The field of personal injury law is one of the largest and most diverse practice areas in the legal industry. The Personal Injury Law Journal, run by the attorneys in Stark & Stark’s Injury Practice, is designed to give potential and current clients insight into the legal process behind personal injury litigation. While the blog focuses on cases and claims emanating from the Northeastern corner of the United States, the authors maintain a wide perspective on legal issues around the nation.
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What happens if you can’t settle your case? You gear up for trial.When your case ultimately reaches trial, meaning, when the parties cannot agree upon liability (fault) or damages (injuries), it is important that the client and trial lawyer are prepared. You may have heard the saying in real...
As an attorney one of the things that is most important to me is my integrity and always, without exception, acting in an ethical manner. My conduct with my clients, the court, other attorneys and everyone I deal with must be above reproach. I would have it no other way. This is not a choice an...
I was injured at work and have continuing problems but was able to return to my job. My brother-in-law who lives in another state has a similar injury and also returned to his job. He told me that since I returned to my job I am not eligible for any permanent disability. Is he correct?The answer is...
Many injured workers hesitate to file a formal workers’ compensation claim to obtain the benefits they are entitled to because they are worried about losing their job. While this is a valid concern, the laws in New Jersey protect you from this type of retaliatory action. N.J.S.A....
New drivers need to know one of the more dangerous maneuvers in driving is the left turn. The jury charge on this type of accident says, “With respect to a left-hand turn, involving as it does a movement across the path of other traffic, the risk of harm is ordinarily increased beyond that...
Kristyn Testa, a Legal Secretary in Stark & Stark's Lawrenceville, New Jersey office, underwent surgery this past October to donate her kidney to her brother, Michael. Michael was suffering from kidney failure and had been on dialysis for the past two years. On Sunday April 15th Kristyn and her...
It is common for individuals who own a business to include their personal vehicles as assets of the business which are covered under the business insurance. It is not unusual for us to find that our client has a spouse who owns and operates a business, and the client’s personal vehicle is...
If you are an avid bicyclist like me, the return of warm weather means that the spring riding season is upon us. So, I’d like to take a moment to remind all of you to take some extra precautions when you ride, particularly if you ride early in the morning or into the evening hours....
Watch the actions of drivers. Report misconduct, violations and poor driving behaviors. Many trucking companies post 1-800 numbers on their vehicles which permit you to report misconduct and poor driving behaviors. These are the “how am I doing” hotlines...
Did you know that New Jersey has a law on its books requiring you to make sure that snow and ice has been removed from your entire car before you hit the road? In fact, police have issued over 3,200 tickets since the law took effect in October 2010. Most people assume that so long as...