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November 2016 Archives

New Jersey premises liability: 1 injured in retirement home fire

An elderly gentleman required hospitalization following a fire that left him with severe burns on his hands, head and face. The fire broke out at a New Jersey retirement home in the early evening of Nov. 26. The injured victim may be entitled to pursue premises liability and any other applicable legal claims in an effort to seek compensation for his losses.

Distracted driving can lead to a serious, if not fatal, car crash

In New Jersey and elsewhere, distracted driving is a major issue. Such behavior, which is far too commonly seen, often results is auto collisions. As such, after a car crash, it is standard procedure for authorities to investigate if phone usage or other distractions contributed to the event.

Tanker explosion leads to work injury

Two individuals in another state were injured on the job when a tanker exploded. As this incident is believed to have been preventable, the company has been cited for its role in the event. Whether in New Jersey or elsewhere, when a work injury occurs the injured may have the right to utilize workers' compensation benefits to assist during the recovery process. One may also file third-party claims against those believed responsible for one's injuries in an effort to seek further compensation.

It is not uncommon for a DUI accident to result in fatality

Impaired drivers can be found on roads in New Jersey and all across the country every single day. While some of them are able to reach their destinations without harming themselves or others, many of them are involved in accidents that often have serious -- if not fatal -- outcomes. When a DUI accident happens, victims or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members may have legal recourse.