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Here we discuss some common summertime slip and fall hazards in New Jersey and provide practical tips to help you stay safe and enjoy the season to the fullest.

Staying Safe from Summertime Slip and Fall Hazards in New Jersey

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As summer arrives in New Jersey, people eagerly step out to enjoy the beautiful weather and engage in various outdoor activities. However, it is crucial to be aware of the potential slip and fall hazards that can arise during this season. From wet pool decks to uneven surfaces, summer brings unique risks that can result […]

Does the Verbal Threshold Mean I Cannot Sue?

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New Jersey.A “verbal threshold” refers to a legal requirement in some states, including New Jersey, that an injured person must meet certain criteria to be eligible to sue for non-economic damages (e.g., such as pain and suffering) in a personal injury lawsuit. States that have enacted verbal threshold-type legislation did so in order to give […]

Will My Case Go To Court?

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Going to Court Versus Going to Trial.Clients often ask if their case will go to court. What they really mean to ask is if their case will go to trial. A personal injury case may go to court, meaning enter the court system by the initiation of a lawsuit with the filing of a complaint, […]

The Driver That Hit Me Is Uninsured or Underinsured

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UNINSURED MOTORIST (“UM”) AND UNDERINSURED MOTORIST (“UIM”) COVERAGES IN GENERAL.  If you were injured in a car accident in New Jersey or Pennsylvania and the other driver was uninsured or underinsured, you may be wondering how you will be compensated for your injuries, property damage, and/or any resulting losses. You may learn at the accident […]

When Will My Case Settle

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One of the most difficult questions we are asked is, “When will my case settle?” Unfortunately, there is no easy answer, and no two cases are the same. From the client’s perspective, any length of time seems too long, no matter how reasonable the client may be. Clients may have any number of reasons they […]

Here are some of the most significant personal injury risks that can happen in New Jersey autumn. Learning how to prepare can help keep yourself and those around you safe.

How to Enjoy Fall Safely in New Jersey

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Autumn in New Jersey brings crisp air, clear skies, the occasional rainstorm, and the excitement of heading back to school. After a long, hot summer, fall also poses safety risks that New Jersey residents may not be prepared for. Here are some of the most significant personal injury risks that can happen in New Jersey […]

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Employee Struck By Tree Trunk In Water Drowns

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It was late in the day on July 26, 2018, when three workers were cutting an uprooted tree trunk laying across the Saddle River and up the bank. The goal was to cut the tree up into sections to remove it. Two of the workers were waiting for the third one to finish his section, […]

An Update Regarding the New Jersey Court System Amidst The Coronavirus Pandemic

An Update Regarding the New Jersey Court System Amidst The Coronavirus Pandemic

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We at Petrillo and Goldberg hope that you and your family are as well as you can be under these very trying circumstances. Fortunately, as of August 2020, NJ is fairing well as far as the current state of the Coronavirus amongst our population. That said, we are certainly remaining vigilant for the protection of […]

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Exceptions to the New Jersey Workers Compensation Laws Allows Employee to file a Personal Injury Lawsuit Against Employer

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Under the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act, an employee’s exclusive remedy for a work-related injury or illness is to file a worker’s compensation claim. State law forfeited the option for employees to file personal injury lawsuits against employers when it enacted the workers’ compensation process. The worker’s compensation claims process also removes the option of […]

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Compensation for injuries in an industrial accident in New Jersey

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An industrial accident at a New Jersey processing plant killed a Philadelphia man. The accident highlights the dangers faced by employees who work at industrial sites. Emergency personnel, responding to a call at the Safeway Freezer Storage plant in Vineland in New Jersey, found Felipe Rodriguez, a 28-year-old worker, dead at the scene. First responders […]