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Can I Sue? Common Scenarios/Situations Following A New Jersey Car Crash

Can I Sue? Common Scenarios/Situations Following A New Jersey Car Crash

If there’s one thing worse than being in a car accident, it’s finding out that an unforeseen issue may or may not prevent you from pursuing adequate compensation. You may be in pain, daily life activities such as housework, school, or work are now more challenging, and medical bills are piling up.

 

What happens if the other driver does not have any insurance or a minimal amount of insurance? What if you are an undocumented/illegal immigrant? What if your license is suspended or your insurance has lapsed? As every accident involve many factors, it’s hard to say how your specific situation will play out, but the following post aims to generally answer these common situations.

The New Jersey Insurance Fair Conduct Act Passed—Awaits Governor's Signature

The New Jersey Insurance Fair Conduct Act Passed—Awaits Governor's Signature

On January 10, 2022, just before the conclusion of the 219th New Jersey Legislature, The New Jersey Insurance Fair Conduct Act (S1559/A1659) squeaked through both houses and now sits on the desk of Governor Phil Murphy.

 

The new law establishes a private cause of action for first-party claimants regarding certain unfair or unreasonable practices by their insurer. It continues to be hotly contested by the insurance industry...

Snow and Ice Accidents: What to Know About Car or Truck Accidents, as well as Slip and Fall Accidents Caused by Snow or Ice

Snow and Ice Accidents: What to Know About Car or Truck Accidents, as well as Slip and Fall Accidents Caused by Snow or Ice

Southern New Jersey experienced a tremendous amount of snowfall today, and we are again reminded that New Jerseyans are no stranger to winter conditions and the difficulty it presents in getting around, whether it be on foot or driving a vehicle. When winter conditions are a factor in a car crash, determining whether the crash was the fault of another party or just an accident can often be difficult. Likewise, where snow or ice is a factor in a slip and fall, it again can be difficult to determine whether the fall was a result of the pedestrian’s failure to observe conditions or the fault of another party for not properly clearing a walkway.

What to do if your car or truck accident police report is incorrect and how to read a New Jersey Police Crash Investigation Report

What to do if your car or truck accident police report is incorrect and how to read a New Jersey Police Crash Investigation Report

Whenever there is a motor vehicle accident, New Jersey law requires that you call the police to report an accident. N.J.S.A. 39:4-130. This report will be used as the official description of the accident. While official, it may not be entirely correct or representative of what actually happened.

 

This occurs on countless occasions and for myriad reasons, whether it be that you were shaken up and not thinking clearly, the officer misheard your statement or wrote down the wrong information, or the other party involved gave a false narrative of the happening of the collision. Whatever the reason is, it is crucial that you clear up any inconsistencies as soon as possible.

New Jersey's Most Common Types of Car Accidents and Common Resulting Injuries

New Jersey's Most Common Types of Car Accidents and Common Resulting Injuries

Motor vehicle accidents and resulting injuries are all too common in New Jersey. In fact, according to Zebra.com, the most dangerous highway in the United States is Interstate 95 (I-95), which runs right through New Jersey, and accounts for the highest number of overall fatalities (284) and fatalities per 100 miles (14.88).

 

Consequently, motorists are well-advised to drive carefully in New Jersey, and especially when traveling on I-95. The following offers general information regarding the most common types of car accidents and the most common types of injuries that may result.

New Jersey Whistleblower Law: An Overview of CEPA

New Jersey Whistleblower Law: An Overview of CEPA

The Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”) is among the broadest and most far-reaching whistleblower statutes in the country. At its core, CEPA protects employees from retaliation including being fired, demoted, suspended, passed up for a promotion, or harassed, due to an employee objecting to something he believed violated the law.

 

It applies not only to the private sector, but likewise covers state and local government employees, and may additionally provide coverage to those who are...


Who Pays My Medical Bills After An Accident? An Overview of NJ PIP Law

Who Pays My Medical Bills After An Accident? An Overview of NJ PIP Law

New Jersey’s car insurance system is unlike most other states in that the state utilizes a no-fault system. Contrary to many other states, medical bills are typically paid for by each individual’s own insurance. The system intends to provide injured claimants with speedy compensation of medical bills, without the need to determine fault. Nevertheless, the no-fault system still has complicated features of its own...


New Jersey Expands Age Discrimination Protections

New Jersey Expands Age Discrimination Protections

On October 5, 2021, Governor, Phil Murphy signed a new law (A681), which amends the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) to expand age discrimination protections for New Jersey workers who are 70-plus years old. The legislation passed both houses of the Legislature without any no votes.

 

While NJLAD already prohibited age discrimination, an exception existed allowing employers to decide not to hire or promote workers over 70 based on their age. The new law eliminates this exception and further repealed the mandatory retirement age of 70 for tenured professors. The legislation additionally makes it more difficult for a government employer to set a mandatory retirement age...

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