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E-Cigarettes and the Exploding Nicotine Dependent Population

Posted in E-Cigarette, Injury Law, Legal Updates, Product Liability

Studies have shown that approximately 20 million Americans use, or have used, an e-cigarette. This particular worldwide industry is estimated to be worth over $3 billion annually, and some estimates project that the industry will be worth over $10 billion by 2017. Furthermore, the e-cigarette industry advertises their product as a “safe” alternative to actual… Continue Reading

If You Smoke an E-Cigarette, You Might Break Your Cheek Bone, Suffer a Concussion, Lose a Finger, Or Require a Skin Graft

Posted in E-Cigarette, Legal Updates, Product Liability

If you’re from the Philadelphia area and you’re a major soccer fan, it’s possible you’ve heard of Daniel “Danny” Califf.  Mr. Califf is the former captain of the Philadelphia Union team in Major League Soccer.  However, you probably have not heard of Mr. Califf’s injuries, which he suffered as a result of an exploding E-Cigarette…. Continue Reading

New Jersey’s New Child Passenger Safety Laws: What Parents Need to Know

Posted in Injury Law, Legal Updates, Motor Vehicle Accidents

Effective September 1, 2015, new child passenger safety laws will go into effect in New Jersey.  These new laws were designed with enhanced safety in mind – specifically on improving protections for young children riding in cars.  So what are these new rules? Every child under 2 years old and weighing less than 30 lbs…. Continue Reading

What Should You Do If You’ve Been Injured At a Grocery Store?

Posted in Injury Law, Legal Updates

Grocery stores and other large retailers generally have plans, policies and procedures designed to keep their customers safe. Unfortunately, far too often store employees either do not know or do not follow corporate safety policies. This is why thousands and thousands of people are injured in grocery stores here in New Jersey every year. Many… Continue Reading

How Do I Appeal the Denial of Military Service Connected Disability Benefits and Do I Need an Attorney?

Posted in Injury Law, Legal Updates, Veterans Disability Benefits

Veterans service-connected disability benefits are often denied or awarded at the incorrect rating or date of disability. If you find yourself in this position, you have the right to an appeal and you increase your chances of winning if you are represented by an attorney. You can find a list of VA accredited attorneys here…. Continue Reading

Effective Legal Counsel Can Protect Family Interests in Bus Accident Litigation

Posted in Legal Updates, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Trucking Accidents

Tractor-trailer bus collisions are among the worst that occur on busy American highways.  Because of the relative size of the two vehicles in such a collision, the injuries are catastrophic, often with deadly consequences. It is essential for anyone injured in such a devastating collision to seek competent legal counsel immediately to protect his or… Continue Reading

Disturbing Statistics Regarding Bicycle Fatalities

Posted in Bicycle Injuries, Legal Updates

A recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association points out some very disturbing statistics regarding fatal bicycle accidents. The GHSA represents state transportation safety agencies and this report, authored by Allan Williams, is a cause for concern among its member agencies. The most disturbing fact was the news that the number of US bicyclist… Continue Reading

Florida Jury Awards $2 Million Verdict in Tobacco-Related Wrongful Death Suit

Posted in Injury Law, Legal Updates, Stark News, Wrongful Death

On March 27, 2015 a team of Stark & Stark attorneys obtained a $2 million verdict from an Indian River County, Florida jury in a wrongful death suit against Philip Morris USA Inc. and R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.  The verdict was a victory for widower Robert Gore, whose wife , Gloria, was a smoker… Continue Reading