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Can You Recover Damages if You’re Partially Responsible for a Car Accident in New Jersey?

By Michael P. Burakoff |

In many auto accidents, there is more than one at-fault party. But can you obtain compensation if you are partially responsible for causing the car accident in Morristown or elsewhere in New Jersey? This depends on your percentage of fault and the circumstances surrounding your accident. It is advised to consult with a knowledgeable… Read More »

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Who’s Responsible for a Slip and Fall Injury on a Public Sidewalk in New Jersey?

By Michael P. Burakoff |

If you slipped and fell on a public sidewalk in New Jersey, you may be wondering, “Can I hold a government entity responsible for my injury?” Unfortunately, the process of recovering damages following a slip and fall accident on a public sidewalk is rather complicated, which is why it is advised to seek help… Read More »

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Can a Driver Be Negligent in Weather-Related Car Accidents in New Jersey?

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Driving in bad weather conditions increases the risk of an auto accident in Morristown or other parts of New Jersey. Adverse weather – such as rain, fog, snow, ice, sleet, and other conditions – reduce the driver’s visibility, decrease the vehicle’s traction, as well as affect brake performance. Your car can lose traction or… Read More »

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Car Accidents Caused by Crossing Over the Double Yellow Lines in New Jersey: Legal or Illegal?

By Michael P. Burakoff |

While many motorists in New Jersey believe that no passing or crossing is permitted over the double yellow lines, determining liability in auto accidents caused by crossing over the double yellow lines can be tricky. Traffic laws exist for a reason. Those who obey traffic laws can substantially minimize the risk of preventable car… Read More »

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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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