There are legal remedies available to the heirs and dependents of a person killed in an accident pursuant to New Jersey’s Wrongful Death Act and Survival Statute. A wrongful death claim is a lawsuit that arises when an individual is killed as a result of the conduct of another person. A wrongful death lawsuit differs from a personal injury claim because the victim is not the person bringing the lawsuit, but the family members of the decedent or the representative for the decedent’s estate. Continue reading
Now that the cold weather has finally arrived here in New Jersey, property owners need to remember that they have a responsibility to guard against risks for slip and fall injuries. Icy and snowy conditions are among the leading causes of slip and fall accidents. Although business owners do have a heavier burden of safeguarding their premises than residential property owners, it is important to know that all property owners carry the responsibility to some degree or other of keeping their premises safe. Continue reading
Winter weather has arrived in New Jersey and bad weather conditions are commonly a factor in motor vehicle accidents. A car accident in the winter has great potential for harm and liability. An additional issue is that insurance adjusters will often attempt to get a driver to admit liability for an accident in snowy conditions in order to avoid paying claims. Continue reading
Sometimes, being served with divorce papers comes as no surprise to the receiving party – other times, it comes as a shock. Either way, there are certain steps you should take immediately to protect yourself, your rights and your assets. Although for many people, receiving divorce papers is emotionally traumatizing and can paralyze them, it is essential to fight the temptation to just freeze up. Continue reading
The short answer to this question is yes, it is possible to expunge an underage drinking citation. However, certain conditions must be met in order for an expungement to be granted. In this article, juvenile crimes lawyer Joseph Lombardo will go over the penalties for underage drinking in New Jersey, and explain how the expungement process works. Continue reading
Premises liability is the part of personal injury law that deals with injuries which occur on other people’s properties, or premises. The most common type of premises liability claims are slip and fall accidents, which are often caused by unsafe property conditions. If somebody is seriously injured on another person’s property, be it residential or commercial, the injury victim may be able to recover compensation depending on how and why the injury occurred.
Hopefully, you will never get into an automotive accident. Unfortunately, the statistics aren’t exactly favorable. According to the New Jersey Department of Transportation, over 280,000 crashes occurred in 2013 alone, or about 767 accidents each day. If the worst does happen, it helps to be prepared. In this article, car accident lawyer Joseph Lombardo will explain the steps drivers should (and shouldn’t) take after getting into a crash or collision with another vehicle. Taking the right steps is critical if you plan to file a personal injury claim – and if you want to avoid getting arrested. Continue reading
Rebuilding your life after going through the justice system can be a daunting task. As of 2012, the number of Americans with blemishes on their records was a whopping 100.5 million according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. As anyone with a criminal record will tell you, mistakes made in the past can result in discrimination in the present. However, it may be possible to seal your record with an expungement. Continue reading
In a landmark victory for gay rights, the United States Supreme Court on Friday ruled 5-4 in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex marriage is a protected right for Americans in all 50 states under the Constitution. In the majority opinion Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote, “The court now holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry. No longer may this liberty be denied to them.” The written opinion further stated, “The Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-State.” Family law lawyer Joseph Lombardo covers the story.