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Are NJ Public Premises Responsible For Keeping Me Safe From Criminal Attacks?

The answer to this question essentially depends on whether the negligence of the owners or managers of the premises contributed in some way to the criminal act — and whether they might have reasonably anticipated such an...more

12/9/2013 - Premises Liability Public Safety Safety Precautions

Why Are Whiplash Claims Often Denied?

You are stopped at a light when the car behind yours fails to stop and crashes into your vehicle. This is a classic example of the type of rear-end collision that often causes whiplash. ...more

12/5/2013 - Car Accident

Can I Sue If My Child Was Injured While Trespassing In A Private Yard In New Jersey?

An adult who sustains injuries while trespassing has limited legal recourse because New Jersey premises liability law applies specifically to invitees or others who are on the premises for legal purposes. The law is less...more

11/29/2013 - Attractive Nuisance Duty to Minor Trespassers Safety Precautions Trespass

New Jersey Court Sends A Message To Texters

A lot is being said these days about the dangers of distracted driving but a New Jersey appeals court recently said something no one in the country has ever said before: that someone who sends a text message to a driver can...more

11/25/2013 - Distracted Driving Texting

What To Expect At A Deposition

If you are involved in a personal injury lawsuit, you may be told that the opposing attorney wants to depose you. This does not mean removing you from power as the ruler of a foreign country, although that is one of the...more

11/21/2013 - Bodily Injury Depositions

When Bystanders Just Stand By

Imagine you are driving on a snowy winter night. Suddenly your car skids on a patch of ice and crashes into a pole, sending you hurtling through the windshield onto the sidewalk....more

11/18/2013 - Bystander Car Accident

What You Should Know Before Becoming A Plaintiff In A Personal Injury Lawsuit

The information presented here is not intended to discourage you from filing a personal injury lawsuit. If someone else’s negligence has caused you harm, you should absolutely take steps to protect your rights and get the...more

11/11/2013 - Bodily Injury

No-Fault Insurance In New Jersey, The Limitation On Lawsuit Threshold: When Can I Sue?

Generally speaking, carrying insurance with the Limitation on Threshold in New Jersey means you cannot sue for non-economic damages—i.e., pain and suffering—after a car accident, even if the other driver has total...more

10/28/2013 - Car Accident No-Fault Insurance

Why Do I Need A Lawyer If I Have No-Fault Insurance?

In theory, no-fault auto insurance lowers premium costs by reducing the number of claims insurers have to defend in court. Rather than force injured people and their insurance companies to determine liability before...more

10/21/2013 - Auto Insurance Car Accident No-Fault Insurance

Safer Car? We Have An App For That

Mechanical defects can contribute to car accidents. Worn out brakes or mechanical defects from the factory can lead to equipment failure on the road....more

10/3/2013 - Car Accident Mobile Apps Product Recalls Toyota

Controversy On Long Beach Island: Development Or Wetland Dedication?

In 1962, a powerful storm destroyed 350 homes on Long Beach Island. At the time, landowners were blocked from rebuilding beyond what was considered a reasonably durable portion of the shoreline....more

10/1/2013 - Hurricane Sandy Land Preservation Real Estate Development Wetlands

Continued Efforts To Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

The anniversary of the destruction and devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy arrives in October. Our community was rocked and continues to recover. As part of that community and as individuals, we help families and other...more

9/23/2013 - FEMA Hurricane Sandy Natural Disasters

NTSB Says Lower The Legal BAC, Lower Drunk Driving Fatalities

According to the National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB), about 10,000 Americans die each year in alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes. On top of that, about 173,000 more are injured and about 27,000 of those injuries are...more

9/17/2013 - Car Accident DUI NTSB

New Jersey Considers Tougher Laws On Negligent Boat Operators

Boating is a popular summer activity in New Jersey, but one that sadly carries risks of injury or death when operators do not exercise proper caution. New Jersey is considering legislation that would make it a crime to leave...more

9/11/2013 - Boating Accidents Bodily Injury Liability Negligence Proposed Legislation

Liability Is Complex In New Jersey Auto Accidents

When serious auto accidents occur, it is not always easy to determine the exact cause of the accident and which parties are liable. Often, multiple factors contribute to an accident. Accidents involving commercial vehicles...more

9/4/2013 - Bodily Injury Car Accident Liability

What Is Premises Liability?

Property owners have a responsibility to keep their property safe and free of hazards. When property owners are negligent and someone is injured due to unsafe conditions on the premises, those owners may be held legally...more

8/26/2013 - Liability Negligence Premises Liability

See You At Arbitration!

People have been hurling the phrase at one another almost as long as the legal system has existed: I will see you in court! ...more

8/19/2013 - Arbitration Mandatory Arbitration Clauses

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