New Jersey Personal Injury Blog

The Price of a Rolling Stop?

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on October 24, 2017

You’re driving down a New Jersey road and you see a stop sign up ahead. You slow down, look both ways and, seeing no one, continue through the intersection. Behind you, lights and sirens. Why?

What you have just done is known as a “rolling stop”—and in New Jersey, it is illegal. Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Accident

How Dangerous Is Street Racing?

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on October 12, 2017

Hollywood has glamorized street racing, and the reality is that this dangerous and illegal pastime has become a risky hobby for some New Jersey drivers.

When you consider the typical ages and mindset of these drivers, it is easy to see that the adrenaline rush masks the very real dangers involved—not only to the drivers, but also to innocent bystanders. Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Accident

What If a Family Member Hits Me with a Car?

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on September 24, 2017

Dealing with the aftermath of an automobile accident is complicated enough without the added stress when the cause of the accident is another family member. If someone in your household hits your property (or you) with a vehicle, what happens? Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Accident

Nurse Arrested for Sexual Abuse – Is Your Senior Safe?

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on August 23, 2017

elderly-senior-5573081Your beloved family member has been admitted to the hospital because of an illness.  You put your trust and faith in the team of medical professionals who are responsible for her care.  If you discover that your trust has been breached and your loved one has experienced an assault, it can be devastating. Read the rest »

Posted in: Elder Abuse

Are EMTs Responsible for Proper Labor and Delivery?

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on August 16, 2017

baby-2609791Babies are unpredictable—especially in their arrival to the world.  Their predilection for unpredictability has new parents sometimes finding themselves with “birthing plans” that bear no resemblance to reality. Read the rest »

Posted in: Birth Injury

Shark Week: Is There Liability in Shark Attacks?

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on July 30, 2017

sharkDespite the viral news coverage they receive (and the fact that Shark Week is once again upon us), shark attacks are both rare and not always quite as deadly as Hollywood might have us believe.  Moreover, apparently, sharks do not always swim to a certain theme song.

But for surfers, paddleboarders, and other wave-loving ocean-goers, the threat of sharks is extremely real and disconcerting. Read the rest »

Posted in: Dog Bite

Summer Attractions (and Beach Danger)

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on July 16, 2017

ocean-city-224436_1920Ahhh.  The sweet sounds, smells, and sights of a New Jersey summer.  What comes to mind?  For many, it’s the quintessential tradition of going “down the shore”—visiting the many quaint and unique shops, eating ice cream on the boardwalk, stepping into an aquarium, or hanging out at the beach.

These glory days, however, are not without risk. A mechanical failure on a Ferris wheel.  An improperly prepared lobster roll. Or something as simple as a uneven board on the boardwalk that trips you. Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

Look Out for Faulty Brakes

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on May 4, 2017

car-accidentBrake failure can be due to product design defects, manufacturing defects, or poor maintenance and repair by auto mechanics. Bad brakes may lead to accidents where injuries might be sustained.

How Do Brakes Work?

Hydraulic brakes use pressure from a foot on the brake pedal to cause fluid within the brake lines to exert pressure on the braking mechanism(s). This pressure will close the space between the brake “pads” and the rotor of the spinning tire, pressing the pads against the tire to slow it down. Other types of brakes like “mechanical” brakes utilize cables and other mechanisms instead of fluid pressure. Read the rest »

The Risks and Dangers of Surgical Negligence

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on March 3, 2017

medical-negligenceWhen we go to a doctor or other healthcare provider, we put our trust in them to make our health and wellbeing a priority, and to provide us with treatment within the standards of care practiced by the medical community. However, despite their special knowledge, skills and training, healthcare providers often deviate from the standards of care and make avoidable errors. Some deviations do not result in injury to the patient. However, if a serious injury does occur, it may be grounds for a medical negligence or malpractice claim.

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Posted in: Surgical Negligence

How Long Do I Have to File a Dog Bite Claim?

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on March 1, 2017

dog-bite1If a violent dog attack that has left you with serious injuries, first seek appropriate medical attention. After your conditions have been medically attended to, it is important to promptly contact a New Jersey personal injury attorney familiar with the handling of claims of this nature.
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Posted in: Dog Bite

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