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  • New Jersey fatal fire began in vacant building

    August 02, 2012

    A New Jersey apartment house fire took the lives of five people, including three children. It is believed that the fire began in a vacant building next to the apartment. The fire escalated very quickly, and it was also responsible for damage caused to four other buildings as well. Two of the children were brother […]

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  • Swimming pool accidents and premises liability

    July 12, 2012

    With another heat wave about to strike, New Jersey residents will be fleeing to swimming pools to escape the rising temperatures. Unfortunately, this often results in an increased chance of drowning occurring – especially for young children. Swimming pool accidents are one of the major causes for premises liability type of lawsuits. The U.S. Consumer […]

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  • New Jersey contractor engages in unsafe asbestos removal

    June 25, 2012

    The New Jersey attorney general’s office is investigating a demolition crew concerning the unlawful removal of asbestos from a closed hospital. The business was charged with a number of violations including the release and/or abandonment of toxic pollutants, and violation of the Asbestos Control and Licensing Act. Concerning the cleanup of buildings, the utmost care […]

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  • Hospital visitor treated for smoke inhalation after elevator malfunctions

    June 07, 2012

    People in Rochelle Park would not expect a hospital to be a place where they could get hurt. However, a hospital in a nearby state proved to have unsafe conditions for hospital visitors. Recently, smoke began pouring out of an elevator motor at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital. A woman who was a visitor at the […]

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  • A slip on solvent leads to serious injuries

    May 31, 2012

    Though we’re used to seeing such cases in New Jersey due to our wintery conditions, many other slip and fall accidents come about because property owners left items in aisles or did not clean up slippery substances from the floor. Recently, a man injured his knee and back at a workplace after slipping on some […]

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  • Pit bull killed by police while raid being conducted

    May 14, 2012

    New Jersey police were recently forced to shoot and kill a pit bull while making a drug raid at a particular residence. The dog attacks occurred while police were conducting an investigation at the residence, and the continued in its pursuit of several different officers while police attempted to retreat from the animal. Though we […]

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  • Large storeowner settles slip and fall lawsuit

    April 26, 2012

    Lowe’s, a home-improvement store that does business in New Jersey and throughout the United States, has just settled a slip and fall lawsuit involving an 8-year old boy that fractured his leg for $50,000. The floor was wet in a garden area of the store where the boy slipped. Though these types of accidents do […]

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  • Dangers of asbestos exposure

    April 09, 2012

    When speaking about premises liability, the greatest areas of concern include companies, apartments, schools and other buildings that expose occupants to asbestos. A New Jersey electrical worker was exposed to asbestos at his workplace. What was worse that his wife, who did not work at the same place, is suffering from mesothelioma, an irreversible type […]

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  • New Jersey accident results in $3.7 million settlement

    March 19, 2012

    A construction accident at a New Jersey residence has resulted in a $3.7 million settlement. The worker was badly injured in a fall, and the accident may have occurred because of faulty scaffolding. There was confusion concerning the terms of the settlement because it is unclear who the construction worker was employed with at the […]

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  • Construction accident at World Trade Center site

    February 20, 2012

    The Port Authority of New Jersey is working with its neighboring state and city agencies to determine what exactly while construction is going on at the World Trade Center site. Nearly 20 tons of steel fell 40 stories down and ended up crashing upon a flatbed truck. Though it was fortunate that no injuries had […]

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