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Understanding the Rights of Your Child With Cerebral Palsy

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Disabilities come in many shapes and forms, and anyone in the world can be suffering with them. Sometimes they are obvious, sometimes they aren’t. There are helping hands out there for disabled people, and these can specify according to ones position in life. For example, dentists can apply for dentists disability insurance to insure them against anything they might encounter. This goes for many other physician job roles as well. But there are certain disabilities, such as cerebral palsy which those with the illness need to consider to make their life as easy as possible. Here is everything you need… Read More

What Types of Evidence Are Required to Prove My Negligent Security Case?

negligent security cases

Visiting a restaurant, bar, or nightclub can end with you being the victim. Either of an assault, battery, or other serious crime. This is a horrible experience that most of us never anticipate when we go out for the night. After all, why would anyone want to attack me? However, attacks are often a result of the way a business establishment operates. And, the way in which they handle security threats. All of this can lead to negligent security cases. If you have been injured as a result of negligent security at a restaurant, bar, nightclub, or hotel, you may… Read More

What Are the Major Causes of Congenital Anomalies?

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 303,000 newborns will die within just four weeks of their birth each year as a result of a congenital anomaly. Problems that arise during the fetus’s development in the womb can cause congenital anomalies. Malformations and birth defects are the other names for congenital anomalies. Congenital anomalies can directly contribute to a whole host of long-term disabilities. These disabilities can have a significant impact on the lives. But not only the lives of the children who are born with them, but also their families. Not to mention healthcare systems and even… Read More

Common Construction Site Injuries

Common Construction Site Injuries

Construction sites are among the most dangerous places for workers. With so much going on, and so many moving parts, the potential for injury lurks around every corner. Construction site injuries can lead to permanent disability, partial or full paralysis. Or, even death depending on their nature and severity. According to statistics compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the so-called ‘Fatal Four’ construction site accidents result in over 631 deaths every year in the United States. Here’s what you need to know about the most common construction site injuries. Falls Falls are the leading injury on construction fatalities. In… Read More

Was a Loved One Wrongfully Killed Due to Police Negligence

Police Negligence

Law enforcement officers have been under scrutiny following a string of killings in recent years. The killings where community members were shot and killed. Many experts describe this as an extreme use of excessive force. While the criminal proceedings have made headlines, the civil suits have been quietly settled in many of these cases. But how is a family compensated when a loved one is wrongfully killed due to police brutality or negligence?   New Jersey Wrongful Death and Survival Acts Suits seeking damages for wrongful death and those at the hands of police are subject to two different Acts… Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Obstetrical Malpractice

Obstetrical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is a horrible reality for far too many Americans with more than 98,000 injuries occurring annually in the United States alone.  Obstetrical malpractice can have devastating effects given the medical vulnerability of pregnant women and their unborn children. The damages are often deadly and life altering.   At Rossetti & DeVoto, we are continuously fighting for our clients and getting them the compensation they deserve when medical negligence occurs. Here is everything you need to know about obstetrical malpractice. What is Obstetrical Malpractice? Obstetrical malpractice is any form of medical malpractice relating to either pregnancy or childbirth.  Obstetrical malpractice… Read More

The Top Mistakes Made During Personal Injury Claims

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If the recklessness of another party caused an accident and you got an injury, you have the right to seek damages for your physical and emotional injuries. In other words, for personal injury claims. Navigating the waters of personal injury lawsuits, however, is fraught with dangers and pitfalls. Oftentimes, individuals make mistakes very soon after their injuries. And, before seeing an attorney, which can prove costly to their claims. Here are some of the top mistakes made during this critical time period after getting an injury. Not Notifying the Police or other Investigatory Body One of the biggest mistakes people… Read More

Social Media and Injuries: Why Posting Online May Hurt Your Case

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Social media is everywhere these days – after all, it’s social. From Twitter and Facebook to LinkedIn and Pinterest, people seemingly spend most of their time glued to their phone’s screen. While we often view these sites as harmless, they can do serious damage to any legal issues or claims being undertaken. This may lead to the court taking in your phone as evidence, with attorneys going to websites such as https://www.eidebailly.com/services/litigation-and-dispute-advisory/cell-phone-forensics to run forensics on your phone in case of potential other evidence. Read more about the connection between social media and personal injury claims, and your court case…. Read More

How Do New Jersey Court’s Define “Pain and Suffering?”

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If an individual gets an injury as a result of the negligence of another individual or entity in the State of New Jersey, they have the legal right to seek compensation for their injuries – both physical and mental. These compensatory damages are known as “pain and suffering” compensation.  But, what is it and how do New Jersey courts define “pain and suffering?” What Exactly Is It? The loose definition of “pain and suffering” is that it is the physical or mental suffering a person experiences as a result of an accident. It includes Pain, Suffering, Disability, Impairment and the… Read More

What Can I Do if My Car is Hit, But They Run?

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Is there anything worse than being in an accident? What if the accident was a hit and run?If you’re wondering, “what can I do if my car is hit, but they run?” read on. What to Do After You Are Hit and they Run If another driver strikes your car and then flees the scene, what steps can you take to ensure that you don’t become a victim? While the initial reaction of being involved in a hit and run collision is probably shock or alarm, for the sake of your insurance claim—and in hopes of catching the driver who… Read More

How to Avoid Accidents on Industrial Sites

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Industrial sites and construction sites are among the most dangerous places for workers. With so much going on, and so many moving parts, the potential for injury lurks around every corner. Ant this is why accidents on industrial sites are not an abnormality. Below is a list of safety principles and practices for employers and employees to follow in order to minimize the risk and to prevent worker injuries on hazardous industrial sites. Safety Training The first step you should take to minimize the risk of mishaps on industrial sites and construction sites is to provide adequate safety training. By… Read More

Medori Named to Top 40 Under 40 by National Trial Lawyers

Anthony was named a Top 40 Under 40 attorney in New Jersey by The National Trial Lawyers. He also recently authored an article that was published in the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Product Liability and Mass Tort Section Newsletter concerning “successor liability”. It aims to hold successor corporations responsible for the wrongful acts of its predecessor companies or companies that the successor subsequently acquires.

$900,000 for Injuries Sustained by Worker on Shredding Truck

A 51-year-old employee of a paper shredding truck company recovered $900,000 after the cutting blades of a mobile truck shredded partially amputated his foot in 2015 when he climbed into the hopper to clear a paper jam. The shredder pulled our client’s boot and foot in, severing his toes and mangling his right foot. Read more about this settlement and how Andy Rossetti handled the case for RD. What happened? A lawsuit was filed against the manufacturer of the truck alleging that the truck was defective. This was because the hopper should have been guarded in a way that would… Read More

Wrongful Death Actions: Familial Aspects that Can Increase Case Value

The goal of a trial attorney is to effectively highlight the family’s pecuniary losses to the jury, in an effort to substantiate and increase case value. By Andrew J. Rossetti and Dean E. Avgerinos | October 18, 2018 The death of a loved one is heartbreaking. The world stops, and the thought of moving on without a child, parent or spouse can seem impossible. They can never be replaced, yet our Wrongful Death Act severely limits family members’ recovery to pecuniary losses. Plaintiff’s attorneys often rely on a statistical analysis completed by an economist regarding the hours of lost services… Read More

Victim of Product After a Recall: What Are My Rights?

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New Jersey law only allows product manufacturers to be accountable for their products when they contain manufacturing defects or have a defect in the design. Or, when they fail to contain adequate warnings of the dangers. And this can result in the product being unreasonably dangerous so they are unfit and unsafe for use by the public. What if, however, there was also a product recall? What are your rights? Defective and Recalled Products If you are injured as the result of a defective product, you may be entitled to seek compensation from the makers or sellers of that product…. Read More

Sleep Deprivation Car Accidents During the Holiday Season

Sleep Deprivation Car Accidents

Car accidents are common and have many causes. Many are preventable. Accidents caused by sleep deprivation are very common, especially in today’s fast-paced world. Sleep deprivation accident statistics indicate that as much as a fourth of drivers have dozed off while driving. Studies also show that driving while lacking sleep is as bad as driving while intoxicated. As negative as it sounds, we have a high chance of being involved in a car accident at some point in our lives, and after this we will need legal help (be it a personal injury lawyer springfield illinois, or one based closer… Read More

Baxter Appointed to Board of New Jersey Trial Lawyer Organization

Melissa was recently selected to serve on the Board of Trustees of TANJ – an association of trial attorneys dedicated to promoting the litigation interests of the public, the bench, and the bar – after also being selected to serve on the Board of Governors of NJAJ – a statewide organization of trial attorneys whose mission is to protect individuals and families.

Baxter Speaks at Trial Attorney Conference

Melissa spoke at several trial attorney conferences this year including a conference in Somerset, NJ where she spoke about effective methods for trial preparation and shared tips on selecting a fair and impartial jury so as to put the case in the best position for success at trial. Melissa was once again invited to speak at the 2018 NJAJ annual trial attorney 3-day conference in Atlantic City, NJ. There, she shared a checklist of the most important tasks to complete during litigation. Additionally, she shared extra steps to take in order to maximize the full potential of a case. During… Read More

RD’s Baxter Obtains Multiple Jury Trial Verdicts

Read more about Melissa Baxter‘s multiple jury verdicts and their conclusions. The First of Baxter’s Jury Verdicts: A School Bus Driver Verdict Melissa Baxter obtained a $133,121.00 jury verdict in Camden, County when an SUV in traffic struck a 39-year-old driver of a school bus. The defense maintained that the impact was light. Moreover, they also maintained that all of the injuries were pre-existing. However, at trial, Melissa dismantled the defense. She caught the defendant lying on the stand. And, she successfully utilized the testimony of the defendants’ own expert witness to support the case. Using technology to her client’s… Read More

$1.3 Million for Tractor Trailer Crash

Read more about how two trucking companies paid $1.3 million settlement. This happened after a tractor trailer crash left our female client with neck and back injuries requiring two surgeries. Lou DeVoto represented RD’s client in the case. What happened? Our client was operating an 18 wheel tractor trailer when she slowed due to traffic conditions at the merge of I-287 and Route 78 in northern New Jersey. She was rear-ended by a tractor trailer who in turn was then rear-ended by a third tractor trailer. Our client suffered neck and back injuries that were treated conservatively for years. The… Read More

$2.6 Million for Bicyclist Struck by City Sanitation Truck

Read more about this $2.6 million settlement and how Lou DeVoto successfully represented RD’s client. What actually happened? $2.6 million settlement on the day of trial against the City of Clifton for damages sustained by RD’s client who was cut-off by a city garbage truck while approaching an intersection on his bicycle. RD’s client landed under the truck and sustained fractures to his arm and shoulder. Additionally, he sustained scarring to his face. And, was subsequently blinded in one eye from a medical complication that arose during one of his scar revision surgeries. The defense claimed that RD’s client caused the… Read More

I Was Bitten by My Neighbor’s Dog. What Can I Do?

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Every year, over 4 million people in the United States are attacked by dogs. The vast majority of those attacked, and nearly half of those seriously injured by dog bites, are children. If you are the victim of such an incident, you need to know your rights. So if you were bitten by a dog, here’s what you can do. Common Dog Bite Injuries Dog bites, while most often not deadly, can cause life-changing and permanent damage. Moreover, the majority of dog bites affect the arms, hands, feet, legs, head and neck areas of the body. The most serious types… Read More

What Happens If Your Injury Was Misdiagnosed?

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Being hospitalized is never a pleasant experience. It can take days, weeks and even months for you to fully recover from injuries or sickness. But what happens when the injury or sickness you are seeking treatment for is misdiagnosed? Oftentimes, the results are catastrophic leading to death or serious injury. Why Does a Misdiagnosis Occur? A medical misdiagnosis can occur for a wide variety of reasons. Despite the extensive experience many doctors and nurses have, they are human, and mistakes can and do happen. Common reasons for misdiagnosed injury include: Failing to recognize and understand the significance of your symptoms…. Read More

What to Know about Spinal Cord Injuries

spinal cord injuries

Suffering an injury is a traumatic experience, but suffering from a spinal cord injury can have life-changing ramifications. In fact, over 11,000 spinal injuries are reported in the United States every year. Furthermore, young men are far more likely to suffer a spinal cord injury than any other segment of the population. So, if you suffer a spinal cord injury, do you know what to do? Here’s what you need to know about spinal cord injuries. Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries Traumatic Spinal Injuries The major causes of spinal cord injuries can be broken down into traumatic or non-traumatic injuries…. Read More

Slip and Fall Accidents in Amusement Parks

Slip and Fall Accidents

Amusement parks are supposed to be family-friendly fun, and that means they are supposed to be safe. For scores of people every year, however, they turn out to be a nightmare. If you are the victim of an accident at a theme or water park, what rights do you have and what can you do? Here is Rossetti & DeVoto’s guide to slip-and-fall accidents in amusement parks. Amusement Park Regulations in New Jersey In the State of New Jersey, the Carnival and Amusement Ride Safety Act governs fixed-site amusement park regulations. This act established an annual safety inspection program for… Read More

Common Vacation Injuries to Avoid

Vacation Injuries to Avoid

When you visit New Jersey on vacation, you will never run out of activities to enjoy. Feeling adventurous and want to have an adrenaline rush? You’ll definitely want to check out the New Jersey’s renowned Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari. Want to wind down after some hectic months? The luxurious Borgata Hotel and Casino is where you need to go. What about checking out a bit of history? Consider checking out the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. If you’re seeking waterpark thrills, the Mountain Creek Waterpark should be your first stop. No matter what you are seeking from a… Read More

What to Do If You’re Attacked on Vacation

Attacked on Vacation

There is nothing quite like taking a well-deserved vacation. According to a study done by the Pew Research Center, the average American works 38.7 hours a week 46.8 weeks every year, which adds up to 1,811 hours annually. We all occasionally need a vacation from the daily grind. However, there is always the possibility that your plan for fun and de-stressing goes wary. Your hotel room could be broken into and robbed, you could be mobbed while strolling in a popular tourist spot. Or, someone could even attack you out of the blue. No matter what could potentially happen, you… Read More

Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

Medical Malpractice Case

We put our full trust in doctors for any and all health concerns we have. Whether we have a cold, a broken bone, or something more serious, they are the first ones we turn to when something health-related goes wary. We expect proper care in order to sufficiently heal. Unfortunately, there can be times where doctors make mistakes – whether by accident or on purpose – that can put others in a compromised situation. One day, you may find yourself thinking “do I have a medical malpractice case?” Therefore, tt is important to know if any medical mistakes made could… Read More

What to Do If You’re Injured in an Uber Accident

Injured in an Uber Accident

Uber is one of the most popular companies in the ever-expanding Sharing Economy. In November 2016, Uber hit 40 million monthly riders – that’s a lot of people. However, there’s always the possibility of you being a passenger in an Uber that has an involvement in a car accident. After all, twenty to fifty million people are injured annually in car accidents. Because safety is such a necessity, Uber even has a section about safety details on its website. So, what happens if you get an injury in an Uber accident? What are the steps you should take in case… Read More

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and What to Do

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

If you place your elderly loved one in a nursing home, you fully expect them to be taken care of. There is a high level of trust involved. Unfortunately, many times this trust is taken for granted, and elderly nursing home patients suffer mistreatment and abuse; there are actually certain signs of nursing home abuse. If you think someone you know is being abused at his or her nursing home, don’t wait to take action. You might want to speak to a legal team about your suspicions, or even give your loved one a cell phone from https://www.fanmisenior.com/cell-phones-for-seniors/ so they… 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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