Recent Posts in Personal Injury Category

  • Your Legal Options in a Pedestrian Accident

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    1 Aug. 2018

    For most adults, they go back and forth between being a driver and a pedestrian every day. The problem is that when you’re a pedestrian, you’re no longer protected by thousands of pounds of steel. Instead, you’re vulnerable and if you’re hit by a motor vehicle, you know that the car or truck is going to win. If you are hit by a car while you’re a pedestrian, your ...
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  • Don't Make These Mistakes When Filing a Car Accident Claim!

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    18 Jul. 2018

    Car accidents happen every day, and for most drivers it’s not a matter of “if” they’ll be in a car crash, it’s a matter of “when.” Since your chances of being in a car accident at least once in your lifetime are fairly high, it’s important that you know what to do when tragedy strikes. If you don’t know what you’re doing, it could ...
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  • How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in NJ?

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    11 Jul. 2018

    When you buy a new vehicle, it comes with a warranty. In order for the manufacturer to honor their warranty, you must take your vehicle in to the dealership to get all of its scheduled oil changes and maintenance. After the warranty expires, if something originally covered in the warranty were to wear out or breakdown, you’d be out of luck. In other words, you can’t ask the ...
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  • Why So Many Personal Injury Cases Settle Out of Court

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    18 Jun. 2018

    When people are injured in accidents, such as car accidents, slip and falls, or when they’re injured due to nursing home negligence or medical malpractice, somebody has to pay for their losses. Often, an injured party’s (the plaintiff) losses or “damages” include medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and sometimes property damage. Of course, they can have other ...
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  • How to Talk to Insurance Adjusters During a Personal Injury Claim

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    6 Apr. 2018

    An accident can happen in a matter of seconds, inflicting serious injuries and property damage. While the event itself is quick, the pain and trouble of dealing with the aftermath will take much more time. With a skilled personal injury attorney on your side, however, the process of your personal injury claim can go much smoother. Additionally, it would help to know how to deal with insurance ...
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  • Bouncer & Security Guard Claims in New Jersey

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    2 Apr. 2018

    New Jersey may not be Manhattan or have Times Square, but it can be just as much fun. From Newark to Jersey City to Patterson, to Toms River, Clifton, Trenton, Camden and Atlantic City, there is loads to do and no shortage of places to enjoy the nightlife with friends old and new. Some of the hottest bars in New Jersey include Bello’s Pub and Grill, Krug’s Tavern, Hell’s Kitchen, ...
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  • Tips on How to Take Pictures After a Motor Vehicle Accident

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    14 Mar. 2018

    After you have been involved in an accident, the task of collecting as much evidence as possible begins. This is necessary to ensure that you are able to receive the fair and just compensation to aid your recovery and ensure you are not left with the bill. Part of the evidence-gathering process involves taking pictures at the scene. While it is recommended that accident survivors take as many ...
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  • Don't Post About Your Injury on Social Media

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    14 Feb. 2018

    Many, if not most of us, use social media these days. Whether you use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or all of these platforms and more, chances are you share a good chunk of your life online with others, no matter how mundane or intimate the post might be. Generally, this is not too big of an issue for most, but if you are involved in a personal injury lawsuit, this could be immensely detrimental ...
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  • Tips on Becoming a Good Driver

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    6 Feb. 2018

    In the United States, it’s common practice for people to get their driver’s license at the age of sixteen, though some young drivers wait until they’re eighteen. While less common, some individuals wait until they’re older to get their driver’s licenses and that’s okay too. Regardless if you’re sixteen or twenty-five, you’ll need to become a good ...
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  • Signs of a Concussion After a Car Accident

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    10 Jan. 2018

    Football players have notably received a lot of attention lately for the impact repeated concussions have had on their health, ending careers and lives prematurely. However, only 20% of traumatic brain injuries are caused by sports, while car accidents are responsible for about 28% of them. This should not be a surprise given the millions of motor vehicle accidents that occur every year on ...
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  • Creating the Perfect Car Safety Kit

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    13 Dec. 2017

    No one ever thinks they are going to need an emergency kit for their car, especially since we all tend to hope for the best and would rather not imagine the worst. Unfortunately, sometimes the worst actually does happen. If you ever happen to find yourself in an emergency situation, you are going to wish you had a car safety kit, so instead of wishing, make sure you take the proper measures now to ...
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  • Should I Accept the Insurance Company's Settlement Offer?

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    17 Nov. 2017

    Following preventable accidents and injuries, victims have the right to take legal action to recover any economic and non-economic damages they suffered, including their medical expenses, lost work wages, and pain and suffering. By initiating the personal injury claim process, victims seek full and fair recoveries from the party who caused them harm. However, those parties are typically policy ...
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  • Filing a Police Report When the Police Don't Show

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    9 Nov. 2017

    You’re probably familiar with two types of car accident scenarios: 1) there is a serious injury crash where the police are called to the scene, and 2) there is a minor fender bender where the drivers decide not to call the police because the accident was so minor. But, what about the in-between scenario, the one where the drivers call 911, but the police never show up? How do the drivers get ...
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  • Common Causes of Truck Accidents

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    12 Oct. 2017

    Being in a truck accident cannot be compared to a car accident; it’s a lot more complicated. If you were in a truck accident, you probably have questions: “Who is responsible? Who do I collect damages from? Could it have been the truck driver’s fault?” By their nature, truck accidents involve more players than car accidents. From the truck driver to the truck’s owner ...
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  • 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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  • New Jersey's Statute of Limitations

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    7 Aug. 2017

    If you, or someone you love was recently injured in a collision, in a slip and fall accident, because of a dog bite or medical malpractice, or in another type of accident, it’s important that you know that there is a time limit for filing personal injury claims in New Jersey, as is the case in all states. When it comes to filing lawsuits, each state has established a “statute of ...
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  • Will My Case Go to Court?

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    5 Jul. 2017

    When people are injured in accidents, usually the first thing that occurs is they receive medical care. Whether they were injured in a car accident, or they slipped and fell at a retail establishment, or were attacked by their neighbor’s vicious Rottweiler, the costs begin to add up. If it was a car accident, the injured can have tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of medical ...
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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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  • Can You Appeal A Personal Injury Claim?

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    6 Jun. 2017

    If the judgement or verdict of your personal injury case is not exactly what you anticipated. Fortunately you do have the option of appealing the decision. However, if you (the plaintiff) lose your case, it is important to understand that you are not automatically eligible for an appeal, which is why you should discuss the possibility with your attorney. What is the Appeal Process? The appellate ...
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  • Personal Injury Claim: Top Mistakes Made After an Accident

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    1 Jun. 2017

    While a car accident can be emotionally overwhelming, there are several important things you need to take care of right away. If you fail to perform certain actions following the collision, you may ruin your chances of getting the personal injury compensation you deserve or healing properly. The following are the most common mistakes made after a car crash: Saying you’re “okay” ...
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  • Are Hands-Free Devices "Safer" While Driving?

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    25 May. 2017

    Approximately 80% of drivers in the United States believe that hands-free devices are safer than using a handheld one, according to a public opinion poll by the National Safety Council. But the evidence suggests otherwise. Over 30 studies show hands-free devices are no safer than handheld as the brain remain distracted. The prevailing issue is that drivers who elect to use hands-free devices are ...
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  • Crime Victims & Personal Injury Claims

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    16 May. 2017

    Do you have any idea how serious violent crime is in the United States? Let’s take a look at the latest statistics: Last year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released, Crime in the United States, 2015, an annual compilation of reported crimes in the United States. The report revealed a 3.9 percent increase in violent crime in 2015, compared to the previous year. How many violent ...
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  • Does New Jersey Allow Cellphone Use While Driving?

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    4 May. 2017

    New Jersey prohibits texting and the use of handheld cellphones for all drivers. Furthermore, novice (those who are under 21 years of age) drivers are prohibited from all cellphone use. Effective July 1, 2014, the fines for talking or texting on a hand-held wireless communications device is between $200 and $400 for first-time offenders. Second-time offenders will face an increased fine ranging ...
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  • Teen Driver Accidents: Top Mistakes New Drivers Make

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    27 Apr. 2017

    Teens who obtain their driver’s license are just learning the rules of the road upon operating their vehicles. Unfortunately, they often make more mistakes than most drivers. Understanding what types of driving mistakes a teen driver most likely make can reduce your chances of experiencing a car accident involving young motorists. For teen drivers, knowing the common mistakes can reduce your ...
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