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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


Judge Talks to Jury with Lawyers Absent

  • By Marc S. Berman
Judge Talks to Jury with Lawyers Absent

MAY JUDGE SPEAK TO JURORS ALONE? One sunny day, you are driving on Route 4 in Paramus. The mall beckons on the right. However, before you can make the turn, a careless driver changing lanes and sideswipes you. The side of your car now looks like a croissant. Worst of all, you feel pain. Throbbing pain Read More


Condo Owner Can’t Always Sue For Injury

  • By Marc S. Berman
Dangerous Tree Stump

CONDO ASSOCIATION RULES MAY HARM INJURED OWNERS You own a condominium. Let’s say it’s located in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Outside your condo, in the common area, there is a pine tree that you don’t like. You ask the condo association to remove it. Eventually, they do. However, they fail to remove the pine tree entirely. They Read More


How to Lose Insurance for a Car Accident

  • By Marc S. Berman
How to Lose Insurance for a Car Accident

FAILURE TO LIST ALL DRIVERS MAY BITE YOU IF THERE’S A CAR ACCIDENT In my last post, I discussed the importance of buying enough uninsured motorist coverage when you buy car insurance. It can make the difference between getting, or not getting, fair compensation for your injuries after a car accident. However, if you are Read More


Accident Lawyer vs. Underinsured Driver

  • By Marc S. Berman
Accident Lawyer vs. Underinsured Driver

UNDERINSURED DRIVERS PRESENT PROBLEMS FOR AN ACCIDENT VICTIM Every day you leave your home to go to work. Say that you live in Paterson. You hop in your car and drive down Broadway. Then you make a right by Eastside Park onto Route 20 South. All of a sudden, your car is struck by a Read More


Car Accidents and Passengers

  • By Marc S. Berman
Car Accidents and Passengers

CAN PASSENGERS BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CAR ACCIDENTS? Normally, passengers are not legally responsible, even partially, for car accidents. However, there are rare exceptions. A passenger in a car must act with a reasonable amount of care for his own safety. The passenger may assume that the driver will exercise proper care and caution in driving. Until a passenger knows Read More


Wrongful Death Case Overview

  • By Marc S. Berman
Wrongful Death Case Overview

WHAT IS A WRONGFUL DEATH CASE? You may have heard of the legal term wrongful death. What does it mean? Wrongful death may occur when someone causes another person’s death. But not every such instance constitutes wrongful death. In order for there to be a wrongful death, the perpetrator must have acted carelessly or intentionally. It’s not Read More