Personal Injury

$900,000 Gale & Laughlin 2016 Personal Injury Settlement ranks among the best in New Jersey

Handling personal injury matters requires attorneys to not only be well versed in the law, but also to have extensive knowledge about medical terms and procedures. Gale & Laughlin has been assisting personal injuries clients for years, helping them recoup what they deserve.  Personal injury matters provide compensation to the injured party in an attempt to make them whole.  We…
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NJ WORKERS’ COMP CARRIERS CAN SHARE IN THIRD-PARTY RECOVERIES

New Jersey Worker’s Compensation Benefits include, but are not limited to, medical benefits. These benefits are for all necessary and reasonable medical treatment, prescription expenses and hospitalization services related to the work injury. In many instances an individual, in addition to pursuing his/her rights under the Workers’ Compensation Act, may also sue the tortfeasor who caused these injuries. The issue of reimbursement…
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$900,000.00 GALE & LAUGHLIN SETTLEMENT FOR BROADSIDE COLLISION

(As reported in the New Jersey Law Journal) Our client was driving down West Main Street in Freehold Borough and the defendant was headed the wrong way on Throckmorton Street. The defendant's vehicle crossed West Main Street without stopping and struck our client's front driver's side causing her to strike a third vehicle stopped at the intersection. Our client sustained…
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$2.7 MILLION AUTO ACCIDENT AWARD NIXED BY NJ SUPREME COURT

So you have been injured in a car accident – now what?  Many individuals who suffer serious and/or permanent injuries stemming from a head on collision, t-bone, rear-end hit, etc. may hire an attorney to file a lawsuit on their behalf.  What many people do not know about these matters is how long it takes for justice to be served. …
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NEW JERSEY SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS MAY NOT BE SO ANONYMOUS ANYMORE

Many people use social media as a platform to voice their opinions on a variety of issues and topics. Some people may use Facebook or Twitter to protest against the construction of a building in their town, while others may use these platforms to comment about a celebrity. The reality is that many of these users have fictitious names and…
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NJ CASE FAILS TO EXPAND RESIDENTIAL SIDEWALK LIABILITY

Sidewalk liability has been a hot topic for recent New Jersey Case Law. All sidewalk liability cases are fact sensitive and each may have a different result for the injured individual. Questions such as: Was the sidewalk located on residential or commercial property? Or was the sidewalk located in a Condominium development? all have serious implications on your ability to…
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$60,000 for NJ Realtor’s Slip and Fall

A realtor was injured while showing her clients around a Manalapan home. While leaving the home, the realtor slipped on icy exterior step and landed on her right elbow. That day the realtor went to the emergency room and was treated and released. Subsequently the realtor was diagnosed with a displaced fracture of the radius of her right arm resulting…
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$950,000 GALE & LAUGHLIN SETTLEMENT IS THE #1 UNDERINSURED MOTORIST (UIM) SETTLEMENT FOR 2015

Congratulations to Craig Laughlin on achieving the highest Underinsured Motorist and twenty-fourth (24th) highest settlement in the State of New Jersey for 2015! Our client, who suffered lower back injuries in a rear-end accident, agreed to a $950,000 settlement of his suit in Monmouth County, N.J., Superior Court. The client was stopped in traffic while driving south on the Garden…
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