March 2017 Archives

RECOVERING COMPENSATION WHEN YOU MAY BE PARTIALLY RESPONSIBLE

In New Jersey, personal injury laws recognize that in car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, and pedestrian accident cases, there is usually more than one factor which lead to the accident and any resulting injuries. For example, New Jersey personal injury laws account for an accident wherein one driver recklessly ran through a red light, struck and injured another driver, but the the driver who suffered the injuries was not wearing a seat-belt, thereby increasing the severity of injuries sustained.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HIRE A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY?

If you have been injured in any kind of accident, and wish to seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering, you will most likely want to hire a Morris County personal injury attorney. That being said, it is reasonable to wonder how much it will cost you. Chances are money is already tight with mounting medical expenses and you possibly not being able to work as a result of your injury, and the thought of hiring a good lawyer seems like an impossibility as you simply don't have the money to pay them.

CAR ACCIDENTS INVOLVING UBER AND LYFT DRIVERS: WHO IS RESPONSIBLE?

In most personal injury cases such as construction accidents, premises liability, auto accidents, and workplace injuries, employers can be held responsible for the reckless and negligent actions of their employees. If a delivery driver crashes into you car and causes you injury, the employer of the delivery truck will be responsible for compensating your medical costs, lost income and wages, and pain and suffering. However, when it comes to rideshare service such as Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar, you might be surprised to learn that in many cases they may not be liable for compensating your injuries. 

CHEMICAL BLOOD TESTS IN DUI CASES

The US Supreme Court ruled in June of last year in the controversial Birchfield v North Dakota case. This case has very important implications on what police are allowed to do in the case of a DUI/DWI arrest. Specifically what kinds of tests the police are allowed to conduct on intoxicated drivers.

FOLLOWING A DOCTOR'S ORDERS IN A PERSONAL INJURY CASE

Any time you are given instructions by a doctor on how to recover from an injury or illness such as how long to stay out of work, what medications to take and when, and which specialists you need to speak with, it is important to try and follow these instructions. In a personal injury case, however, it is absolutely crucial that you do.

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