Recent Posts in Personal Injury Advice Category

  • Brain Injuries & Personal Injury Claims

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    14 Sep. 2017

    According to the Mayo Clinic, “Traumatic brain injury occurs when an external mechanical force causes brain dysfunction. Traumatic brain injury usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body.” However, when an object, such as a piece of metal, a bullet or knife penetrates the skull, that can cause a brain injury as well. Brain injuries vary widely in severity. A mild ...
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  • Should I See a Doctor After a Car Accident?

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    22 Aug. 2017

    When people are in car accidents, they are emotionally “exciting” events, but not in a good way. Typically, the car accident will lead to an adrenaline rush, inciting the “fight or flight” response. As the adrenaline floods the body, the person’s sensitivity to pain diminishes – and sometimes this numbness to pain can last hours or even days. Adrenaline can be ...
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  • Why the Summer is a Dangerous Time for Children

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    9 Jun. 2017

    Whether your absolute favorite season is the summer, fall, winter, or spring, many people agree that the summer is one of the best times of the year. During the summer, the days are longer, the weather is warm and the sun is shining virtually all season long. For most of us, the summer means things like vacation, suntans, sleeping in, and visiting family in distant places. Unfortunately, there is ...
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  • Should I Sign the Medical Authorization Release?

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    19 Apr. 2017

    Suppose you were recently injured in a car accident in New Jersey. Soon, you can expect to receive paperwork in the mail from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Included in these documents is a paper titled “release” or “authorization,” and it will have a spot for your signature. What does this form do, and should you sign it? This authorization or release is ...
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  • Fundamentals of a Personal Injury Claim in NJ

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    22 Mar. 2017

    Were you recently injured in an accident that was not your fault in Hackensack, or anywhere else in New Jersey? If so, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim for compensation. Personal injury claims are based on the theory of “ negligence,” which simply refers to careless or reckless behavior. When an individual or entity, such as a business, fails to exercise the ...
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  • Accidental vs. Intentional Injuries in New Jersey

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    26 Jan. 2017

    In the past three decades, the states have enacted strict laws that prohibit people from intentionally harming others. For example, in the 1970s, a simple scuffle between high school students would probably result in a trip to the principal’s office and maybe a week of detention. If a similar fight took place on school grounds today, the teens could be arrested and charged with assault. Or, ...
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  • Are Police Reports Necessary?

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    27 Sep. 2016

    When two or more people are involved in an automobile accident, sometimes they won’t be sure if they want to call the police. They may not be certain if a police report is necessary or legally required, or one of the drivers may be hiding something, such as a suspended or revoked license, expired registration tags, or the fact that they’re driving without insurance. If you’re ...
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