Anyone that has ever participated in an activity in Ocean County that could be viewed as dangerous may likely have been presented with a liability waiver prior to doing so. Things like flying, sky diving, scuba diving or parasailing carry with them certain risks, so it may be understandable why the companies that sponsor such activities may want to limit their liability. That limitation typically comes from participants recognizing that what they are doing is potentially dangerous and thus assuming responsibility for any outcomes that may result. Do liability waivers and agreements, however, protect companies in instances where they may have been negligent?
Many often question why one would file a wrongful death lawsuit in Ocean County given that no monetary reward can bring his or her loved one back. While that assumption overlooks the fact that you and others who suffer through the unexpected loss of a loved one often require compensation to help deal with costs of your family member or friend's death (along with the financial void he or she leaves behind), it is true that amount of money may assuage your grief. More important than the financial assistance that your loved one provided may have been the companionship you enjoyed with him or her. Can you be compensated for that loss, as well?
The “Tide Pod Challenge” that swept the Internet in January of this year is just one example of several potentially dangerous household products of which New Jersey residents should be aware. What may have started as a bad joke became something much scarier as teens took up the “challenge” to eat them in a video that went viral. Harmful ingredients in the soap include toxic polymers, hydrogen peroxide and ethane. For two toddlers and eight seniors with dementia, eating the packets has proved deadly.
News covereage on defective airbags has long been under way, and many New Jersey residents have already receieved compensation for damages. However, not all drivers who own cars with these airbags are fortunate enough to walk away from this problem alive. When a wrongful death has occurred as a result of someone's else's mistakes, legal involvement may be the right course of action.
Dealing with the loss of a loved one is, for many, the toughest thing they will ever have to undergo. Losing someone who is close to you through an accident, negligence or criminal act can be even more devastating, adding shock, anger and confusion to the grief. The team at Silvi, Fedele & Honschke respects what you are going through. We work compassionately with survivors through any legal matters, whether that means probating a will, seeking an OSHA investigation or bringing a wrongful death lawsuit against responsible parties.
As New Jersey residents may be aware, a wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the estate representing Bobbi Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, against Nick Gordon, the boyfriend she was living with at the time of her death. The lawsuit alleges that Gordon bears responsibility for the young woman's death in July.
Authorities reported on Nov. 26 that a fatal New Jersey Turnpike accident that took place the previous day was caused by a dump truck that had been traveling along the shoulder of the roadway. Reportedly, the dump truck struck a vehicle that was stopped on the shoulder.
A tractor-trailer driver was killed in an early morning crash near the George Washington Bridge Sept. 26. Accident wreckage blocked express and local lanes on the New Jersey Turnpike for several hours following the incident.
On Tuesday, April 15, a 59-year-old woman lost her life in an automobile collision. The accident occurred in Ocean Township, and Al Della Fave spoke on behalf of the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office about the details concerning the fatal collision. These details were fairly limited as is often the case.