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Seeking Accountability: Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in New Jersey

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The New Jersey Wrongful Death Act is a vital legal recourse for individuals seeking justice when a loved one’s death is the result of negligence or wrongful actions. This comprehensive guide delves deep into the complexities of wrongful death claims, providing invaluable insights into the legal processes involved. It’s essential to start with a clear understanding of the legal definition of wrongful death. It encompasses situations where the negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions of another person or entity directly cause an individual’s demise. A critical distinction exists between wrongful death and personal injury claims. While personal injury claims are initiated… Read More

Tort Claims Against Government Entities: What You Need to Know

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Tort claims against government entities can be a complex and challenging area of law. Individuals who have suffered harm or injury due to the negligence of a government entity may have the right to seek compensation. However, the process of filing a tort claim against a government entity involves unique rules and procedures that must be followed. At Rossetti & DeVoto, P.C., we have extensive experience helping clients navigate the complexities of tort claims against public entities. In this blog post, we’ll provide an overview of what you need to know about these types of claims and the importance of… Read More

What To Do If You’ve Been Called For Jury Duty

What to Do if You've Been Called For

Did you know that only about 15% of U.S. citizens get summoned for jury service? Moreover, only 5% of those people actually end up on a jury. Serving on a jury is a rare responsibility so it is not a surprise that most people do not know a lot about the process. In this post, we answer some of the most common questions that prospective jurors might have once they receive a call for jury service. Read on to learn more. What Does It Mean To Be “Called For” Jury Duty? Being “called for” or “summoned” means you have been… Read More

Suing a Hospital or Practitioner Who Has Medical Malpractice Insurance: What You Should Know!

Medical Malpractice Insurance

Filing a case against a medical practitioner or a hospital covered by medical malpractice insurance can be intimidating. They might make you believe that you can only do so much, given the legal protection they possess. However, despite having medical malpractice insurance, they are not entirely invulnerable to liabilities. If a negligent medical practitioner has injured you and has medical malpractice insurance, this blog post is for you. Learn everything you need to know to help make your medical malpractice claim successful. What Is Medical Malpractice? Medical malpractice refers to negligence errors that occur during a medical procedure or consultation…. Read More

Know the Exceptions to Hearsay

Exceptions to Hearsay

If your case escalates to litigation, you will need to prepare your evidence and face the opposing party for your case. If the other party uses what you said outside the court against you during litigation, your lawyer might object to this statement as “hearsay.” However, not all hearsays are subjected to objection. Several exceptions to the rule of evidence allow a hearsay statement to be admissible in court. We’ll discuss these hearsay exceptions in this blog post and help you understand your rights to present statement evidence during a trial. What is Hearsay? Under Federal and New Jersey law,… Read More

How is the Jury Selected?

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Jury duty may sound confusing if you’re a newly registered voter or have just received your first jury summons. You may be curious about the entire jury selection process and what purpose you will serve to the court. If you’re wondering how the court builds its jury panel for a specific case, however, then this blog post will summarize everything you need to know about the jury selection process and answer your questions. What is a Jury? During criminal or civil litigation, the court will contact a random group of people to serve as jury members. The purpose of these… Read More

The Right to an Impartial Jury

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Personal injury cases seldom escalate to a jury trial. However, when they do, it’s often in the presence of a trial judge and an unbiased jury. In the United States, the right to an impartial jury — the Sixth Amendment — is a right observed throughout the country. Impartial jurors are instrumental in adjudicating criminal prosecutions and civil cases. Without an impartial jury drawn from various parts of the community, jury bias can occur, resulting from a trial court’s error. Learn more about jury impartiality and the importance of impartial jurors in a trial judge’s consideration. What is Impartiality? Impartiality… Read More

The Best Demonstrative Evidence Presentations

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What separates the best personal injury and medical malpractice trial lawyers from the mediocre ones is their ability to create a story. It takes more than evidence to build a compelling case. For this reason, your lawyers should introduce demonstrative evidence to back up your claims and sway the trial court’s decision your way. What is demonstrative evidence? Most importantly, what goes into building a case that causes the trial court and trial jury to doubt the opposing counsel? We answer these questions and more. Keep reading to learn more about the use of demonstrative evidence at trial. What is… Read More

What is the Law on Nursing Home Abuse?

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What do you do when you notice that a skilled nursing facility fails to care for your elderly family members? In New Jersey, you can file a nursing home abuse lawsuit against a negligent nursing home. By invoking your legal rights and those of your elderly family member, your nursing home litigation case will likely result in a settlement compensating your loved one who suffered nursing home neglect. Learn about the laws that protect your loved one in New Jersey. Also, read to the end to see what you can do. The Nursing Home Abuse Law: What You Need to… Read More

Falsifying Medical Records: What You Should Know!

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Medical records falsification continues to be a major cause of concern in the medical field. From deleting information to improperly modifying and altering details, falsification of a medical record is a serious offense that should not be taken lightly. It is considered a crime in New Jersey to falsify medical records. Falsified medical records can also lead to legal action against the at-fault hospital. Our law office often encounters these cases when handling personal injury, wrongful death, and other medical malpractice lawsuits. If you think a medical professional has falsified your medical documents, you can contact the team at Rossetti,… Read More

Add Justice to Your Christmas List This Year!

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Christmas is a time of celebration. However, injuries can quickly extinguish the celebratory mood of the holidays. Filing a claim with a personal injury lawyer gets you a step closer to a settlement from insurance adjusters. Besides filing a personal injury case, you must also be careful about what you post on social media. What you post on social media can negatively affect your personal injury claim. Learn more about social media and personal injury claims. Also, read to the end to learn how social media can impact the success of your claim. Have You Experienced a Personal Injury This… Read More

Why Christmas is the Busiest Time of Year for Law Offices!

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With the holidays fast approaching, everyone is looking forward to some respite from their year-long responsibilities. However, lawyers don’t have this luxury. In fact, the Christmas season for the legal profession is one of the busiest times of the year. Why? Read on to learn more about why Christmas is a busy time to be an attorney. When is the Busiest Time of Year for a Lawyer? Between Thanksgiving and the 25th of December, personal injury cases spike due to the abundance of activity nearing the holidays. For this reason, many law firms attend to various cases. These cases can… Read More

What Constitutes as Nursing Home Neglect?

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According to the World Health Organization, one in six people over the age of 60 suffered neglect and elderly abuse — that’s around five million older Americans each year. Sadly, many cases are not reported to the correct authorities. Moreover, many cases of abuse happen inside nursing homes, where our elderly loved ones are supposed to feel safe and cared for. Our skilled nursing home abuse lawyers have helped countless families seek justice and compensation for the horrors their loved ones went through. What is Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect? Nursing home abuse is a form of abuse or neglect… Read More

Take Action Against Nursing Home Neglect!

Wrongful death cases are the fourth leading cause of death in the country, with an estimated 200,955 people falling victim to such cases. Unfortunately, these incidents often impact the elderly. For this reason, you should speak to a reliable New Jersey wrongful death lawyer if you feel a family member or loved one endured nursing home neglect. Leaving patients in bed for hours at a time, not treating their injuries, and not feeding them enough are examples of nursing home mistreatment. Despite the emotional distress, there is a way to bring justice to a victim’s death: to file a New… Read More

Birth Injury: What Does a Birth Injury Lawsuit Include?

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It’s a new parent’s worst nightmare if their child suffers during the delivery. Unfortunately, sustaining a serious birth injury is not uncommon — according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), inadvertent injuries are a leading cause of 541 infant deaths per 100,000 live births. If it is found to be a preventable birth injury, the parent may have a strong birth injury claim. We will walk you through what a birth injury is and what it includes. What Do We Mean by Birth Injury? A child’s birth injury is any injury inflicted upon a baby during childbirth. However,… Read More

Truck Accidents: What to do Next!

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Large trucks are a common sight on New Jersey roads, and while most drives go off without a hitch, accidents involving these massive vehicles can cause severe injuries and even death. There are many reasons why nonfatal crashes and fatal large truck crashes occur, and truck drivers are not always at fault. Other motorists on the road may be driving negligently or recklessly, leading to an accident. If you have been involved in truck accidents that weren’t your fault, especially if they were fatal crashes, you might be wondering what to do next. This blog post will provide some tips… Read More

Have You Been in a Bus Accident?

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Buses are a standard mode of transportation in the country. While they are generally safe, accidents do happen. The United States Bureau of Transportation reported 4,836 injuries and 102 fatalities from bus accidents in 2021 alone. You may be wondering about your legal options if you have been injured in a bus accident. We will provide an overview of bus accident lawsuits in New Jersey, including the process of filing a claim and what you can expect in terms of the settlement. Has a NJ Transit Bus Hit You or Your Vehicle? Many New Jersey residents rely heavily on public… Read More

Warning Signs of a Faulty Amusement Park Ride and Other Dangers to Look Out For

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You go out with your family, thinking it’s going to be a fun day. The amusement park attractions are exciting, the rides are thrilling, and you’re having the time of your life. It’s a great day — that is until it isn’t. An amusement park can become a scary place in a snap, and if something goes wrong, your dream day just might become a nightmare. Faulty amusement park rides are more common than you might think. The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) stated that there were 1,299 amusement park accidents in the country in 2019 alone…. Read More

A Roller Coaster of Emotions — Have You Tripped, Fallen, or Injured Yourself at a Theme Park?

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We all love the thrill of a roller coaster, but are we putting ourselves in danger every time we board these rides? Amusement park accidents are always a possibility — and traumatizing is an understatement when describing these accidents’ impact on victims. A rider can face serious injury or tragedy as a result of machinery malfunctioning or a violation of safety regulations. While this does not necessarily mean you should avoid roller coasters altogether, it should be a cause for concern. These amusement park accidents are not common, but the casualties can be irreversible when they occur. We will discuss… Read More

Amusement Park Injuries: What to Do and Who to Call!

Amusement park injuries

It’s all fun and games when you’re at an amusement park until someone gets hurt. In New Jersey or anywhere else in the United States, amusement park accidents happen, and every time they do, the results are catastrophic. Many amusement park operators do their utmost to follow existing safety standards. Nevertheless, the factors that put amusement park guests at risk are always present, from faulty amusement park rides to negligent ride operators. These ever-present risk factors endanger the lives of theme park patrons, especially children; younger guests are the most susceptible to severe injuries. Due to the causes, these injuries… Read More

Why You Should Consider How You Express Yourself at the Scene of an Accident


Accidents can be stressful and challenging to handle, especially when you’re in shock – it’s a form of trauma that can leave you scarred for life. However, that isn’t an excuse to give in to your instincts and do or say whatever to the other driver, authorities, or car insurance company. How you handle yourself and the situation immediately after an accident can significantly impact its outcome, so it’s best to rein in your feelings at the scene. Here are a few reasons why: Post-Accident Confusion Immediately after suffering injuries in a car accident, you might inadvertently admit fault and… Read More

Common Construction Injuries

Common Construction Injuries

The construction industry is among the most significant sectors of the country’s economy. Although it is sometimes underappreciated, it is vital to the development of our neighborhoods, our homes’ safety, and our buildings’ compliance with local codes. Without it, we wouldn’t be where we are today. However, the high rate of occupational safety accidents makes the construction industry among the most hazardous. In this article, we’ll be discussing the most prevalent construction accidents on construction sites. Most Common Construction Injuries Here are some of the most prevalent accidents on construction sites: Construction Falls: All workers performing jobs above 6 feet… Read More

Top 5 Questions About Personal Injury Attorneys in Philadelphia

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If you’ve fallen victim to a medical malpractice, car accident, bike accident, workplace injury, slip, and fall accident, or some other accident because of someone else’s negligence, you need a reliable legal team. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you receive the maximum compensation for the personal injuries you suffered. Working with a local personal injury law firm can do wonders for your case. These specialized law offices can give you the attention and service you deserve when filing a personal injury claim. This article will discuss the top five questions clients ask their Philadelphia personal injury lawyers after… Read More

The Post-Accident Checklist

Post-Accident Checklist

Car accidents happen unexpectedly and can not only result in injury but can also result in a real drain on your finances and mental state. Before you know it, all your savings disappear. With everything going on, it’s easy to lose a sense of what you need to do to make sure you can recover physically, emotionally, and financially. Your best bet is to be prepared. In this blog, we’ve listed nine things that you should do in case you find yourself in an accident. 1. Do Not Panic A car accident can be nerve-racking, but you must breathe and… Read More

What Is Demonstrative Evidence

What Is Demonstrative Evidence

Suffering from a personal injury due to the negligence or fault of someone else entitles the victim to compensation. Nevertheless, it is not uncommon for insurance companies and liable parties to put up resistance before paying fair compensation. In such circumstances, the dispute can escalate to trial court and even appellate court. Liability and personal knowledge of substantial danger are determined by a jury in the presence of a trial judge. In the interest of preventing unfair prejudice, the determination of liability is based on evidence, including testimony and physical evidence. Evidence is used in court to prove a case. Any… Read More

Do I Pay Taxes on a Personal Injury Settlement?

Do I Pay Taxes On Personal Injury Settlement

If you are injured in an accident due to the negligence or fault of another party, you may receive a personal injury settlement. However, after you won a personal injury claim you might be wondering, are personal injury settlements taxable? The answer depends on the type of damages you receive in settlement and where you reside. In New Jersey, damages recovered from a lawsuit involving physical injury are not taxable by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Meaning, whether you receive a lump sum or structured settlement for pain and suffering (including emotional pain), medical expenses, or lost wages, if they… Read More

What is a Notice of Claim?

What Is a Notice Claim

Sometimes, a personal injury lawsuit does not involve a person or company as the defendant. Claims for personal injuries may be directed at public entities including states, cities, and municipalities. In the State of New Jersey, any personal injury claim made against a public entity must comply with the requirements of the New Jersey Tort Claims Act.  One of the most important requirements is the filing of a notice of claim. A notice of claim in NJ is essential when bringing personal injury claims against public entities. Any claim for compensation asserted against a public entity will not be paid… Read More

WARNING: Don’t Call a TV Injury Firm Until You Read This!

TV Attorneys

Whether you need a personal injury attorney or not, one thing is for sure. If you’ve seen their advertising commercial playing on the television, you know how to get in contact with them. We all have seen the advertising commercials with the “TV attorneys”. Sometimes, the commercials with the TV attorneys are the only times we ever hear about the attorneys. Certainly, the commercials can be entertaining or maybe contain a catchy jingle. But, how many people have considered reaching out to these attorneys when they suffer a personal injury? How credible are these TV attorneys compared to personal injury… Read More

NJ Car Accident Lawyer: What You Should Do if You Are Involved in an Out-of-State Accident

NJ Car Accident Lawyer

Let’s be honest. There’s never a great time to have a car accident. However, having a car accident away from home can be particularly stressful. Of course, there is a difference between getting involved in a car accident in the state that you live in and getting involved in a car accident out of state. In a way, you are dealing with an entirely different beast, according to the NJ car accident lawyer. When a car accident occurs out of state, you are responsible for following the rules of the state where it happened. In fact, you need to do… Read More

All You Need To Know About New Jersey Transit Bus Accidents

New Jersey Transit Bus Accidents

One of the largest statewide public transportation systems is the New Jersey Transit. This transportation system is responsible for transporting all passengers through New Jersey, as well as parts of New York and Pennsylvania. With 2,000 buses traveling over 78 million miles, it’s almost certain that New Jersey transit bus accidents will happen. Just like car and truck accidents, New Jersey transit bus accidents are preventable; and just like a car accident, the injuries that stem from a bus accident can be severe, often fatal. Victims of transit bus accidents are not required to seek legal counsel from a New… Read More

Lou and Andy listed in Best Lawyers

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Lou DeVoto and Andy Rossetti have been included in the New Jersey's Best Lawyers list for Personal Injury Litigation. This is the 16th year in a row that each attorney has been listed in the elite rankings.

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