Successful personal injury claims in New Jersey require proof of negligent wrongdoing by the defendant. To prove ordinary negligence, the injured party, or plaintiff, must establish four elements. First, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant owed them a duty of care. The duty owed depends on the defendant’s type of relationship with the plaintiff...

A pedestrian hit by a car faces very serious injury risks. Think about how much protection vehicles provide the people traveling inside—layers of fiberglass, metal, and plastic surround you, and safety features such as airbags, seatbelts, and crunch zones provide additional layers of security. And even with all that protection, vehicle accidents still frequently leave...

While dogs are usually friendly animals, some still attack humans or other animals. Unfortunately, these attacks often lead to serious injuries or even death depending on the circumstances. The goal of NJ dog bite laws is to help victims pursue compensation for their injuries if bitten. At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we assist victims...

When someone hurts you, filing a lawsuit feels like a poor substitute for justice. Winning compensation can’t turn back time and repair your injuries. But demanding compensation serves other purposes. It ensures you don’t bear the financial brunt of another person’s actions. It’s also a way to hold accountable someone who did something wrong. Punitive...

Any lawyer would be irresponsible by purporting to tell you in advance how much compensation you can get for your head injury. Claiming to know the average head injury settlement amount or the average settlement for a traumatic brain injury can be extremely misleading. But there are some general principles your attorney can use to...

If you or a loved one were involved in a New Jersey car accident and later developed hip pain, it is imperative that you seek medical attention immediately. Many accident victims feel fine immediately after a motor vehicle collision. However, victims may develop pain or discomfort in the hours, days, or even weeks that follow....

If you have been involved in a personal injury accident in New Jersey, your next step might be to pursue a legal claim against the opposing party. But how long does it take to settle a personal injury claim?  In this article, we will give you a brief overview of the personal injury claims process...

Were You Injured Because a Careless Driver Ran a Red Light? Being injured in a car accident is scary enough without having to worry about paying for your medical and insurance bills. But if you were injured because someone ran a red light, you may be struggling with several of these problems at once. Red...