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Food Contamination: Who Is Minding Our Food Providers?

One of the alarming aspects of the recent government shutdown was the feeling that no one was watching our food supply. Even with oversight in place, foodborne illnesses, also known as food poisoning, sicken one out of every...more

1/17/2014 - CDC FDA Food Contamination Food Safety

Alcohol At Sports Venues Can Spell Liability For Vendors

As any New Jersey personal injury attorney can tell you, spectators at sporting events assume an element of risk. If you attend a pro baseball game, for instance, you generally assume the inherent risk of being smacked with a...more

1/14/2014 - Bodily Injury Commercial General Liability Policies Liquor Wine & Alcohol

Aftermath Of Chemical Spill Continues In Paulsboro

Sometimes, personal injury affects one individual, and sometimes it can ravage an entire community. Federal Judge Robert Kugler recently ruled that residents and business owners in Paulsboro can proceed with civil liability...more

1/10/2014 - Chemicals Civil Liability Hazardous Substances Negligence Train Accidents

Children And Firearms: Home-Grown Tragedy Waiting To Happen

Recently, we saw yet another horrible school shooting… the 13th this year. We saw yet another community struggling to understand the why and the how....more

12/31/2013 - Gun Laws School Shootings

Do Not Text A Driver In New Jersey

If you text and drive, do not — it is against the law. If you text someone you know is driving, do not — you just may be held responsible if an accident occurs because the driver is distracted by your text. ...more

12/10/2013 - Car Accident Distracted Driving Texting

What Is Workers’ Compensation Fraud?

Workers’ compensation is a state-mandated program intended to provide speedy medical benefits and other benefits to workers injured on the job. Benefits are obtained through insurance policies paid for by employers in...more

11/25/2013 - Employee Benefits Fraud

What Is The Difference Between SSDI And SSI?

The program names look the same, but there is a great deal of difference between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Our attorneys work hard to ensure clients receive...more

11/19/2013 - Medicaid SNAP Program Social Security Social Security Adminstration Social Security Disability Social Security Income

Allergic Consumers At Risk From Food Manufacturers And Servers

Personal injury attorneys are used to dealing with product safety issues. But when the product that endangers consumers is their own food, they may feel particularly vulnerable. ...more

11/18/2013 - FDA Food Allergies Food Labeling Food Manufacturers Food Safety

Dangerous Dogs In New Jersey: How Do You Know?

In August, an 82-year-old Passaic woman walked into her backyard to fill her birdfeeders. An approximately 80-lb. pit bull-type dog owned by a neighbor scaled a 6-foot fence dividing the properties and attacked the woman. ...more

11/15/2013 - Bodily Injury Dog Attacks Dogs

2012 Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Raises Questions About Applicability To Differing Areas Of Personal Injury Law

Toward the end of 2012, the news was full of disturbing stories of patients in nearly every state who received steroid injections contaminated with fungus. Many of those patients died from fungal meningitis, while others may...more

11/7/2013 - Contamination Fungal Meningitis Pharmaceutical

Social Security Disability Benefits And Thresholds Increase For 2013

Rising prices can easily erode the ability of Social Security Disability benefit recipients to pay for their basic needs. The good news is that the Social Security Administration keeps a close eye on the Consumer Price Index,...more

10/31/2013 - Cost-of-Living Disability Disability Benefits Social Security Disability

NJ Auto Insurance Policyholders Can Expect Rate Hikes

Touted as having the highest auto insurance rates in the nation, New Jersey policyholders will not be pleased when they receive another premium increase. Surprisingly, the upcoming hike does not include relatively minor...more

10/24/2013 - Auto Insurance Insurance Rates

NJ Workers’ Compensation System Expected To Undergo Legislative Reforms

In an April 22, 2013 radio appearance, Governor Chris Christie announced a plan to address issues that affect the state Workers’ Compensation system. The plan is expected to resolve issues pertaining to both sides of claims,...more

10/21/2013 - Bodily Injury Chris Christie Fraud

What Time Limits Apply To New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Claims?

After sustaining a serious workplace injury, few workers focus on how to get claims paid, but their focus changes once the bills start arriving. Unfortunately, by the time you learn about the extensive medical expenses, it...more

10/17/2013 - Medical Expenses Notice Requirements Statute of Limitations Workplace Injury

Do I Have To Go To Court To Dispute Denial Of My NJ Workers’ Compensation Claim?

When your claim for Workers’ Compensation is denied, you have the right to dispute the decision. Disputes are reviewed in a hearing before a judge of compensation within a district office of the New Jersey Department of Labor...more

10/14/2013 - Denial of Benefits Workplace Injury

Can Willful Negligence Affect My Right To Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Negligence plays a role in most on-the-job injuries that qualify for Workers’ Compensation benefits under New Jersey law. In fact, one of the reasons for Workers’ Compensation is to help ensure that injured workers receive...more

10/10/2013 - Negligence Workplace Injury

Your Credit Rating Plays A Significant Role In The Price You Pay For NJ Auto Insurance

You may have a stellar driving record with no accidents or other issues, such as speeding, that might increase your insurance rates. Yet, you may not qualify for the low premium rates you believe you deserve unless you also...more

10/8/2013 - Auto Insurance Credit Ratings Insurers Notice Requirements

In Some Cases, The Negligence Of New Jersey Accident Victims Can Bar Recovery Of Compensation

Suffering an accidental injury does not automatically hold victims blameless. In many cases, injury victims share a degree of negligence with one or more other parties, for example in the following circumstances...more

9/24/2013 - Contributory Negligence Just Compensation Negligence Recovery Laws

The New Jersey Statute Of Limitations Does Not Always Bar Claimants From Filing Late Claims

Individuals who suffer injuries caused by the negligence of other parties have the right to expect compensation that covers medical expenses and all other costs associated with their injuries. However, they can lose their...more

9/23/2013 - Contract Drafting Damage Negligence Statute of Limitations Tolling

Proposed Changes In NJ Insurance Law May Level The Playing Field For Policyholders

The obvious purpose of carrying any type of insurance is to avoid or reduce out-of-pocket costs resulting from injuries or other damages sustained in a variety of circumstances. In many cases, claims proceed efficiently but...more

9/17/2013 - Bad Faith Claim Procedures Insurers Investigations Proposed Legislation Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

The Importance Of Jury Selection In NJ Personal Injury Cases

In most civil cases, either party may request a jury trial or a bench trial that leaves the verdict in the hands of the judge. In the event of a jury trial, the selection of jury members can play a major role in the outcome...more

9/16/2013 - Jury Selection Voir Dire

Increased Social Security Disability Claims And Benefit Recipients Are Creating Some Major Concerns

In the last 10 years, the number of people receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits increased from about 7.6 million to 11 million. Since 2007, claims for benefits increased by 25 percent. The massive volume of...more

9/10/2013 - Disability Social Security Adminstration Social Security Benefits Social Security Disability

Compassionate Allowances Can Provide The Severely Disabled A Fast Track To Federal Benefits

Only a relatively small number of people manage to get initial Social Security Disability (SSD) claims accepted without going through one or more steps of the appeals process. With each appeals step, claimants can wait for...more

9/9/2013 - Disability Disability Discrimination Social Security Adminstration Social Security Disability

FDA Makes A Federal Case Out Of Local Food Product Mislabeling In New Jersey

Any product manufacturer has a strict responsibility to create products that are safe for consumer use. Even inherently-dangerous products, such as chainsaws and other power tools, must carry clear instructions and warnings...more

9/3/2013 - FDA Food Labeling Food Safety Labeling Negligence

Dog Bite Victims Can Take Comfort Thanks To New Jersey Strict Liability Law

New Jersey strict liability law holds dog owners accountable for bites, even if the dog has no prior history of vicious behavior. As a result, the victim of a dog bite may collect damages simply by proving the following...more

9/2/2013 - Dog Attacks Strict Liability

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