An Essex County jury awarded $400,000 on Sept. 25, 2018 to a woman struck by a fire department vehicle.
An apartment tenant who injured his ankle while climbing the icy front steps to his building was paid a $575,000 settlement in his Essex County suit on Nov. 27.
Legal Help through the Most Difficult Time The loss of a family member can be devastating. Not only are there emotional aspects of the loss which must be dealt with by the family, but frequently there are also financial consequences that affect the family and the dependents of the decedent. When [...]
Often, personal injury claims are settled before they get to court. Below are some of the common questions that personal injury claimants have about settlements in these cases. Q: What is the difference between a personal injury settlement and a personal injury award? A: A "settlement" is an amount of money that [...]
A man who injured his ankle on the icy steps of his apartment building received $1.32 million to settle his Essex County suit on Sept. 6.
A man who was allegedly repeatedly drugged and molested over 30 years ago by a priest recently settled his Hudson County Superior Court lawsuit for $900,000. The suit alleged, among other things, that the Newark Archdiocese and other defendants violated the Child Sexual Abuse Act (CSAA). A significant [...]
There are a number of different attorney fees structures. Some lawyers have fixed rates and bill their clients on an hourly basis. Others are paid a fixed or “flat” fee by clients for their work on a case. Still other lawyers receive a contingency fee that is paid [...]
Every state has its own laws that set time limits for filing civil lawsuits. These are called statutes of limitations. When an injured person fails to file a lawsuit within the allowed time period, they lose the right to sue. It is thus very important that wrongfully injured [...]
The New Jersey Association for Justice is an organization dedicated to preserving and strengthening the laws that protect New Jersey workers, families and the public at large. The NJAJ is comprised primarily of trial lawyers who represent plaintiffs in a variety of legal matters involving personal injury, medical [...]
Commercial Landlord Found Not Liable For Death Caused By Bacteria In Building’s Drinking Water Supply
In a newly decided New Jersey wrongful death and survivorship action, Vellucci v. Allstate Insurance Company, the New Jersey Appellate Division held that prevailing industry and regulatory standards do not impose a duty on commercial landlords to take pro-active measures to ensure that a commercial office building’s water [...]