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The Responsibility of Landlords to Maintain Smoke or Carbon Monoxide Detectors

According to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, more than 430 people die in the United States every year from unintentional, non-fire-related carbon monoxide poisoning. In addition, approximately 3,000 people die every year from home fires, with about 75% of those deaths resulting from smoke inhalation. Officials say that the installation of functioning smoke and carbon monoxide alarms could eliminate a significant number of those fatalities. If you are a homeowner, the … [Read more...]

The Responsibility of Railroad Owners to Prevent Accidents

When a train is involved in an accident, the outcome is often disastrous, whether it's a derailing, a collision with a vehicle at a crossing, or a collision with another train. What are the duties of railroad owners and operators to minimize the risk of accidents to passengers, railroad workers and motor vehicle operators? The Duty with Respect to Passengers Under traditional "common carrier" laws, the owners and operators of a train or railroad have a duty of "utmost" care to any passenger on … [Read more...]

The Downside of Lower Gas Prices – More Mayhem on the Roads

After flirting with four dollars a gallon (and exceeding that benchmark is some cities), gas prices have declined precipitously, and have remained at or below about two dollars a gallon for nearly 18 months. That's great news for everybody, right? With lower gas prices, people have more discretionary income to spend elsewhere. The economy seems to have benefited significantly as a result. More people are traveling, making new home purchases, buying other non-essential items. But there's a … [Read more...]

What is the New Jersey Approach to Comparative Negligence?

For centuries, the law has recognized the concept of contributory negligence—the idea that someone who causes or contributes to his own injury may be limited in his recovery for losses. For many years, though, any proof of contributory negligence could be a total ban from recovery of damages. Because of the perceived harshness of this approach, and because many defense attorneys were successful in arguing some miniscule amount of contributory negligence to a jury, most states have replaced the … [Read more...]

Understanding the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Process

So you have been hurt on the job. You know about workers' compensation and believe you are entitled to receive benefits. But how does the process work? How do you go about securing the benefits you need? Step One: Get the Medical Attention You Need If you have been injured in an accident at work, immediately seek medical attention. If you require emergency treatment, ask your supervisor or others to either call for emergency medical responders or take you to the hospital. If you have a … [Read more...]

Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits for a Mental Condition

Under Social Security Administration regulations, you can qualify for Social Security disability benefits for a physical or a mental health issue. Often, there can be both a physical and a mental health component to a disability. For example, a physical injury can often lead to depression. Accordingly, it's always a good idea to make certain your application for benefits includes any issues related to mental illness or health. It's important to understand that you can't simply allege that you … [Read more...]

Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

If you are sick or injured and cannot work, you might be eligible to receive cash payments from the Social Security Administration. You want to be careful, though, that you don't do something that might jeopardize your right to benefits. Here are some things to consider. It's Best Not to File for Unemployment If You Have a Pending Social Security Disability Claim Generally, when you file for unemployment, you must be ready and able to work to collect benefits. However, a Social Security … [Read more...]

New Jersey Workers’ Compensation — The Basics

If you've been hurt on the job in New Jersey, chances are you know that you can apply for benefits under the state's workers' compensation program. But if you've never done that before, you may have no idea where to start or how the process works. The best thing to do, without question, is to hire an attorney. You can try to handle the application process yourself, but that's a pretty risky proposition. The process can be complex and it's a known fact that as many as half of all workers' … [Read more...]

Bus Accidents — What is the Bus Company’s Duty to Passengers?

In the aftermath of continuing safety concerns with the Megabus, the coach line out of Chicago offering cheap fares to more than a hundred cities, federal investigators have been forced to take a close look at the company's operations. It's also important to understand that, from a legal perspective, the owners and operators of the Megabus have a greater duty to take measures to ensure the safety of passengers than does an ordinary citizen. Under the law, the Megabus (and all other buses, … [Read more...]

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When you seek medical attention, you anticipate that at a minimum your condition won’t worsen because of the carelessness or negligence of physicians, nurses or other medical personnel.
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In most instances, in the aftermath of a work-related injury you have the right to seek monetary benefits under state workers’ compensation laws, so that you can recover lost wages and medical expenses.

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