New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law on August 15, 2019, a new law that allows plaintiffs injured in motor vehicle crashes to recover medical expenses for their unpaid medical bills even in excess of their existing personal injury protection (PIP) insurance coverage limits. The bill, which took effect immediately, was passed in response…

When medical malpractice occurs, the result can be catastrophic injuries that have a big impact on a person’s quality of life and ability to support themselves. While many accidents and injuries are acute and obvious (such as the damages from a car accident), medical malpractice-related injuries may not always be. This can make navigating the…

Sexual abuse victims will now have considerably more time and opportunity to file suit and pursue their rights. A statute of limitations sets legal timelines within which a person can bring legal action against a defendant. Historically, New Jersey’s statute of limitations for sexual abuse claims was two years, and for those who were victims…

An outbreak of a Hepatitis A has sickened 23 patrons of the Mendham Golf and Tennis Club in Mendham, New Jersey.  There are 23 confirmed cases including one individual who remained in “serious condition.”  Hepatitis A is an immediately reportable condition to The New Jersey Department of Health (“NJDOH”). The NJDOH is supporting the Mendham Township Department…

The New Jersey Tort Claims Act found at N.J.S.A59:2-2, requires an individual with a potential claim against a public entity or their employees to file such a claim within 90-days of the alleged incident. This statute applies to any claim for any injury caused by an “action or omission of the public entity or their employees.”…

All roads have the potential to be dangerous. Indeed, operating a motor vehicle is one of the riskiest things a person can do – motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of death and injury in our state. Add in high speeds, congestion, and poor road conditions, though, and the risk of an accident increases…

If you bring a lawsuit after a car accident, then you might need to give a deposition. A deposition takes place during the discovery phase of a lawsuit, where each side can request information from the other to help identify what issues are really in dispute. You will probably meet in a conference room at…

New Jersey encourages injured victims to bring a lawsuit in a timely manner. The state has passed a “statute of limitations” for that reason. This statute gives a victim a certain amount of time to bring a claim; afterward, the right to sue is cut off and a judge will dismiss your lawsuit because it…