Kessler, DiGiovanni & Jesuele, LLP

Injury attorneys in Westfield, New Jersey

10 posts tagged "Personal Injury"

  • When A Loved One Is Killed In An Accident

    Posted on January 20, 2014 by Vincent Jesuele
    The unexpected death of a family member as a result of an accident can present one with most difficult times. A family is left not only to mourn the loss of a spouse, parent, or child, but to bear the financial burden of the funeral costs and burial. If a loved one was killed in an automobile…
  • The Verbal Threshold: What Is It? Why Do I Have It? How Do I Change It?

    Posted on November 25, 2013 by Vincent Jesuele
    The verbal threshold, also known as the limited tort, the lawsuit threshold or the tort limitation, is a product of one of the biggest hoodwinking scams in New Jersey history. A brief history is necessary. About two decades ago, automobile insurers were threatening to leave the State of New Jersey…
  • Doored By A Car? Here Are 5 Steps To Follow

    Posted on December 09, 2012 by Vincent Jesuele
    Every cyclist who rides in built-up areas knows the risk posed by parked cars. There are a number of reasons why a cyclist might be compelled to ride alongside parked cars: perhaps that is where the bike lane is, or if there is no bike lane, it might be the only place to ride without blocking…
  • What Is Personal Injury Law?

    Posted on December 04, 2012 by Vincent Jesuele
    So maybe you've heard the phrase "personal injury" or " personal injury attorney " and you're wondering: what is personal injury law? Put simply, personal injury law covers any type of injury to a person. Examples include workers' compensation, medical malpractice, auto accidents, and falls. If you…
  • 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…
  • Shoulder Injuries

    Posted on August 24, 2012 by Vincent Jesuele
    It’s a typical afternoon at work and you’re busy stocking shelves with merchandise. You strain as you reach overhead to place a particularly heavy item on the shelf. Suddenly a sharp, searing pain cuts through your shoulder, causing you to cry out in agony. After the initial burst of pain subsides…
  • Tractor-Trailer Accidents

    Posted on August 17, 2012 by Vincent Jesuele
    An automobile accident is always a potential disaster. This is especially true when one of the vehicles involved is a tractor-trailer, also known as a “semi” or “18-wheeler.” Whereas the average car weighs between 2,500 and 4,000 pounds, a fully-loaded tractor trailer can weigh as much as 80,000 lbs…
  • New Jersey "Dog Bite" Law

    Posted on August 03, 2012 by Vincent Jesuele
    In all civil cases in New Jersey, the party bringing the suit (the plaintiff) must prove two elements; liability and damages, against the party that is sued (the defendant). Typically, liability is shown by proving that the defendant was negligent. Negligence is the failure to adhere to the duty…