COMPARATIVE NEGLIGENCE IN PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUITS IN NEW JERSEY

Determining Who Is At Fault At times, I have been contacted by a prospective client who was injured in an accident which was caused in part by his own careless actions. Unlike an auto accident involving a rear end collision where the liability rests 100% with the driver who causes…
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DAMAGES IN PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUITS IN NEW JERSEY

LIQUIDATED VS UNLIQUIDATED DAMAGES There are two categories of damages available to an injured party in a lawsuit involving personal injuries in New Jersey. These are known as liquidated and unliquidated damages. Liquidated damages are monetary damages that are able to be calculated. Liquidated damages include lost wages, unpaid medical…
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STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR PERSONAL INJURY CASES IN NEW JERSEY

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS The statute of limitations in New Jersey for personal injury lawsuits including lawsuits arising from car accidents is two years from the date of the accident. In other words, an injured adult (18 years or older) must file a lawsuit for injuries sustained within two years of…
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IF I AM INVOLVED IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT IN NEW JERSEY SHOULD I CONTACT THE POLICE?

The general rule of thumb is that whenever you are involved in an auto accident in New Jersey, you should contact the police so that the appropriate police report may be prepared. You don’t know how many times over my 29 years of practicing law that I’ve seen unreported accident…
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Can I get compensated for my car accident injuries caused by an uninsured driver or a driver with minimal policy limits?

Due to increasing unemployment and a poor economy, there has been an increase in the number of people driving without insurance or who have cut back on insurance coverage, in an effort to save money on premiums.  Although having automobile insurance in New Jersey is compulsory under New Jersey law…
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