When you were a kid, you fell down all the time. It was no big deal. However, unless you've made a career as an Olympic athlete or a stunt double, you probably haven't had too much experience falling lately-and you're likely out of practice.
The train nearly obliterated the station. One quick look at the video and it is obvious there is severe structural damage. With our close proximity to New York, we New Jerseyans have had our share of tragedy and disaster. But now Hoboken has been hit hard. Very hard.
If a loved one has been killed because of a negligent act, aside from a deep sense of grief, the sudden loss may leave you with sudden and severe changes to your financial status. As a result, you may have questions about whether there is any legal recourse that would address your losses. Fortunately, in New Jersey, you can potentially recoup many of your financial losses in a wrongful death lawsuit.
On the morning of August 27, 2010, the Rev. John Murray tripped on a New Jersey boardwalk that he would often walk twice a day. As he fell, he hit his head on one of the boardwalk railings and broke his neck. In what he labels a "freak accident," this Roman Catholic priest became paralyzed from the chest down due to his spinal cord injury.
Retailers make a tremendous amount of revenue each year during "Black Friday" when holiday shoppers come out in full. However, with the crowds of people showing up at shopping centers, the chances of an injury on or about the store premises greatly increase.
There have been a number of positive results from a new type of therapy known as locomotor training. Locomotor training involves a series of exercises and sensors the repetitively sends sensory information to the legs and spine for individuals that have suffered spinal cord injuries.
It was recently decided that a New Jersey worker was entitled to benefits for what is considered a work-related injury received while she was working from an assigned parking spot to her workplace. It was decided in this decision that the employment for the worker actually begins when the worker arrives at their place of employment.
A New Jersey woman has reached out to the family of a Tulane University football player who sustained spinal injuries on the field earlier this week. The woman said she was reminded of her own son, who received a similar injury on the football field just two years ago.
We've written in the past concerning swimming and swimming pool accidents. As if to emphasize the seriousness of such incidents, a 32-year old woman from Harrington Park suffered severe spinal cord injuries as the result of a diving accident in a swimming pool.
Several months ago, we wrote about Johnson & Johnson facing a number of claims concerning defective hip implants. Such hip implants were recalled in 2010, and Johnson & Johnson faces approximately 8,000 products liability lawsuits concerning such implants.