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  • Does the Pedestrian ALWAYS Have the Right-of-Way?

    Posted on: December 29, 2017

    When an auto accident involves a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle, the pedestrian is always going to lose. But that’s not always the way pedestrian/vehicular accidents go: sometimes a driver will swerve to miss the person and end up striking another vehicle. Sometimes they’ll run onto a sidewalk and…

  • What to Know When Filing a Restraining Order

    Posted on: December 05, 2017

    When someone is considering filing a restraining order, it is always a time of high emotion. After all, no one looks to file a restraining order because things are going well. Instead, it comes after a long time of feeling threatened or after a long period of abuse. The decision…

  • Criminal Defense Against Alleged Drug Possession

    Posted on: November 29, 2017

    When someone is charged with drug possession, especially when the intent to sell is attached, it can seem their life is falling apart. However, with the right legal defense, the worst-case scenario can be avoided. The first step is to find the right lawyer. Before diving into finding the lawyer…

  • Why Should I Hire a Lawyer After an Auto Accident?

    Posted on: November 12, 2017

    Many people believe since they pay for insurance, their insurance company will fight for their rights after an auto accident. However, this is not quite the case. Instead, insurance companies are looking out for themselves. After all, it is a business they are running. Rather than being concerned about their…

  • Finding a Criminal Defense Lawyer for your Child

    Posted on: October 24, 2017

    It’s the last call any parent wants to receive: your child was involved in unlawful conduct and will be facing criminal charges. Not only is it an emotionally charged time, but parents have to make decisions they are unlikely prepared for. After all, this isn’t legal defense for themselves, yet…

  • What Does a Restraining Order Accomplish for the Victim?

    Posted on: October 10, 2017

    Domestic violence is often not just physical. For victims, it can affect all aspects of life, particularly mental health. Often times, it can feel as though there are no options to become truly safe from the abuser. In those cases, it is often the best advice to seek help from…

  • How are Damages Calculated in a Personal Injury Case?

    Posted on: September 26, 2017

    The numbers offered by adjusters after an accident may seem arbitrary but they are based on hard numbers and calculations by the insurance company. When a lawyer says that the first number is a low ball, they are seldom wrong. Lawyers have an intimate knowledge of what gets paid and…

  • What Does It Legally Mean When Someone “Knew or Should Have Known”?

    Posted on: September 12, 2017

    In the world of law, whether you know or should know something has a different meaning than in everyday life. Certain phrases prompt obligation under the law. Knowing or should have known fall under this rule, as it implies that there is an owed duty of care from one individual…

  • Developing a Safety Plan Using a Restraining Order

    Posted on: August 24, 2017

    In some cases, simply ending an abusive relationship isn’t enough to end the full scope of abuse. When a former partner or another person with whom you have a relationship tries to retaliate after you have left or is threatening you to make you stay in the relationship, there are…

  • Wrongful Disclosure of HIV Status Falls Under Two-Year Limitation

    Posted on: August 10, 2017

    In New Jersey, it has been ruled that wrongful disclosure of HIV status to a third party falls under the two-year statute of limitations in the state. The HIV-positive patient has alleged that one of his doctors disclosed his medical status to another party without his consent. A New Jersey…