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Personal Injury Archives

New Jersey "Dog Bite" Laws

In light of the recent debate over the safety of pitbulls, the New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Breslin and Breslin would like to remind all NJ dog owners of the state's "dog bite" laws. New Jersey, like the majority of states, is a statutory strict liability state. This means that the dog owner is legally liable for all the damages inflicted upon a dog bite victim, even if the dog had never shown a propensity for attacking humans.

School Bus Safety

A Camden County Superior Court jury this week awarded $5 million to a teenage girl who was struck by a drunk driver after her school bus let her off at a dangerous and unapproved stop. According to court documents, plaintiff's attorneys argued that the school bus driver ordered the Gloucester County woman to exit the bus about one-third of a mile from her home and walk down a busy, high speed road with no sidewalks, instead of dropping her at the designated stop in front of her home. The driver did that an alleged 40 times throughout the school year prior to accident in an effort to shorten his bus route.

New efforts note, seek to reduce mothers' delivery-related injuries

Increasingly, medical experts and public health officials are noting that serious complications arising from childbirth are as frequently visited upon birth mothers as they are on newborns with severe birth injuries.

Lawsuit alleges negligence in falling bridge, chemical spill

It didn't take long for scores of residents from the Borough of Paulsboro, a small community of about 6,100 people in Gloucester County, to file a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensatory and punitive damages for negligence and trespass in the wake of a recent chemical spill that hospitalized 60 people.