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.
Jumping on a trampoline is a perennial summertime favorite for kids in New Jersey and across the country. However, the personal injury risks associated with the trampoline are more grave than most parents recognize.
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.
It certainly wouldn't be inappropriate for executives at Toyota's world headquarters in Japan to affix a plaque with this statement at the main corporate entrance: The best of times, the worst of times.
Please see our immediately preceding products liability blog post of this past Tuesday for relevant background information regarding the FDA's recent issuance of a proposed order aimed at manufacturers of metal-on-metal (MOM) hip implants. The instant post serves as a tandem communication on that subject and provides readers with additional information on the order and the history leading up to it.
Many readers undoubtedly remember all too well the fatal air crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407 in early February 2009, a flight departing from New Jersey and destined for Buffalo, New York.
Too much or too little?
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.