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WHAT IS NEGLIGENCE--PART 2-CAUSATION

In an earlier blog, we talked about the standard of care in a personal injury claim based on negligence and discussed how, as an injured party, you must show that the defendant had a duty to exercise a certain level of care and that the defendant failed to (or breached) that duty. But that's not enough to successfully prosecute a personal injury claim. Once you've established the duty and the breach, you must then show that the breach "caused" your injuries.

WHAT IS NEGLIGENCE--PART 1--THE STANDARD OF CARE

What-Is-Negligence--Part-One--The-Standard-of-Care-300x187.jpgIf you've been injured by another person, there are a number of different approaches to pursuing compensation for your losses, based in part on how the law treats certain types of acts, and in part on the state of mind of the person committing the act that caused your injury. For general purposes, though, most personal injury claims are either based on an intentional act or negligence. The vast majority of personal injury lawsuits allege negligence.

WHAT IS A STRUCTURED PERSONAL INJURY SETTLEMENT?

In the context of a personal injury claim or lawsuit, a structured settlement is an agreement whereby the responsible party-usually an insurance company-agrees to pay a specific amount to settle a claim and agrees to make regular payments over an agreed-upon period of time. Structured settlements are most common in personal injury cases with a lot of money at stake, such as catastrophic injury or wrongful death cases.

'Social Host Liability' - When a Guest Gets Hurt After Drinking or Using Drugs at Your House

The biggest New Jersey social host liability case was settled at the end of 2011 and made national news, especially among attorneys, small business owners and parents.

Life Care Planning in Traumatic Injury Lawsuits

It is one thing to calculate the losses suffered by a person who has survived a major, traumatic accident: lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, etc. But what about the additional financial burdens this person will carry as a result of the accident? How do you calculate those?

Keep Your Family Safe at Community Pools This Summer

"A day at the pool" is a welcome idea during the hot summer months. Follow some simple guidelines to help keep your family safe while at community swimming pools at neighborhood centers or fitness clubs. By following these suggestions, you can minimize the risks to your children from malfunctioning pool equipment, untrained lifeguards and dangerous horseplay.

Mallon & Tranger -- New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers

If you have been injured because of the careless or negligent acts of another person, how do you know whether you should seek compensation through legal action? What are the steps you need to take to protect your interests? What must you show a jury in order to recover damages? This blog addresses the basic aspects of a personal injury claim in New Jersey. If you have been hurt, you want to immediately contact an experienced lawyer.

Wrongful Death

When your loved one has died because of the careless or negligent acts of another person, you can be at a loss as to what to do. You know that nothing will bring your loved one back-no amount of money will compensate you for what you no longer have. At the same time, you may incur economic issues-as you may have lost your primary means of support. You may also feel a right to hold those responsible for your loved one's death accountable for their actions. This blog post identifies the types of recovery you can seek in a wrongful death action. If your family member has been killed in an accident, you want an experienced lawyer to protect your interests.

ON-THE-JOB INJURIES

When you have been hurt during the course of your employment, you can be uncertain about how to pursue full and fair compensation for all your losses. Can you only seek recovery through a workers' compensation claim? Do you have to rely on the opinion of a company-selected doctor to get the treatment you need?

SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS

It happens more than you think. You go to the grocery store or to a restaurant, or you stop by someone's house. There's a broken step or a slippery floor or sidewalk and you fall. You might break a bone, sprain a knee or wrench your neck. You find that you are in constant pain, that you can't work without hurting, that you can't do the things that bring joy to your life.

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