Category: Personal Injury

Ten Things To Do After A Car Accident

  • By Marc S. Berman
Things to do after a car accident

Ten Commandments: Things to Do After a Car Accident REPORT THE ACCIDENT to the police. Do so while still at the scene. OBTAIN THE OTHER PARTY’S INFORMATION.  These include name, address, and phone number. Also  email, driver’s license number, car insurer and  policy number from their insurance card. If possible, TAKE PHOTOS of the accident scene. Also Read More


A Case Of Delayed Drunkenness, Or Why It Pays To Leave The Bar Quick

  • By Marc S. Berman

If a drunk driver injures you in a car accident, you can sue him for damages. You can also sue any bar that served him alcohol after he was visibly intoxicated. Douglas D. was injured by alleged drunk driver Justin B..  Douglas sued the bar that served Justin alcohol. One of the bar’s defenses was Read More


The Case Of The Delegating Doctor, Or Why Micromanaging Is Sometimes Advisable

  • By Marc S. Berman

We all have had medical tests administered by employees of our doctors, rather than by the doctors themselves. This allows our physicians to devote more time to the things that only physicians can do: Diagnosing those difficult cases, keeping current on the latest medical research findings,  managing their stock portfolios, refining their golf swings, etc. Read More



Supreme Court To Bicyclists: You’re On Your Own Out There

  • By Marc S. Berman

Five experienced bicyclists were riding downhill on the westbound shoulder of Parsonage Hill Road in Millburn. One of the bicyclists, whom we’ll call Martha, was riding behind the pack. Martha’s bicycle hit a sharp “depression” in the road.  The “depression” measured two feet in diameter, and was about an inch and a half deep. Martha Read More


The Case Of The Disfigured Face, And The Industrial Saw That Did It.

  • By Marc S. Berman

Robert M. worked as a foreman at a construction company. One day, he used a gas-powered saw to cut a plastic pipe. The blade kicked back, lacerating his face and disfiguring him. Robert sued the saw’s manufacturer. He claimed that the gas-powered saw was defectively designed and manufactured. He also claimed that the manufacturer failed Read More


Fallen At The Church, Or The Case Of The Profitable Parking Lot.

  • By Marc S. Berman

As far as New Jersey state law is concerned, homeowners are not responsible to maintain the sidewalks next to their homes. Therefore, if a pedestrian trips and falls because of a defect in such a sidewalk, the homeowner generally can’t be sued. On the other hand, businesses are responsible to maintain their sidewalks. If someone Read More


FAMILY OF DEAD INMATE CAN PURSUE LOSS OF ENJOYMENT OF LIFE CLAIM

  • By Marc S. Berman

The family of a Passaic County man who hanged himself in jail, and then died after going into a coma, has been told that they can pursue a damages claim for loss of life enjoyment. The man had been jailed for threatening his mother with a knife, and for subsequently violating his probation. After being Read More


DRUNK DRIVERS CAN SUE BARS THAT SERVED THEM

  • By Marc S. Berman

A New Jersey man decided to ride his motorcycle home from a Toms River restaurant. He was struck by a car on the way. Turns out that the gentleman had a few drinks before he left. His blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit and he pled guilty to drunken driving. After Read More


UNINSURED CAR OWNER CAN’T SUE EVEN WHEN INJURED AS PASSENGER

  • By Marc S. Berman

The New Jersey  Supreme Court recently ruled that a New Jersey  law that bans lawsuits by uninsured drivers also bars suits by uninsured car owners who are injured while riding as  passengers their own cars. The Court stated that to allow someone to recover as a passenger, but not as a driver, would be very Read More