Personal Injury

MONMOUTH COUNTY SLIP AND FALL LAWSUIT SETTLES FOR $2 MILLION

The winter months are approaching which means that sidewalks and roads may become covered with snow and ice. Premises liability for both residential and commercial properties comes into question whenever an individual is injured while on the property of another. Landlords of both residential and commercial properties as well as residential homeowners, have a responsibility to take reasonable steps to…
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Landlord’s Slip and Fall Nightmare

Everywhere we walk there are sidewalks. As with everything, sidewalks begin to deteriorate as time passes. Many sidewalks have been lifted by a tree root or contain cracks and divots. Individuals can suffer serious injuries from what appears to be just a slip and fall. These injuries can lead to a personal injury lawsuit and the injured party must know…
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HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION LIABLE FOR SIDEWALK SLIP AND FALL

A few months back we blogged about a case making its way up the New Jersey Court system which would test a Homeowners’ Association’s liability for a slip and fall accident on their sidewalk. Historically Associations have had immunity from these types of lawsuits and the cases were dismissed by the Courts. Now, everything has changed. The Supreme Court has…
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CASE WILL TEST HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATIONS’ LIABILITY FOR ICY SIDEWALK

Many homeowners in New Jersey live in Condominium Associations where the Association hires an outside company to handle all snow removal and spreading of salt in the winter months. The NJ Supreme Court is now considering whether homeowners’ associations and their maintenance contractors can be held liable for injuries caused when they fail to clear snow and ice from their…
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PERSONAL INJURIES IN ROADSIDE HIT-AND-RUN

Changing a tire on major roadways such as the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike can be extremely dangerous. In Torres Pena v. Gonzalez a motorist was struck while in the process of changing a flat tire on the New Jersey Turnpike by another who allegedly left the scene and was paid a $3.25 million settlement. A flat tire…
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AUTOMOBILE BLACK BOX DATA RESTRICTION

New Jersey lawmakers are contemplating enacting legislation that would limit the access to the information from event data recorders installed in automobiles that track speed, location, time of use and the number of people inside an automobile. Privacy concerns are at the forefront of this discussion. The proposed legislation would make the information on the automobile’s event data recorder (“Black…
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Family of Spring Lake Heights Teen Settles Suit for $900K

In 2008 a Spring Lake Heights high school baseball player committed suicide by stepping in front of a moving train. His family sued his former coach at St. Rose High School and others claiming that the teenager killed himself to avoid the stress of having to testify against the coach at an upcoming criminal trial. According to the suit, the…
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If You Have Been Harmed Don’t Wait To See a Lawyer!

In a recent court decision a woman who alleged that she had been sexually assaulted by a police officer in Pemberton Township, had her case dismissed for failure to file the necessary notice of claim. In Gilmartin vs Kreig, the plaintiff claimed that she was sexually assaulted following her arrest but she never filed any type of written notice of…
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