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Blog Posts in August, 2015

  • After A Motorcycle Accident, Who Pays The Medical Bills And Who Pays For The Injuries?

    Unfortunately, many motorcycle accidents result in serious injuries to the rider. This generally means significant medical bills will be incurred. When a New Jersey resident is injured in a motorcycle accident, they need to see if their own motorcycle insurance policy provides medical expense coverage. In New Jersey, people injured in car accidents usually have Personal Injury Protection (PIP) ...
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  • Is There Liability For A Store Or Manufacturer If Their Product Injured Me?

    Products Liability is the area of personal injury law requiring a product’s manufacturer and those who sell it to assure their product is safe for its intended purpose and does not cause injuries to its users. The maker of the product and those selling it generally have a legal duty to not place unsafe products into the marketplace. They may be liable for harms caused by an unsafe product where ...
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  • Fitness Bands Impacting Personal Injury Litigation

    The latest craze in personal fitness comes in the form of bands people wear on their wrist. The bands proclaim to monitor steps, sleep and heart rate. Commercially, they go by the names Fitbit, Jawbone Up, Misfit, Garmin, Mio and others. The information gathered by the band is downloaded to a computer or smartphone app and analyzed. The user can enter their food consumption and the app then ...
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  • Swimming And Alcohol Can Be A Deadly Combinati

    With Labor Day approaching, many people are planning to have that end of summer pool party with friends and family. The long holiday weekend is the perfect time to enjoy good food, good company and take the last dip in the pool before closing it down for winter. However, to ensure that the party is enjoyed by all and does not become a tragic nightmare, it is important that you take appropriate ...
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  • The Statute of Limitations Determines When You Have To File A Lawsuit

    After an accident, receiving prompt medical attention should be your primary concern. However, always keep in mind of the Statute of Limitations, which determines when you have to file a lawsuit for injuries that you sustained from a motor vehicle accident, medical malpractice , slip and fall to name a few. In New Jersey, the general rule that applies to most (not all) personal injury claims is ...
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  • What Is An "Affidavit of Merit" And Why Is It Necessary For Medical Malpractices Cases?

    New Jersey, along with many other states, has passed legislation requiring that a patient bringing suit against a doctor in the State of New Jersey present an Affidavit of Merit, or “AOM.” An AOM is a sworn statement from another physician with the same background, training and experience as the defendant physician stating that there is a reasonable probability that the defendant did not meet the ...
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  • Think Twice Before You Purchase Automobile Insurance Based Solely On Price

    As a personal injury attorney, one of the most disturbing things I find is that people are carrying minimal insurance policies on their vehicles. There are various reasons that people decrease their insurance coverage to obtain a lower premium: changes in household income, adding additional family members to a policy as they become driving age, points on their license, and just not asking the ...
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  • Five Steps To Take When You Receive An Auto Accident Related Medical Bill

    There are rules that determine how medical bills are paid following injuries sustained in auto accidents. The information below assumes that you selected your automobile insurance company to pay your bills and did not select your private health insurance company. As soon as possible after the automobile accident, you should report the claim to your automobile insurance carrier. They will assign a ...
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  • Adam Rothenberg's Recent Settlement of $2,650,000 is Reported in the New Jersey Law Journal

    As reported by the New Jersey Law Journal in its August 7, 2015 edition, Adam Rothenberg, Esq. recently settled a case for $2,650,000 in the matter of Harvey v. New Jersey Department of Transportation . In this case, Adam represented Christopher Harvey who was working with a company to replace reflective pavement markers in Edison. While working, Mr. Harvey was struck by another vehicle that had ...
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  • Liberty Mutual Pulls Out of NJ for Workers' Compensation

    According to a June 12, 2015 article in the Boston Globe, Liberty Mutual will be de-emphasizing Worker’s Compensation as part of its business. Liberty Mutual is the 2nd largest Worker’s Compensation carrier in the State of New Jersey, which covers injuries for thousands of employers. This Boston company started a century ago insuring railway, shipbuilding, and tannery workers hurt on the job. ...
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  • Homeowner Associations Must Remove Ice and Snow from Sidewalks

    Ronald Grayzel, Esq. recently participated in a successful appeal before the New Jersey Supreme Court in the matter of Qian v. Toll Brothers . Ron acted as a “friend of the court” on behalf of the New Jersey Association of Justice. The plaintiff, a guest at a family member’s condominium unit, was injured when she slipped and fell on a icy sidewalk in the complex. The sidewalk was a common area ...
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  • A&P Supermarkets File for Bankruptcy

    As reported by nj.com, A&P, also known as the "Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company", filed for bankruptcy protection in July. However, this is a story that will not end simply. Recently, lawyers for the "A&P" filed a Motion with the Judge handling the bankruptcy proceedings to modify the agreements previously made with union workers. They are now seeking to discount seniority and reduce ...
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