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Can personal injury liability overlap with criminal charges?

In warm weather months, New Jersey residents can be seen doing outdoor activities like boating, bicycling, and/or motorcycling. Yet even when engaged in those fun activities, individuals owe a duty of care to others around them.

Is fault the same as negligence in personal injury lawsuits?

If another person’s behavior is believed to be the cause of one's injuries, New Jersey law permits the victim to pursue compensation in a civil lawsuit. Personal injury lawsuits require the plaintiff to establish negligence by a preponderance of the evidence, which is a much lower standard than in criminal cases. Essentially, the standard could be satisfied if a jury determines that the plaintiff has established the elements of negligence by a probability greater than 50 percent.

Tracy Morgan settles New Jersey car accident case with Wal-Mart

It was almost exactly one year ago when actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and several of his friends were hit by a Wal-Mart tractor-trailer while traveling on the New Jersey Turnpike after a show. Morgan's close friend and mentor, James "Jimmy Mack" McNair, was killed. Morgan sustained broken bones and a traumatic brain injury from which he has been unable to fully recover. Two other friends were also injured in the wreck.

Spinal fracture symptoms and treatments

An 89-year-old New Jersey man was seriously injured when an SUV struck him when it collided through a Wendy's restaurant in Bayonne. The accident reportedly occurred on Feb. 19 at the Wendy's located on Lefante Way. The incident occurred at around 3:12 p.m., and officials had completed their investigation and cleanup of the area by 6:15 p.m. 

Frequency of distracted driving on US roads

New Jersey drivers may be interested in a study by one government agency that looked at the prevalence of distracted driving on American roads. According to the CDC, over 1000 people are injured and nine are killed each day in the U.S. due to an auto accident involving a distracted driver.

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