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Personal Injury Victims -Testimony

  • By Marc S. Berman

Personal injury victims who seek compensation for their injuries may need to testify under oath. They do not need to testify in all cases, but they do in some. Often, a personal injury case settles before any court action is filed. In that case, the victim usually does not need to testify. However, sometimes a Read More

Traffic Accident Lawyer School: Bad Views

  • By Marc S. Berman
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A traffic accident lawyer must prove that a driver whom he sues was responsible for the accident in question. Occasionally, that driver may claim that he wasn’t at fault, because something blocked his vision. Is that a good excuse? Not usually. Here’s why. New Jersey law generally mandates that a driver whose view is not Read More

Dog Bite Lawyers’ Tips for Victims

  • By Marc S. Berman
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Dog Bite Lawyers know what dog bite victims need to prove in order to receive compensation. In short, if a dog bit you in New Jersey, the following is what you need to prove to have a valid legal case against the dog owner: 1. The person that you are suing actually owns the dog Read More

Is It Malpractice?

  • By Marc S. Berman
is it malpractice

Is it malpractice if a doctor…? Potential medical malpractice clients often ask me that question. Generally,  the potential client, or their loved one,  was a victim of a bad medical outcome. Now, bad medical outcomes arise in many forms. Examples include botched surgery, failure to diagnose a serious disease, post-surgical infections, operating on the wrong body Read More

Car Crashes – How to Protect Yourself

  • By Marc S. Berman

Car crashes are probably the most common type of personal injury case. There are millions of vehicles on the roads of New Jersey. Which means that, sooner or later, most people here will be involved in some type of car accident. Unfortunately, many of those people will suffer an injury. Some will suffer a severe Read More

Injury Cases and Short Deadlines-Part II

  • By Marc S. Berman
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In personal injury cases, missing a deadline destroys a victim’s claim, no matter how bad the injuries are. Most (not all) New Jersey personal injury cases have a two-year deadline to sue. However, ski slope cases, amusement park cases and cases against New Jersey governmental entities or employees have additional, shorter deadlines. In my last Read More

Don’t Miss Your Injury Case Deadline

  • By Marc S. Berman
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An injury case claim does not last forever. Personal injury law requires accident victims to take legal action promptly. If a victim fails to take proper legal action in time, he or she loses his or her right to compensation. While most people realize that injury law deadlines exist, many aren’t aware of how short Read More

Sidewalk Defect Accident Liability

  • By Marc S. Berman

A personal accident attorney gets many calls from people injured on sidewalks. Usually, there is some defect on the sidewalk that causes the victim to trip and fall. Under New Jersey law, an owner of a residential property is generally not responsible for such accidents on the sidewalks adjacent to their property. Thus, a victim can’t Read More

Lien on Me – PI Lawyer Style

  • By Marc S. Berman

A lien is something that a PI lawyer often needs to discuss with his or her client. (“PI” is short for “personal injury.”) The reason being that liens often affect how much compensation an accident victim can recover on their claim. In this post, I will explain what a lien is, in a personal injury case. Read More

Hiring an Injury Law Attorney

  • By Marc S. Berman
Why you should hire an injury law attorney

Some accident victims wonder how hiring an injury law attorney will help them gain better compensation. Why shouldn’t injury victims represent themselves?  Here are three big reasons why an accident victim should hire an experienced injury law attorney: 1. An Insurance Company Will Eat Up an Unrepresented Victim Almost always, high-powered insurance adjusters and lawyers Read More