Atlantic City & Cape May Personal Injury Law Firm Newsletters

Owner Liability for Elevator and Escalator Malfunction

In December 2007, an escalator malfunction injured seven people at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford. The bottom steps bent, causing fans to sustain foot and leg injuries. In April 2008, several people were hurt when an elevator malfunctioned at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City. Elevators and escalators allow us to navigate between floors of a building with ease and can be found in hospitals, shopping malls, schools, hotels, residential buildings, office buildings, airports and other private or public locations. Many people use these machines without ever stopping to think about the potential for passenger harm. However, escalators and elevators can and do malfunction, more often than most people may like to think, sometimes resulting in serious injuries. An owner of a building is subject to premises liability law, meaning the owner can be held responsible for certain injuries suffered by persons on the premises, including injuries sustained…
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How Long Does it Take to Recover From a Car Accident?

An Atlantic City Injury Attorney Describes the Healing Process Depending on how severe the accident is, the recovery time for car accident injuries can vary wildly. What seem to be minor injuries can linger for years, and the emotional damage may never fully heal. As one recent story indicates, recovering from a car accident can be a lengthy journey. Tracy Morgan’s Road to Recovery On June 7, actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was involved in a massive car accident in New Jersey. He was in a limo, and five other vehicles sustained damage in the crash. The accident occurred when a Wal-Mart truck slammed into the back of their limo, according to traffic authorities. Morgan sustained broken nose, leg and several ribs. One passenger died in the accident, and three others were injured. Several victims and family members of the deceased man sued Wal-Mart for their injuries and losses. While…
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Our Atlantic City Injury Attorneys Explore the Effectiveness of Mandatory Interlock Laws

Drunk driving claims thousands of lives each year in the United States. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 10,228 people died in car accidents involving alcohol-impaired drivers in 2010, which accounted for nearly one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the U.S. The CDC reports that almost 30 people die every day in the U.S. in crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers, or one person every 48 minutes. Victims of drunk driving and their families may be entitled to compensation and should learn about their legal rights from an experienced Atlantic City injury attorney. Strategies for preventing drunk driving include sobriety checkpoints, tough penalties for people convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI), and mandatory ignition interlock laws. An ignition interlock device (IID) is a breathalyzer system installed on one’s vehicle that prevents a driver from starting or continuing to operate the vehicle…
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Casino Liability for Injuries to Patrons

Atlantic City is famous for its casinos, and millions of people flock to them every year to try their luck and have a good time. Gambling is a billion dollar industry, and in 2010, Atlantic City casinos raked in a total of $3.6 billion in revenue. Unfortunately, however, casinos do not always use that money to protect their patrons from safety hazards and dangerous people. As a business open to the public, a casino has the same safety responsibilities to its patrons as a restaurant or a shop has to its customers. Casino negligence can manifest itself in various ways and can cause any type of injury, from minor wounds to death. An Atlantic City injury attorney can explain a casino’s duties and how you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries a casino’s negligence caused. Ways in Which a Casino’s Negligence Can Injure Patrons Casinos are large properties,…
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