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Baxter Named to Super Lawyers-Rising Stars

Melissa Baxter has been named to Super Lawyers-Rising Stars for 2021.  This marks the third consecutive year that Melissa has been named as a Super Lawyer in New Jersey.

$4.75 Million Settlement for Wrongful Death After Negligent Service of Alcohol at Waterpark Causes Drunken Crash

An indoor waterpark operator agreed to pay $4,750,000 to settle claims that it caused the death of one child and seriously injured another after serving alcohol to the childrens’ father when he was visibly intoxicated.  The waterpark was owned and operated by defendant Apex Parks Group, LLC, a defunct company.  It was one of the Top 20 settlements for the year in New Jersey. RD’s clients were represented by Lou DeVoto.  The lawsuit was filed in Superior Court, Camden County by the children’s mother Ana Silva against the waterpark operator and her ex-husband Marcelo Rizzo.  Evidence uncovered by DeVoto during discovery… Read More

Confidential Settlement in Electrocution Wrongful Death Case

A 16-year-old boy was electrocuted to death as he was holding an aluminum extension ladder for his father.  The father and son were about to trim a residential tree as a favor for their local pastor.  As the ladder was extended, it came into contact with a tree branch.  That branch then made contact with a 7200-volt primary electric line which was approximately 10 feet away.  An electrical circuit was formed which sent the voltage through the son’s body.  His father later testified that immediately after the shock, his son fell to the ground, got back up and then fell… Read More

$9.75 Million for Cerebral Palsy Caused by Medical Malpractice in the NICU

A Camden County Judge approved a $9.5 million settlement for RD’s client, an eight-year-old girl who sustained significant brain injuries just weeks after her premature birth at a hospital in South Jersey.  It was the 5th largest settlement in New Jersey for 2020.  The infant was 14 days old and being treated in the NICU when the alleged malpractice occurred.  At that point, the premature but stable infant began to develop a rash on her left arm.  The rash was initially diagnosed as a baby rash but two days later, herpes simplex virus was suspected and an anti-viral medication started pending… Read More

NJ accident attorney: I Was Injured in a Rideshare Accident! What are My Rights?

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The ridesharing industry has become popular across the country and New Jersey is no exception. Uber and Lyft dominate the market and have made it more convenient for people without cars of their own to travel to and from work, school, the doctor’s office, or to run errands. A rideshare accident attorney in New Jersey from Rossetti & DeVoto, P.C. will be able to review your case and explain your rights after a rideshare accident. Uber and Lyft Have Liability Policies Both Uber and Lyft have liability policies in place that protect the company should one of their contracted drivers… Read More

Why You Must Choose an NJ Personal Injury Attorney Who Offers Remote Consultations Post-Pandemic

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The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way the world operates. This includes how an NJ personal injury attorney handles their practice and schedules consultations. With most of New Jersey forced to work from home for the better part of five months, law firms had to adapt to the world around them by offering remote consultations. Many law firms, including Rossetti & DeVoto, P.C. have opted to offer remote consultations even after the pandemic ends. A Remote Consultation Can Happen Anytime One of the biggest benefits of choosing an NJ personal injury attorney who offers remote consultations post-pandemic is that the… Read More

Why You Should Choose a Remote Personal Injury Attorney in New Jersey

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Just because we have been spending more time at home does not mean we no longer face any risk of injury in our everyday lives. Accidents can happen, and you can still get injured. When this does occur, contacting a New Jersey remote personal injury attorney to talk about what legal steps you might be able to take is a good plan of action. We have listed below the reasons why hiring a New Jersey remote personal injury attorney from Rossetti & DeVoto, PC, is the best course of action when filing a claim.  They Know the Legal System They… Read More

NJ Accident Lawyer: Top 3 Accidents Occurring During Covid-19 Pandemic

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The Covid-19 pandemic brought the world to a halt. As many countries begin to reopen and return to work, the states that closed down in the U.S. have begun to get back to work, school, and play as well. If you suffered an injury during the pandemic, it’s important that you speak with an NJ accident lawyer from Rossetti & DeVoto, P.C. about your case.  Motor Vehicle Crash Rate Increased During Pandemic Even though millions of people across the country sheltered in place to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, the dangerous motor vehicle crash rate increased. As traffic… Read More

NJ Workplace Injury Attorney: I Contracted Covid-19 at My Workplace. Do I have a Case?

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Not everyone was able to work from home when shutdown orders were issued in New Jersey in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. For those who still had to report to work each day, they risked contracting COVID-19 from a co-worker, an employer, a client, or vendor who they came in contact with at the office. If you contracted COVID-19 at your workplace, do you have a case for workers’ compensation? The NJ workplace injury attorney from Rossetti & DeVoto, P.C. can answer your questions. Is COVID-19 Covered by Workers’ Compensation? This is a difficult question to answer because traditionally, workers’… Read More

New Jersey Remote Personal Injury Attorney: Your Rights as a Worker in New Jersey

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As we continue to figure out how to navigate working in COVID-19 and what exactly our working world is going to look like in the future, knowing what your rights are as an employee is extremely important. Even before COVID-19 highlighted workers’ rights when working from home, workers had rights that they were, and still are, entitled to. As a firm that has one of the best New Jersey remote personal injury attorney and New Jersey remote accident attorneys, we want you to know what rights you are entitled to as a worker in New Jersey from Rossetti & DeVoto, PC…. Read More

New Jersey Workplace Injury Attorney: How You’re Still Protected Even as a Remote Worker

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Working remotely is a new concept for many people. Rarely would you find someone who often worked from home before COVID-19 unless they were self-employed? The workforce in America has had to figure out how to navigate working remotely.  It is important to remember that despite no longer physically being in an office, you are still an employee and that means by law you still have certain rights and protections. In fact, the laws of your state regarding labor laws still apply to you even if you are an employee working from home. If you are unsure of what the… Read More

Covid-19 Pandemic: Can Your Employer Force You to Return to Work?

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We are living in unprecedented times with the COVID-19 pandemic, and all of us, employers included, are trying to figure out how to navigate living a normal life. Finding ways to return to a normal workday is proving one of the most difficult. Many people have reason to stay home, from their own and loved ones’ health issues to having small children whose schools are not in person. While employees would like to be able to choose when they physically return to work, it may ultimately be out of the employees’ hands. The employer is typically the one to make… Read More

New Jersey Brain Injury Lawyer: The Hidden Dangers of TBIs

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Head injuries are some of the most serious injuries that you can sustain and can, in more critical cases, cause lasting damage to those who suffer from them. The brain is a vital organ to our survival and one that we are still learning about from a medical perspective. New Jersey brain injury lawyers are here to help ensure that you receive full compensation if you suffer a serious brain injury. In some cases, injuries to the head are relatively non-life-threatening, such as with the minor concussions. But there are instances in which an injury to the brain, including repetitive… Read More

New Jersey Brain Injury Attorney: Why You Should Seek Compensation if You Believe You Suffered a TBI

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Brain injuries can often vary in severity. There are some that we are very used to hearing about, such as sports-related concussions, and that often heal without leaving lasting damage to those who sustained them (barring repeated incidents). However, injuries to the brain are always concerning, and if you believe you have suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI, your best course of action may be to contact a New Jersey brain injury attorney from Rossetti & DeVoto, PC, and seek compensation. What is TBI? A TBI is an injury sustained either from a blow to the head or from… Read More

Workers’ Compensation vs. Workplace Injuries: Is There a Difference?

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Nobody wants to get injured on the job. Depending on your line of work, you could have a high chance of being injured or a very low chance. But regardless of the type of work you do, you should know which type of injuries are compensable and which are not. Contacting a New Jersey workers compensation lawyer or a New Jersey workplace injury lawyer from Rossetti & DeVoto, PC, is the first step to understanding what you may be owed based on your injury. Below, we have outlined the ways in which you can tell whether or not you are… Read More

I Didn’t Feel Seriously Injured Until Days After My Accident: Is It Too Late?

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Getting into a car accident is not something that people want or expect. But unfortunately, accidents do happen and they can cause serious injury. This is why the right thing to do when you buy a car is make sure that you get the insurance sorted for it as well (if you are planning on getting a car, and currently don’t have insurance, then you can check out Staveley Head Insurance for an idea of where to look at). Of course, although accidents might cause an injury, suffering an injury in an accident doesn’t always present symptoms in the immediate… Read More

Elements of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

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There are numerous intricacies involved in personal injury cases in New Jersey. Despite these complexities, it doesn’t have to be complicated if you work with an experienced and trusted New Jersey personal injury attorney from the team of Rossetti & DeVoto, P.C. Our team will explain the entire process to you and guide you through it step-by-step. When you have a clear vision of what courts require to win a personal injury lawsuit, then you can rest assured of the result. This article will outline some of the elements of a personal injury lawsuit so that you can make informed… Read More

I Got Hurt on the Train: Who Is Liable?

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Using the train to commute to work or school anywhere in New Jersey is a great way to protect the environment, save money on gas, prevent normal wear and tear on your vehicle, and provide you with time to catch up on reading and work. However, a train accident can leave you with a severe injury. If you suffer injuries on the train, who can you hold accountable? In today’s post, the team from Rossetti & DeVoto, P.C. will answer this question and explain its relationship to New Jersey Title 59. The Engineer The first possible defendant you can name… Read More

How Does Accident Reconstruction Work?

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When you are in an automotive accident, your entire life turns upside down in an instant. Whether you suffer minor or major injuries, you will need to involve your insurance company and maybe even file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. The most severe accidents often require accident reconstruction to pinpoint the exact cause of the crash and if there were multiple parties responsible. The team from Rossetti & DeVoto, PC utilizes crash reconstruction experts to investigate accidents for their clients. Let’s take a look at what accident reconstruction involves and how it can be useful for your case. Defining… Read More

The Driver Who Hit Me Didn’t Have Insurance. What Now?

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Were you hit from behind while sitting at a red light? Did a vehicle make an illegal turn in front of you? Did a vehicle sideswipe you when changing lanes? All of these accidents are frustrating. They become even more daunting when the irresponsible driver doesn’t have insurance coverage. So, what happens next? How do you recover compensation for damages done to your vehicle, as well as your injuries, pain, and suffering? Here’s what you should do if a driver without insurance collides with your automobile. Use Your Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist Coverage Most auto insurance plans these days offer… Read More

Top Five Dog Breeds for Dog Bites

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The adage goes, “Dog is man’s best friend.” While this statement might be true for some, it’s certainly not accurate for others, especially those victimized by dog bites. While most dog bite attacks are unpredictable, people can anticipate some assaults by being cautious around particular dog breeds. Even though there are hundreds of different dog breeds, a few breeds are associated with higher dog bite attacks. By using this data, you can recognize what dogs to be careful around or to avoid. The Statistics Approximately five million people are victims of dog bites each year in the United States. The… Read More

Slip and Fall on Unsafe Property: Who’s Liable?

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Visiting a neighbor’s house or making a trip to the store should never have to end in a trip to the hospital. Sadly, this mishap happens all too often for many people across New Jersey. Why? Because they suffer an injury in a slip-and-fall accident. Many times, injuries and the resulting pain gets diagnosed as RSD which is a condition which can worsen, eventually resulting in the individual being declared disabled – thankfully there are instances of settlements being secured for victims of criminal negligence so justice is being served. If you or a loved one is involved in such… Read More

Someone’s Dog Bit Me: Are They Liable?

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Many of us believe “a dog is man’s best friend”, but we must still remember that dogs are still animals, and they have personalities of their own, many with aggressive tendencies.  When dogs feel threatened, scared, overwhelmed, or confused, they will often act out, just as humans do. When dogs act out, sometimes, they bite. And when they bite, dog bites can cause serious injuries.  Regardless of the reason for the dog bite, a dog owner is almost always held responsible for the actions of his or her dog. What Is the Law Governing Dog Bites in New Jersey? When… Read More

Suing for Damages: Who Pays? The Person at Fault Pay or Their Insurance Company?

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Suffering an injury at the hands of another is never easy to deal with, especially if you decide to file a lawsuit.  Yet many people that we represent tell us that they feel awkward suing someone personally for damages. Fear not. In almost all cases, the insurance company for the wrongdoer is paying for his or her attorney, in addition to any damages caused by their negligent acts as part of the insurance agreement with the wrongdoer.  Whether it is through auto insurance, homeowners insurance, or renters insurance, almost all claims are paid and defended by the insurance company.   The… Read More

I Got Hit by a City Sanitation Truck: Do I Have a Case?

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There are hundreds of city sanitation trucks on the roads of New Brunswick. Sometimes they are unavoidable. Maybe you get stuck behind them on their route, or they trail behind your vehicle. Either way, these trucks are broad, heavy, and slow. What happens if one of these trucks collides with you?  What recourse do you have when a public works vehicle hits you? Can you recover compensation through a truck accident lawsuit, even though the city, township, or borough where you live owns the trucks? This article will explore this topic and underline your legal rights in this situation. Can… Read More

Title 59: All You Need to Know

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Sovereign Immunity Under the law, in the State of New Jersey, as well as its counties, municipalities, and commissions, these jurisdictions have directives for sovereign immunity as the general rule for its employees and for itself. This immunity prevents them from being sued even when they are at fault.  Thankfully, the immunity is not all-encompassing and there are circumstances in which public entities and their employees can be sued for their negligent acts or omissions.  Common Lawsuits Filed Under Title 59 Under Title 59 in New Jersey, the most common exceptions that allow for the filing of a lawsuit include… Read More

Five Signs Your Doctor May Be Liable for Medical Malpractice

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Medical malpractice is a serious medical threat and impacts thousands of people every year in New Jersey. When you go to a doctor or hospital, you expect the medical provider to diagnose and care for your illness or disease properly so that you can return to good health. However, there are times when a doctor, nurse or hospital may not provide you with the appropriate level of care necessary to treat your condition. Here are five signs your doctor may be liable for medical malpractice in New Jersey. Diagnosis Delays One of the most common ways doctors face medical malpractice… Read More

How Do You Determine the Value of Emotional Distress?

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What is emotional distress? The legal definition, according to Webster, is “a highly unpleasant emotional reaction (as anguish, humiliation, or fury) which results from another’s conduct and for which damages may be sought.” As you can imagine, it is a difficult task to prove emotional distress, given its intangible nature. Emotional distress can include anxiety, nervousness, guilt, frustration, insomnia, fear, shame, and humiliation. When these symptoms start to feel overwhelming, it won’t be long until they completely take over your life, making everything seem harder. As a result of its impacts, many people decide to do something about this. Whether… Read More

Are Public Entities Immune from Liability Claims?

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Let’s start by defining what a public entity is. Any government entity, agency, department or other instrumentality of the state or local government, as well as a government-run transport agency or commission, is considered a public entity. As a general rule in New Jersey, sovereign immunity prevents citizens from suing the government, its public entities or its employees unless specifically authorized by statute. That means that government employees who are acting as agents of the state within their employment scope are immune to most lawsuits arising out of their negligent acts. However, there are exceptions to the general sovereign entity… Read More

Lou and Andy Named to Best Lawyers

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Lou DeVoto and Andy Rossetti have again been named to New Jersey's Best Lawyers for Personal Injury Litigation. This is the 15th year in a row that each attorney has been named in the elite rankings.

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Rossetti & DeVoto, PC was selected for inclusion in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell, ranking them among the most distinguished law firms in America. Fewer than 5% of all law firms are included in the Bar Register.

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