Insurance companies in New Jersey often investigate car accidents to decide how much each individual involved has contributed to the cause of an accident. The concept of comparative negligence helps determine the degree of fault of each individual involved in the crash.
When employers forego on-site safety measures to increase productivity at the cost of their employees' safety, they are in direct violation of safety guidelines laid down by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. At Marmero & Mammano PC, we are all too familiar with the stress that an injured employee endures due to workplace accidents. Unpaid sick leave and medical bills only add to the gauntlet of trauma an employee can face, not to mention being unable to recuperate from more serious injuries.
Every consumer expects that a product purchased from a store or other retailer will do its job or meet its expected task without creating any danger or hazard to the user. Unfortunately, not all manufacturers meet this standard and a small percentage of products go to market with defects in design or manufacturing that can threaten consumers' lives. One recent case of a defective design led to a products liability recall of almost one million defective mountain or trail bikes in Canada and the United States, including New Jersey.
A resident of New Jersey who wishes to appear in court regarding accident claims or who is planning to file a lawsuit will find it beneficial to understand how insurance companies determine the claim amount and how claims are settled.
Residents of Camden, New Jersey, who have been victims of or who have witnessed examples of medical malpractice may like to know more about what they can do to prevent it. Generally, it is considered to be an act of medical negligence on the part of doctors and other health care professionals who provide treatment and service below the standard of practice in many communities. The accused may then have a medical malpractice lawsuit filed against him or her and may have to compensate the victim or the victim's family for the resulting damages.
The loss of a loved one is never easy to come to terms with. The experience is worse when the loss was a result of someone else's negligence, often called a wrongful death. These unfortunate incidents may include fatal motor vehicle accidents, workplace deaths and nursing home deaths. Camden County recently witnessed one such incident involving a fatal car accident in Vorhees, New Jersey.
Workers in Camden County, New Jersey, who have suffered job-related injuries may claim compensation from their employers for damages suffered. The New Jersey Workers' Compensation Act provides for payment of all medical expenses and lost wages, and provides permanent disability compensation for workers who qualify.
Like elsewhere in the country, many vehicle accidents in New Jersey happen when drivers' abilities are tested by road and weather conditions, poor visibility and distracted drivers. Fortunately, most car accidents can be avoided with a little caution.
As one of the preeminent federal agencies dealing with the consequences of automobile crashes across the country, including New Jersey, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration long ago established a system to help consumers identify the safest vehicles to buy and drive. NHTSA's New Car Assessment Program, which is more commonly called the five-star program, began in 1978. Five-star provides consumers with information about new vehicles' crash protection, rollover safety and other features. One star means a vehicle has received the lowest rating and five stars the highest.
Medical malpractice can be cataclysmic for the patient as well as family members. Every year New Jersey sees a plethora of medical malpractice lawsuits where the devastated family members initiate lawsuits in order to seek justice. However, every medical error may not be thought of as medical malpractice.