Postal Service Pays Multi-Million Dollar Settlement to Family of a Toddler Killed by Truck

pedestrian accident lawyer New JerseyRecently, the U.S. Postal Service paid a multi-million-dollar settlement to the New Jersey family of a two-year-old girl who was killed by a U.S. Postal Service truck. The lawsuit, Chacon v. U.S. Postal Service, resulted in a $4.9 million settlement that was paid on January 15, 2019. The tragic event highlights the need for drivers to adhere to traffic safety regulations and be aware of pedestrians in their immediate surroundings. Continue reading “Postal Service Pays Multi-Million Dollar Settlement to Family of a Toddler Killed by Truck”

Who Pays for Injuries in an Accident Involving Uber or Lyft?

Uber accident lawyer New JerseyAs the holiday season comes to a close, so does one of the most profitable times of the year for ride-share services. Although ride-share services are seen as a safer and more convenient way to travel, the drivers of these vehicles are often involved in car accidents. The issue with accidents involving ride-share services such as Uber or Lyft is that they operate in a middle ground with respect to liability.

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Rear-End Collisions – Who’s at Fault?

car accident lawyer New JerseyThe holiday season is upon us, and forecasters are predicting the upcoming holiday weekend to be among the busiest weekends in history. AAA expects a total of 112.5 million people to travel this holiday season, up 4.4 percent from last year. Due to lower gas prices, it is predicted that nearly 102 million of those people will be traveling via car. Unfortunately, with more cars on the road, more accidents are likely. Continue reading “Rear-End Collisions – Who’s at Fault?”

Federal Bill Would Aim to Keep Health Care and Social Service Workers Safe While on the Job

employment liability lawyer New JerseyIn response to the growing number of acts of violence against health care and social service workers, U.S. Representative Joe Courtney of Connecticut recently introduced a bill that would require the Labor Department to implement a workplace violence prevention program with the workers’ safety in mind. Continue reading “Federal Bill Would Aim to Keep Health Care and Social Service Workers Safe While on the Job”

Getting More Than You Bargained For: Injuries, Violence Mar “Black Friday” Sales

Black Friday accident lawyer New JerseyThe day after Thanksgiving, known as “Black Friday,” is the day when the holiday shopping season starts. People rush out to the malls and big-box stores in hopes of finding the perfect gifts and the best deals. But “Black Friday” has also become more synonymous with acts of violence. Continue reading “Getting More Than You Bargained For: Injuries, Violence Mar “Black Friday” Sales”

When Is an Employer Liable for the Actions of Their Employees?

employment liability lawyer New JerseyOften times, the negligent actions of an employee may cause injuries to another individual. Under the doctrine of respondeat superior (or “let the master answer”), an injured party may pursue compensation from an employer for the injuries they sustained. Continue reading “When Is an Employer Liable for the Actions of Their Employees?”

Safety Group Releases List of Potentially Harmful Toys This Holiday Season

With the holiday season here, many parents are on the look-out for this year’s most popular toys for their children. However, it is important that parents shop with caution as many toys can pose potential risks to children. Every year, thousands of children face serious injuries relating to toys. Recently, a safety group released its annual list of the “10 Worst Toys” for the holidays. Continue reading “Safety Group Releases List of Potentially Harmful Toys This Holiday Season”

Children and Personal Injury Claims

child accident lawyer New JerseyWhile every parent hopes they never need to see their child suffer through an injury, children are just as susceptible to the negligence of others as adults. With that being said, the process for bringing a personal injury claim on behalf of a child has several differences from that of an adult’s personal injury claim. The differences in the processes exist to protect the more sensitive rights and well-being of the child. Continue reading “Children and Personal Injury Claims”

Walmart Comes Under Litigation for a Death Allegedly Resulting from Slip and Fall Accident

slip and fall accident lawyer New JerseySlip and fall accidents are common and may result in serious injury. According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), slip and fall accidents account for more than 1 million hospital visits, 12 percent of total falls. For those aged 65 to 84 years old, falls are the second-leading cause of death. For those 85 years or older, falls are the leading cause of death. Continue reading “Walmart Comes Under Litigation for a Death Allegedly Resulting from Slip and Fall Accident”

Pet Food Manufacturer Cited for Failing to Rectify Hazards in the Workplace

work injury lawyer New JerseyThe U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it has cited a New Jersey-based pet food manufacturer for failing to ensure the safety of its workers by exposing them to various safety and health hazards. Continue reading “Pet Food Manufacturer Cited for Failing to Rectify Hazards in the Workplace”