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Your Essential Guide to Wrongful Death New Jersey Claims and Laws

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In New Jersey, if your family is confronting the wrongful death of a loved one, knowing where to start can feel daunting. This guide aims to simplify that process: who can file, what financial compensation involves, and the outlines of navigating New Jersey’s wrongful death legal system. It’s a direct path to understanding your rights, the statute’s specifics, and how to proceed with a sound claim related to wrongful death New Jersey. Key Takeaways New Jersey’s wrongful death statute provides compensation for expenses related to medical care, funeral arrangements, and loss of future financial support, and requires expert legal navigation… Read More

Navigating the Legal Maze: How Is Demonstrative Evidence Authenticated in New Jersey Courts?

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Embarking on the legal journey within the courtrooms of New Jersey inevitably involves a critical and nuanced task—authenticating demonstrative evidence. This process, central to the seamless operation of legal proceedings, goes beyond the mere presentation of facts; it intricately weaves visual and conceptual elements into the fabric of the trial. In this exploration, we delve into the intricate world of New Jersey courts, uncovering the meticulous steps taken to authenticate demonstrative evidence. From the delicate balance between real and demonstrative evidence to the strategic use of visual aids, this article illuminates the profound impact and essential role of demonstrative evidence… Read More

New Jersey Courts Tackle Car Accidents Caused by Sleep Deprivation: Legal Process Unveiled

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In New Jersey, the escalating concern of car accidents resulting from sleep deprivation has thrust the issue into the forefront of public safety discussions. These incidents present distinct challenges for the state’s legal system, underscoring the critical need to comprehend how New Jersey court law navigates such cases. This exploration delves into the structured legal process and highlights the significance of addressing sleep-deprived driving, with a focus on the legal landscape in New Jersey. 👉Also Read: Navigating the Legal Maze: What Happens When You’re Sued for a Car Accident Sleep Deprivation and Car Accidents Sleep deprivation, defined as insufficient or… Read More

Navigating Personal Injury Claims in the Digital Age: The Role of Social Media in New Jersey Courts

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In today’s digital era, social media platforms have become ubiquitous, and deeply ingrained in our daily lives. The prevalence of these platforms has significantly altered various aspects of society, including the legal landscape. Particularly in the realm of personal injury claims, social media has emerged as a double-edged sword. Its widespread use presents both opportunities and challenges, influencing the course and outcomes of legal proceedings. As we delve into this topic, we’ll explore how social media impacts personal injury claims, shaping the approach and strategies in New Jersey courts. 👉Also Read: What To Do If You’ve Been Called For Jury… Read More

When Tragedy Strikes: Pursuing Wrongful Death Claims in New Jersey Courts

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In New Jersey, navigating the complexities of a wrongful death claim is a profound and delicate matter. These claims arise when an individual loses their life due to the negligence or wrongful act of another. The pursuit of a wrongful death claim is not just about seeking financial compensation; it’s a quest for justice on behalf of the deceased, ensuring that their loss is acknowledged and that those responsible are held accountable. In emotionally charged and legally intricate cases like these, the expertise of our seasoned law firm, Rossetti & DeVoto, P.C., becomes invaluable. With our extensive experience in handling… Read More

Understanding the Factors That Impact Average Slip and Fall Settlement Amounts in NJ

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Understanding the factors that influence average slip and fall settlement amounts in New Jersey is crucial for anyone involved in such a case. Slip and fall accidents, common occurrences with potentially significant consequences, can lead to complex legal claims. In New Jersey, the settlements for these incidents vary widely, depending on various factors such as the severity of the injury, liability issues, and the circumstances of the accident. This variability makes it essential for victims and their families to grasp the intricacies of how these settlements are calculated. Such knowledge not only aids in setting realistic expectations but also ensures… Read More

Navigating the Legal Maze: What Happens When You’re Sued for a Car Accident

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Being sued for a car accident can be an overwhelming and stressful experience. It’s a situation that often involves a complex legal process, and understanding the steps and considerations that follow such incidents is crucial for protecting your rights and interests. In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the intricacies of what happens when you’re sued for a car accident and determine what can be taken as part of the legal proceedings. We will also emphasize the importance of seeking legal representation during a lawsuit. Facing a lawsuit after a car accident can be daunting, and you may… Read More

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!

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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

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!

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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

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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