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Fall at Job Site Settles for $750,000

A construction worker in Monmouth County, Saul Medina, sustained injuries to his heel and ankle during a fall at a worksite in Oct 2016. His case settled for $750,000. Medina fell over 12 feet from the 2nd floor of a house while working in Brielle, NJ. He was [...]

Runaway Forklift Lawsuit Settles for $850,000 in Essex

A delivery worker in Essex County had his leg crushed by a runaway forklift which settled out of court for $850,000. The plaintiff, Marcos Sanchez-Oronzor of Newark, sued United Same Day Delivery for his injuries. According to the plaintiff's counsel, Sanchez-Oronzor was employed by A&B Transport who had [...]

Electric Scooters & Personal Injury

Electric scooters are growing in popularity. E-scooter proponents tout consumer love. And a recent study surveying 7,000 users in 10 cities, revealed mostly positive perceptions. These e-scooter lovers view them as a convenient, economical, eco-friendly, and enjoyable mode of transportation. They may even start giving ride-shares a run [...]

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 [...]

Snow & Ice Slip and Falls in New Jersey

Slip and fall accidents are a common year-round occurrence, sending thousands of victims to the emergency room each year. But inclement weather, such as freezing rain and snow, increases the chances of these painful and often serious accidents. In New Jersey, winters are typically harsh. Average snowfalls in December through [...]

Most Common Slip and Fall Injuries in New Jersey

Fall down injuries are the number one cause of emergency room visits every year, numbering over 8 million, with 12 percent of all falls caused by slip and fall accidents.  The CDC reports that, on average, 1 out of 5 fall down accidents results in serious injury. Injuries in these cases can [...]

New Jersey Slip and Fall Cases on Commercial Properties

Slip and Fall accidents are one of the most common types of premises liability claims.  Causes of these accidents can include icy sidewalks, foreign or man-made objects, potholes in parking lots, slippery floors, uneven sidewalks and other hazards. In most slip and fall cases, the plaintiff must prove [...]

Mode of Operation Doctrine in New Jersey Slip and Fall Cases

In the typical premises liability / slip and fall case, an injured plaintiff must prove the negligence of the premises owner.  This means that the plaintiff must prove the premises owner knew or should have known about a dangerous condition on the property, but failed to identify the condition [...]