What is a Class Action Lawsuit?

What is a Class Action Lawsuit? A class action lawsuit is a type of lawsuit that involves a group, or “class” of people pursuing legal recourse for identical or similar injuries caused by a harmful or otherwise unlawful product, service, or action. In this context, the term injuries can refer to actual, physical injury, as […]

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How to Claim After a Bus Accident

How to Claim After a Bus Accident If you or a loved one gets hurt in a bus accident and needs to file a personal injury lawsuit, one of the most important considerations in the case is whether the bus was owned by a public agency or a private company.   New Jersey Transit is a […]

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Work Zone Accidents in New Jersey

Work Zone Accidents in New Jersey Work zone accidents are defined as accidents or crashes that occur within the signed boundaries of a work zone or at the entry and exit of a work zone in a work zone are an ongoing danger.  Nationally, the rate of work zone crashes has increased by over 45% […]

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Can I Sue for a Burn Injury?

Can I Sue for a Burn Injury? Not all burn injury lawsuits are the same. Burn injuries are categorized into various different types. Usually, medical providers will categorize burn injuries into one of three categories. These different categories are: First degree burns: these are burns affect to the outer layer of the skin and would […]

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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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