Andrew M. Salmon

Andrew M. Salmon

Andrew M. Salmon is a Shareholder and member of Stark & Stark’s Accident & Personal Injury Group. Prior to joining Stark & Stark, Mr. Salmon was an assistant prosecutor with the Mercer County (NJ), Special Investigations Unit; prosecuting attorney for the City of Richmond Heights, St. Louis, MO and assistant prosecutor, St. Louis County, MO. He also had his own practice in St. Louis with an emphasis on criminal defense. His experience includes federal. state, and municipal criminal and civil trial and appellate practice. Mr Salmon is a New Jersey Certified Civil Trial Attorney.

Posts by Andrew M. Salmon

Playground Accidents: what you need to know in order to keep your child safe

Posted in Injury Law

Each year in the United States, emergency departments treat more than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger for playground-related injuries. About 45% of playground-related injuries include severe fractures, internal injuries, concussions, dislocations, and amputations. Additionally, about 75% of non-fatal injuries related to playground equipment occur on public playgrounds, with most of these accidents occurring at schools and daycare centers.

No Liability Found for Sending Texts to Driver Just Before Crash

Posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents

In May of this year, a Morris County Superior Court Judge held that one cannot be sued for allegedly helping to cause an accident by texting a driver. The decision was the subject of a few local radio shows – and the source of some concern for me, a plaintiff’s attorney, trying to defendant why one of my brethren would go after the non-driving texter.

Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Posted in Injury Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents

Leaving the scene of an accident is a serious offense in New Jersey and can result in fines, the suspension of your license, and in some cases even jail. This includes instances where both property damage and personal injury occur, as well as instances where only property damage has occurred.

Liability of Pedestrian Injuries on Sidewalks

Posted in Injury Law

In most cases, except for those containing negligence in regards to construction, a residential property owner is not liable if a pedestrian is injured as a result of the condition of the sidewalk on the landowner’s property. However, the same is not true of commercial landowners who generally owe a greater duty to maintain sidewalks.

Common Questions Associated with Car Accidents

Posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Do I have to tell my insurance company I was in an accident?
In New Jersey, most insurance companies require you to place them on notice of an accident within a set period of time. Failure to do so may result in denial of coverage. Before you say, “but I don’t want my insurance rates to go up”, think about having your insurance canceled for failure to report a claim. Which would be worse? Additionally, insurance companies usually do not raise your rates when the accident was not your fault.

Can A Court Grant Access to Your Personal Information on Social Media Sites During Your Case?

Posted in Injury Law

Although Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other forms of social media are great ways of staying in touch with family and friends, there are obvious risks associated with each one of these social mediums. Just look at the evening news to see story after story about public figures demolishing their careers through mistakes made on social media sites.