Category: Civil Litigation

Dental Malpractice Lawyer Verdict

  • By Marc S. Berman
Dental Malpractice Verdict

Dentist Objects to Injured Patient Calling Him Incompetent A dental malpractice lawyer generally must hire a dentist to testify against the dentist he is suing. The dentist that the dental malpractice lawyer hires will explain to the jury how the dentist on trial committed malpractice. Unless the victim’s attorney hires this dental expert witness, he Read More

Brain Injury Lawyer Can Extend Deadline

  • By Marc S. Berman
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Brain Injury Lawyer Can File Suit Late Sometimes If Victim Incompetent A brain injury lawyer may have a special advantage in filing a lawsuit. Normally, an adult personal injury victim in New Jersey has two years to file suit in court. If the lawsuit is not filed on time, the victim loses his right to compensation. Read More

Merry-Go-Round School Injury Suit

  • By Marc S. Berman
school injury

School Injury Suit Allowed by Appeals Court A school injury suit allowed by the appeals court, despite legal restrictions against suing the government. A school injury. Every parent’s nightmare. And something that a Franklin Township, New Jersey family experienced firsthand. A sixth-grade middle school student named Brianna played at recess one day. Unfortunately, another girl pushed the Read More

Slip Fall Case: Snow Removal

  • By Marc S. Berman
slip fall

Slip Fall Victim Sues For Fall Outside Her Apartment During Snowstorm Here are excerpts from an actual New Jersey slip fall case. Arlene Holmes was a tenant at an apartment complex owned and operated by INCAA-Carroll Street Houses Corp and VMC Management. She suffered a slip fall injury on the snow outside of her apartment. Read More

Malpractice Attorney U.: Affidavit of Merit

  • By Marc S. Berman
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In Malpractice Cases, the Victim’s Malpractice Attorney Must Obtain an “Affidavit of Merit.” It must come from an Expert in the Same Profession As the Professional Being Sued. An Affidavit from Someone Who Practices in a Similar Profession Is Not Good Enough. A malpractice attorney helps victims injured by a licensed professional obtain compensation. The professional could Read More

Court Must Give a Reason for Its Ruling.

  • By Marc S. Berman

Court Can’t Rule On Motion Without Giving Reason A trial court consists of one judge. Some civil (non-criminal) cases are tried before a judge. He or she alone renders the decision. Other cases are tried before a jury. The judge decides what evidence the jury hears. But the ultimate decision belongs to the jury. Either way, Read More

Judge Can’t Interview Jury after Verdict

  • By Marc S. Berman
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JUDGE CAN’T INTERVIEW JURY AFTER VERDICT A judge can’t interview jury after the verdict, unless there’s good cause to believe misconduct occurred, rules new jersey supreme court. And even then, only with the lawyers present. Can a judge interview a jury after it reaches a verdict? The issue arose after a recent sexual harassment case. Read More

Deemer Law Foils Accident Victim

  • By Marc S. Berman

Deemer Law Foils Case Of New Jersey Auto Accident Victim According to the urban dictionary, a deemer is an idiot. Someone who messes up all the time and never succeeds in life. Deemer’s generally fail at life, over and over again, yet never realize it. (The dictionary actually uses a different word than messes. But Read More

Black Box in Your Car Tells a Tale

  • By Marc S. Berman

Cars Are Now Equipped With A Black Box That Records Data Cars are now equipped with a black box that records data. This data can be used to prove who was at fault in an accident. We all know that a commercial airplane is equipped with a black box. The black box records data about Read More

No Seat Belt May Mean No Case

  • By Marc S. Berman

Failing To Wear A Seat Belt Failing to wear a seat belt is not only unsafe, it may sink your personal injury case. Drivers and passengers in cars, vans, pick-up trucks and SUVs are required by New Jersey Law to use seat belts.  At least those sitting in front. But say someone who wasn’t wearing Read More