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Using My Health Insurance Company For Auto Personal Injury Protection Coverage

In standard automobile insurance policies, personal injury protection coverage will pay your medical expenses sustained in connection with a car accident. There is a deductible and a co-payment, and typically $250,000 in coverage is purchased. Your auto insurance company may offer you savings by suggesting that you use your health insurance policy to cover your …

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Non-Profit Museum May Be Liable In Slip And Fall

The New Jersey Appellate Division recently considered the appeal of a woman who slipped and fell on icy steps at a museum entrance, injuring her back.  The trial court had dismissed her lawsuit against the museum, based on the Charitable Immunity Act.  The museum is a nonprofit association organized exclusively for charitable, artistic, scientific, educational, …

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Homeowner Not Liable In Construction Accident

In a recent New Jersey Federal court decision, a homeowner was sued when a contractor’s employee was injured while using the contractor’s table saw in the course of remodeling the homeowner’s bathroom. The employee also sued the contractor and the saw manufacturer.  The claim against the saw manufacturer was settled. The homeowner moved for summary …

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NJ Transit Immune From Liability For Falldown

As we have said in prior posts, it is difficult to recover damages in a personal injury case against a public entity due to the New Jersey Tort Claims Act, which sets a high threshold for plaintiffs to clear in negligence cases. In a recent unreported decision, the Appellate Division upheld the trial court’s decision dismissing a …

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