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U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Police Must Obtain a Search Warrant or Consent To Extract Blood From a Driver to Test for Alcohol

On April 17, 2013, the United States Supreme Court held in Missouri v. McNeely, No. 11–1425 that, as a general rule, police must obtain a search warrant or consent in order to extract blood from a driver to test for alcohol. Blood-alcohol levels are typically based on Alcotest [...]

PIP Coverage For Injuries Sustained as a Pedestrian: New Jersey Auto Accident Lawyer

PIP is a popularly used acronym for "personal injury protection" benefits, a package of benefits required to be provided with every insurance policy for a private passenger automobile registered or garaged in New Jersey.  The broad objective of PIP is to provide a prompt source of first-party recovery [...]

Dram Shop Liability: New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer

In 1987, the New Jersey Legislature adopted the State's first dram shop statute, the New Jersey Licensed Alcoholic Beverage Server Fair Liability Act.  That law, also known as the Dram Shop Act, constitutes the "exclusive civil remedy for personal injury or property damage resulting from the negligent service [...]

A Tip From Your New Jersey / New York Automobile Accident Lawyer: Preserve And Document The Accident Scene

If you are involved in a New Jersey or New York automobile accident, there are a handful of things you can do to greatly improve your chances of success on a later claim or lawsuit.  If physically possible after the accident, you should attempt to preserve and document [...]

Appeals court reinstates lawsuit against Glock

A California appeals court has reinstated a now-retired paralyzed Los Angeles police officer's product liability lawsuit against gun manufacturer Glock. Enrique Chavez was paralyzed from the waist down when his 3-year-old son accidentally shot him with his service pistol. The lawsuit claims the .45-caliber Glock 21 pistol lacks [...]