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How Does Comparative Negligence Affect New Jersey Auto Accident Cases?

In New Jersey, the law of comparative negligence comes about when an injured person shares some blame for causing the accident. This used to be called contributory negligence, and it was a harsh rule that barred an injured party from recovering any compensation if that party was in any small measure responsible. Imagine getting into […]

What to Do in a Hazardous Materials Crash

An August 12th collision of two tractor-trailers on the New Jersey Turnpike near Exit 9 ignited a shipment of acetylene and propane, setting off explosions and sending plumes of thick, black smoke into the air. Lanes were closed in both directions for hours as hazardous material units attempted to contain the fire. This incident raises […]

Staying Safe While Driving During the Holiday Season

The period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is one of the most dangerous times to be on the road. Because many people are traveling long distances, the chances of being involved in an auto accident increase. The roads are busier, the weather is sometimes poor and alcohol consumption is frequently involved. According to the […]

Why Should You Carry UM/UIM Insurance?

Because insurance contracts tend to be complicated and expensive, many people approach auto insurance shopping with one goal in mind — to pay as little as possible. Unfortunately, they often misunderstand what their coverage actually provides and overlook options that can give them the protection they need. For example, no matter how high your liability […]

How Do I File for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

The purpose of the workers’ compensation system is to protect the injured worker and provide compensation for injuries and the medical care necessary to treat those injuries. The goal is to reach complete recovery and resume working. When you are hurt on the job you will want to immediately report the injury to your employer. […]

Brain Injury Compensation

Brain injuries are life-affecting for you and your family. When you lose or sustain injuries that result in impaired brain function, your family loses your support and income. Medical care is likely to be required around the clock, and therapy services will be necessary to improve functioning and get you as healed as possible. In […]

Help for Hurt Workers

Workers’ compensation laws were put in place to protect the injured worker. The ultimate goal is a full recovery and a return to work so you can earn a wage. If you have been hurt on the job, immediately report the injury to your employer and seek medical attention. It is also wise to seek […]

Motorcycle or Murder Cycle?

Motorcycles are fun and provide enjoyment for many owners across the country. But when motorcycles share the road with semis, cars and trucks, the likelihood of catastrophic injury increases. The weight of four or eighteen wheeled vehicles against that of a motorcycle is massive. The special care that must be taken when riding a cycle […]

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What is Negligence?

It comes as no surprise that as we go about our everyday lives, we are required to do so safely and without causing harm to ourselves or others. This standard of care is becoming more and more difficult to maintain, given the advent of new technology and the opportunity for distraction. A lack of accountability […]