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What is Medical Malpractice? – FAQ

  • By Marc S. Berman
what is medical malpractice

What is Medical Malpractice? I am often asked that question by potential clients. Rather than just reciting the legal theory, here are some FAQs that explain, in practical terms, exactly what is medical malpractice: Q. I had a bad result from a medical procedure. Exactly what is medical malpractice? Can I sue my doctor? A. Possibly. But Read More


How to Sue the Government on Time

  • By Marc S. Berman
how to sue the government

Here are some FAQ on how to sue the government for personal injury. The questions focus on the deadlines involved. Q. Is there a deadline to sue the government for personal injury? A. Yes. A key aspect of knowing how to sue the government is knowing the deadline. Q. What is a “personal injury statute Read More


New Jersey Personal Injury Statute of Limitations

  • By Marc S. Berman
New Jersey personal injury statute of limitations

Q. What’s a New Jersey personal injury statute of limitations? A. Let’s first break down the phrase New Jersey personal injury statute of limitations into its parts, and then define each part separately. A statute of limitations is the legal deadline to file a lawsuit. If you miss the deadline, you lose your right to Read More


Fair Lawn Slip and Fall Lawyer Case

  • By Marc S. Berman
Fair Lawn slip and fall lawyer case

You are walking in front of a business. Suddenly, you slip and fall on a bump in the sidewalk. You suffer great pain in your back. You are taken to the emergency room. There, the doctors order x-rays, MRIs, and other tests. Say you live in Fair Lawn. After the incident, you are disabled for Read More


Saving Money on Your Prescription Drugs

  • By Marc S. Berman
Saving Money on Your Prescription Drugs

You are injured in a slip and fall accident at a store in Paramus. The business failed to clear a spill of liquid on the floor. Let’s say that you live in Elmwood Park. An ambulance takes you to the emergency room at Hackensack Hospital. The doctors treat your injuries. They admit you to the Read More


Video Recorded Testimony in Personal Injury Cases

  • By Marc S. Berman
Video Recorded Testimony

You live in the Paramus area, have an accident, and hire a Paramus personal injury lawyer. In order to win your case, the Paramus personal injury lawyer must hire an expert witness. In some cases, the Paramus personal injury attorney might have to hire more than one expert. For example, a doctor to explain your Read More


No-Show Witnesses in Personal Injury Cases

  • By Marc S. Berman
No-Show Witnesses in Clifton Personal Injury Cases

You are injured in a car accident. Or in a slip and fall at a local business. Or a neighbor’s dog bites you. Say you live in Clifton, where I practiced law for the first 19 years after I opened my own office. I still consider myself a Clifton personal injury lawyer. What do you do? The first Read More


Bergen County Slip and Fall Lawyer Case: Black Ice

  • By Marc S. Berman
Bergen County slip and fall lawyer black ice case

Here’s a summary of a recent Bergen County slip and fall lawyer case. Victoria hurt herself when she slipped and fell in an icy parking lot. The Mahwah Board of Education, owned and maintained the lot. The Board contracted with Dutra Excavating and Sewer to assist with snow removal. Several days after a snowstorm, Victoria parked Read More


NJ Injury Lawyers’ Tip: Medical Insurance

  • By Marc S. Berman
NJ Injury Lawyers' Tips On Medical Insurance

A careless driver injures you. You wind up in the hospital. Accordingly, you search for New Jersey injury lawyers on the web. You find one to represent you. The injury lawyer tells you that you are entitled to compensation from the other driver’s insurance company for your pain and suffering. NO-FAULT PIP INSURANCE PAYS FOR Read More


Drooping Driveways Cause Slip and Fall Injury

  • By Marc S. Berman
Drooping Driveways Cause Slip and Fall Injury In Fair Lawn

Your father lives in an apartment. Say it’s located in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. One day, you visit him. Near your father’s apartment, there are two driveways. There is a stepdown of about 12 inches between the driveways. In other words, one driveway is a foot lower than the other one. You arrive. It’s a Read More