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Burden of Proof

“It is better that 100 guilty persons should escape than one innocent person should suffer.”  —Benjamin Franklin The burden of proof is a legal concept that refers to the responsibility of a party to prove a particular fact or claim in a legal situation. This concept is essential in both civil and criminal cases, and […]

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Speeding and Moving Violations

Moving violations are offenses that occur while your vehicle is in motion, such as running a red light and reckless driving. Most speeding and moving violations are not considered crimes, but infractions. These infractions are also called ‘citations,’ which are usually minor offenses that are charged against the driver and result in penalties and monetary […]

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Pedestrian Accidents

You are walking across the street and, in seconds, you are hit by a car! First, you hear the screeching of the car’s brakes. Then your body hits the ground with a thud. You’re in pain, possibly bleeding. Your mind is racing!  You are simultaneously terrified and angry. You manage to sit up, but you […]

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Finding a Personal Injury Attorney

  Finding a Personal Injury Attorney Maybe you’ve had an auto or workplace accident, a slip, and fall, or a dog bite. You’re hurt physically and emotionally, and the bills keep piling up. You are struggling and so is your family. A claim can be filed against the negligent party, but you will need assistance […]

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Legal Terminology 101

The United States legal system is relevant to all of us, even if you’re not a lawyer. Yet, there is so much jargon that it can be hard to understand how the legal process works.  If you are involved in a personal injury, DUI, theft, or traffic violation case, you’ll probably hear your attorney speak […]

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Dram Shop Laws

  The dictionary defines a dram shop as any establishment that serves alcoholic beverages. Traditionally, a dram is an 18th century measurement of a small unit of liquid. In New Jersey, Dram Shop Laws were enacted making it unlawful to sell alcohol to people “actually or apparently” under the age of 21 and to people […]

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A Guide to the Trial Process

Criminal offenses, including federal, state, and misdemeanors, are subject to a high burden of proof. The burden of proof rests with the prosecutor, who must establish the defendant’s guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt.” This is an extremely high standard, but because it is so high, the defendant frequently has a great chance to fight the […]

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Winter Weather Injuries

 Winter brings to mind snow-blanketed lawns, fireplaces blazing, snowball fights, and hot cocoa. But, for some people, it summons up the image of dangerously snowy roads and icy sidewalks. Unfortunately, a slip and fall in winter weather can cause serious injury.  Common Winter Weather Injuries The cold, snow, and ice make staying healthy and safe […]

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Holiday Season Theft

Remember the movie, Home Alone? The homeowners were away and the thieves, although thwarted by a child, knew that during the holiday season homeowners are frequently out of their houses. During the holiday season thefts are at their highest. Increase in Holiday Season Theft There are several reasons why theft increases around the holidays: The […]

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  Social Media Personal Injury Case Dos and Don’ts

In the modern world, social media has taken over the way many of us socialize, relax, and even get our news. According to Forbes, 4.9 billion people around the world use social media in some way. Unfortunately, social media can also become an unexpected problem for people with pending personal…

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  Municipal Property Slip-and-Fall Guide

Every year, slip-and-fall accidents account for around a million ER visits. These accidents happen on all kinds of property, including private, commercial, and municipal. It is always distressing when a person is seriously injured because someone else was negligent, but it is especially disturbing when the responsible party is a…

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  History of Personal Injury Law

People have been putting their fellow humans in danger via negligence and irresponsibility since the dawn of our species, but modern personal injury law is a more recent innovation. Law has existed in some form since the beginning of civilization, but modern legal concepts like “lawyers” and “personal injury” have…

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