Kessler, DiGiovanni & Jesuele, LLP

Injury attorneys in Westfield, New Jersey

4 posts tagged "For Lawyers"

  • Is It Workers' Compensation or Workers Compensation?

    Posted on February 25, 2013 by Vincent Jesuele
    I've noticed that there seems to be a lot of confusion about the apostrophe in the phrase "workers compensation". I've seen "workers compensation", "workers' compensation", and even "worker's compensation". So which is correct? Well, it depends on who you ask. In both New Jersey and New York…
  • The Limits of Brooks v. Odom

    Posted on September 14, 2012 by Vincent Jesuele
    If you practice Plaintiff’s personal injury law in New Jersey, you are no doubt painfully aware of the practical effect of the 1997 New Jersey Supreme Court ruling in Brooks v. Odom, 150 N.J. 395 (1997). At first glance, the holding with its mile high standard would appear to sound a death knell to…
  • Circumventing the Verbal Threshold Limitation of N.J.S.A. 39:6A-8(A)

    Posted on September 07, 2012 by Vincent Jesuele
    In the words of a noted torts professor, "Never drop your briefcase and run". This lesson is no more apt than when faced with a "Verbal Threshold" case. Consider the following scenario: On August 18, 2011, Plaintiff is operating his motor vehicle and is stopped with his left directional signal…
  • How to Maximize Insurance Coverage by Examining the Facts

    Posted on August 31, 2012 by Vincent Jesuele
    In the early morning hours of June 21, 2012, on a dark stretch of the Garden State Parkway, Defendant X, an intoxicated motorist, failed to negotiate an exit ramp curve. As a result, the motorist traversed a forty foot grass berm, re-entered the Parkway, struck another southbound automobile and…