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2 Injured In Six Flags Great Adventure Accident

By Michael P. Burakoff |

What was supposed to be a fun day at a New Jersey amusement park led to hospitalization for two people. A water ride accident at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson recently injured two riders. The incident occurred on the evening of June 13 on the Saw Mill Log Flume ride. One of the… Read More »

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Types of Nursing Home Abuse

By Michael P. Burakoff |

People often send their loved ones to nursing homes when they can no longer care for themselves and family members cannot care for them either. Nursing homes are supposed to provide good care for their patients, but ironically, many provide substandard care. Many abuse and neglect patients, causing serious injuries and even death. Nursing… Read More »

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New Jersey Nursing Home Sued for Inadequate COVID-19 Precautions

By Michael P. Burakoff |

In the United States alone, the coronavirus has infected more than 6 million Americans and killed more than 191,000 people. Yet many people still do not take this deadly virus seriously. It is expected that nursing homes—whose patients have compromised immune systems—would take special precautions to protect their residents. Sadly, many facilities are not… Read More »

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Common Causes of Construction Accidents

By Michael P. Burakoff |

The workplace is not always a safe environment. Accidents tend to happen in places where tools, heavy materials, heights and electricity are involved, such as on construction sites. Construction workers can suffer serious injuries and even fatalities while working on a building. Construction accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, but they… Read More »

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What is Gross Negligence in New Jersey Personal Injury Cases?

By Michael P. Burakoff |

People who were injured due to someone else’s gross negligence are entitled to more compensation than those whose injury is the result of another person’s ordinary negligence. But what roles does gross negligence play in personal injury cases in New Jersey? What is Gross Negligence? The legal term “gross negligence” refers to a person’s… 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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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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New Jersey State Officials Investigating COVID-19 Deaths at Nursing Homes

By Michael P. Burakoff |

More than half of New Jersey’s COVID-19 deaths are linked to nursing homes and long-term care facilities, which prompted state officials to investigate how these facilities handled the coronavirus outbreak. Coronavirus Fatalities at New Jersey’s Nursing Homes According to the Philly Voice, more than 500 facilities across New Jersey have come under scrutiny after… 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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