Category: Litigation

CAN YOU SUE THE GOVERNMENT?

  • By Marc S. Berman
can you sue the government

Can You Sue the Government for Injury? Often, But Not Always. Can you sue the government for an injury it caused? Suppose a government worker drives carelessly.  You are hurt as a result. Or imagine the city fails to properly maintain a city property.  As a result, you fall and are injured. Do you have Read More


Injury Law 101: Intentional Bad Acts.

  • By Marc S. Berman
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Injury Law Alert: Why a Victim Can Be Worse Off If Someone Else Injured Him On Purpose, Rather Than in an Accident. Here’s a summary of a recent injury law case. A high school student named Damon suffered a fractured jaw. Steven, a fellow member of the wrestling team, punched him. Steven did not intend the precise Read More


Trial Lawyers Win $2,000,000 Verdict

  • By Marc S. Berman
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Here’s a summary of a recent court case where trial lawyers won a major verdict. Joseph was thirty-five years old.  He drove a 2002 Camry.  One day,  another car rear-ended Joseph’s car. The other driver’s name was Susan.  She drove a 2000 Oldsmobile. Joseph described the impact as “a sudden, boom. I get this tremendous hit Read More


Slip-Fall Case at Mosque

  • By Marc S. Berman
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Man Receives $135,000 Award  in  Slip-Fall Arbitration A slip-fall lawyer for a man named Ozcan filed a court complaint. Ozcan claimed that he fell and was injured on a staircase after using a restroom in a mosque. Ozcan alleged that a friend asked him to give her a ride to the mosque. The friend did not state Read More


Car Accident Lawyers’ Case

  • By Marc S. Berman
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Here’s a recent car accident lawyers’ case. Angela was a rear passenger in a 2008 Toyota. She sat directly behind the driver, Mr. Corrales. Angela was asleep. A collision awoke her. The other vehicle was a tractor-trailer. A man named Murray drove the tractor-trailer.  Murray’s company owned it. CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS’ CASE FILED Angela’s car Read More


Personal Injury Statute of Limitations

  • By Marc S. Berman
personal injury statute of limitations

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
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


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


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