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How Do I File a Claim for a Shopping Mall Accident?

New Jersey is home to some of the country’s largest shopping malls. Not only do many of these malls have hundreds of stores and restaurants, but some even have movie theaters and amusement parks. These malls typically attract millions of visitors every year, especially during the holiday season. But with the heavy visitor traffic also comes increased risk of shopping…

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Can Social Media Hurt My Personal Injury Claim?

In recent years, insurance companies and defense attorneys have turned to reviewing injured plaintiffs’ social media accounts for evidence they can use to defend against a personal injury claim. Although most people don’t post anything that might be useful to the opposing party in a personal injury case, there have been plenty of cases in the past where injured plaintiff’s…

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Teenagers’ Rights After a Workplace Accident

Many teens across New Jersey decide to take part-time jobs for a variety of reasons, including earning money for a purchase (such as a car), saving up for college, or to help supplement their family’s income. However, teenage workers are just as likely as any other employee to suffer an injury in a workplace accident.  Teenage Worker Statistics According to…

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How Does an OSHA Violation Affect a Workers’ Compensation Claim in New Jersey?

An employee who is injured at work will typically file a workers’ compensation claim to recover benefits such as coverage for medical treatment expenses and partial wage replacement for missed time from work. Although an employee does not need to show that his or her injury was caused by the employer’s negligence or legal fault, such as committing an OSHA…

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Can I Still File a Claim if I Was Looking at My Phone When I Was Hit?

Pedestrians who cross the street while distracted can be held partially or fully liable for their accident when their failure to pay appropriate attention while crossing contributes to or causes their accident. This is typically because the pedestrian crosses against a red light or no-walk sign or steps out in front of oncoming traffic too close to safely stop.  Distracted…

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Can Temporary Workers Get Workers’ Compensation?

Many people in New Jersey engage in temporary work (work that is expected to last for a period of a few weeks to a few months) at some point in their employment history or as their primary sources of employment. Some workers take on temporary or seasonal year-round, or to provide extra income during certain times of the year, such…

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What Is a Brachial Plexus Injury and What Can Cause It?

Discovering that your child has suffered a birth injury can turn a moment of joy into one of shock. Brachial plexus injuries are among one of the most common kinds of birth injuries, and are often caused by the negligence of medical providers attending the birth. If your child suffers a brachial plexus injury due to medical malpractice, your family…

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Will Nursing Homes Be Different Post-Coronavirus?

The COVID-19 pandemic has proven especially difficult on nursing homes and their residents; as many as 40 to 50 percent of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have been of nursing home residents. The pandemic has exposed many weak spots and failings of nursing homes across the country. While these issues have allowed coronavirus outbreaks to spread throughout many nursing…

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What to Do after a Fatal Car Wreck

Although car accidents usually involve property damage and personal injury, a more violent and catastrophic accident can leave one or more people involved in the wreck with fatal injuries. If you and your family have a loved one who was killed in a car crash through no fault of their own, it is important to know your legal rights and…

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