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What is Social Host Liability in New Jersey?

Dram shop statutes in New Jersey are civil laws which may entitle victims of alcohol related accidents to financial compensation for their injuries. While this is commonly associated with businesses or vendors irresponsibly serving alcohol to patrons, dram shop laws also apply to social hosts. It is important to note that within the context of a drunk… Continue Reading

Off-Duty Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Long Branch, NJ Vehicular Homicide

On September 22nd, 2017, 66 year old Karen Borkowski was struck by a vehicle while crossing Ocean Boulevard in Long Branch. Borkowski was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident according to nj.com. The driver of the vehicle was off-duty police detective Jake Pascucci. As a result of this accident, detective Pascucci has pled guilty… Continue Reading

Recovering Compensation for Slip and Fall Accidents

Amongst the most common forms of personal injury claims are those involving slip and fall accidents. Although simple accidents involving falling down may not seem like a big deal, they can sometimes result in severe injuries and lead to costly medical procedures and other incurred expenses. Today, our personal injury attorneys will be discussing when individuals injured in slip… Continue Reading

Monmouth County Woman Awarded $24 After Malpractice Suit

Earlier this month, 36 year old Ana Pereira was awarded a staggering $24 million as a result of a medical malpractice claim filed against medical professionals from the Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch. This case dates back to 2011 when Pereira was treated for simple kidney stones, but resulted in serious and life altering injuries. Today, our medical… Continue Reading

What is a Living Trust in New Jersey?

Living trusts are part of many well-rounded plans to pass on assets to family and loved ones. Estate planning does not have to be confined to a last will and testament, but instead can be handled primarily through a living trust. There are several advantages of drafting a living trust in addition to a will, but it… Continue Reading

Simple Assault vs. Aggravated Assault

New Jersey statutes break “assault” charges into two categories: aggravated assault and simple assault. These refer to physically violent assaults, and are separate from other types of felony charges including sexual assault. Aggravated assault may result in maximum second degree felony charges, potentially leading to ten (10) years in state prison. Simple assault charges are not considered felonies, and… Continue Reading

Negotiating Your Personal Injury Claim

It is estimated that less than five (5) percent of all personal injury cases go to trial in the United States. This is primarily due to both claimants and defendants wanting to avoid a long and costly litigation process. While our Monmouth County personal injury attorneys always prepare our clients for the possibility of a court trial,… Continue Reading

Bad Actors in Workers’ Compensation Claims

Bad actors are defined by Merriam-Webster as “unruly, or contentious individuals”. The legal definition of bad actors can be in some ways more specific, but in others hard to pin down. Bad actors in workers’ compensation claims may be corrupt healthcare providers, doctors, employers, and even those who file fraudulent claims. Today, our workers’ compensation attorneys will… Continue Reading

What is Comparative Negligence in New Jersey?

New Jersey state law follows “comparative negligence” or “contributory negligence” regulations when determining fault for personal injury claims. What this means is that fault is assigned on a sliding, percentage based scale anywhere from 0% to 100%. For example, it is common for car accidents to have multiple liable or at fault parties when more than one… Continue Reading

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Chamlin, Rosen, Uliano & Witherington of West Long Branch, New Jersey, provides representation throughout Monmouth County including Asbury Park, Belmar, Colts Neck, Deal, Eatontown, Freehold, Hazlet, Holmdel, Howell, Lake Como, Long Branch, Manalapan, Manasquan, Marlboro Township, Middletown, Neptune, Oakhurst, Ocean Township, Redbank, Shrewsbury, Spring Lake, Tinton Falls, Wall Township, West Long Branch, and Freehold Township; Ocean County including Bayville, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Lakewood Township, Mantoloking, Point Pleasant, Point Pleasant Beach, and Toms River; Middlesex County including East Brunswick, Milltown, New Brunswick, Old Bridge Township, Perth Amboy, Sayreville, South Amboy, South River, and Spotswood.

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