Atlantic City & Cape May Personal Injury Law Firm Newsletters

Tony Parker Files Premises Liability Lawsuit Against Nightclub

NBA star Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs has filed a $20 million premises liability lawsuit against a New York City nightclub related to a bottle-throwing brawl between the entourages of recording artists Chris Brown and Drake. The incident occurred in June at SoHo’s W.i.P. club on Vandam Street. According to Parker’s complaint filed in New York Superior Court, he was “at a separate table” when the fight broke out, and he suffered a “corneal laceration of the left eye and other injuries.” Parker, who is playing with the French basketball team at the Summer Olympics, was reportedly sidelined for a week due to his eye injury. He commented on the incident, saying “they started throwing bottles everywhere. I don’t know what happened.” Brown and Drake have both been romantically linked to R&B singer Rihanna, and according to Parker’s complaint, “there was known bad blood” between them. The lawsuit…
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Improvements in Side Airbags

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced new side airbag regulations in January 2011 that are intended to reduce the number of people killed in rollover accidents in the United States. Each year, more than 10,000 people die in the 280,000 rollover crashes that occur in the U.S. According to the NHTSA, 64 percent of rollover deaths involve partial or complete ejection from the vehicle. Side airbags can block a person from being ejected through a vehicle’s windows. The new regulations will require vehicle manufacturers to improve the effectiveness of side airbags in preventing occupant ejection. If the improved side airbags successfully reduce the incidence of occupant ejection during rollover crashes, there should be a corresponding decrease in the number of rollover deaths. Unfortunately, no regulation can prevent all traffic fatalities and injuries. If you or a loved one has been seriously hurt in a car wreck caused by…
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Medical Malpractice: Delayed Diagnosis

Unfortunately, doctors sometimes make mistakes. Medical errors can be costly to patients…even deadly. When negligence is to blame for a medical mistake, the patient and his or her family may be entitled to compensation under medical malpractice law. One type of medical error that generally falls under the category of medical malpractice is delayed diagnosis. A patient’s prognosis can be adversely affected if a diagnosis comes too late…or not at all. In cases of delayed diagnosis, an experienced Atlantic City injury attorney may be able to help. HIV Patients Being Diagnosed Too Late According to research, approximately one-third of patients diagnosed with HIV are diagnosed so late that their illness progresses to AIDS within one year. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that about 236,400 of the 1.1 million people in the U.S. infected with HIV have not been diagnosed. The states with the highest incidence of late HIV…
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Drunk Driving Accidents in New Jersey

According to The Century Council, there were 149 alcohol-related traffic fatalities in New Jersey in 2009, and 53 percent of the drunk drivers involved in those accidents had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .15 or above — the legal limit is .08. Furthermore, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 25 percent of all fatal car accidents in New Jersey in 2009 involved alcohol-impaired driving. If a drunk driver seriously injured you or caused your loved one’s wrongful death, an experienced Atlantic City injury attorney can help. New Jersey Drunk Driving Penalties In New Jersey, anyone operating a motor vehicle or boat with a BAC of .08 or above can be convicted of driving under the influence (DUI). Persons convicted of DUI with a blood alcohol concentration of .10 or above can receive up to 30 days in jail and may be subject to the following fines and…
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