Winter Weather & Holidays Create the Perfect Scenario for Slip and Fall Accidents

With the end of the year comes the holiday season and winter weather in New Jersey. This can be a troublesome combination, as people are hustling and bustling around town in the ice, snow, and sleet. Not only can winter weather cause problems on the roads, but it can also be dangerous for people on foot who are entering and exiting stores, restaurants, and other businesses. Snow and ice accumulation on parking lots and sidewalks can easily cause customers and [...]

Are Personal Injury Settlements Taxable?

You agree to a personal injury settlement after an accident and a serious injury, and you are more than ready to receive your check so you can pay your medical expenses and catch up on other bills. Your attorney will automatically take out the previously agreed-upon contingency fee, but you expect to get the rest of the funds. Many people fail to consider whether the IRS may also want its fair share of your settlement. Non-Taxable Settlement Payments While many financial [...]

Entitled to Compensation if Partially at Fault Accident?

Understanding the differences between contributory and comparative negligence When you are involved in an accident, it is often easy for you to find an area in which you were at least partially at fault for the incident or your injuries. It is normal for us to think of what we could have done differently to avoid such an accident or injury . But even if you are partially at fault for your accident, you may still be entitled to recover [...]

If I am Getting Temporary Disability, Can I Continue to Work Part Time?

Understanding the rules of New Jersey’s Temporary Disability Benefits Law (TDBL) The State of New Jersey is one of the few states in the nation with a state-run temporary disability benefits program. This program is financed through payroll taxes paid by both employer and employee contributions. To qualify for temporary disability benefits, an employee must be suffering from a temporary illness or injury which keeps them from being able to work. The temporary illness or injury must not have been [...]

Can You Get PTSD From A Car Accident?

The connection between a single incident trauma, such as a car accident, and the development of post-traumatic stress disorder Almost everyone relies on some form of transportation every day. And while most of the time we arrive at our destinations safely and without incident, we all know there is a possibility we will be involved in a motor vehicle accident at some point. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) there were 37,461 deaths [...]

Do Injured Passengers Have Legal Options?

New Jersey personal injury lawyers protect passengers rights to maximum compensation when injured in a motor vehicle accident As a passenger in any vehicle, we are completely relying on the safe driving of the driver of the vehicle we are in and other drivers on the road. But sometimes accidents are unavoidable, and passengers are injured in motor vehicle accidents. Being involved in an automobile accident can leave a passenger with serious injuries and confusion as to who should be [...]

What Is The Difference Between a Workers Comp Claim and a Personal Injury Claim?

Hurt in an accident at work? Wondering if you should file a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury claim? Both workers’ compensation and personal injury laws protect people when they have been injured. But the two laws are fundamentally different and provide different protections. If you have been injured on the job, it is important to understand workers’ compensation benefits and personal injury law so that you can make an informed decision regarding your case. Workers’ compensation Workers’ compensation laws [...]

Can Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Occur After a Serious Car Accident?

When we think about post-traumatic stress disorder, most of us think of combat veterans who have witnessed unthinkable horrors in war torn countries. However, post-traumatic stress disorder is triggered by many different situations. In fact, any individual is susceptible to post-traumatic stress disorder. Post-traumatic stress disorder is defined by the American Psychiatric Association as “a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist [...]

Do I Need an Accident Report to File a Slip and Fall Claim in New Jersey?

Losing your footing and slipping and falling is a fairly common occurrence. Whether the cause of the slip and fall is a loose railing, an uneven step, an icy walkway, or something else, what matters in a slip and fall claim is whether someone was negligent. In some instances, the property owner is responsible; in other cases, the person suffering the injury is considered responsible for their own fall. Determining who is liable When you slip and fall on another person’s [...]

Who is Liable for Crashes That Occur in a Borrowed Vehicle?

Your neighbor’s car is in the shop. He asks to borrow your car to take care of a quick errand. Being a good neighbor, you agree. No big deal, right? Until your neighbor is involved in a car accident and now you are left wondering what happens next and who pays. Many drivers incorrectly assume that car insurance follows the driver, meaning that whoever is listed on your car insurance policy is covered regardless of the vehicle they are [...]