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Handling The Aftermath Of A New Jersey Rideshare Accident

Handling The Aftermath Of A New Jersey Rideshare Accident

Ridesharing services seem extremely convenient to most, but they also pose significant risks. Riding with drivers who’ve possibly worked more than 12 consecutive hours, without professional training, can increase your likelihood of being involved in a rideshare collision. If you were a passenger in a crash while riding with an Uber of Lyft driver, what should you do next? A rideshare crash isn’t the only thing to worry about. The news seems to feature report after report of rideshare drivers [...]

Can I Sue A Physician For A Medication Error?

Can I Sue A Physician For A Medication Error?

When physicians make errors when prescribing or administering medication, there can be serious side-effects. In some cases, patients can be killed due to medication errors made by trusted doctors. Prescription medications must be carefully written, prescribed, and administered in order to avoid harming the patient. When medication errors lead to injury of the patient, it could be cause for a medical malpractice lawsuit. If you were injured because of a medication error, you should reach out to a qualified New [...]

Rising Rate Of Hit-&-Runs Alarms Local New Jersey Communities

Rising Rate Of Hit-&-Runs Alarms Local New Jersey Communities

People are choosing to walk or bicycle instead of driving a motor vehicle more and more these days. This increase could be due to the associated health benefits of an active lifestyle. Sadly, sharing the road with cars without the protection afforded to motor vehicle occupants has serious risks. There is a rising trend of deadly hit-and-run crashes involving pedestrians or cyclists who are hit by oncoming vehicles, giving pause to even the most health-conscious runner or cyclist. Without the [...]

Were You Injured By A Drunk Uber Driver?

Were You Injured By A Drunk Uber Driver?

Under New Jersey state law, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent or higher. In fact, it’s illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol at all, so it’s possible to face DUI charges even with a BAC of less than .08. Obviously, these limits apply to everyone traveling the state’s roadways — including those who are driving others for money. Understanding Uber, Lyft, & Their Impact on Society Uber and Lyft are two of [...]

Is Failure To Diagnose Medical Malpractice?

Is Failure To Diagnose Medical Malpractice?

When we are patients in a hospital, we depend on health care providers to provide accurate and timely diagnoses for our conditions so that we are able to receive the correct type of treatment we need. However, when a health care professional fails to correctly diagnose a patient’s conditions, they could suffer potentially catastrophic consequences.  If a physician fails to diagnose a medical condition, resulting in the patient suffering injury or death, the physician could be found liable for medical [...]

How Insurance Companies Reduce The Payout Of Injury Claims

How Insurance Companies Reduce The Payout Of Injury Claims

Insurance companies hire highly-trained professionals called claims adjusters to handle personal injury cases involving the negligence of one of their policyholders. If you are involved in a collision with another vehicle, a claims adjuster representing the driver’s insurance provider is put to work immediately after the incident is reported. No matter what the claims adjuster says, he or she ultimately has a single goal, which is why they were hired by the insurance provider: to make sure that their [...]

Uber & Lyft Crashes in New Jersey

Uber & Lyft Crashes in New Jersey

If you find yourself injured in a collision caused by a driver operating for Uber or Lyft and you wish to pursue a claim, you will sue the driver directly. The lawsuit would include a claim staring that the rideshare company was negligent in hiring, training, and supervising the driver.  Does It Matter If a Rideshare Vehicle Is in a Crash? In the Garden State, if the driver responsible for an accident was transporting a rideshare passenger at the time of [...]

Informed Consent & Obtaining Medical Treatment In New Jersey

Informed Consent & Obtaining Medical Treatment In New Jersey

Before seeking health care treatment, you should be properly informed about the procedure and any possible risks that you could face. Only by providing a medical professional with informed consent to proceed with the treatment can he or she be allowed to perform the procedure. If your health care provider fails to obtain your informed consent and injures you during treatment, you may be able to pursue a medical malpractice claim. The responsible medical professional could be held liable for [...]

Roadway Risks Faced By Pedestrian & Cyclists In New Jersey

Roadway Risks Faced By Pedestrian & Cyclists In New Jersey

When pedestrians and cyclists share the road with other drivers, there is always a risk of a crash. In the event of a crash, the person on foot or traveling by bike will nearly always suffer more severe injuries because they lack the protection afforded to vehicle occupants intended to protect passengers from harm. Most cyclists don’t wear anything other than a helmet to protect them from severe injuries, and pedestrians will usually just have the clothes on their [...]

What’s The True Value Of A Rideshare Accident Claim?

What’s The True Value Of A Rideshare Accident Claim?

Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft are everywhere. In many ways, they are taking over the world of transportation in a new and revolutionary way. Like never before, everyday passengers are able to afford taxi cab fare and catch rides whenever and wherever they like. Many have argued that his new form of transportation provides many positives, such as a reduced number of drunk drivers hitting the road after a night out. However, these services have resulted in some [...]