Posts Tagged ‘injury attorneys’

Pedestrian Car Accidents

By admin

Monday, March 7th, 2016

New Jersey has some of the busiest roads in the country and car accidents are on the rise. Not only are the roads congested with cars, motorcycles and trucks, but many pedestrians use the roads as a cheaper, healthier way to get from point A to point B. Pedestrians have the same rights on highways as motor vehicles.

But what happens when these vehicles, which weigh thousands of pounds, collide with the human pedestrian? Disaster.

You see it in the news almost weekly. A pedestrian is struck by a motorist and seriously injured or killed. As a result, the pedestrian suffers personal injuries, medical expenses and possibly loss of income or the ability to work. These damages can be devastating. Much like a driver or passenger of a motor vehicle, pedestrians have the right to have their medical expenses paid by their car insurance company under their Personal Injury Protection (PIP) policy, even if they are not operating a vehicle at the time of the accident.

In addition, they may be entitled to both economic and non-economic compensation from the insurance company of the motorist who was negligent. Often times these cases can involve serious injuries due to the lack of protection from the crash and the sheer weight and speed of the offending vehicle.

It is absolutely crucial to speak to an injury attorney after such a tragedy that knows how to ensure that you are taken care of for the damages you suffer as a result of a pedestrian car accident.

Casino Falls: A Roll of the Dice when an Injury Occurs

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Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Casinos have been a hot topic for sometime in New Jersey. Some are closing while some are opening and re-opening under new owners. Whatever the case, casinos have long been a favored pastime of the people of the state. Outside of Las Vegas, Atlantic City is one of the biggest cities in the country for casinos.

While trying your luck at casinos can be a ball, a day trip or weekend getaway can turn into a real nightmare in no time when a fall and injury occurs. Much like other commercial businesses, casinos are responsible for making sure that any patrons that come onto their property are granted a safe place to do so.

Casinos and their employees are required to inspect the casino floors on a regular basis and ensure that there are no hazards present that pose a threat to a customer’s safety. Year after year, many of these casinos fall short of their duty and people are injured when they fall on the casino floor. Some of the causes of the falls include liquid substances, shoddy flooring and casino chairs and even food.

Now we are talking about more than just Atlantic City, as casinos are branching out to areas of Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut. If you or someone you know is injured at a casino as a result of the casino failing to provide a safe environment, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. You should contact an attorney to determine your rights.

Attention Shoppers: Injuries Due to Defects, or Other Dangerous Conditions

By Thomas R. Smith

Friday, April 24th, 2015

A pleasant trip tpi - pico a supermarket or shopping mall can turn into a nightmare if you encounter a dangerous condition on the property which causes you to fall and sustain a personal injury. Generally, the owner of a store or shopping center must take reasonable care to provide a safe place for those invited, the public, to enter their premises. Any defects, or other dangerous conditions, inside or outside the store, must be corrected, and effective warnings of those conditions must be provided. The owner or occupier of the premises has a duty to inspect for any dangerous conditions. A shopper, who falls because the owner failed to make the premises safe, is entitled to be compensated for any losses caused by resulting personal injuries.
Ordinarily, in order to be compensated, an injured victim must show there was a dangerous condition that caused the injuries and the condition was known, or could have been known, by the owner upon a reasonable inspection in time to correct or warn against the condition. However, if the owner, in their normal operations or course of business created the condition they will be liable for damage regardless of whether they knew of it or not.

If you have suffered personal injuries because of a danger condition at a supermarket or shopping center you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your rights.

Personal injuries: Suing State and Local Government

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Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

“Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today”- Thomas Jefferson

Personal injuries are a fact of life. The entire system of personal injury law is in place for the purpose of compensating individuals for the damage they suffer because of someone else’s negligence. Injured parties should not have to bear the burden of medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering because of the lack of care of others.

Generally, when you suffer a personal injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. However, if the negligent actor is the government or one of its employees, special restrictions apply.

Under the New Jersey Tort Claims Act, public entities and their employees must be put on formal notice of a potential personal injury claim within 90 days of the accident. The notice allows the government entity to have six months to investigate the accident before a lawsuit can be filed.

The notice must include the name and address of the injured part as well as the date, place and circumstances of the accident. The injured party must describe the injury and the name of the public entities or employees causing the injury. Finally, the notice has to state the amount of damages suffered.

Failing to adhere to the 90-day requirement results in an absolute bar to bringing a lawsuit. This means that you may not be compensated for the injuries that you suffered because of the negligence of the government or one of its employees. As a result, your rights will not be properly asserted.

Deciding to sue a state or local government is a decision that your attorney will make following your initial consultation. But it is critical for anyone who suffers an injury on government property or because of a government employee’s action to consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. When it comes to state and local government, timing is critical. Time is money.

The personal injury attorneys at Pellettieri, Rabstein & Altman have handled cases against state and local governments since 1929. Following your injury, the first step in asserting your rights is sitting down with one of our experienced attorneys. The rest is up to us.