What is a Spinal Cord Injury?

What is a Spinal Cord Injury? Damage to a person’s spinal cord can be catastrophic, impacting nearly every aspect of their life. Spinal cord injuries are rarely mild and can cause permanent changes to a person’s mobility. In the most severe form, a spinal cord injury can cause complete paralysis. As noted by the Mayo […]

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What is Product Liability?

What is Product Liability? “Product liability” refers to the legal liability of any or all parties along the chain of manufacture of any product for damage caused by that product. This includes the manufacturer of component parts, an assembling manufacturer, the wholesaler, and the retail store owner. Products liability claims can be based on negligence, […]

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What is Malpractice?

What is Malpractice? Professional malpractice occurs when a professional, such as a doctor, nurse, lawyer, accountant, or financial advisor, deviates from the accepted standard of care for their respective profession and, as a result, causes personal or financial injuries.   In the medical context, we expect health practitioners to perform their duties with a certain level […]

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What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit? New Jersey law defines “wrongful death” as a death that is “caused by a wrongful act, neglect or default.”  In other words, a wrongful death occurs when one person dies because of the careless, reckless, or intentional acts of another person or entity. The conditions that caused the death […]

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Deaths Due to Medical Errors

Deaths Due to Medical Errors A 2000 report by the Institute of Medicine called To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System took two studies, one done in Colorado and Utah and the other in New York, and extrapolated their results to all hospital admissions in the United States. The report concludes that between […]

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How Long Does a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Take?

How Long Does a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Take? It is very difficult for an attorney to provide an exact amount of time that it will take a medical malpractice case to settle or proceed to trial. Medical malpractice cases are extremely fact-sensitive and ultimately depend on the unique circumstances of each case.  Generally speaking, however, […]

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Can you sue doctor for malpractice

Can you sue doctor for malpractice We expect doctors to perform their duties with a certain level of skill and professionalism. When doctors deviate from accepted standards of medical practice, either through action or inaction, they can be held liable for preventable injuries or death.  Surprisingly, as many as one in every three physicians are […]

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When a Business Is Liable for a Slip and Fall Injury

Slip and fall at a business     What to do if injured at a business  Many people assume responsibility for their injuries, claiming they “were not paying attention” or that “accidents happen.” Unfortunately, what many victims do not know is that owners and occupiers of property have a duty to make their properties as safe […]

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Switching Law Firms: How to switch attorneys

How to switch attorneys  Whether it is because an injured party’s current attorney is hard to reach, does not have the right experience to handle a complex personal injury case, or pushes one to take a bad deal, an injured party always has the right to choose their personal injury attorney, even in the middle […]

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How to file a personal injury claim

How to File a Personal Injury Claim If an injured party decides to pursue compensation through a personal injury claim, the following steps should be taken, immediately after an accident, to help adequately pursue a claim: Seek immediate medical care – it is essential to have a doctor or medical professional document injuries as early […]

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