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March 2019 Archives

Drunk driver charged after son dies

People who live in New Jersey have good reason to be concerned about the continuing selfishness and recklessness of drivers who refuse to put away their keys if they choose to drink. Too many lives are lost every year at the hands of drunk drivers and every one of those deaths should be preventable if only people would make responsible choices.

What benefits do workers’ compensation laws provide?

Every state, including New Jersey, has workers’ compensation laws to help protect the rights of the injured worker. According to the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, these offer medical treatment, wage replacement and survivor benefits if you or someone you love is injured or killed while on the job. Almost all workplace injuries or accidents are eligible for claims, with the exception being if the worker is intoxicated, the injury is intentional or self-inflicted, the injury happens while the worker is trying to harm another employee, or the worker is purposefully violating the safety rules of the company.

New survey shows fear about autonomous vehicles

New Jersey residents have good reason to be concerned about safety on the roads and highways. Every year, too many people are killed or are seriously injured in accidents. Many of those accidents are caused by reckless choices made by drivers. That fact is part of what makes many promote the development and use of autonomous cars. By taking the human factor out of driving, some assert that the roads will be safer than they are today. 

Overdosing driver kills three in Newark car accident

Most people in Ocen County likely have little issue in providing people who have had run-ins with authorities with second chances. This is especially true when those incidents stem from serious personal issues such as drug and/or alcohol addiction. The efforts that individuals who are struggling with these issues make in overcoming should be applauded (and, if warranted, rewarded). Yet at the same time, thought should also be given to the potential consequences that may occur should such people slip back into their addictions. 

What must you prove in a wrongful death case?

You likely know that if one of your family members dies in New Jersey because of someone’s negligence or wrongdoing, you can sue the person responsible for your loved one’s death. What you may not realize, however, is that if the death resulted from someone’s wrongful acts, that person need not be convicted of a crime in order for you to prevail in your wrongful death action. Yours is a civil suit, not a criminal prosecution, and the only thing you can recover is money damages.

How to potentially maximize compensation after a car accident

Some car accidents result in substantial injury and property damage. The New Jersey Department of Transportation reports that in 2017, over 61,000 injuries took place on state roadways. It is a decrease from the previous year, but it is still a lot of people who need to file claims with their insurance agencies. 

Lost wage benefits for injured workers

If you are employed in New Jersey, there is a good chance that you are covered by workers' compensation. This means that you may be entitled to specific financial benefits if you are ever injured in an on the job accident or due to some environment at your place of work. In addition to medical benefits that may pay for any treatment required due to your injury or condition, you may qualify for financial benefits that compensate you for wages you lose when you are unable to work because of your injury.

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