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Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that more than 350 pedestrians require emergency medical care every day after being struck by a car, and that an average of 16 pedestrians are killed daily across the United States. The causes of these very serious accidents are varied: Turns into crosswalks—the most frequent situation leading to a … [Read more...]

Insurance Coverage after a Pedestrian Accident

How Does an Injured Pedestrian Cover Medical Expenses? When you have been injured as a pedestrian because of the carelessness or negligence of a motorist, chances are strong that your injuries will be serious, requiring hospitalization and even long-term physical therapy or rehabilitation. In the immediate aftermath of the accident, you'll likely … [Read more...]

Trucking Accidents Continue to Rise

More Trucks, More Miles, and Cheaper Gas Increase Injury and Fatality Rates According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the number of fatalities arising out of large truck accidents went up by approximately five percent in 2017, with more than 4,000 lives lost in commercial truck accidents. Authorities believe that lower … [Read more...]

What to Expect When You File a Personal Injury Lawsuit – Part Three

All the pleadings have been filed, the discovery phase is done, and the court has heard all evidentiary and dispositive motions. You're not quite ready for trial yet. The Pre-Trial Conference The judge will typically call for a conference prior to trial. Don't be surprised if there's arm-twisting to try to get you to settle. The judge would love … [Read more...]

What to Expect When You File a Personal Injury Lawsuit – Part Two

So you've filed your complaint or answer, you've completed the discovery process. There's still much that has to happen before opening statements can be made at trial. Pre-Trial Motions Trials are expensive and time-consuming and most courts have very full dockets. As a consequence, there's a strong incentive to resolve legal matters short of … [Read more...]

What to Expect When You File a Personal Injury Lawsuit – Part One

You've been hurt because of someone else's negligence or carelessness, and all your losses won't be covered by insurance. If you've never been involved in a lawsuit before, you may have questions about what to expect. In this series of blogs, we'll walk you through the typical process for a personal injury lawsuit. Step One — File Your Claim in a … [Read more...]

The Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury in New Jersey

When you have suffered any type of loss because of someone else's wrongdoing, you must take legal action to seek damages within a specific period of time. This rule, known as the "statute of limitations," serves a number of important objectives. First, it minimizes the risk that witnesses will disappear, die or forget what they saw or heard. It … [Read more...]