So when we talk about personal injury, typically we’re talking about “people,” both in terms of the victim and the perpetrator. For example, let’s say John Smith’s car gets rear-ended by Jane Doe’s car; Jane Doe would have committed a negligent act and John Smith would have been the plaintiff (and the one who was wronged) in this instance. But what happens when we have a victim who was wronged by a city? Can that still be considered a personal injury case? It sure can. Our governments (at the federal, state, and local levels) are not these obscure entities for …Read More
In this blog, we’re going to continue our story of a tragic motor vehicle crash involving the death of a young girl and tell you how it ended this past week. As you know from past blogs, we, along with attorney Todd A. Newman of Philadelphia, represent the family of a young girl who tragically died in a horrific motor vehicle accident which occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike about 4 years ago. Our client’s death was caused, in large part, by the negligence of 2 drivers of 2 different trucking companies.
It was late at night. A family was making the trip …Read More
Two organizations you’ve certainly heard of—Louisville Slugger and Little League Baseball—will be paying a boy from New Jersey a hefty $14.5 million to settle a lawsuit that was filed after the boy was left with severe brain damage.
In 2006, the boy, Steven Domalewski, was hit square in the chest by a line-drive—the impact of the ball against his chest stopped his heart. The injury not only took him out of the game, but it took him out of the life that he had known for over a decade. Domalewski is now 18 years old, and, according to his sister, he …Read More
Personal injury law spans many categories, including (but not limited to) automobile accidents, slip-and-falls, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, product liability and, last but not least, defamation. Personal injury doesn’t just have to do with physical injures one can sustain from an injury. Personal injury can occur in many forms from a multitude of situations. In this blog, we’re going to recount some recent news pertaining to the last two categories listed above, those of product liability and defamation.
Product recalls happen more than you might think, but unless you’re the owner of a vehicle that has been recalled, you …Read More
When money moves from one party to another at the end of negotiations or a trial, it is for the purpose of paying someone for damages that one party has incurred and that the other party is responsible for covering. In terms of our personal injury cases, the most common type of case is that of an auto accident. The most common outcome of said cases is a settlement between our client, the injured driver, and the negligent driver’s insurance company for some amount of money based on our client’s injuries, the negligent driver’s policy, and a slew of other …Read More
When you go to buy a new car, there are lots of things to consider. Among the most important are, typically, how expensive the car is, how good the mileage on the car is, and, perhaps most vitally, how safe the car is. There is a new report out by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) that has some people scratching their heads and fastening their seatbelts. The IIHS conducts crash tests for cars in addition to and independent of the crash tests overseen by government safety regulators.
Almost all new cars in recent years have received high …Read More
For as long as law has been a profession, and not just a means by which to regulate a civil society, lawyers have been unceremoniously tainted with shades of greed and a Machiavellian, “the ends justify the means” approach to life. People scoff at lawsuits and often call them “frivolous” or “get-rich-quick schemes” in an effort to diminish the good work that lawyers do in attempting to protect and preserve the rights and liberties afforded to people in the United States (in this case). So, who exactly are the ones behind the mammoth effort to hinder the work of personal …Read More
In this blog, we’re going to give you some information on a Toyota recall as well as some information on the dangers associated with waterskiing—and how to best avoid such danger.
Let’s start on the land, with Toyota. Earlier this month, Toyota announced the recall of roughly 778,000 automobiles in the United States because of a problem with the suspension that could lead to crashes. The recall affects approximately 760,000 Toyota RAV4s, models 2006 through 2011, and nearly 18,000 Lexus HS250s manufactured in the year 2010. The problem with the vehicles was, according to Toyota, if the nuts on the …Read More
For as long as history books can recall, it has been human instinct to engage in market activities. From exchanging food for rocks, to trading spices for property, to creating paper currency with which to purchase products, to the global stock market in which we now live, humans have always come up with creative ways to earn a buck. There is absolutely nothing wrong with businesses trying to create an environment in which they can thrive; there is, however, a major problem when a business produces a product that inflicts injuries on others.
The issue of product liability is far-reaching. …Read More
When most people thing of “personal injury,” what often come to mind are cases involving auto accidents, slip-and-falls, medical malpractice, premises liability, nursing home neglect, dog bites, etc. Now, these people aren’t necessarily flawed in their thinking—the fact is, the vast majority of personal injury cases do involve one or more of the aforementioned types of personal injury law. However, times change and so does the application of the law. We are on the horizon of a new wave of lawsuits—and thus a new era of liability—that revolves around the issue of bullying.
Bullying has surely been around for