Blog Posts in April, 2013

  • Slip & Fall Accidents - The Risks

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    29 Apr. 2013

    Under New Jersey law, all property owners have the legal duty to properly maintain and upkeep their buildings and grounds. If they fail to do so, and their negligence results in an accident or causes injuries to an individual, the property owner, operator or manager could be held liable for damages. This is true whether in a mall, office building, community center, city-owned property, government ...
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  • How Comparative Negligence Laws Can Affect Compensation

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    22 Apr. 2013

    According to New Jersey Statute 2A:15-5.1, compensation and damages can only be awarded, in personal injury cases, based on the standard of "comparative negligence". This means the total damages you will be able to recover will be determined by subtracting the percentage of negligence the jury attributes to your actions. For example, if you have been seriously injured in a drunk driving ...
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  • Establishing Negligence after an Accident

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    19 Apr. 2013

    One of the most difficult aspects of a personal injury case can be establishing whether or not negligence or negligent acts were the cause of serious injuries and damages. In many cases, accidents are simply that, accidents. In other cases, such as a drunk driving accident, it can be easily established that the act of criminal negligence is what caused the accident and the person who should be ...
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  • Is Daydreaming More Dangerous than Texting While Driving?

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    17 Apr. 2013

    As you may already know, distracted driving is a prevalent problem throughout the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 3,300 people are killed annually in motor vehicle collisions that can be attributed to distracted driving practices—and this does not even account for the 387,000 others who are seriously injured. At this rate, nearly ...
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  • Birth Injuries in the United States

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    10 Apr. 2013

    One of the most tragic experiences for parents is having their newborn experience a birth injury. A birth injury can be sustained before, during, or following childbirth and may be preventable. Statistics from various sources show that in every 1,000 births in the U.S. six will involve a birth injury. Such injuries can range from mild to very severe, which can have lifelong consequences for the ...
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  • New Jersey Traffic Fatalities Increase in 2011

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    5 Apr. 2013

    Traffic-related deaths are the leading cause of accidental deaths in New Jersey, as well as across the United States. In New Jersey, 586 fatal crashes occurred in 2011 resulting in 627 fatalities. This was an increase of 71 traffic-related deaths over 2010 levels. According to the New Jersey State Police, in 31 percent of those fatalities, someone had been drinking alcohol. 16.2 percent of all ...
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