Tips on How to Stay Safe While Traveling Throughout New Jersey During the Fall Season
September 30, 2020
It’s hard to believe that the summer season is already over. While statistics show that popular summer holidays like Fourth of July and Labor Day weekend see a major uptick in motor vehicle accidents, people are often surprised to learn that the autumn season presents its own set of dangers for New Jersey commuters. With school back in session, shorter days and the rush of the upcoming holiday season, there are many opportunities for accidents to occur. Below, we take a look at the most common reason for autumn car accidents and how you can stay safe in… read more
What Does it Mean to be a “No-Fault” Accident State?
September 20, 2020
If you live in New Jersey and were involved in an accident, you’re probably familiar with the phrase “no-fault insurance coverage.” No-fault car insurance coverage is a type of insurance that many states, including New Jersey, require. This type of coverage helps protect you after being involved in a car accident. As the name implies, this type of coverage will help offset the cost of your medical bills regardless of who was at-fault for the accident. Simply put, any injured driver in New Jersey must turn to their own insurance coverage to cover costs associated with the accident, even… read more
FAQ: What to do After a New Jersey Construction Accident
September 10, 2020
It seems that no matter where you go in New Jersey, you’re going to stumble upon a construction site. Our state is home to many ongoing construction projects, whether they be expanding highways, constructing new buildings or maintaining existing structures. As such, it’s not surprising that about 1 in 5 workplace fatalities are construction-related. It goes without saying that the construction industry is inherently dangerous, however it’s important to know what your options are if you’re injured on a New Jersey construction site. Learn more below. Who Can File a Construction Injury Lawsuit? The good news is that anyone who… read more
Are Mental Health Claims Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?
July 26, 2020
Usually when we think about a work-related injury, we picture slipping and falling and suffering a broken bone, or picking up something heavy and straining our knee or back. But we hardly ever think about suffering a mental injury on the job. This may be because mental injuries are harder to diagnose or prove, or because there are still significant stigmas surrounding mental health. However, New Jersey’s workers’ compensation laws apply equally to physical injuries and mental health injuries. A worker who suffers from a mental health issue or disease that develops as a result of his or her… read more
Filing a Claim for a Distracted Driving Accident
July 20, 2020
Distracted driving, particularly arising from texting while driving, has quickly become one of the leading causes of accidents in New Jersey and in other states across the country. Filing a claim for injuries and damages suffered in a distracted driving accident can seem like a straightforward process, especially when the distraction comes from texting or cell phone use. Texting and driving can not only create a risk of an accident, but it is itself a violation of the law. However, distracted driving claims can get complicated when a texting driver is held only partially responsible for an accident; cases… read more