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Personal Injury | January 20, 2012

Siblings Indicted in New Jersey for False Hit-and-Run Claim

Last week, Libia Mendoza and her brother Leonel Mendoza (37 and 39 respectively) were indicted on charges of conspiracy, insurance fraud, tampering with public records, and attempted theft by deception according to the Insurance Journal. Grand jury documents show that the pair allegedly reported a hit-and-run accident that was false.

Their attempt to commit insurance fraud was reported to have happened between May 2010 and September

Accident Tips & Prevention | January 19, 2012

Playground Injuries and How You Can Prevent Them

Playgrounds should be a place where your children can have fun without having to worry about the risk of injury. Unfortunately, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in the United States approximately 200,000 children are treated in emergency departments for injuries sustained at a playground. Of these injuries, 45 percent of them are severe fractures, concussions, dislocations, internal injuries, and amputations, and more than

Personal Injury | January 9, 2012

Documentary Reveals Truth about Tort Reform, the Civil Court System

In the 2011 documentary “Hot Coffee” former public-interest attorney, Susan Saladoff, makes her filmmaking debut in this eye-opening movie. In the film she leads the audience through four civil cases, revealing all of the struggles associated, and unveils the truth about what many people refer to as “junk lawsuits.”

For years now, big business has been waging a war against our right to a fair trial by

Personal Injury | January 4, 2012

Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice

Sometimes we do not realize how precious good health is until we are sick or injured. A serious illness can completely derail your life and you want nothing more than to have things back to normal. When we are sick we put our trust in trained doctors and other medical professionals to help us get better, but sometimes it doesn’t work out that way.

Everyone makes mistakes,

Personal Injury | January 3, 2012

Do’s and Dont’s of Talking With an Insurance Adjuster

Calling the insurance companyWhen you have been injured in an accident you will be dealing a lot with insurance adjusters both from your insurance company and that of the other party. The insurance adjuster’s job is to try and minimize the amount of money the company has to pay out as much as possible. When you have a phone interview with an adjuster there are things you are required to

Personal Injury | December 27, 2011

Dangers of Distracted Driving

With new advances in technology all the time it is hard to remove yourself from the distractions. When one refers to distracted driving it means more than just using your phone. In just a short car trip some will text their friends, change the song on their MP3 player several times, and adjust their destination on their GPS. It seems impossible for some to resist the urge

Personal Injury | December 26, 2011

How Much is Your Accident Case Worth?

When you are injured in an accident you will probably have a lot of questions regarding your personal injury case. One of the main questions is, “How much compensation can I get for my accident?” You will have many costs associated with your accident including medical bills, damaged property, and more. If your accident was the result of someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation to help with

Personal Injury | December 23, 2011

Your Part in Your Personal Injury Claim

When you hire a personal injury attorney to aid you in your claim, there are still some things that you are obligated to do. Your attorney is there to advise, advocate for, and support you. That does not mean that you will play no role in the claim, on the contrary you ultimately make the decisions and need to be involved in the process.

When we stress

Personal Injury | December 22, 2011

Common Accident Injuries

When you are injured you cannot predict how long the injury will affect your life. In an accident you can be lucky enough as to only walk away with minor cuts and bruises, but often times people are injured far worse than that.

An accident resulting in an injury can completely derail your life. In addition to the physical pain there is the added stress over money

Personal Injury | December 21, 2011

How Much Do No Fee Personal Injury Lawyers Cost?

When you’ve been injured in an accident there is a huge financial toll. You have medical bills piling up, you are losing wages from time off work, and are facing other, unexpected costs. You may be considering hiring a New Jersey personal injury attorney, but you have some reservations. You believe that hiring an accident attorney is too expensive and that it will only add to your

Personal Injury | December 19, 2011

Woman Killed in New Jersey Car Accident Involving Suspected Drunk Driver

Jean McCarthy, 71, was killed in a New Jersey car accident after the vehicle in which she was a passenger was struck by a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report in The Star-Ledger, the fatal DUI crash occurred on December 18, 2011 at the intersection of Route 70 and Massachusetts Avenue in Toms River. Police say the victim’s husband, Ed McCarthy, was driving his wife

Personal Injury | December 16, 2011

Parents File Lawsuit After Teen Dies In Wisdom Tooth Surgery

Each year more than 5 million people undergo wisdom tooth surgery in this country. Since it is so common, no one would ever expect that they could die during the procedure. Back in April, a 17-year-old Maryland resident died from complications during the procedure. Her parents have filed suit against the oral surgeon.

The medical malpractice suit was filed in Howard County Circuit Court. The suit claims

Personal Injury | December 15, 2011

Driving in Winter Weather

Living on the east coast, we all have had to deal with the toll winter takes on the roads. Being smart about driving in winter weather will prevent countless accidents and could save lives. First, when weather is severe, it is best to stay off the roads if at all possible. This will not only allow township and county workers to plow the roads—because a plow can

Personal Injury | December 13, 2011

Texting While Driving: the Law Drivers Love to Hate and Love to Break

There is a constant outcry in this country to ban texting while driving. We see it on the news and are invited to “support the cause” on social networking sites. It seems odd that with all this no-text-talk there are still people breaking this law (or in some states doing something that is frowned upon but not technically illegal).

Online, there have been several viral PSA and

Personal Injury | November 21, 2011

Elderly Woman Killed in New Jersey Pedestrian Accident

A 76-year-old woman was killed in a New Jersey car accident after she was hit by a car and when she walking to pick her grandchild up from school. According to a news report in the Jersey Journal, the fatal pedestrian accident happened the afternoon of November 18, 2011 near School 31 in Jersey City. Witnesses told police that a vehicle was traveling southbound on Kennedy Boulevard