What Happens if You Get Into an Accident With a Lyft Driver in New Jersey?

By Robert Smith | November 20, 2021 |

According to Business Insider, the advent of Uber and Lyft has increased the number of motor vehicle fatalities and fatal accidents by 3%. Correlation is not, of course, causation, but it may serve as a stark reminder that people do get into accidents with Uber and Lyft drivers. Fortunately, you do have the right to…

What NJ Residents Need to Know About e-Scooter Accidents

By Robert Smith | November 8, 2021 |

E-Scooters create a relatively new vista in personal injury law. As they grow more ubiquitous, we expect to see more injury cases. Unfortunately they’ve already caused many injuries nationwide, and sometimes recovering compensation from these accidents is complicated. When an E-Scooter Collides with a Pedestrian One of the most difficult challenges posed by e-scooters is…

4 Myths About New Jersey Personal Injury Cases

By Robert Smith | October 16, 2021 |

Personal injury cases are wildly misunderstood. In part that’s because large corporations and insurance companies have engaged in some pretty expensive public relations campaigns to discourage people from engaging in personal injury suits. As New Jersey personal injury lawyers we encounter many of these myths every day. We’d like to take a moment to debunk…

What Uber and Lyft Drivers Need to Know About Auto Accident Claims

By Robert Smith | October 5, 2021 |

Are you an Uber or Lyft driver? Then it’s important to know what happens if you get into an auto accident with a negligent driver.  Be aware that getting an attorney early can be very important for rideshare drivers. More and more, drivers are being stigmatized and accidents are assumed to be a result of…

Can I File an NJ Motorcycle Accident Claim if I Wasn’t Wearing a Helmet?

By Robert Smith | September 13, 2021 |

In New Jersey, motorcyclists are required by law to wear a DOT-approved helmet. Motorcyclists are also required to wear eye protection including glasses, goggles or a shield, a sturdy, long-sleeved, abrasion-resistant jacket, sturdy, over the ankle boots, well-fitting and abrasion-resistant pants, and gloves. Riding without a helmet increases your risk of death by a significant…

Do You Have to Talk to the Insurance Adjuster in Your NJ Personal Injury Case?

By Robert Smith | September 6, 2021 |

While you have to report your accident to your own insurance company, you may not realize that you don’t have to speak to the negligent driver’s insurance company. They will inevitably try to contact you, but you’re under no real obligation to help the insurance adjuster work against you. You certainly don’t have to give…

Injured New Jersey Uber or Lyft Passenger?

By Robert Smith | August 14, 2021 |

Ridesharing is convenient and affordable. When we slip into those cars we tend to feel safe. Perhaps you’re even taking a free Uber or Lyft to get to your (equally free) vaccine appointment. Yet Uber and Lyft drivers get into car accidents just like every other driver does. When this happens, life can feel uncertain.…

Do All New Jersey Car Accidents Require Help from a Personal Injury Attorney?

By Robert Smith | August 4, 2021 |

Believe it or not, even a personal injury attorney won’t try to tell you that you need a personal injury lawyer for every single car accident you could possibly get into.  There are simply some instances where you can quietly file the insurance claim and be done with it. Here are some times when you…

Can Creditors Take my NJ Personal Injury Settlement Money

By Robert Smith | July 16, 2021 |

It takes a long time to work through a personal injury settlement. You may be unable to generate an income through a significant portion of that time, or maybe even for that entire time. It’s natural that bills will pile up as you try to get compensation for your auto accident injuries. You may be…

4 Reasons a Judge Might Dismiss Your NJ Personal Injury Case

By Robert Smith | July 7, 2021 |

Early in your personal injury case the defense might file a motion to dismiss. If the judge dismisses your case, that’s it: it’s over. The defense has won and you won’t get any compensation for your injuries other than what your own insurance company will provide for you.  Here are a few reasons why the…