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My Child Was Injured by a Neighbor’s Dog—Now What?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Oct 30, 2019 2:45:00 PM

If your child has been injured by an animal, you must take action quickly—both to protect your child’s health and to protect your legal rights. Many animal bites or scratches—even small ones—can result in health risks, including severe impairments, illness, and even death. Knowing what to do in such a situation can help you respond calmly and effectively. 

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Topics: Personal Injury

Are Dogs That Bite Automatically Euthanized?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Sep 19, 2019 11:12:00 AM

Although animal attacks occur frequently, many dog bites happen accidentally or unintentionally. Sometimes, an otherwise friendly dog can get overenthusiastic and bite a human playmate, or a puppy that isn’t yet fully trained can nip at a petting hand. Unfortunately, even unintentional bites can result in disability, impairment, or other medical issues. You may be hesitant to report a dog bite because you fear serious consequences for the dog; maybe you’ve heard that dogs that bite will be put down or taken away from their owner. In New Jersey, this is not necessarily the case. Knowing the law can help you protect your rights and recover what you deserve if you are injured by a dog.

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Topics: Personal Injury

Pedestrian Crossing Rules in New Jersey

Posted by Jamison Mark on May 15, 2019 2:33:00 PM

In recent years, the number of pedestrian fatalities in the United States has grown significantly faster than all other traffic-related deaths. Knowing your responsibilities as a pedestrian can help prevent these occurrences and can help you recover if you have suffered injuries as a result of an auto-pedestrian collision. 

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Topics: Personal Injury

Winter Is Coming, Along with Slip-and-Fall Claims

Posted by Jamison Mark on Mar 25, 2019 2:37:00 PM

Snow, ice, and sleet can make everyday activities much more hazardous in the winter months. Inclement weather can turn streets, sidewalks, and parking lots into danger zones. Slipping on ice, tripping on piles of snow, or falling victim to snow-covered obstacles can cause personal injuries and significant havoc in your day-to-day life. 

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Topics: Personal Injury

Don’t Talk to an Insurance Investigator Until You Read This

Posted by Jamison Mark on Feb 7, 2019 2:20:00 PM

After an automobile accident or other incident that injures you or your property, your first priority is to make sure you are safe and get the medical care you need. Once the dust settles, however, it’s likely that a representative from an insurance company will contact you. Before you agree to provide a statement or even answer questions, make sure you understand the whole situation. 

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Topics: Personal Injury, Insurance

Why Should I Get a Lawyer for My Personal Injury Claim?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Dec 6, 2018 3:13:00 PM

If you’ve been injured in a New Jersey auto accident, pedestrian accident, slip-and-fall, or other incident that caused you harm, you likely want to put everything behind you as soon as possible. Often, however, it may not be the right decision to settle your claim quickly. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you recover the compensation you deserve from the parties responsible for your injuries and help protect your rights. Without a lawyer, you may wind up with a mountain of medical bills, unanticipated effects that linger long after you think everything is resolved, and no way to recover for the harm you’ve suffered. 

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Topics: Personal Injury

New Jersey Toddler Suffers Third-Degree Burns from Wawa Water

Posted by Jamison Mark on Aug 8, 2018 1:52:00 PM

In another tragic series of events, a New Jersey three-year-old suffered serious burns when a Wawa clerk knocked a cup of scalding water off a counter and onto her upper body, arms, and torso. Her parents have filed a lawsuit in federal court against the company on behalf of themselves and the girl, asking for compensation for medical expenses, emotional distress, and other damages. 

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Topics: Personal Injury

I Was Hit by an Uninsured Driver—Now What?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Jun 8, 2018 1:06:00 PM

If you’re in an auto accident, you may worry about who is going to pay for your medical expenses and vehicle damage. If another driver is at fault for a collision, it will likely be his or her legal responsibility to pay for your damages. But what if that driver doesn’t have automobile insurance or doesn’t have enough coverage to pay all your expenses?

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Topics: Personal Injury

Injured in a Train Crash? What You Need to Know

Posted by Jamison Mark on Mar 30, 2018 3:07:00 PM

New Jersey’s transit system offers an economical and relatively reliable way to travel for business or pleasure. While train travel is statistically safer than traveling by car, high-profile train crashes can have disastrous consequences for both passengers and bystanders. If you’re injured in a New Jersey train crash, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries.

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Topics: Personal Injury

The Difference Between Contingency Fees and Pro Bono

Posted by Jamison Mark on Mar 28, 2018 4:35:00 PM

If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle collision, animal attack, slip-and-fall, or other incident, you will likely want to consult with an attorney. You may worry that an attorney will be very expensive, or you may be concerned that even talking to a lawyer could result in another bill to pay. The good news is that many personal injury lawyers offer free initial consultations. They may also allow you to enter a fee agreement that minimizes your expenses while allowing you to pursue compensation for your damages.

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Topics: Personal Injury

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