What Happens If You Don’t Know Who To Sue? Fictitious Party Pleading and Due Diligence in New Jersey

Sometimes it is not so easy to determine the correct person or entity to sue.  We see this often in a number of cases – including those with multiple causes of damages, multiple companies who had a hand in manufacturing a defective product,...

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What should I do if I am involved in an accident?

If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident in New Jersey, please keep these tips in mind.  Whether you are potentially the at fault party or an injured party, understanding that what you do in the aftermath of an accident can...

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New Jersey Dram Shop Laws and Social Host Liability

Most states, including New Jersey, have enacted “dram shop” laws. These civil statutes provide that in certain circumstances an injured claimant may bring a lawsuit against a business that served or sold alcohol to an individual who then...

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NJ Automobile Insurance Coverage Selection

Insure Yourself First When purchasing New Jersey Automobile insurance, it is important to maximize your Medical Payment (Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage and Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) coverage to properly protect you and your...

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The New Virtual Reality for Jury Trials in New Jersey

New Jersey has become one of the first states in the country to roll out fully virtual jury trials.  On January 7, 2021, New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner signed an Order setting the stage for the use of fully virtual trials in...

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Attorney's Fees in New Jersey

How am I going to afford a lawyer?  Aren’t lawyers expensive?  If I win my case, does the other side have to pay my lawyer’s fees? These are often the first questions that can arise in anyone’s head when they need a...

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Litigating Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Cases in New Jersey

Broken and fractured bones are seen on x-rays.  Herniated discs can be visualized on MRIs.  Scars and burns can be seen with the naked eye.  While often the cause of pain can be readily identified, pain itself is a conundrum.  We...

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New Jersey Charitable Immunity Claims

Ordinarily, under New Jersey law, an individual or business is liable for negligently injuring someone.  However, some New Jersey statutes and case law may limit the ability to obtain compensation for injuries caused by someone’s...

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NEW JERSEY COMMERCIAL PROPERTY OWNERS CAN NO LONGER SEEK SHELTER FOR SNOW & ICE INJURY LIABILITY UNDER THE ONGOING-STORM RULE

Residents of New Jersey are no strangers to severe winter weather and the hazards of ice and snow both on our roadways and walkways.  Unfortunately, slip and fall injuries due to ice and snow accumulations are frequently caused by the negligence...

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WHAT IS SPINAL STENOSIS, A/K/A, WHAT’S GOING ON WITH DAVID WRIGHT?

It started with a pulled hamstring while sliding into second base on April 14th.  Now Mets fans are faced with the very real possibility that David Wright may miss significant time from the playing field and, worst case scenario, may never play...

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INSURANCE BENEFITS FOR PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS INVOLVING UBER AND LYFT ACCIDENTS IN NEW JERSEY

W. John Weir, Managing Partner at Weir Attorneys New Jersey accidents involving ride sharing companies, such as Lyft and Uber, trigger insurance issues favorable to those who are injured as a result of the motor vehicle accident.  Unlike taxi...

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AGGRESSIVELY ADDRESSING AGGRAVATION CASES

​Spinal stenosis.  Disc osteophytes complexes.  Disc desiccation.  Osteoarthritis.  Bone spurring.  Endplate changes.  Foraminal narrowing.  Hypertrophy.  Facet joint disease.   It is no secret that as...

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JURY VERDICT AGAINST THE RIDGE AT BACK BROOK

The trial attorneys at Weir & Associates obtained a jury verdict on July 21, 2017 on behalf of their client against The Ridge at Back Brook, LLC.  Plaintiff claimed Defendant, The Ridge at Back Brook, LLC, an upscale country club in...

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EXPUNGING CRIMINAL RECORDS IN NEW JERSEY

Some of the most popular legal questions New Jersey residents have often involve the consequences of an arrest during their youth: Is that time I got arrested when I was younger still on my record? Will that arrest for underage drinking show up on...

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UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF A CIVIL RESERVATION IN MUNICIPAL COURT

Many New Jersey drivers that have been in an accident “know the deal.”  If you head down to the local municipal court and plead guilty, the prosecutor may recommend a charge that carries no points and reduces your potential exposure...

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IT'S SNOW JOKE- LIABILITY POST BLIZZARD

With over 20 inches of snow falling in many towns in Mercer County this past weekend, the increased potential for liability in a civil lawsuit resulting from a storm-related accident surely does not top many people’s list of concerns. ...

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NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT EXTENDS SIDEWALK LIABILITY TO PRIVATE SIDEWALK OWNED BY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently ruled that condominiums and “55 and over” homeowner associations, who fail to properly maintain sidewalks under their ownership, can be held liable for slip and fall injuries.  Prior to this...

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DEALING WITH DEFAMATORY FACEBOOK POSTS

An unfortunate side effect of the influx of social media has been a marked increase in harassing and defamatory statements posted on internet websites.  It is all too familiar, the case where a competitor seeks to destroy a small business’s...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY JURY RULES IN FAVOR OF DEFENDANT

In a matter tried before The Honorable Michael O'Neil on May 19, 20 and 21, 2015, Mercer County trial attorney John Weir obtained a defense verdict after less than forty-five minutes of jury deliberations.  The matter of Ghafoor v. Dworak...

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