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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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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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Child Injury Claims Due To Third Party Negligence

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Child Injury Attorneys Morris County and Sussex County NJ Personal Injury Attorney Serving North Jersey Clients with Offices in Morristown and Newton NJ As parents, we do everything within our power to keep our children safe. Understanding that a child’s mind is dominated by curiosity and a hunger for adventure, every good parent will… Read More »

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Burn Injury may be serious whether suffered inside or outside the workplace

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Types and Treatment for Burn Injuries in Morris County, NJ Personal Injury Attorney Serving North Jersey Clients with Offices in Morristown and Newton NJ Burn injuries have many different causes and can occur at work or just in everyday life. One thing for sure is that they can be painful and very serious and… Read More »

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