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Could My Social Media Accounts Affect My Personal Injury Case?

Posted on March 13, 2020 by Donald G. Targan & Associates
Avoid social media mistakes during your personal injury case

Most people have made social media mistakes at some point or another in their lives. Perhaps they posted an embarrassing photo or unintentionally shared something private. These are the types of mistakes that might cost you friends or hurt your professional reputation. You could also make social media mistakes if you have filed a personal injury case. What you share or what others share about you could affect your ability to recover compensation. Attorneys working for the defense and insurance adjusters have every reason to discredit your injury claim. They could use your social media posts in an attempt to hurt the validity of your case. If you want to avoid making mistakes on social media during your case, then you should consider utilizing the following tips. Consider leaving social media: You should consider dropping off social media while your personal injury case is being handled by your attorney. Whatever…
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Could a New Law Help New Jersey Survivors of Child Abuse Sue Their Abusers?

Posted on January 30, 2020 by Donald G. Targan & Associates

Survivors of child abuse in New Jersey now have more time to file claims against their abusers. This year, S477 will go into effect. This law extends the statute of limitations in civil actions for sexual abuse claims. This law came after a shocking report exposed more than 100 New Jersey priests who were accused of sex abuse in the state. New Jersey is the 11th state to pass this type of statute of limitations bill. How will this new law protect child abuse survivors? How long do abuse survivors now have to file a lawsuit? How can you file a child sex abuse lawsuit in New Jersey? What Is a Statute of Limitations? A statute of limitations is the amount of time a person has to file a lawsuit against a negligent or abusive party. In civil claims, the amount of time an abuse survivor has to file a…
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Is There an Increased Risk for Car Accidents During the Holiday Season?

Posted on December 25, 2019 by Donald G. Targan & Associates
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Your chances of getting into a car accident increase during certain periods of time during the day, the week, and the year. Driving during periods of heavy road congestion (rush hour), inclement weather, or late-night hours can result in a serious car accident. Drunk driving adds to these risks during the holidays. In fact, the holiday season is one of the most dangerous times of the year to drive. Why Do Car Accidents Increase During the Holiday Period? There are more people on the road traveling to visit family and friends for holiday celebrations. Holiday parties and gatherings also result in a sharp increase in drunk drivers. Fatalities resulting from accidents with alcohol-impaired drivers have become extremely predictable between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. More than 40 percent of the car accident fatalities on Christmas and New Year’s involved alcohol, according to the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and…
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