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…

5 Steps for NJ Residents to Take When Injured By Defective Products

By Robert Smith | June 14, 2021 |

Every year, defective products cause 29.4 million injuries across the United States. A defective product injury occurs when you are using the product normally, are following that product’s safety guidelines, and due to shoddy workmanship, poor materials quality, or some other defect the product malfunctions and causes a major injury. These injuries can include burns,…

4 Mistakes to Avoid After Your NJ Car Accident

By Robert Smith | June 5, 2021 |

You’ve gotten into an accident and you’ve followed New Jersey law, called the police, and have pulled over into a safe space. What you do and say over the next several hours will make a huge impact on whether you’re able to hold a negligent driver accountable for your injuries.  #1) Failing to Watch Your…

Which Personal Injury Cases go to Trial?

By Robert Smith | May 20, 2021 |

One of the most common questions our law firm receives is the question of whether any given client’s case is likely to go to trial. The prospect of going to trial typically makes our clients very nervous, as going to court isn’t really a daily affair for anyone other than lawyers. The answer is, of…

Can I Work if I Have an Active Personal Injury Case?

By Robert Smith | May 4, 2021 |

If you’ve recently been injured in a personal injury case you may be wondering if you can go to work without harming your case. After all, you need to get some income into your home, and you can’t wait the months and months that it will take to resolve your case before you pay your…