Category: Civil Litigation

Personal Injury Statute of Limitations

  • By Marc S. Berman
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PERSONAL INJURY STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS SETS DEADLINE FOR HOW LONG ACCIDENT VICTIMS HAVE TO SUE. STATE FARM INSURANCE ACCUSED OF LULLING MAN INTO MISSING DEADLINE. What is a personal injury statute of limitations?  Say your car was rear-ended.  Or you were bitten by a dog. Or you slipped and fell on a wet floor in Read More

Asbestos Lawyer “Laundry” Case

  • By Marc S. Berman
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ASBESTOS LAWYER SUES RAILROAD, AUTOMOTIVE PARTS COMPANIES OVER MESOTHELIOMA CANCER CONTRACTED BY DAUGHTER OF WORKER WHO WASHED HER DAD’S ASBESTOS-LADEN CLOTHING An asbestos lawyer commonly represents people who worked with asbestos. (Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer caused by asbestos exposure.) However, sometimes the client of an asbestos lawyer never worked with asbestos. A recent case illustrates this. Sandra Read More

Personal Injury Victim Makes Big Mistake

  • By Marc S. Berman
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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

Trip and Fall Case on Kmart Sidewalk

  • By Marc S. Berman
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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
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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
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
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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

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