Atlantic City & Cape May Personal Injury Law Firm Newsletters

When Fun Turns to Tragedy: Amusement Park Accidents

Amusement rides should safely deliver fun and excitement, but sometimes fun turns dangerous. Last August, for example, five people suffered injuries at Morey’s Mariner’s Landing Pier in Wildwood, N.J., when a decorative mast broke on a pirate-themed ride called the Sea Dragon. Also last June, a man sustained serious injuries at Silverwood Theme Park in Athol, Idaho, when he fell onto roller coaster tracks while trying to board the Corkscrew. Workers too can be injured by amusement rides. For instance, a 25-year-old ride operator was seriously injured at the West Virginia State Fair when a fast-moving gondola on a ride called the Speed struck him as he walked through a restricted area. Millions of people visit U.S. amusement parks every year. In fact, according to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), approximately 290 million people visited U.S. amusement facilities in 2010, enjoying 1.7 billion rides. That year,…
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What if I Was Assaulted in a Casino?

Injury Lawyers Help Atlantic City Residents and Tourists Find Answers Recently, Ray Rice, a halfback for the National Football League’s (NFL) Baltimore Ravens, was accused of assaulting his fiancée in the Revel Casino in Atlantic City. Reportedly, Rice knocked his fiancée unconscious by striking her with his hand, and cameras recorded him dragging her out of an elevator in the casino. Rice faces potential punishment from both the NFL and the Atlantic City Police Department. Rice’s fiancée has not taken any known legal action against him. Casinos can be dangerous if proper security measures are not taken, and casino negligence allows visitors to become victims of assault, particularly when excessive drinking is involved. When assaults happen, people should know they can hold the responsible parties accountable for the incident. If you have been injured or assaulted in a casino in New Jersey, speak to us about your legal rights. We…
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Does My Doctor Have Medical Malpractice Insurance?

New Jersey Lawyers Explain the Recent Court Decision An injured patient who filed a medical malpractice lawsuit has had back pain for two decades. In 2005, the person he sued, an anesthesiologist, suggested that the patient have spinal surgery. The problem is that the anesthesiologist’s medical malpractice insurance omits spinal surgery from his coverage. The patient was unaware of the anesthesiologist’s lack of insurance, and after the surgery, he continued to have back pain due to an injured nerve. What Are the NJ Laws Regarding Medical Malpractice Insurance Coverage? New Jersey requires insurance for practicing physicians. The following are the dollar amounts for medical malpractice insurance coverage: $1 million per occurrence $3 million per policy year $500,000 letter of credit is available if coverage is not available In this specific case above, the defendant did not have any of these coverages. How Might the NJ Supreme Court Affect Medical Malpractice…
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Accidents Involving Commercial Truck Jackknifing

Motor vehicle accidents involving large trucks and passenger vehicles often result in serious injuries or death. According to data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, in 2009, truck accidents claimed the lives of 503 large truck occupants, 2,551 occupants in other vehicles and 326 nonmotorists, for a total of 3,380 fatalities nationwide. Truck accident deaths accounted for nearly 10 percent of the nation’s 33,808 traffic fatalities that year. In New Jersey, large truck crashes in 2009 resulted in 69 deaths, accounting for about 12.5 percent of the state’s total traffic fatalities. When a truck accident causes serious injuries or death, an experienced Atlantic City injury attorney helps the victims seek compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, or for the wrongful death of their loved one. Jackknifing Accidents Some large truck accidents involve jackknifing, which is when the trailer swings around such that the tractor and…
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