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Monthly Archives: April 2020


Your Guide to Unemployment Benefits in New Jersey During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Michael P. Burakoff |

A March 26 report by NorthJersey showed that a record number of people filed for unemployment insurance in New Jersey in the week that the government ordered “non-essential” businesses to close, and employers cut work hours for their workers to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease. If you are a New Jerseyan who… Read More »

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How the COVID-19 Pandemic Might Impact Your Personal Injury Case in New Jersey

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Most businesses, organizations, and institutions have closed or altered their working hours as a response to help curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Courts across New Jersey have closed or limited to essential functions and emergency operations. As a result of the “coronavirus shutdown” in New Jersey, many injured victims are wondering what… Read More »

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The PREP Act Provides Liability Immunity for Injuries Caused by Medical ‘Countermeasures’ Against COVID-19

By Michael P. Burakoff |

A few days after President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to combat the coronavirus pandemic, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Declaration revitalizing the PREP Act, which was originally enacted in 2005. What is the PREP Act? PREP stands for Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness. The… Read More »

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How Do New Jersey Courts Calculate Pain and Suffering Damages?

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Being injured in any accident – for instance, a truck crash, construction accident, or car collision – can cause pain and suffering. In fact, even minor injuries can lead to a great deal of emotional distress and mental anguish on top of physical pain. But how are pain and suffering damages calculated in New… Read More »

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