Beware of Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Lawsuits in New Jersey

A common phrase that is often associated with personal injury is “statute of limitations.” In a legal context, a statute of limitations refers to a body of law determined by an individual state which provides a period of time that limits legal action. Statutes of limitations are enacted to essentially protect defendants from being sued for an incident that occurred a number of years ago. If a plaintiff attempts to file a lawsuit past the allotted time frame, given by a state’s statute of limitations, they will be barred from doing so, in accordance with the law. Continue reading “Beware of Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Lawsuits in New Jersey”

Scaffolding Errors May Give Rise to a Personal Injury Claim

As a building boom continues throughout the tri-state area, construction sites continue to be flooded with scaffolding. While scaffolding may make a construction worker’s job easier, there are also certain precautions that need to be followed in order to mitigate the risk of injury while on a job site. With that being said, here are some safety tips:
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A Public School May Be Held Liable If You Were Injured in a Bus Accident

A recent bus accident that occurred on May 17th has brought into question who may be held responsible for the deaths of a 10-year-old student and a teacher who were aboard the bus, along with the dozens of injuries that resulted from the crash. The accident occurred on a busy New Jersey highway while the students were being transported to a field trip. It has been reported that the driver illegally used a cut-through in the median reserved for emergency vehicles to make an illegal u-turn.

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Watercraft Activities Can Result in Death or Serious Injuries When an Operator Fails to Take the Necessary Precautions

Summertime is approaching! Many families will begin to enjoy boating, jet skiing, and other water-related activities. With that being said, it is important to be cautious when partaking in these activities. Failing to adhere to proper safety measures can result in serious or sometimes fatal injuries. Continue reading “Watercraft Activities Can Result in Death or Serious Injuries When an Operator Fails to Take the Necessary Precautions”

As the Sun Begins to Shine be Aware of the Motorcyclists

While riding motorcycles may be enjoyable for many people, it can be a very dangerous method of transportation. Commonly, motorcycle crashes result in serious or fatal injuries. Operating a motorcycle on the roadways requires extreme safety measures, especially in New Jersey.
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Hip Replacements Gone Wrong May Give Rise to a Personal Injury Claim

While hip replacement surgery is common in the United States, it poses many risk factors because it is a major operation. The purpose of a hip replacement surgery is to alleviate pain caused by a worn out joint and increase hip function. In most instances, a surgeon will remove the hip joint and replace it with an artificial joint. Many people that require a hip replacement surgery suffer from osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a condition that causes the cartilage in the hip to break down.
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No Matter How Minor the Injuries Are, You May Still Be Able to Recover Damages

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2016 there were 826 fatal crashes in New Jersey. Further, those involved in serious accidents suffer from severe injuries that may result in a permanent disability that requires long-term care. Injuries from an automobile accident differ in severity as a result of a number of factors, which include:

  • The speed the vehicles are traveling;
  • The impact location;
  • The weight and size of the vehicles;
  • Safety features in the vehicle; and
  • Seatbelt usage at the time of the crash, among others.

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An Accidental Needle Stick May be Fatal

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are approximately 800,000 needle stick injuries each year. The long-term effects of these injuries can be fatal if exposed to an infectious disease. The most common needle injuries occur from:

  • Hypodermic needles;
  • Blood collection needles; and
    Intravenous (IV) needles.

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Let’s Go Cordless!

A recent study reported by the Pediatrics medical journal found that death and serious injuries related to window blinds has continued to occur despite continuous warnings by authorities and measures taken by manufacturers to provide additional warning labels. The cord attached to window blinds has caused children to become strangled leading to asphyxiation. However, despite these additional steps, the rate of death and injuries has remained the same. As a result, many child safety advocates have proposed banning the use and sale of blinds with cords.
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