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Proving a New Jersey Medical Malpractice Claim

Proving a New Jersey Medical Malpractice Claim

Medical errors and medical negligence are not always certain to lead to a claim of medical malpractice. It is not enough to simply prove that a physician or hospital made an error or was negligent in order to successfully establish the basis for a medical malpractice claim in New Jersey. You also have to show that you suffered injuries and resulting damages in order to have grounds for a claim. Due to the complex nature of medical malpractice cases, [...]

Is Drowsy Driving a Serious Issue in the Rideshare Industry?

Is Drowsy Driving a Serious Issue in the Rideshare Industry?

For independent contractors driving for the rideshare giants Uber and Lyft, time and time on the clock is as good as money. The more time these contractors spend on the road, the more money the driver will make throughout the day, regardless of the company he or she works for. This is just the nature of the business.  Because of this, work hours and long working days are common in the rideshare industry. This sets the scene for the risk [...]

What Is the Discovery Process for New Jersey Medical Malpractice Cases

What Is the Discovery Process for New Jersey Medical Malpractice Cases

In a medical malpractice case in New Jersey, the discovery process provides a chance for both sides to obtain information from the other party relating to the claims being made in the case. Both sides can also obtain statements and copies of documents from the other party. The discovery process is extremely important to a medical malpractice case because it provides an opportunity for you to gather useful information from the defendant that you can possibly use to defend [...]

Understanding Severe & Catastrophic Injuries

Understanding Severe & Catastrophic Injuries

With some crash injuries, the process of determining the value of the damages suffered by the victim due to the accident can be a fairly clear-cut process, even though the agreed-upon sum will likely be contested by the insurance provider. However, accidents that result in catastrophic injuries usually need a much more extensive procedure to fully determine the value of expenses that your injuries have caused you. A majority of injury claims can benefit from the aid of a [...]

New York Put a Hold on New Uber/Lyft Drivers

New York Put a Hold on New Uber/Lyft Drivers

A couple of years back in 2018, New York became the first city in the country to establish limits on the number of ride-sharing vehicles allowed to operate in the city. They accomplished this by placing restrictions on new vehicle licenses. This is substantial news for Uber and its earnings when you consider that the city is one of the company’s largest markets nationwide. That shouldn’t be a surprise for most. Lyft, a leading rideshare competitor, would be similarly [...]

West Milford, NJ - Rebecca Adelman Killed in Crash on NJ-23

Staying on Top of Legal Changes Is Key to Rideshare Litigation

When a new technology comes around and completely changes how we live our lives, it can be hard for us to remember a time when these technologies weren’t around. For instance, it was just back in 1989 when the first Internet service providers offered the public access to the Internet —at a fixed monthly fee, of course.  Today, most homes are equipped with break-neck Internet download speeds, Netflix providing nearly limitless access to TV shows and movies, and other life-changing [...]

Paterson, NJ - Multiple Injuries in Collision at Auburn St & Godwin Ave

Anesthesia Mistakes Can Result in Brain Damage

Having to undergo an invasive surgery can be terrifying enough without the extra concern of getting brain damage due to anesthesia errors. When mistakes with anesthesia take place, the brain can suffer a permanent injury due to a lack of oxygen and other nutrients. The brain requires a constant supply of oxygenated blood in order to function properly. Without adequate oxygen levels, cells in the brain will start to dye off in just a matter of minutes.  Taking on a [...]

Taxi & Ridesharing Collisions: Who Is Liable?

Taxi & Ridesharing Collisions: Who Is Liable?

For those who are familiar with the new transportation trend and phenomenon of ridesharing, companies like Uber and Lyft have similarities with taxi companies but are much cheaper and convenient. This is certainly the experience for customers when the ride goes well. Sadly, accidents involving rideshare vehicles do happen. Collisions involving an Uber or Lyft driver show the significant differences between these services and more traditional taxi companies, and riders should understand the possible risks before choosing to hail [...]

‘Medical Errors’ Are the Third Leading Cause of Death

‘Medical Errors’ Are the Third Leading Cause of Death

The British Medical Journal recently published a study that revealed “medical errors” are now the third-largest contributor to death in the5 United States, behind only heart disease and cancer, respectively. According to the research, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracks the leading causes of death, but there are no direct reports of deaths resulting from medical errors. For instance, upon the completion of a death certificate, there is no category provided for “medical error” as the cause [...]

Teaneck, NJ - Construction Workers Injured at Grange Rd & Merrison St

Will Self-Driving Cars Make the Roads Safer?

From the creation of the automobile, the essential nature of motor vehicle transportation has involved a certain degree of risk. Vulnerable people are riding in large, heavy machines that are traveling at speeds that were once unimaginable. Over time, innovations in technology have created new ways to reduce the risks associated with driving. Safety devices like seatbelts, airbags, and vehicle crumple zones have helped protect us and keep us safe, and driver-assistance features such as departure warnings, blindspot monitors, [...]