Category: Personal Injury

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