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Personal Injury | November 12, 2013

Mitigate Your Damages

Trying to manage the aftermath of an accident can feel like a balancing act. On one hand, you want to decrease the effects on your life as much as possible. Yet it’s often hard for accident victims to do that. You may find yourself weighing considerations like whether you can afford the car repairs or medical care you need and how quickly you must agree to a

Personal Injury | November 6, 2013

Post-Accident Mistakes Not to Make (And What to Do If You’ve Made Them)

Let’s face it – if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’ve already been in an accident. While it doesn’t hurt to know how you should handle an accident, just in case there’s a ‘next time,’ you’ve already dealt with this accident your way. Maybe you were fortunate enough to do everything exactly as described in How to Handle an Accident. If not, you’re not alone

Personal Injury | October 29, 2013

How to Handle an Accident

Even the most minor accident can be a stressful occasion. The shock of the impact can trigger panic, even if you’re normally clear-headed. The addition of noticeable property damage, or worse, physical pain, can make a difficult situation even harder. Although it’s not easy, try to stay calm. Take a deep breath – and then get help.

Notify the Authorities

After an accident, call for help immediately.

Personal Injury | October 24, 2013

When Don’t You Need a Lawyer?

Here’s a little-known secret: much of the work that lawyers do in the early stages of a claim is work that you can do yourself. When you put your time and effort into it, you can create a demand for compensation that is as good as ours. No two personal injury cases are identical. They happen in different ways, create different injuries, and impact individuals’ lives differently.

Personal Injury | October 22, 2013

Laws and Liability: Understanding the Basics

If you’re reading this, either you or someone you love has probably been the victim of an accident. You’re coping with injuries, property damage and lost time and money, not to mention more stress than anyone should be expected to handle. You need help right now – real help, not deceptive sales pitches or vague advice. You deserve the guidance of a real attorney, even if you

Personal Injury | October 16, 2013

In Hospitals and Your Own Home, Incorrect Dosages Put Children in Danger

Most of us don’t look twice at the dosages on our prescriptions. Milligrams, milliliters – these miniscule numbers mean little to us. All we need to know is how many pills or spoonfuls to take and how frequently to take them.

But ignorance isn’t always bliss, especially when the medication’s recipient is a child or even a baby. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC

Personal Injury | September 24, 2013

Your Questions Answered: What Do I Do If I Was a Passenger and Was Injured in a Car Accident That Was the Driver’s Fault?

The aftermath of a car accident can be especially confusing for victims who were passengers in the vehicle that caused the accident. As a passenger, you obviously weren’t at fault for the collision. It’s not as though you grabbed the wheel and caused the vehicle to veer out of its lane. You were as helpless to prevent a crash as anyone in the other vehicle or any

Personal Injury | September 19, 2013

Your Questions Answered: How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in NJ?

You’ve probably heard that resolving a personal injury claim can take years, especially if it turns into a lawsuit. Even if you realize that the only way to truly recover the full amount of compensation you deserve is to hire an attorney, you might think that there’s no hurry to get in touch with a lawyer. You’ve got a couple years, right?

Wrong. The deadlines to file

Personal Injury | September 17, 2013

Your Questions Answered: Won’t I Save Money by Accepting an Insurance Company’s Settlement Offer Immediately Instead of Hiring a Lawyer and Having to Pay Legal Fees?

Insurance companies are skilled at persuading victims to accept less money than they really deserve. They may tell you that you’re getting a “fair” offer, and since you don’t deal with paying medical bills for treatments of severe injuries on a daily basis, like they do, you don’t know well enough to disagree. These companies may act as though they are being generous, giving you a gift,

Personal Injury | September 10, 2013

Your Questions Answered: If a Friend or Family Member Caused My Accident, Should I Still File a Personal Injury Claim? I Don’t Want to Sue Them Or Get Them in Trouble.

“Remember that time you sued me?” isn’t exactly the kind of chatter you want to have at special family gatherings or while hanging out with friends. Coping with serious injuries can be hard enough, but when a friend or family member caused those injuries, you may feel like you are facing an almost impossible decision. Should you sue your loved one and put them through a financial

Personal Injury | September 3, 2013

Your Questions Answered: Who Is Going to Pay Up Front for All of the Costs and Expenses of My Case?

One of the most common hesitations that prevent accident victims from pursuing a personal injury claim is the fear that it could bankrupt them. We get it – you’re already under enough financial stress. You’ve missed time at work, and that means your family’s not receiving the income it needs to pay bills and maintain a lifestyle. It has nothing to do with how much money you

Accident Tips & Prevention | August 29, 2013

Text Message Could Put You on the Wrong Side of a Lawsuit – When You’re Not Even Driving

You don’t have to be the one behind the wheel to get in trouble for texting while driving – at least, not according to a New Jersey appeals court. CNN reported that judges ruled that if an individual sends text messages to a driver who then causes an accident while texting, the original sender could be held partially responsible for the accident.

There are qualifiers to this,

Personal Injury | August 27, 2013

Your Questions Answered: Why Do I Have to Pay My Deductible on My Property Damage, If the Other Driver Caused the Accident?

You need your car – to get to work, take the kids to school, go on family outings, and even for purposes as basic and necessary as going to the doctor when you’re hurt. Like it or not, life as you know it depends on having reliable transportation. So when a car accident leaves you with serious injuries and property damage, you’re facing physical impairments and transportation

Personal Injury | August 13, 2013

What Should I Do? My Primary Care Doctor Won’t Treat Me for Injuries from My Accident.

As if the injuries you have suffered in an accident aren’t bad enough, you may be in for yet another rude awakening when you call your doctor’s office. If you didn’t sustain the kind of urgent, life-threatening injuries that required you to take a spontaneous ambulance ride to the local emergency room, you may have thought you were doing the right thing by waiting until you could

Accident Tips & Prevention | August 9, 2013

We Shouldn’t Put a Price on Young Drivers’ Safety

If you’re nearing the moment when your child takes a real car for a spin for the first time, or even if that nerve-racking moment seems far away right now, safety should be your number one priority. Yet, even though we all hear the tragic tales of the thousands of teenagers who lose their lives on the road each year in America, we tend to believe that