Jersey City Workers’ Compensation Attorney

The average worker is dependent upon their wages to support themselves and their family. When a work injury jeopardizes the ability to work and earn wages, there is obvious cause for concern. Under these circumstances, the worker may be able to bring a claim for workers' compensation. The Reinartz Law [...]

Successive, Unrelated Torts: New Jersey Injury Lawyer

When a plaintiff suffers injury to the same body part as a result of successive, unrelated acts of negligence, the suits may be subject to consolidation because of the common question of damages.  Under these circumstances, the second tortfeasor is entitled to view any injuries resulting from the [...]

The Rescue Doctrine: New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney

When a rescuer is injured during an attempted rescue of another person from peril, the rescuer may under certain circumstances sue either the rescued victim or a third-party whose act or omission created the situation that necessitated the rescue. In these cases, the rescue attempt itself may not [...]

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 [...]

Intentional Wrongs in the Workplace: New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer

Under New Jersey's workers' compensation scheme, employees have relinquished some of their rights to pursue common law remedies in exchange for automatic entitlement to benefits for work-related injuries.  Indeed, the New Jersey Workers' Compensation Act generally bars an employee injured in the workplace from suing the employer. The [...]

“Modified” Comparative Negligence in New Jersey: New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer

Under New Jersey's Comparative Negligence Act, the jury in certain personal injury lawsuits may evaluate the relative degree of fault of the parties involved in the case, resulting in a reduction of the damages recoverable by the injured plaintiff, rather than a total bar to recovery. New Jersey's [...]

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 [...]

Consequences of Failing to Maintain Automobile Insurance: New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer

All automobiles registered in New Jersey require three types of mandatory insurance: (1) Liability Insurance, which pays others for damages that you cause if you are responsible for an accident;  (2) Personal Injury Protection ("PIP"), which pays you medical expenses if you or other persons covered under your [...]

Claims For Risk of Future Disease or Disability: New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer

Where a product increases the risk of future disease, even to an unquantifiable degree, the present costs of medical surveillance required by anticipation of that disease are recoverable in a lawsuit. In actions under the New Jersey Products Liability Act seeking to recover medical surveillance costs, the plaintiff [...]