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Can I File a Personal Injury Claim Without an Attorney?

Some personal injury cases are minor and can be settled directly through insurance. However many personal injury cases are not that straightforward. Insurance companies always have legal representation and will work diligently to minimize payouts to claimants. Here are some things to keep in mind when determining if [...]

Personal Injury Claims From COVID-19

The principal factor that drives most personal injury cases is the concept of negligence. Proving negligence means you must demonstrate that a business or individual did not exercise responsibility under certain circumstances. The plaintiff in an injury case typically argues that they would not have suffered harm had [...]

$7.1 Million Settlement for NJ Birth Injuries

The Hoboken University Medical Center recently agreed to settle birth injury claims with a Bayonne family for $7.1 million, resulting from their son being born with severe brain damage. The parents filed a medical malpractice lawsuit in 2017 naming the hospital and several doctors and nurses as defendants. [...]

Personal Injury Deposition FAQs

Depositions serve two main purposes in personal injury cases. First, they allow the parties to learn about the facts of the case. Second, they let the parties develop a factual record that can be used to cross-examine adverse witnesses at trial.  Below are some of the common questions we receive [...]

Common Types of Medical Malpractice in New Jersey

Medical malpractice occurs when a health professional or medical facility deviates from the accepted standard of patient care, thereby causing injury, disease, or death. There are numerous ways that this can happen, and it’s usually not obvious or clear right away whether medical malpractice is the culprit. If you are [...]

Emotional Distress and Mental Anguish Damages in Personal Injury

In personal injury cases, damages refers to the permanent injuries suffered by the accident victim, for which monetary compensation is sought to help make them "whole” again. Personal injury awards and settlements are designed to compensate injured people for the harms and losses that they sustain. In certain cases, damages may be sought for the [...]

The Role of Occupational Therapists in Personal Injury Cases

Occupational therapy and rehabilitation services are essential to the physical and psychological recovery of many personal injury victims. After a serious slip and fall, motor vehicle accident, work injury or other catastrophic accident that causes severe physical damage, the injured person’s life may be greatly altered. Accident victims often require [...]

The Role of Expert Witnesses and Their Importance in Personal Injury Lawsuits

In a personal injury case, the injured party has the burden of proof. This means it is the victim’s responsibility to demonstrate that they suffered damages as a result of the defendant's negligence. This often requires the testimony of expert witnesses in various fields.   What is an Expert Witness? An expert witness [...]