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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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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Defective Products

When you purchase something, you expect that the product is safe to use or eat. But, sometimes, defective products slip by quality control and into the hands of consumers. Lithium-ion batteries, for example, have been recorded to seriously injure or cause death when they have spontaneously burst into flames. Because of this defect, manufacturers warn […]

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Wrongful Death

Wikipedia defines wrongful death as “a claim against a person who can be held liable for a death.” This claim is brought in a civil action, usually by close relatives, as enumerated by statute.  The death of a loved one is a difficult time, especially if it’s the result of someone else’s negligence. An unexpected […]

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Hotel and Motel Accidents

Summer is the time for vacations and fun, fun, fun! Families vacation together and travel to New Jersey’s many attractions. Many stay at hotels or motels because it’s a convenient and relaxing way to spend a trip. Most people will never experience any problems, but unfortunately, periodically, a hotel guest has an accident and can […]

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  Dram Shop Laws

  [caption id="attachment_2461" align="alignleft" width="309"]  [/caption] 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…

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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…

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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…

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