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Personal Injury | January 3, 2012

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

When 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

Personal Injury | November 7, 2011

Real-Time Court Reporting: How Does it Help Attorneys?

In traditional Philadelphia court reporting, a stenographer records the language of a legal proceeding with a stenograph – a machine that writes in stenography. When the recording is complete, the stenographic transcript is transcribed into an English language transcript. Until recently, attorneys had to wait patiently for stenography to be transcribed. But today, a practice known as real-time court reporting allows them to read a transcript

Personal Injury | November 7, 2011

Deer-Related Accidents in New Jersey

In the autumn months, New Jersey car accidents involving deer increase considerably. According to an Associated Press news report, as neighborhoods increasingly encroach into deer’s habitat, there have been more encounters between deer and people. Sometimes, these encounters can be deadly. On October 4, 2011, a student at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey died when the car in which he was a passenger struck a

Personal Injury | November 5, 2011

5 Haunted Roads in New Jersey

There are some people who truly believe in the presence of ghosts and paranormal activity, while others remain skeptical, thinking that ghost stories are only for the gullible and unrealistic. Legends of ghosts and hauntings have been told for many years to scare people around campfires and during the scariest night of the year, Halloween. But with the spooky October holiday behind us, one has to wonder:

Personal Injury | November 4, 2011

How Much Could Your Dog Bite Case Be Worth?

For over 17 years, the New Jersey accident attorneys at Console & Associates P.C. have seen just how serious dog bites can be. In addition to causing lacerations and broken bones, they also cause emotional wounds that are slow to heal. If you’ve been injured in a dog attack, speak with a NJ personal injury lawyer at our firm today. Like the dog-bite victims below, you may