20 Mar 2019
What is a Complaint in a Personal Injury Matter?
A Civil Complaint initiates a lawsuit by laying out for the Court the claim for compensation from the damages caused by the defendant. The Complaint outlines all of the Plaintiff’s causes of action and the relevant facts associated with the ...
13 Mar 2019
Defense Medical Experts Can No Longer Call Plaintiff “Malinger”
New Jersey Courts do not allow expert testimony about symptom magnification, malingering or other equivalent concepts. In Rodriguez v. Walmart Store, the Appellate Division stated, “we adopt the reasoning of other jurisdictions that have disallowed such expert opinions about symptom ...
28 Feb 2019
Highway Work Zone Accident Can Be Prevented By Safety Measures
Highway work zones contractors are required to employ safety measures for the benefit of workers and motorists. Accidents happen when these safety measures are not properly or adequately implemented.
26 Feb 2019
Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Case?
A recent Johns Hopkins study reported that more than 250,000 deaths per year in the U.S. are due to medical errors. It has also been reported that death due to a medical error is the third leading cause of death ...
20 Feb 2019
Can You Get “Third Party” Damages for Your Workplace Accident?
If you’ve been injured in a workplace accident, workers’ compensation is available to provide for your medical care and lost wages as a result of not being able to work. Workers’ compensation, however, won’t fully compensate you for all of ...
18 Feb 2019
Preserve Evidence from Your Accident to Make Sure Your Claim Is Supported
After an accident, it is understandable to be angry and confused. It is often a devastating time and one that often involves intensive medical treatment. It can be unclear what else you should do to protect yourself and your claim.
15 Feb 2019
Restaurant Workers Are Entitled to Keep All Tips
Tipped employees are those who regularly receive more than $30 per month in tips. Tips are the sole property of employees. Employers, including supervisors and managers, are prohibited from keeping an employee’s tips.
12 Feb 2019
How “Discovery” Affects Your Case
After initiation of your law suit, you will begin the process of “Discovery.” Though the rules vary slightly from state to state, in general, discovery is the opportunity for each side to ask written questions, request documents and take depositions. ...
6 Feb 2019
Aerial Lift Accidents Are Often Caused by the Industry’s Failure to Take Precautions Against Known Safety Risks
Aerial lifts are some of the most commonly used pieces of heavy machinery on construction sites. It does not matter the trade—almost all workers will eventually need powered access to perform work at heights.
4 Feb 2019
Birth Injuries Are Common Despite Medical Advancements
Even with today’s medical advancements, birth injuries still occur in 7 out of every 1000 deliveries in the United States. In most cases, a birth injury is preventable.