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Falls on Ice and the Law

  • By Marc S. Berman
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Falls on Ice. A common winter hazard in New Jersey and New York, for sure. Such falls can result in broken bones, and even worse. If someone falls on ice on someone else’s property, can that victim obtain compensation? That is, compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The answer is it Read More

Traffic Accidents Caused by Car Problems

  • By Marc S. Berman
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Traffic accidents caused by car defects. That problem is every driver’s nightmare. You are out for a drive. All of a sudden, your brakes fail. You slam into another car. Are you at fault for the accident? As a traffic accidents lawyer, I can tell you what the law says: The owner of the motor Read More

Injury Lawyer Tip: Passing

  • By Marc S. Berman
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As an injury lawyer in the Paterson area, people who have had an accident on Route 80 contact me. Sometimes the accident involves illegal passing by the other driver. (Route 80 in Paterson has 10 lanes at points. Therefore, improper passing can be a real problem there.) If a driver violates the laws that outlaw Read More

Evidence and the Personal Injury Lawyer

  • By Marc S. Berman
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A man we’ll call “Sam” was severely hurt in a car accident and three months later searched Google for, in his words, a “personal injury lawyer near me.” Eventually, he found a personal injury lawyer to represent him. Trouble is, Sam waited too long to hire an accident attorney. What often makes or breaks a Read More

Truck Accident Issues

  • By Marc S. Berman
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In some regards, a truck accident is no different than any other motor vehicle crash. In order to recover physical injury compensation, the victim must prove certain things. Yet, there can be important differences between a truck accident case and other types of motor vehicle mishaps. Perhaps the single most important difference pertains to what type of injury the victim can sue for.

Drunk Driver Accidents – Are Hosts Responsible?

  • By Marc S. Berman
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Drunk driver accidents can be devasting. Say you host a party at your home. You serve your guests alcoholic beverages. One of your guests leaves the party intoxicated. He drives home and has an accident en route. He injures an innocent third party. Can that third party sue you for her injuries? Under New Jersey Read More

Auto Attorney Tip: Bad U-turns

  • By Marc S. Berman

An auto attorney who represents a victim hurt in a car accident generally has no case unless someone else’s negligence caused the accident. In most litigation, that “someone else” will be the driver whose car hit the victim. Or hit the victim’s vehicle. If the other driver was attempting certain driving maneuvers, it is more Read More

Automobile Lawyers and Avoiding Road Hazards

  • By Marc S. Berman
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Automobile lawyers who handle personal injury cases know all about road obstacles. That’s because the law, in New Jersey, New York, and elsewhere, mandates how drivers must respond to such obstacles. If a driver violates the law, automobile lawyers can sue the driver for anyone hurt as a result. For example, say a driver is Read More

Traffic Accident Attorney Guidance: Picking a Doctor

  • By Marc S. Berman
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An experienced traffic accident attorney will tell you that picking the right doctor to treat you is not just important for your recovery. Picking the right doctor can also help your personal injury case. How so, you ask? It’s simple. A victim’s regular health insurance company generally doesn’t pay for traffic accident medical bills. (There Read More

Injury Claim Advice – Testimony Tips II

  • By Marc S. Berman
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In my last post, I offered some injury claim advice about being a witness.  I explained that personal injury victims may need to testify under oath in order to receive compensation. While, in most cases, such testimony is not necessary, sometimes it is. If you are ever an accident victim and have to testify, here Read More