16 Jun

New Jersey is an “at will” employment state.  This means that unless you are subject to an employment contract, you may be terminated for any reason. However, it is important to understand that if you are injured while in the course of your employment, you may be entitled to file a Workers’ Compensation claim to ensure that you receive proper medical treatment and compensation for your work-related injuries.   It is equally important to recognize that your em ...

16 Jun

Most of the American workforce is potentially eligible for Social Security Disability benefits if they are determined to be unable to work due to an injury. However, understanding the types of benefits available and obtaining them often requires the assistance of a qualified attorney. First, there are two types of benefits commonly thought of as “Social Security Disability.” One is Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) and the other is Social Security Disabilit ...

16 Jun

If you were bitten or attacked by a dog, you may have the right to compensation.  New Jersey law makes a dog owner liable for all of the injuries caused by the dog, even if the dog has no previous attack history.   In short, if you were in a public place or lawfully in a private place at the time of the attack, you may have a dog bite claim.  Specifically, New Jersey Statute, Section 4:19-16 states that: "[t]he owner of any dog which shall bite a person while such p ...

16 Jun

Over the past decade or so every major automobile manufacturer in the United States has been incorporating Event Data Records ('EDR') into their vehicles.  Commonly referred to as 'black boxes', these devices record various technical vehicle and occupant information in the seconds preceding an automobile accident.  The data recorder can capture information such as the vehicle speed, seat belt usage, airbag deployment status and other post-crash data points. In cases ...

16 Jun

Products Liability is an area of personal injury law concerning the obligation of a product’s manufacturer and its retailers 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 retailing it generally have a legal duty to not place unsafe products into circulation.  They may be liable for harms caused by an unsafe product where that harm is caused by normal use of the product in questio ...

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