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AICRA does not bar Dram Shop Act lawsuits by drunk drivers

Drunk Drivers can Still Sue Liquor Licensees that Overserve them

You’re visibly drunk and the bar keeps serving you. You get on your motorcycle after last call. BOOM! CRASH! SERIOUS INJURIES. Lawsuit against bar?

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No Fault Insurance, "AICRA" options

20 Tips to Protect you and your Family under the NJ Automobile Insurance Cost Reduction Act

Are you scratching your head in bewilderment over the myriad choices a NJ auto owner must make when it comes to mandatory auto insurance? Want some suggestions..?

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N.J. Pip


The N.J. Law Journal reports: A medical provider who successfully defends against an insurance carrier’s suit over PIP benefits can collect attorneys’ fees and costs without having to prove bad faith, a state appeals court ruled on Wednesday. The Appellate Division, in IFA Insurance Co. v. Millburn Surgical Center, A-5352-09 found an Essex County judge […]

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N.J. personal injury lawyer


“The Court, in Yousef v. General Dynamics Corp., A 88-09, also took into account that Amin Yousef of Budd Lake, now confined…”

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Old Case, Good Law, Does Away with “Serious Life Impact” in Oswin v. Shaw

Climbing Mt. Everest on a pogo stick  The prior version of the current limitation on lawsuit threshold was a nightmare for accident victims and their attorneys. In addition to pigeonholing your client’s injury into one of nine statutory categories, the Supremes held in  Oswin v. Shaw, 129 N.J. 290 (1999), the N.J. legislature intended an […]

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verbal threshold and comparative medical analysis

The Verbal Threshold and the Evil Comparative Medical Analysis

Prior injury nightmare Joe Superstar is an experienced N.J. personal injury lawyer with a thriving N.J. car accident practice.  However, with the advent of the verbal threshold, there are no longer any slam dunk cases; even when liability is uncontested. Joe has to think of creative, new ways to vault the verbal threshold. Making matters […]

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N.J. Deemer Statute

When can an Out-of-State Resident bind a Plaintiff to the Verbal Threshold?

The N.J. car accident story Ed, a Pennsylvania resident, is driving down a highway in New Jersey. At the same time,  Roslyn is roaring down the same highway behind Ed. Since Larry’s personal injury law states two (2) motor vehicles cannot occupy the same space at the same time, Roslyn, a Pennsylvania resident,  slams her […]

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NJ legislature overrules NJ Supreme Court on PIP priority case

Law gives Auto Crash Victims Priority over PIP Carrier’s Subrogation Claims

Gov. Chris Christie has signed a bill mandating that when an injured party and a PIP carrier seek recovery from an at-fault party’s insurer, the injured party is to be made whole first.

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Interim national arbitration forum decisions not appealable

Court has no Jurisdiction to Review Interim Decisions by PIP Arbitrators

Interim actions by the National Arbitration Forum in PIP benefits disputes aren’t subject to judicial review…

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Is this scar "significant?"

The Limitation on Lawsuit Tort Threshold Claims another Victim

Whether a scar is significant, or a significant disfigurement is in the eye of the beholder At approximately 8:25 a.m. on July 7, 2006, defendant’s car struck plaintiff, who was sixteen years old, as he rode his bicycle on Route 70 in Cherry Hill. Plaintiff was covered under an automobile insurance policy that contained the […]

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