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Bicycles, Cars and Summertime Hazards

Bicyclists ride the roads all year long.  In the summer, with longer days and warmer weather, there are more bicyclists on the road than any other time of year so it’s up to drivers to pay extra attention to the 2 wheelers sharing the road.  Bike riders and car drivers both have a responsibility to […]

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the Lawsuit Threshold

I have a client that was driving her taxi when another car, traveling in the opposite direction, crossed over the center line and hit my client’s car head-on.  The passenger in the other car, the elderly wife of the driver, died as a result of the accident.  My client was left with physical injuries that […]

How Long Does It Take For A Car Crash Claim To Settle?

Most car crash claims do settle before trial, but it may take months or even years for the claim to conclude, depending on many factors including whether liability (fault) is disputed and the nature and extent of the injuries you’ve sustained.  If you have brought a claim for injuries from a car crash, you are […]

New Jersey First-Party and Third-Party Auto Insurance Claims

It’s not the first thing you think about in the moments after impact.  But after the dust has settled, the police report has been made, the car’s been towed and you’ve received medical treatment, the thought occurs to you: how am I going to pay for all of this? If you’ve been involved in a […]

Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

As part of taking care of the ones you love, make sure you have an up-to-date will,  advance directive (otherwise known as a living will) and power of attorney in place.   The most considerate action you can take for the ones you’ve left behind (aside from having sufficient life insurance) is to have your precise […]

It’s A Strategy Thing

When you’ve been the victim of someone’s negligence or intentional wrongdoing, your most prudent next step is to hire a lawyer to properly represent your interests in order to get you the compensation you deserve.  You may wonder, after hiring the lawyer, what she does to ensure that your rights are protected.  While I choose […]

How Did I Get Here?

While at California Western School of Law in San Diego from 1985-1987, I had no idea where the Juris Doctorate degree would take me.  I did know I loved living in San Diego so, while I toyed with the notion of staying in Southern California and embarking on my legal career there, the offer of a […]

Consumer Fraud is Everywhere. Don’t Be a Victim.

Consumer Fraud is activity involving trickery or deception against a purchaser of goods or services that results in financial harm or loss. Consumer Fraud can occur in various scenarios.  The contractor who takes money to replace a residential deck and leaves the job half way through after receiving all of his money.  False advertising for […]

The Benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) describes the process in which your lawyer and the lawyer for your adversary take steps to attempt to resolve your litigation claim before it goes to trial.  ADR will ultimately result in a hearing, usually before a retired judge that both sides agree on, from which will come a decision on […]

SHOULDN’T YOU INSURE YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY FOR AS MUCH AS YOU INSURE STRANGERS?

The hospital room is filled with John’s family and friends as I walk in.  There he lay, 19 years old with his left arm severely broken in 3 places after getting hit head-on the night before.  After undergoing emergency surgery within hours to place hardware to stabilize the breaks, John now lay in the hospital […]

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