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Personal Injury Victim Makes Big Mistake

  • By Marc S. Berman
Personal injury

PERSONAL INJURY VICTIM DISMISSES HER LAWYER TRIES TO REPRESENT HERSELF, AND GETS RUDE SHOCK IN COURT. A woman named Melissa claimed that she suffered personal injury as the result of a car accident. Melissa claimed the accident was caused by a man named Christian. Supposedly, Christian turned his vehicle in front of her. Melissa hired Read More

Thanksgiving: 7 Things to Celebrate

  • By Marc S. Berman

Please share this post:  THANKSGIVING: SEVEN LEGAL THINGS WORTH GIVING THANKS FOR THIS YEAR (AND EVERY YEAR) Thanksgiving  falls on the fourth Thursday of November.  Now, the world these days is a troubled place in many respects. You just have to turn on the nightly news to know that. Yet, we in  the United States Read More

Trip and Fall Case on Kmart Sidewalk

  • By Marc S. Berman
trip and fall

WOMAN SUES KMART FOR TRIP AND FALL ON CRACKED SIDEWALK COURT RULES THAT KMART’S LANDLORD ALSO RESPONSIBLE. Say you trip and fall on a cracked sidewalk in front of your neighbors’ house. Can you sue your neighbors? In New Jersey, you generally cannot. (There are a few exceptions. For example, you might have a claim Read More

Sculptra Wrinkle Treatment Case

  • By Marc S. Berman

SCULPTRA MEDICAL DEVICE TREATS LOSS OF FACIAL FAT AND WRINKLES PATIENT SUES MANUFACTURER, CLAIMING DEFECT INJURED HER. Sculptra is a substance that is injected into a patient. It is considered a “Class III” medical device. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) in 2004. The approval followed a nine-month review. Sculptra was initially approved Read More

Product Liability $4 Million Verdict

  • By Marc S. Berman
product liability

PRODUCT LIABILITY VERDICT UPHELD – DEFECTIVE CAR ROOF CAUSED SEVERE INJURIES TO VICTIM This post summarizes a recent ruling in a New Jersey product liability case.  The case involved a Nissan Altima. A product liability jury found that Nissan failed to design a safe vehicle.  The jurors awarded the accident victim $4,200,446 in compensation. Here Read More

Bicycle Accident Victim Wins  

  • By Marc S. Berman
Bicycle Accident

BICYCLE ACCIDENT VICTIM’S CASE ALLOWED ON APPEAL CASE HAD BEEN DISMISSED BY TRIAL JUDGE BECAUSE VICTIM COULDN’T IDENTIFY PRECISE SIDEWALK OBSTRUCTION THAT CAUSED THE CRASH. Here’s a summary of a bicycle accident case, decided recently. During the afternoon of August 14, 2012, Karen Walter was riding her bicycle on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Bicycles were Read More

Medical Malpractice Case: Experts

  • By Marc S. Berman
medical malpractice case

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE EXPERT WITNESS ISSUE RESOLVED BY NEW JERSEY APPEALS COURT. VICTIM’S LAWYER FAILED TO MAKE NECESSARY OBJECTION. SHOWS IMPORTANCE OF HIRING AN EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY. In order to win a medical malpractice case, the victim generally must prove that the accused doctor deviated from  the prevailing standard of medical care. Rarely, that deviation is so Read More

Car Accident Victims Being Watched

  • By Marc S. Berman

CAR ACCIDENT VICTIMS UNDER VIDEO SURVEILLANCE BY INSURANCE CO. Car accident victims have plenty to be concerned about. First, there is the trauma of the car accident itself. Second, there are the injuries that the victim suffers in the accident. Third, there are the medical treatment and therapy that the victim will endure. Finally, the Read More

Slip and Fall Lawyers-Case Delay

  • By Marc S. Berman

Slip and fall lawyers help victims of falldown accidents. But if a victim waits too long to seek representation, even the best of slip and fall lawyers may not be able to help. The case summarized below shows the importance of promptly seeking out slip and fall lawyers if you’ve been injured in a fall. Read More

Gross Negligence and an Injured Toddler

  • By Marc S. Berman
gross negligence

GROSS NEGLIGENCE MUST BE PROVED IN ORDER FOR THE BENEFICIARY OF A CHARITY TO SUE THE CHARITY FOR CAUSING INJURY. Negligence means that someone acted carelessly. Gross negligence means that someone acted more than just “carelessly.” Gross negligence implies extreme carelessness. In most cases, victims of accidents must only prove that the party being sued acted Read More