Personal Injury & Accident

HOTEL NOT LIABLE FOR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR INJURY

In a recent unpublished decision, the New Jersey Appellate Division considered whether a hotel engaging an independent contractor had liability to the hotel for physical injuries he sustained on the job.  The contractor had been hired to install sheetrock over skylights in the ballroom and paint the walls.  Using his own ladder to spackle the …

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Settling With An Incapacitated Plaintiff

In a recent reported decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court reversed the trial court approval of a settlement involving an accident victim who had a diminished mental capacity. It also reversed the Appellate Division‘s affirmance of that trial court decision.  The plaintiff was working at the defendant‘s property when she was struck in the head …

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An Unjust Result For Accident Victims

In a 3-2 decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court recently barred accident victims from recovering their medical expenses from the negligent driver causing the injury.  In this case, the victim had chosen a reduced personal injury protection (PIP) coverage of $15,000 but his medical expenses far exceeded that coverage.  He therefore filed suit against the …

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Charitable Immunity Protects Arts Organization

In a recent Appellate Division decision, the court considered the claim of an auto accident victim who had caught a ride with a fellow member of a non-profit charitable arts organization. The organization arranged for percussion instrument performances and competitions for its members.  It would inform the members of the time, date and location of …

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