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Product Liability $4 Million Verdict

  • By Marc S. Berman
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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
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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
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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
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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


Suing the City on Time – Part 2

  • By Marc S. Berman

SUING THE CITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY REQUIRES PROMPT ACTION. (Continued from my last post.)  Guirguis Matta was suing the city of Jersey City for his injuries suffered in an elevator accident. His lawyers didn’t notify Jersey City of their intent to sue within 90 days of the accident. The law requires such notification when suing Read More


Suing the Government: Time Matters

  • By Marc S. Berman
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SUING THE GOVERNMENT FOR PERSONAL INJURY REQUIRES QUICK ACTION. Suing the government is something that personal injury attorneys do regularly. The government can carelessly cause an accident, just the same as a private party can. But, surprise, New Jersey, like most states, has passed special laws that often make it very difficult for a personal Read More


Slip and Fall Accident Attorney Case

  • By Marc S. Berman
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A slip and fall accident attorney represents people injured by someone’s negligence (carelessness).  Negligence which causes the victim to trip.  A crucial thing that an attorney must determine is whether the negligent party can be sued. Surprisingly, there are some persons and entities that a slip and fall accident attorney cannot sue. Even if they Read More


Medical Malpractice Attorneys – Experts

  • By Marc S. Berman
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Medical malpractice attorneys have to prove that the physician whom their client accuses of having committed malpractice actually made a mistake.   But medical malpractice attorneys also have to satisfy many other legal requirements to successfully represent their clients.  A recent New Jersey appeals court decision illustrates these points. Mr. Medina accused several eye doctors of Read More