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New Jersey Allows Employers to Seek Reimbursement After an Employee’s Car Accident

By Michael P. Burakoff |

An employer may file a subrogation claim against a tortfeasor involved in a car accident with their employee, according to a new ruling by the New Jersey Supreme Court. The court held in New Jersey Transit Corp. v. Sanchez that an employer may pursue a subrogation claim to seek reimbursement for workers’ compensation costs… Read More »

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Compensation in Single-Vehicle Accidents in New Jersey: Everything You Need to Know

By Michael P. Burakoff |

While it might seem that multi-vehicle accidents involving two or more cars are the deadliest, the latest single-car crashes in Passaic and Morris Counties illustrate the danger of collisions that involve only one vehicle. A single-vehicle accident in Jefferson Township, Morris County, left one person dead, according to New Jersey Herald. The crash, which… Read More »

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Recovering Damages After a Train Accident in New Jersey

By Michael P. Burakoff |

New Jersey is a transportation hub that has one of the nation’s largest commuter transportation networks. Unfortunately, this also means that New Jersey is no stranger to train accidents. Being injured in a train or railroad accident is a scary experience. One such accident recently occurred in Paterson, Passaic County. The train accident occurred… Read More »

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Sussex County, NJ, Nursing Home Hit with a Class-Action Lawsuit Over COVID-19 Deaths

By Michael P. Burakoff |

New Jersey’s Senate is set to hold hearings regarding COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and prisons. According to New Jersey 101.5, the Senate president called the situation a “disaster” that was aggravated by an order that prevented these facilities from excluding residents with coronavirus. As of May 18, 5,368 residents of… Read More »

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Liability for Injuries Caused by Police Chases in New Jersey

By Michael P. Burakoff |

While it can be captivating to watch police chases on TV, being in close proximity to hot pursuits is a frightening experience that can lead to car accidents. Often, bystanders and other drivers get injured when police vehicles and pursued suspects are running red lights, speeding, and violating all possible traffic rules. But when… Read More »

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Why You Need a New Jersey Lawyer After a Wrong-Way Driving Accident

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Compared to other types of car crashes in New Jersey, wrong-way accidents are more likely to cause catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Each year, wrong-way driving kills up to 400 Americans. While it may seem that the wrong-way driver is clearly at fault, victims may still need a car accident attorney to help them determine… Read More »

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Can You Sue a New Jersey Nursing Home for COVID-19 Infection or Wrongful Death?

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Coronavirus continues to spread in nursing homes across New Jersey at an alarming rate, and NJ is not alone. According to USA Today, at least 2,300 long-term care facilities across 37 states have reported positive cases of coronavirus. However, the figure could be much higher because many state agencies did not provide data. At… Read More »

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COVID-19 and Personal Injury: Can You Sue for Coronavirus Infection?

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Can you sue another individual for infecting you with COVID-19? Theoretically, yes. However, the success of your coronavirus-related personal injury case depends on whether you can establish that the defendant exposed you to the virus. Unfortunately, doing so is practically impossible in most such cases, especially if the other party did not act in… Read More »

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