What to Expect Physically After a Car Accident
Car accidents can range in severity from minor injuries to life-changing ones that affect you financially and inhibit your ability to work. One of the biggest problems with car accidents is that it’s not always easy to distinguish how severe the accident was, as physical symptoms don’t always show up immediately. Common Physical Consequences of [ READ MORE ]
Three Types of Property Damage You Can Claim After a Car Accident
An auto accident can lead to a long list of damages, including medical injuries and property damages that occur to your vehicle. Property damages extend beyond that of the basic repairs of your vehicle. Understanding the different types of property damage that you can recover may be important to your case. Recoverable Property Damage Costs [ READ MORE ]
What to Expect if You Go to the ER After a Car Accident
If you’re involved in a car accident, when should you go to the emergency room for care? Likewise, how do you know if your injuries are severe enough for medical care? If you didn’t cause the auto accident, are you responsible for the costs that come with an emergency visit? These are all common questions [ READ MORE ]
Most Common Hotel-Related Injuries
The Jersey Shore is permitted to reopen to residents and tourists. While different beaches may have different opening dates and rules for reopening, we can expect a somewhat normal summer. With the reopening of the beaches attracting tourists from all over the country, hotels will also increase their capacity limits. Before you book your dream [ READ MORE ]
Liability For Slip and Fall Accident at the NJ Boardwalk
You looked forward to your Jersey Shore getaway all year and the trip is finally here. But on your trip you slip and fall and get injured. You now have to spend the rest of your vacation time at the hospital recovering. You not only lose out on your reservations, but because you cannot return [ READ MORE ]
Cell Phone Use and Car Accidents
Distracted Driving How many times have you checked a message or attempted to use a social media platform while driving down the road? While most of us won’t admit it, it’s a bad habit that too many Americans partake in. Unfortunately, many are either unaware of the dangers of distracted driving or they overestimate their [ READ MORE ]
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents Increasing During the Summer
With more new drivers on the road, travel, construction, and more people consuming alcoholic drinks, the summer season is prime time for motorcycle accidents to happen. Some or all of these factors can be involved at the time of a crash. Drivers should take every precaution because driving in a densely populated state like New [ READ MORE ]
How Car Insurance Works After An Accident
A car accident will ruin your day. However, as soon as you recover from the shock and seek medical attention, you have to assess the situation. Therefore, it is good to know what to do after you’ve been in a car accident so that you are in the best possible position to be compensated. There [ READ MORE ]
How to Find a Lawyer You Can Trust
Thanks to modern technology, people are familiar with doing research on practically anything. For more costly decisions, like hiring an attorney, that research skill becomes even more important. If you have an attorney picked out, you should double-check that they have a good reputation and a clean background. Know that you will be spending a [ READ MORE ]
How to Reduce the Rate of Motorcycle Accidents in New Jersey
Spring weather means an increase of motorcycles on the road. Before you head out and enjoy the warmer weather, make sure you are prepared with these tips to help avoid a motorcycle accident. Tips to Avoid Motorcycle Accidents Wear the right clothes: It might be convenient to jump on your motorcycle wearing what you already [ READ MORE ]
What To Do If You’re Hit By an Amazon Driver in New Jersey
Blue Amazon trucks have become the norm in most communities. In some cases, Amazon delivery drivers may use their own vehicles to deliver packages through the Amazon Flex program. With so many delivery drivers on the road and a likeliness of their number only increasing, do you know how to handle a situation in which [ READ MORE ]
Will My Car Insurance Cover a Single-Vehicle Accident?
We most often hear about car accidents that involve one or more other vehicles, but single-vehicle car accidents occur just as often. Just because they include a single car does not mean that they are always less severe than other types of vehicle accidents. For this reason, it is important to understand your insurance coverage, [ READ MORE ]
Should I Call My Insurance Company After a Minor Accident?
Should I call my insurance company after a minor accident? It’s a question we’re often asked by our clients – and the answer is yes: you do. Read more: Top 4 Questions Our Firm Gets Asked About Car Accidents Why You Need to Call Your Insurance Company Immediately The first thing to do following a [ READ MORE ]
Determining Fault After a New Jersey Car Accident
Car Accidents and Fault If you are injured in a car crash, it can sometimes be difficult to determine who the party at fault is. Sometimes, the party that caused the actual accident may not be party that is legally at fault for the damages. Deciding who is fault determines which insurance policy will cover [ READ MORE ]
What Classifies as a Catastrophic Injury?
There are many varying definitions of a catastrophic injury, depending on the circumstances and forum of an injured victim’s case. No matter the facts and circumstances of an injured person’s case, if he or she is seriously injured enough that he or she suffers from a long-term disability or a disfigurement/deformity, it is very likely [ READ MORE ]
Did You Receive a Defective Product for Christmas? Here’s What You Should Do
It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is already coming to a close. While Christmas morning was intended to be filled with excitement, what should you do if it was instead filled with a trip to the ER because of a defective product? What happens when a product is poorly designed or manufactured, leading [ READ MORE ]
Tips to Avoid the Most Common Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents
Car accidents are unfortunately a common occurrence not only in the United States but right here in New Jersey. It can be helpful to know the most common causes of car accidents so you’re better equipped on how to prevent them. Read more: Top 4 Questions Our Firm Gets Asked About Car Accidents Common Causes [ READ MORE ]
What Should I Do After a Slip and Fall Accident at a Store?
At some point, mostly everyone will suffer a minor slip and fall at in their life. However, sometimes this slip and fall accidents can be extremely severe and difficult to deal with, especially if they occurred on public property. Find out what your options are for compensation below. With the holiday season firmly upon us, [ READ MORE ]
What is the Statute Of Limitations On Filing A Personal Injury Claim In New Jersey?
If you have been involved in an accident where you sustained an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you’re probably thinking of filing a lawsuit in New Jersey’s civil court system. The longer you wait to file a claim, the less likely it’ll be that you’ll get the compensation you deserve. It is [ READ MORE ]
Top 4 Questions Our Firm Gets Asked About Car Accidents
You might not realize how many questions can arise regarding a car accident, until you are considering how to navigate your own. In this guide, we have compiled the most commonly asked questions regarding New Jersey car accidents. Here are a few of the top: What Are New Jersey Auto Accident Laws? The state of [ READ MORE ]
Halloween is One of the Scariest Nights to be a Pedestrian
Halloween night brings out hundreds of thousands of children, walking from door to door, and neighborhood to neighborhood. While many children look forward to Halloween night, it can be one of the most dangerous nights for pedestrian accidents. In fact, the number of pedestrian accidents increases by up to 40%. Factors Contributing to Pedestrian Accidents [ READ MORE ]
Don’t Make These 14 Common Mistakes During Your Personal Injury Case
There are certain things that you should avoid when navigating a personal injury claim. Here are a few of the most common: Accepting the First Settlement Offer Receiving any offer of compensation following an injury is tempting, especially if you have been unable to work. But, settling too soon often does not give you enough [ READ MORE ]
How Can I Write a Winning Demand Letter?
A demand letter is one of the most important resources used in a personal injury case. The letter lists the details of the accident as well as the total of your damages. The purpose of the letter is to demand a specific amount of compensation. A demand letter includes the following: Details of your injury [ READ MORE ]
How a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Works in New Jersey
Navigating a wrongful death lawsuit can feel incredibly overwhelming. Not only do you have to deal with the loss of your loved one, but you are also forced to navigate New Jersey’s legal system. If you are looking for information on wrongful death claims, it is also likely that you believe that someone else was [ READ MORE ]
10 of the Most Common Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents in New Jersey
Motor vehicle accidents are common in New Jersey. While car accidents cannot always be prevented, knowing the most common causes of them can help you understand your legal rights if you are involved, and injured, in one. Common Causes of Motor Vehicle Crashes These are 10 of the most common causes of motor vehicle accidents [ READ MORE ]
What Kinds of Evidence Do I Need in My Car Accident Case?
After a car accident, you’re going to have a lot of questions. One of the most commonly asked questions is what kind of evidence you’ll need in order to move forward with your claim. It’s important to collect as much information as you can about when and where the accident happened because the more information [ READ MORE ]
What Can I Expect in my Car Accident Case?
For many people, choosing to move forward with a personal injury claim is a new experience. You’re going to have a slew of questions about what to expect during the process, how long it’ll be and of course, what kind of outcome you can expect. At the Law Offices of Richard A. Stoloff, we’re here [ READ MORE ]
Paralysis After Motorcycle Accident
You never expect a joyous motorcycle ride to turn into a life-changing, painful and costly moment. Unfortunately, the occurrence of motorcycle accidents tends to increase in the spring and summer months. Motorcycle accidents often lead to worse injuries than a traditional vehicle accident because of the lack of safety or protective equipment found on a [ READ MORE ]
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Warmer weather means that more people enjoy the outdoors by foot. Local sidewalks will fill up with pedestrians, both walking and biking. Unfortunately, an increase in pedestrians also often means an increase in the number of pedestrian accidents. Being aware of other drivers and pedestrians at all times and knowing the common causes of accidents [ READ MORE ]
Common Examples of Catastrophic Injuries and How to File a Claim For Them
When you hear the term “catastrophic,” your mind probably instantly thinks of a severe, large scale event like an earthquake or tsunami. If something is catastrophic, it most likely yielded a great amount of damage to a person or property. The legal definition identities this kind of injury similarly. The law defines a catastrophic injury [ READ MORE ]
My Car Accident Was Caused by a Drunk Driver. Can I Sue?
Getting into a motor vehicle accident is one of the most frightening experiences an individual can have. The injuries a driver could sustain can vary greatly and result in missed time off work, medical bills and mental anguish. While the saying that “accidents happen,” does, indeed, apply to certain types of motor vehicle crashes, ones [ READ MORE ]
The Other Drive Doesn’t Have Car Insurance. Now What?
You’re driving down the road, thinking about the errands you need to check off your list when suddenly, another vehicle rear-ends you. In just a few minutes, your thoughts are now filled with questions about who will cover the damages to your vehicle and whether or not you will need medical care. Related blog: Reporting [ READ MORE ]
What Should I Do If I Am Bitten By A Friend’s Dog In New Jersey?
You never expect a friendly visit with a neighbor to go wrong. But, if you suffer a dog bite while visiting a friend, you might wonder who will cover your medical bill. In addition to the emotional consequences of a dog bite, the medical care needed could get costly. You might require immediate and ongoing [ READ MORE ]
Questions and Answers About Your Personal Injury Case
Dealing with a personal injury case can feel overwhelming, especially when you’re also dealing with your recovery. It is normal to have a lot of questions, regarding whether you have a case and what to expect throughout the case. Below, are a few of the most common questions that we get when it comes to [ READ MORE ]
When a Drunk Driver Causes a Car Accident
When any type of car accident occurs, it can leave you with ongoing injuries and expensive medical bills. While you cannot prevent all types of car accidents, some causes are preventable, including drunk driving. Unfortunately, when a car accident is caused by drunk driving, it is often the other drivers that are affected the most. [ READ MORE ]
What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident in a Casino
Many of us go to the casino for a fun day or night out, playing the slots or tables, visiting a restaurant or nightclub, relaxing at the spa, or seeing a show. However, a fun time at the casino can quickly turn tragic after you suffer a serious injury in a slip and fall accident [ READ MORE ]
Ikea Plans to Pay $46 Million to Family of Jozef Dudek, Toddler Killed by Tipped Dresser
It was just three years ago when a two-year-old boy, Jozef Dudek, was found dead underneath a toppled Ikea dresser. The dresser tilted over and suffocated the young boy, causing him to pass away at an incredibly young age. The parents of the young boy ended up filing a lawsuit against Ikea after they found [ READ MORE ]
Who’s at Fault in a Left-Hand Turn Accident?
Determining Liability for Left-Hand Turn Crashes in New Jersey It is not always easy to determine who is at fault when a car accident happens. There are many factors to consider including the actions of each driver during the accident and what the local road rules and laws were at the time. One specific example [ READ MORE ]
Can I Sue if I Am Injured on Private Property?
Filing a Premises Liability Claim in New Jersey You never expect to experience an injury when visiting another person’s property. When it does happen, it can be confusing as to who is responsible for covering your medical costs and lost wages. The property owner might try to negate that they are to blame and try [ READ MORE ]
Proving A Product Liability Case: What You Need To Know
Recovering Compensation For a Defective Product When a consumer purchases a product, they do not expect that use of the product will cause them any harm. However, thousands of people are injured due to defective products every single year. The good news is that there are legal remedies that a victim or their family can [ READ MORE ]
Traumatic Brain Injuries After Car Accidents: What To Look For
Brain Injury Overview Of all the parts of the human body, the brain is one of the most important, but also the one we understand the least. Brain injuries can occur in a number of different ways, but the danger of suffering one in a car accident is higher than average due to the trauma [ READ MORE ]
Can Video Surveillance Support a Personal Injury Claim?
Key Evidence in a Personal Injury Case Now that more people are using smartphones than ever before, it does not take much effort to record accidents while they are happening. Because video surveillance is easily accessible and readily available in most places, it is often used as a key piece of evidence when a person [ READ MORE ]
Do Pedestrian-Related Accidents Increase During the Holiday Season?
Pedestrian Accidents Spike During the Holidays It’s November already, and you know what that means! There are only a few short weeks left to cram in all your holiday shopping. After all, no one wants to rush out to the store on Christmas Eve in search of a gift they forgot. Many holiday shoppers wait [ READ MORE ]
How to Find Out If You Should File a Lawsuit Because of a Personal Injury
Filing a Personal Injury Claim After getting into a serious accident at work, while on the road, or even when walking around outside, you may have hopes of filing a lawsuit against the person or people that are responsible for those injuries. While some cases are serious enough to require taking legal action, not all [ READ MORE ]
Is It Possible to Sue When Injured on Private Property?
Injuries on Someone Else’s Property While an accident can happen anywhere, some will happen on property that belongs to private owners. Those that have been injured while on private property often wonder if it is possible for them to file a lawsuit because of the damages they have dealt with. Medical insurance companies cover some [ READ MORE ]
Commercial Truck Accidents: Relevant Factors and How They Can Affect Your Case
Commercial Truck Accidents Commercial truck accidents are devastating to those involved and can increase the likelihood of serious injury or death of the driver or passengers in the incident. The factors surrounding these serious truck accidents are important and can help lead to the success of your personal injury lawsuit. During a free legal consultation, [ READ MORE ]
Compensation Options for a Catastrophic Injury
Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries The damages that incur with catastrophic injuries are greater than the personal injuries that usually occur with any type of accident. The compensation possible for these serious injuries may be higher, too. The Law Offices of Richard A. Stoloff knows what awards you may receive, how to plan ahead and to [ READ MORE ]
How are Damages in a Personal Injury Case Calculated?
Personal Injury Overview Damages are the amount of compensation that you receive after someone else’s negligence causes you to suffer an injury. There are many factors, both economic and non-economic, to consider when calculating the value of a personal injury case. Additionally, an amount that works for one case may not appropriately cover the damages [ READ MORE ]
Determining Who Is Liable for a Truck Accident
Truck Accidents You never expect to be in an accident with a commercial truck. Commercial trucks tend to drive at a slower speed and will usually stay in the right lane. Unfortunately, that does not entirely prevent them from crashing into you. The driver of a personal vehicle often suffers the worst of the damages [ READ MORE ]
Teen Driving Accidents and Parental Liability
Teen Drivers Do you have a new teenage driver? Have you properly instructed them about driving safety? It’s normal for all parents to be worried when their youngster is first learning how to drive. On top of safety concerns, parents must also assume all legal and financial liability for children who are on the road. [ READ MORE ]
Basic Information About Traumatic Brain Injuries
Brain Injury Statistics The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report that an overwhelming 1.5 million individuals throughout the nation will suffer a traumatic brain injury every year. Among those, over 85,000 will have long-term disabilities as a result. What are traumatic brain injuries and what causes them? Continue reading for these answers and more. FAQs [ READ MORE ]
Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Wrongful Death Statistics The National Safety Council estimates that preventable injuries are the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) confirms this fact and further explain how unintentional injuries took the lives of over 161,374 individuals throughout 2016. What is wrongful death, and what are the most common causes? [ READ MORE ]
Little Known Facts About Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle Crash Statistics Motorcycle owners are not are not necessarily in accidents more often than car owners. But according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle owners are actually 35 times more likely than car owners to be involved in a fatal accident. While someone in a passenger car has airbags and is [ READ MORE ]
How Do You Define a “Product Defect” in New Jersey?
Most people are familiar with the term “product defect” or “defective product” in the context of filing a lawsuit after a product causes a personal injury. Generally, people recognize that products should behave or operate in the manner in which they are designed to be used, and that an action by that product that is [ READ MORE ]
Head Injuries from New Jersey Motorcycle Accident
Collisions with other vehicles are one of the scariest types of accidents a motorcycle rider can face. The rider’s exposed nature when compared to the occupants of the vehicle, along with the much greater mass of the vehicle versus the motorcycle means that these accidents often result in serious injury for the rider. Head Injuries [ READ MORE ]
Challenges from Other Family Members in a Wrongful Death Settlement
If you are attempting to get compensation after losing a loved one in the form of a wrongful death settlement, there are some important things to be aware of that could affect how much you will personally receive if you win. In certain scenarios, other family members may challenge a wrongful death settlement and attempt [ READ MORE ]
Dealing with Traumatic Head Injuries
A traumatic head injury is defined as a head injury that results in damaged brain cells or involves other injuries such as tissue tears, internal bleeding, or bruising, which result in temporary or permanent effects on one’s mental ability and capacity. Mild injuries usually result in only temporary issues, while severe head impacts and other [ READ MORE ]
How Much Can I Get for My New Jersey Personal Injury Case and How Long Will It Take?
If you have been injured in accident, you may be wondering about the ins and outs of the procedure. Maybe you want to know how complicated the process is. Maybe you want to know how much you can get for your New Jersey personal injury case. Or perhaps you want to know how long the [ READ MORE ]
Do Minor Vehicle Accidents in New Jersey Need to Be Reported?
The general consensus is to call the police and file a report following a vehicle accident, however not every incident is considered something that involves such measures. If there were no injuries and damages to the vehicles were extremely minimal, the police do not usually have to be called. People in many incidents of gentle [ READ MORE ]
Defining a Person’s Duty of Care
If you’ve ever read about a personal injury lawsuit, then it’s likely you’ve heard about a person’s “duty of care” towards their peers. This crucial term is often scrutinized during personal injury lawsuits, so it’s important to have a basic understanding of this term and a working knowledge of when it applies to you. Defining [ READ MORE ]
Reporting Your Accident to Your Insurance Company
Filing an insurance claim is an important step towards seeking out compensation for your injuries, but many people question whether or not they should even report their car accident to their insurance company. It’s important for motorists to understand the different types of claims after an accident, when to report and the consequences associated with [ READ MORE ]
Common Spinal Injuries and Preventative Measures in Hamilton Township, NJ
As we age, back pain, injuries, and conditions become more common. Understanding the most frequent types of back injuries and conditions can help you prevent these debilitating painful episodes. A number of spinal injuries can occur as a result of a motor vehicle accident or even medical malpractice. It’s important to recognize when you may [ READ MORE ]
Common Legal Terms You Need to Know During Personal Injury Cases in Atlantic City, NJ
Most people understand that when they’ve been injured by another person’s negligence, they can seek compensation through a court of law. However, few are well-versed in the legal terms and definitions associated with such a claim. Below is a basic overview of these commonly used terms that you’ll need to familiarize yourself with throughout your [ READ MORE ]
Liability in Car Accidents Involving Pedestrians
Liability in Car Accidents Involving Pedestrians Car collisions involving pedestrians can be devastating and emotionally distressing for both the victim and driver. Most people mistakenly believe that the fault lies with the driver in these types of situations, but sometimes the pedestrian can be held liable for losses associated with the accident. Driver Liability in [ READ MORE ]
Car Seat Safety for Children
Car Seat Safety for Children The first time you drive home from the hospital with your newborn baby, it’s natural to feel hyper vigilant, nervous and anxious. After some time, most parents become complacent and tend to overlook the very real dangers associated with driving with children. It’s necessary for parents to drive safely, but [ READ MORE ]
Tips for Avoiding Distracted Driving Accidents in NJ and PA
The increase in technological advancements has increased a person’s tendency to become distracted while trying to drive. Cell phone use directly contributes to thousands of car accident related fatalities each year, but drivers can avoid this dangerous habit by remaining vigilant at all times behind the wheel. How Can I Avoid Distracted Driving in NJ [ READ MORE ]
What are Contingency Fees in PA and NJ?
When you are seeking out a personal attorney, you are likely to hear that some lawyers will accept your case on a “contingency fee” basis. It’s important to understand the legal definition of this term as well as the advantages and disadvantages of such representation before selecting the personal injury lawyer that’s right for you. [ READ MORE ]
What to Do if a Dog Bites You
What to Do if a Dog Bites You A dog bite can happen at any moment and at the paws of any dog. Maybe you were petting a dog on a leash you met while taking a walk, or maybe you were playing with your friend’s or neighbor’s dog — either way, suffering a dog [ READ MORE ]
Tips to Prevent Slip Trips and Fall
Tips to Prevent Slip Trips and Fall Sometimes all it takes is mere seconds of distraction to send you slipping and falling your way to an injury. It always seems to happen quickly, and only when you feel the pain of your injury do you realize just how serious a slip and fall incident can [ READ MORE ]
Calculating the Worth of your NJ or PA Personal Injury Claim
When you are considering filing a personal injury lawsuit over an accident, it’s critical that you calculate the total financial value of your combined losses. Damages paid to the injured victim may be negotiated or fought for in court, but lacking a definitive monetary amount may result in settling for less than you actually deserve. [ READ MORE ]
Collecting Evidence in your PA or NJ Accident
When you’ve been injured as a result of another person’s negligence, seeking financial relief from your losses may be necessary. Victims frequently suffer from losses like medical bills, lost wages, property damage and physical pain and suffering. It’s important to document and preserve evidence regarding these losses to help build your case for financial compensation. [ READ MORE ]
Wrongful Death Suit: Who Can File?
There is nothing more shocking than an unexpected death of a friend, family member, or other loved one. Nothing can truly prepare you emotionally for that type of incident. It comes with shock, sadness and other feelings of loss. It sounds bad enough, but those feelings can get even worse if it turns out that [ READ MORE ]
Common Causes and Liability in Trucking Accidents
One of the more catastrophic types of accidents on roads today are those that involve commercial trucks. These types of trucks include dump trucks, tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers and semi-trucks, and are frequently on the road at almost any time of day. Their sheer size makes it difficult for them to stop quickly and adjust to emergency [ READ MORE ]
Hailstorm Safety When Driving
It’s a common misconception that a hailstorm is solely a cold-weather event. Hailstorms are associated with severe thunderstorms and can occur any time throughout the year. Even though hailstorms are ice pellets, leading to the common misconception that they only happen in winter, these ice pellets are created high up inside the clouds where temperatures [ READ MORE ]
Common Causes of Distracted Driving
In today’s technological world, there is almost nothing your car can’t do. Technological advances such as navigation, satellite radio, and Bluetooth capability are designed to make driving less stressful and more convenient. However, features such as these are not without their drawbacks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), any action or activity [ READ MORE ]
Dangers of Autonomous Cars
As society continually advances, new and exciting technology gets introduced on a regular basis. Some are new inventions that have never been seen before and others are improvements on inventions that are in use today. The automobile is one such product that seemingly improves with each passing year. Cars today differ greatly from the Ford [ READ MORE ]
Bad Weather Driving Tips
An unfortunate truth about the world today is the simple fact that automobile accidents happen every day. Distracted driving is a leading cause of accidents today. Couple that with bad weather and you have the perfect recipe for disaster. Whether it is snow, sleet, rain, or ice, roadways can become slick and visibility can turn [ READ MORE ]
Tips for Avoiding Bathtub Drowning Accidents
Many people think that accidental drowning in a bathtub is a risk faced by babies and young children, not by adults. However, statistics indicate that people of all ages can be killed or seriously injured by a drowning or near-drowning event in a bathtub. Wrongful Death in New Jersey The topic made headlines recently with [ READ MORE ]
Babies and Toddlers Face Increased Risk From Dog Bites
A dog bite can happen to anyone at any age. Statistics show, however, that infants and toddlers under age 3 are bitten more often than many other age groups, and that they can face more serious physical and psychological consequences as a result, according to a recent study performed at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Dog [ READ MORE ]
How Does the Insurance Company Decide What My Injury Claim Is Worth?
When you file an insurance report after an injury, one of your biggest questions likely concerns how much you’re going to receive in coverage and whether it will in fact cover all of your losses. Often, figuring out how much a personal injury claim is worth is one of the most difficult parts of the [ READ MORE ]
Understanding Dog Bite Laws in New Jersey
Like other states, NJ has specific rules governing dog bite claims. If you’ve been bitten by a dog, or if you own a dog accused of biting or injuring someone, it’s important to know the key elements of New Jersey’s dog bite laws. New Jersey: A Strict Liability Dog Bite State New Jersey is a [ READ MORE ]
What Should I Expect in a Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit?
Over a lifetime, a spinal cord injury can be both expensive to treat and highly limiting to an injured person’s ability to do a wide range of activities. When such an injury is the result of someone else’s negligence, seeking compensation can help the injured person and their family bear the costs and secure a [ READ MORE ]
What is a Waving Accident?
Anyone who has driven any length of time has been in a situation where traffic is backed up and it’s difficult to see oncoming vehicles. There may be multiple cars at a 4-way stop and it’s unclear who should have the right of way, or you may be trying to pass multiple lines of traffic [ READ MORE ]
What to Do When Accident Injuries Take Time to Appear
Some car accident injuries, like lacerations, are immediately apparent. Others may not be obvious right away. It’s only in the hours or day following the accident that you start to realize something isn’t right. You may even realize you have been seriously injured. Several factors are involved in delaying the recognition of car accident injuries. [ READ MORE ]
How is Fault Determined in a Personal Injury Case?
We often think of an “accident” as a case of pure chance, which could not have been helped. In fact, many accidents are preventable. They are caused by negligence or carelessness by a specific person or company, not by mysterious forces beyond our control. In a personal injury case, determining legal responsibility for the injury [ READ MORE ]
How to Stay Safe on the Roads This Holiday Season
The winter holidays are here, which means a great deal of driving for many Americans. You can help keep yourself and others safe on the roads by planning ahead for some of the most common holiday travel risks: “Winterize” Your Vehicle Early Bad weather can hit before you know it, so if you haven’t prepared [ READ MORE ]
If I Am Partly At Fault For My Accident, Can I Still Sue?
After an accident, you may blame yourself. You may think back on what happened and say, “Yes, the other driver did X, but if I hadn’t been doing Y….” When you think you’re partly at fault for your accident, you may wonder whether or not you can still bring a lawsuit to seek compensation from [ READ MORE ]
How No-Fault Laws Help (And Hurt) Victims
Many states have“no-fault” auto insurance laws. In a no-fault state, the first line of compensation for both parties in a car accident is their own insurance policy, regardless of which driver’s negligence caused the accident. No-fault insurance laws have been a mixed bag for those injured in car accidents. While they make some parts of your [ READ MORE ]
Situations You Didn’t Know a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help With
Many people are familiar with value a personal injury lawyer can provide after an accident or a case of negligence causes an injury. However, a personal injury attorney’s experience can help you in a far wider range of situations than just car accidents, slip and fall, or medical malpractice. Here are just a few of [ READ MORE ]
Safe Driving Tips for Holiday Travelers
Millions of Americans travel during the holidays, with many driving great distances to visit loved ones. Unfortunately, the increase in travel over holiday weekends also means an increase in the total number of serious car accidents. A lot of these accidents result in catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Here are some tips for staying safe while [ READ MORE ]
When to hire a personal injury lawyer
There are no rules or laws in place that dictate when or even if you should ever hire a personal injury lawyer. In actuality, the ultimate decision is yours, but common sense tends to land on the side of finding a lawyer and to do it as soon as possible following the accident or incident. [ READ MORE ]
What Is Premises Liability?
“Premises liability” refers to the legal responsibility of property owners to ensure that their property (premises) is safe for visitors. When a site visitor suffers an injury in an accident caused by an unsafe condition on the property, the results could be catastrophic: significant medical bills and rehabilitation expenses, lost wages due to missed time [ READ MORE ]
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Filing a Personal Injury Claim?
If you were hurt in a car crash, or seriously injured in a slip & fall accident, you may be able to seek compensation by filing a personal injury claim. However, it is important to keep in mind that you will have a limited amount of time in which to file your claim and seek [ READ MORE ]
3 Tips for Shopping for a Safe Car
You decide that you want a safer car to drive, or maybe your child is ready to get behind the wheel, and you want them to learn to drive in a safe car. But what exactly makes a car safe? If you are looking to shop for a safe car, consider these three tips during [ READ MORE ]
Learn More About Small Claims Court
Small claims court is a more unique, simple court, for those looking to file for smaller claims. Personal injury claims, for example, are cases that are normally dealt with in a larger court, as there are large amounts of money at stake, in addition to lawyers and their fees. Small claims court, on the other [ READ MORE ]
Top 2 Causes of Escalator Accidents
Escalators are normally not thought of as a dangerous way of transportation, though there are times where escalators can actually be very dangerous, and sometimes deadly. The reason being is that many escalators go upwards or downwards, either to or from a higher floor. At times, the person riding the escalator may be very high [ READ MORE ]
Top 4 Tips for Preparing for Your Personal Injury Lawsuit
You know who’s at fault, and you know it is not you. While that is great, there must be evidence to support it, and there is likely a lot you can do to prepare for your personal injury lawsuit. If have been injured lately, and are suing, keep these three tips in mind when preparing [ READ MORE ]
4 Normally Safe Drugs That Can Be Dangerous for Pregnant Women
Drugs are built with a variety of body types and situations in mind. In many cases, many drugs are generally safe for people across the board. However, a demographic that is often sitting on the dangerous side of drugs is that of pregnant women. While many drugs are deemed safe across the board, pregnant women [ READ MORE ]
Watch Out for Defective Equipment at the Gym
Few things are as important as keeping up with good physical health. Working out at a gym promotes and encourages a bright, healthy lifestyle. Millions of Americans take advantage of gyms to provide a wide array of training equipment they wouldn’t normally have access to. However, it is up to the gym management and staff [ READ MORE ]
How to Ensure Your Smoke Detectors Are Working
There are certain objects in the house that people rely on but hope they never have to use. First aid kits, fire extinguishers, security alarms, smoke detectors and more could all help prevent a variety of accidents. While these products are safety staples everyone should own, many overlook the benefits or the need to test [ READ MORE ]
The Benefits of Physical Therapy After an Accident
Getting into an accident of any kind can happen in seconds. But the repercussions from accidents can follow victims long after the accident has occurred. Injuries resulting from events like whiplash, bone fractures, twists, sprains and more can make it difficult to carry out common tasks. While the first call after an incident resulting in [ READ MORE ]
3 Must-Have Traffic Apps That Can Save Time
Today, getting to a destination quickly is something many people try to do, as more and more people are becoming rushed with their daily lives. Unfortunately, many apps on cell phones do not account for real time traffic, which can cause people to become both frustrated and more rushed, leading to a possible accident. It [ READ MORE ]
What to Look For in an Auto Insurance Policy
Few things are exciting as getting a new car. Be it used or new, you pick one out that works for you and you’re on your way. But one of the most necessary steps in getting a new car is buying the insurance. There are many insurance companies with a wide variety of coverage options [ READ MORE ]
Do Hands-Free Devices for Cell Phones Really Help to Reduce Auto Accidents?
With laws popping up all over the country requiring the use of hands-free devices when talking on a cell phone, one wonders if it really is safer. There are studies to support both sides of the debate with evidence to both cases. How Safe Are You? Using hands-free devices does free up your hands while [ READ MORE ]
Learn More About Rental Car Accidents
When you rent a car, your mind is probably on your vacation or business trip—not on what you’ll do if you have an accident. Fortunately, handling an accident in a rental car is similar in several ways to handling an accident in your own vehicle. Here’s what you need to know to streamline the process [ READ MORE ]
Can Self-Driving Cars Prevent Accidents, or Cause More of Them?
The future may be closer than you think if self-driving car manufacturers have their way. These vehicles are making significant headway and may be just what is needed to reduce accidents on the roadway. Reduces Accidents By 90 Percent At last count, only 17 self-driving vehicles on the road were involved in accidents—a record that [ READ MORE ]
4 Common Summer Dangers and Tips for Staying Safe
Summer is heating up, and so are the outdoor dangers. Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye and without the proper precautions taken, your summer will start to fizzle before you know it. Heed this advice on how to stay safe with these common summer dangers. Swimming Pools Drowning is one of the [ READ MORE ]
Accidents Resulting From Bad Weather
Weather can be a major factor in any accident. Rain, sleet, snow, and fog can impair a person’s ability to perform, whether it be driving a car or working on a job site. If you have been involved in an accident where weather was at play, you don’t need to disregard your claims as the [ READ MORE ]
Ocean City Woman Who Contracted Bacterial Infection After Arrest Receives Settlement
A woman who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) and who contracted MRSA due to an improper catheterization related to the arrest recently received a $140,000 settlement from the city, with the help of attorney Richard A. Stoloff. The woman was pulled over by police in 2012 for erratic driving. When [ READ MORE ]
What Happens if You Slip and Fall on Private Property?
Those who injure themselves at a private residence may feel that suing the owner of a private property may seem difficult. They often wonder whether or not they have a case. In most situations, if a person is injured on a private residence, a lawsuit can be filed against a homeowner’s insurance policy as the [ READ MORE ]
The Difference Between Fault and No-Fault Auto Accidents
On the surface, all car accidents seem the same. The accident happens, law enforcement is called, insurance information is exchanged and the claims process begins. However, not all car accidents are equal. The difference between fault and no-fault accidents could make all the difference when filing a lawsuit. An at-fault accident means that an insurance [ READ MORE ]
How Do Insurance Companies Calculate Auto Accident Settlements?
After an auto accident has occurred and the insurance claims have been filed, it’s not uncommon for a person to receive their settlement letter and wonder why the amount of the settlement is so low. Insurance companies are rarely transparent when it comes to how they pay out settlements. While there is no exact formula [ READ MORE ]
How Soon After an Accident Should You Contact a Lawyer?
An accident of any kind can be a very stressful situation. There are many arrangements to make with the other people involved, and even insurance claims that need to be filed. In the midst of this chaotic process, it can be easy to overlook legal counsel. Many people believe that if they’re still receiving medical [ READ MORE ]
3 Tips for Babyproofing Your Home
Having a baby can be life changing, and it can also bring about challenges you most likely never had to face before. One of these challenges is babyproofing your home, which may be harder than it sounds. A perfectly babyproofed house should eliminate every single possibility for the child to get into trouble or get [ READ MORE ]
Can You File Suit Against the Insurance Company of Someone You Know?
In most cases, an insurance claim process will work smoothly. A claim will be evaluated and barring any delay, the insurance company will honor a claim and pay out accordingly. Other times, the process doesn’t go so smoothly. Maybe you were forced to settle for a smaller amount or perhaps the claim was denied. Regardless [ READ MORE ]
What to Do If You Get Hurt on Someone Else’s Property
Accidents can happen anywhere, at any time. Be it for business for personal situations, when someone visits another person’s property. the owner of that property has a responsibility to keep a safe environment. If a visitor is hurt on another person’s property, the property owner may be held liable for any injuries a visitor suffers. [ READ MORE ]
How to Properly Install a Child Car Seat
Being a parent can be a wonderful experience, but it is important to keep up with their safety, especially in the car. Making sure they have adequate seating can truly save their life if a car accident does ever happen, so making sure the car seat is properly installed is extremely important. Using these tips [ READ MORE ]
How to Prevent Car Collisions With Animals
There is no such thing as a good accident, though usually ones with animals leave the driver alive and in most cases unharmed. It is when people swerve to avoid an animal, or brake too fast leaving the driver behind no time to react, when the driver may be hurt. Learning ways to avoid animal [ READ MORE ]
Why You Don’t Want to Deal Directly With an Insurance Adjuster
After a car accident, you will almost certainly need to speak to an insurance adjuster to discuss how your auto insurance coverage affects compensation for your medical bills, damaged property, and other losses. However, attempting to deal with an insurance adjuster yourself can have significant negative impacts on your claim. Here’s why. The adjuster doesn’t [ READ MORE ]
What to Do If Your Car is Recalled
Nearly 22 million vehicles were the subject of auto recalls in 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. With so many recalls being issued, it’s not unusual to discover that your vehicle is one of them. If you receive notice that your car has been recalled, follow these steps: Maintain perspective A recall [ READ MORE ]
What Is Verbal Threshold?
When you signed up for auto insurance, you were probably presented with a variety of coverage options. Perhaps you opted for a “zero threshold” option that allows you to sue for damages without any kind of cap or limitation. Or perhaps you chose the “verbal threshold” option that limits you to suing for economic damages [ READ MORE ]
The Importance of Seeing a Doctor Right After a Car Accident
A multi-car accident has the potential to do serious damage to the drivers, the passengers, and anyone else unfortunate enough to be involved in the collision. Depending on the circumstances of your car accident, it’s possible that you could sustain severe injuries that have long-term consequences for your health and well-being. In the worst cases, [ READ MORE ]
Important Things to Consider When Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney
Whenever a person has experienced some kind of personal injury, be it in an auto accident, workplace accident or beyond, a personal injury attorney should be hired to help fight for your rights to compensation for your lost wages and medical costs. At the same time, being injured can be a trying, confusing time. With [ READ MORE ]
Steps to Take If You’re Ever in an Auto Accident
Nobody ever wants to be involved in a serious auto accident. The truth is that you could be struck by a negligent motorist regardless of how careful you are while driving. That’s why it is important for you to be prepared in advance and know exactly what to do after a car accident. Here are [ READ MORE ]
Learn More About Whiplash (And Why It’s More Serious Than You Think)
Wearing a seatbelt can save your life in the event of an auto accident. Regardless of whether you wear a seatbelt, however, even a minor fender-bender can potentially result in significant injuries, such as broken bones, nerve and tissue damage, muscle strains, skin lacerations, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord damage. Moreover, in the case [ READ MORE ]
9 Symptoms of Food Poisoning
Every year, millions of Americans suffer food poisoning. Most of the time, a person with food poisoning is able to recovery fairly quickly and return to their normal routine. However, not everyone gets over food poisoning so easily. In fact, many people require emergency medical treatment and hospitalization for food poisoning, with some extreme cases [ READ MORE ]
8 Signs of a Concussion to Look Out For
One of the most common, as well as the most dangerous, injuries that a person can suffer in an accident is a traumatic head injury. Just about any activity, whether it’s playing sports, driving a car, or walking down the street, can result in a concussion. In fact, one of the leading injuries suffered in [ READ MORE ]
6 Tips for Teaching Children About School Bus Safety
School buses are supposed to keep your child safe as they travel to school in the morning and from school in the afternoon. Unfortunately, despite the many precautions taken by school districts and parents to ensure that kids remain safe and free from harm, school bus accidents still happen in this country. In the worst [ READ MORE ]
8 Tips for Safe Driving at Night
The need to travel doesn’t stop simply because it’s dark outside. In fact, you may find that you have to hit the roadways long after the sun has set for any number of reasons, whether it’s to get home from work, to start a night shift, to head to dinner with your family, to pick [ READ MORE ]
What to Do If a Product You Use Has Just Been Recalled
As a consumer, you place your trust in manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to ensure that the products you purchase are safe for use. Unfortunately, not every product is actually safe for consumption. In fact, product recalls are quite common in New Jersey and elsewhere in the United States. Every year, consumers are seriously injured, and [ READ MORE ]
NJ Transit Prepares for Winter Weather, Increased Risk of Accidents
In the aftermath of the recent train accident at Hoboken Terminal in Hudson County, a lot of New Jersey residents are on high alert when riding public transportation, including trains, light rails, and buses. Now that winter weather has finally hit the Garden State in 2016, NJ Transit officials are also beginning to focus on [ READ MORE ]
Heinz Recalls Mislabeled Gravy Jars
Some families had to look elsewhere for gravy during the holidays this year after Heinz, the major US food company, recalled approximately 500 cases of gravy. The small product recall was issued after the company learned that certain 12-ounce glass jars of Heinz HomeStyle Bistro Au Jus Gravy may have been accidentally mislabeled as Heinz [ READ MORE ]
Young Child in Blind Spot Accident Outside Lakewood NJ Apartment Complex
Lakewood police in Ocean County NJ are investigating the tragic death of a two-year-old child who died as a result of a car accident. The fatal incident occurred outside the Woodlake Manor Complex, which is located on Woodlake Manor Drive in Lakewood, New Jersey. According to law enforcement officials, the victim’s aunt, a 33-year-old Ocean [ READ MORE ]
NJ State Trooper Car Crash on Route 55 in Millville
Two people, including a New Jersey State trooper, passed away in a fatal car accident on Route 55 in Millville, NJ. The car crash occurred just before 7:00 p.m. NJ State Trooper Frankie Williams was in his patrol vehicle and headed southbound on Route 55. Williams was reportedly traveling on the highway in response to [ READ MORE ]
Pedestrian Struck by Car on Garden State Parkway in Egg Harbor, NJ
A pedestrian was injured after being struck by a car while walking on the side of the Garden State Parkway in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. The pedestrian accident occurred near milepost 34 of the Garden State Parkway just a few minutes before 8:00 p.m. The victim was walking along the GSP when a vehicle traveling [ READ MORE ]
NJ Transit Bus Accident on AC Expressway in Egg Harbor City
A woman from Egg Harbor City passed away after being struck by a bus while driving on the Atlantic City Expressway. The bus accident occurred at approximately 5:00 a.m. near mile post 3.2 on the AC Expressway in Pleasantville, New Jersey. The victim was driving a Honda westbound on the highway when she reportedly crashed [ READ MORE ]
Jim Carrey Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Connection with Suicide of Ex-Girlfriend
Hollywood star Jim Carrey is currently dealing with two wrongful death lawsuits related to the death of his former girlfriend. Carrey had an on-again, off-again relationship with Cathriona White. Shortly after the couple ended their relationship last year, White reportedly committed suicide. Mark Burton, White’s estranged husband, later filed a lawsuit against Carrey. The suit [ READ MORE ]
Samsung Issues Massive Recall of Defective Washing Machines
Samsung is dealing with another crisis over a defective product, just one month after the tech company issued a recall of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones and eventually shut down production of the defective phones. This time, it’s defective washing machines that are being recalled by Samsung. Although the recall of Samsung washing machines is being [ READ MORE ]
Scary Two-Car Crash in Atlantic City NJ Results in Injuries to Three People
A multi-vehicle accident on a road in Atlantic City NJ left three people with serious physical injuries. The auto accident occurred a short time before 10:00 p.m. on Atlantic Avenue in Atlantic City, New Jersey. One of the vehicles was traveling on the road and approaching the intersection with Missouri Avenue when another car slammed [ READ MORE ]
Ventnor Firefighter Who Caused DWI Accident in Atlantic City Reinstated to Job
A Ventnor firefighter who lost his job after being convicted of causing a drunk driving accident in Atlantic City is going to be reinstated to his former position. The DWI crash occurred on the Kingston Avenue beach in Atlantic City in March 2014. According to law enforcement, the Ventnor resident was behind the wheel of [ READ MORE ]
Pickup Truck Crashes into Tree in Auto Accident on Galloway NJ Road
A Mays Landing NJ man sustained serious injuries in a single-vehicle truck accident on a road in Galloway, New Jersey. The auto accident occurred around 2:00 p.m. on Cologne Avenue in Galloway Township, NJ. The victim was behind the wheel of a Ford Ranger and traveling north on the roadway when he suddenly lost control [ READ MORE ]
Train Accident at Hoboken Terminal Causes More than 100 Injuries, One Death
Train Accident at Hoboken Terminal Authorities are investigating a train accident at the Hoboken train station that caused one death and injuries to more than 100 people. The train derailment is getting national news coverage, with media outlets reporting that investigators still do not know exactly why the NJ commuter train failed to slow down [ READ MORE ]
Pedestrian Struck by Car, Killed While Crossing Road in Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Law enforcement is hoping that the public may be able to assist them with their investigation into a fatal pedestrian accident on a roadway in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. The deadly hit-and-run accident went down at 1:30 a.m. on the Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. The victim was walking across the [ READ MORE ]
Federal Safety Officials Order Mandatory Recall of Exploding Samsung Phones
After initially issuing a warning about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone, federal safety officials have now ordered a mandatory recall of the phones. The recall was issued as a result of multiple reports of consumers being injured when their phones suddenly exploded. Lithium-ion batteries in the defective phones can explode when they overheat while [ READ MORE ]