Category: Litigation

Judge Talks to Jury with Lawyers Absent

  • By Marc S. Berman
accident lawyer paramus

MAY JUDGE SPEAK TO JURORS ALONE? One sunny day, you are driving on Route 4 in Paramus. The mall beckons on the right. However, before you can make the turn, a careless driver changing lanes and sideswipes you. The side of your car now looks like a croissant. Worst of all,  you feel pain.  Throbbing pain Read More


CONDO OWNER CAN’T ALWAYS SUE FOR INJURY

  • By Marc S. Berman
personal injury lawyer Ridgewood

CONDO ASSOCIATION RULES MAY HARM INJURED OWNERS You own a condominium. Let’s say it’s located in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Outside your condo, in the common area, there is a pine tree that you don’t like. You ask the condo association to remove it. Eventually, they do. However, they fail to remove the pine tree entirely. They Read More


Accident Lawyer vs. Underinsured Driver

  • By Marc S. Berman

 UNDERINSURED DRIVERS PRESENT PROBLEMS FOR AN ACCIDENT VICTIM Every day you leave your home to go to work. Say that you live in Paterson. You hop in your car, and drive down Broadway. Then you make a right by Eastside Park onto Route 20 South. All of a sudden, your car is struck by a Read More


Car Accidents and Passengers

  • By Marc S. Berman

CAN PASSENGERS BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CAR ACCIDENTS? Normally, passengers are not legally responsible, even partially, for car accidents.  However, there are rare exceptions. A passenger in a car must act with a reasonable amount of care for his own safety. The passenger may assume that the driver will exercise proper care and caution in driving. Until a passenger knows, Read More


Wrongful Death Case Overview

  • By Marc S. Berman

WHAT IS A WRONGFUL DEATH CASE? You may have heard of the legal term “wrongful death.” What does it mean? “Wrongful death” may occur when someone causes another person’s death. But not every such instance constitutes wrongful death. In order for there to be a “wrongful death,” the perpetrator must have acted carelessly or intentionally. It’s not Read More


Can Judge Reduce Personal Injury Award?

  • By Marc S. Berman
personal injury lawyer Hawthorne

NEW JERSEY COURT SETS NEW STANDARD FOR REDUCING JURY VERDICTS A careless driver plows his car into your car. Or maybe a neighbor’s dog bites you. Perhaps you trip and fall on a wet floor in a store. However it happened, you suffer a severe injury. Say you live in Hawthorne. You hire a local Read More


Wayne Medical Malpractice Lawyer Case (Cont.)

  • By Marc S. Berman
Wayne medical malpractice lawyer

Wayne Medical Malpractice Lawyer Case – Botched Epidural? Continued from my last post about a Wayne medical malpractice lawyer case. Diane, 43, claimed that a botched epidural pain-relief injection caused her numerous nerve problems. Accordingly, Diane hired a medical malpractice lawyer to sue the doctor. In a case like Diane’s, what must a jury determine in order to Read More


Medical Malpractice Lawyer Wayne Case

  • By Marc S. Berman

Medical Malpractice Lawyer Wayne Case Shows Risks of Surgery Here’s a summary of a recent Medical Malpractice Lawyer Wayne Case. Diane, 43, experienced pain and stiffness in her neck. She also felt tingling in her fingers. Her family doctor first prescribed physical therapy. The therapy failed to produce any long-lasting relief. Consequently, Diane’s doctor referred her Read More


Personal Injury Victims Are Being Watched

  • By Marc S. Berman
personal injury lawyer Hawthorne

Insurers May Film Activity of Clients of a Personal Injury Lawyer You live in Bergen County. Say in Ridgewood. One day, you are driving your car or motorcycle. You are stopped at a light. Out of nowhere, a careless driver plows into you from behind. Your vehicle is damaged. Worst of all, you suffer physical Read More


Child Abuse Lawyer Sues School

  • By Marc S. Berman
child abuse lawyer

CHILD ABUSE LAWYER FILES SUIT OVER SCHOOL’S FAILURE TO REPORT TEACHER A New Jersey child abuse lawyer recently sued a New Jersey public school. The client of the child abuse lawyer allegedly suffered molestation at the hands of a teacher. The alleged molestation occurred at a New Jersey private school. However, before working at the Read More