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The Top 10 Questions You Should Ask Your Insurance Adjuster

When you are contacted by an insurance adjuster following an accident or after you’ve filed a claim for an injury, it can seem like the adjuster is trying to help you get money. However, insurance adjusters are not on your side. They are solely looking out for the insurance company’s interests — namely, making sure that the insurance company has…

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Can Someone Sue for Slipping on Ice?

“Can someone sue for slipping on ice? It’s a question our clients often ask us during the winter season. A slip and fall accident on ice can leave a fall victim with serious injuries that may require extensive medical treatment and keep them out of work for an extended period of time. If you’ve suffered a slip and fall accident…

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What is Stockbroker Malpractice?

Like any other professional, such as a doctor, lawyer, or architect, a stockbroker can commit negligence, also known as malpractice, in furnishing their services to a client. A professional such as a stockbroker can commit negligence or malpractice when their service to a client fails to comply with the applicable standard of care in furnishing services to a client.  The…

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Frank O’Marra Steps Down as Executive Director of Bergen County Bar Association After 35 Years

Frank O’Marra, who has served as executive director of the Bergen County Bar Association, has stepped down from the organization as of January 22nd, 2021. He is succeeded by Jackie Guenego, who previously worked for the New Jersey office of Cancer Care as a professional fundraiser and event planner. O’Marra Leaves BCBA After 35 Years with Organization O’Marra, who turned…

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Are Volunteers Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

If you perform volunteer work in New Jersey, you may wonder whether you are entitled to workers’ compensation coverage from the organization for which you volunteer if you are injured or develop an occupational illness in the course and scope of your volunteering.  The short answer is, yes, some volunteers are entitled to coverage under New Jersey’s workers’ compensation law.…

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Common Injuries Sustained by Commercial Truck Drivers

Truck drivers perform pretty dangerous work. They spend all of their working day around equipment and machinery, heavy cargo, and on the road with other potentially negligent or reckless motorists. Operating a large commercial truck also requires a great deal of experience and skill. It can be easy for a truck and its driver to get into an accident, perhaps…

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What Does Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Look Like?

Sexual harassment can severely impact an employee’s ability to do their job. Recent years have shown the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and sexual assault in many workplaces.  Under federal law, sexual harassment is a form of discrimination and a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. When conduct of a sexual nature changes the conditions of…

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Why is Driving on New Year’s Eve So Dangerous?

New Year’s Eve ranks as one of the most dangerous holidays to be on the road, beat out only by the Fourth of July. If you plan on driving on New Year’s Eve or the early hours of New Year’s Day, you should familiarize yourself with the risks you may face and steps you can take to keep yourself safe.…

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Common Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents During the Holiday Season

The holiday season presents unique challenges for motorists on the road; these challenges can increase the risk of a collision. Below are some of the most common causes of car accidents around the holidays. Read more: Can I Sue The Driver Who Hit Me If They Were Texting While Driving? Impaired Driving One of the leading causes of car accidents…

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Lawyers Required to Explain Arbitration Provisions in Retainer Agreements, New Jersey Supreme Court Rules

Michael J. Epstein of the Epstein Law Firm, P.A. recently argued on behalf of the New Jersey Association for Justice in a case before the New Jersey Supreme Court concerning the use of arbitration clauses in retainer agreements between attorneys and law firms and their prospective clients. Read more: Amicus Curiae New Jersey Association For Justice Represented By Michael J.…

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