Atlantic City & Cape May Personal Injury Law Firm Newsletters

Atlantic City Taking Steps for Safer Casinos

Our Atlantic City Accident Attorney Discusses Injuries at Casinos As the summer comes to a close, tens of thousands of people will continue to flock to Atlantic City to see what the local casinos, resorts and boardwalks have to offer. In light of this, governmental departments and businesses across the city are taking steps to reduce the likelihood of citizens and visitors suffering from casino injuries or other harm while enjoying America’s Favorite Playground. Addressing Casino Hazards The Press of Atlantic City reported about the ongoing efforts to improve safety measures for the newly created Tourist District. Some of the most common hazards to casino and Tourist District patrons include faulty security, over-serving alcohol, dangerous elevators and unsafe property conditions. According to the news source, different projects are underway to address each of these situations. For the claims of faulty security, many agencies and companies are installing video surveillance systems…
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Swimming Pool Dangers

Swimming pools offer people a fun way to cool off on a hot summer day, but they can also be very dangerous. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 200 children under the age of 15 drown in pools or spas between Memorial Day and Labor Day each summer. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cites drowning as the second leading cause of death for children ages one to 14. When designed, maintained, secured and supervised properly, swimming pools can be safe places for both kids and adults. But when a pool owner acts negligently, accidents can happen. Victims of swimming pool accidents may be entitled to compensation under premises liability law and should learn about their legal rights from an experienced Atlantic City injury attorney. Swimming Pool Accidents and the Injuries They Cause Some swimming pool accidents are the result of human error, while…
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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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