December 2016 Archives

RALPH AND DAVID'S LAW TO INCREASE NJ DRUNK DRIVING PENALTIES

A new legislation increasing the penalties for drunk drivers who cause a fatality was introduced in New Jersey in May. This legislation, Senate Bill No. 2423, is commonly known as "Ralph and David's Law". The proposed legislation would create a new third-degree crime of "strict liability vehicular homicide" for persons who cause a death while under the influence of drugs or alcohol while operating a motor vehicle. To clarify, a third degree crime is punishable with a prison sentence of 3 to 5 years and/or a fine of up to $15,000. The bill has the stated goal of making it easier to punish and convict DUI/DWI offenders who kill an innocent bystander. 

PRE-LITIGATION SETTLEMENTS AND YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASE

When resolving a Personal Injury case, it can often be beneficial to the plaintiff to accept a "pre-litigation settlement". This means that the injured party accepts an offered dollar amount from the defendant in exchange for dropping the lawsuit. Claims like product liability, injuries on public property, medical malpractice claims, and workplace injuries frequently get settled before ever seeing the light of a courtroom. Settling out of court can be of benefit for both the plaintiff as well as the defendant. 

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