When someone is injured in a car accident here in Essex County, they have a right to pursue compensation for the treatment of their injuries, lost wages and some of the other effects of the accident. This is done with a personal injury claim against a negligent driver and his or her auto insurance company.
Any New Jersey resident who has ever needed a lawyer knows that legal counsel comes at a cost. While lawyers' services can be expensive, it is important that people know there are laws that regulate attorneys' fees. In New Jersey, attorneys' fees must be reasonable and clients are entitled to a hearing on the reasonableness of the fees when necessary.
When someone reports the wrongdoings or illegal activity of an employer, this is typically called a whistle-blower action. Whistle-blowers are protected from being retaliated against by their employers under federal and state laws. Retaliation might include firing the worker for speaking up, demoting him or her or creating a hostile work environment.
The WNBA operates women's basketball teams throughout the country, including a team that plays just across the river from New Jersey at Madison Square Garden.
Most often when we write about legal malpractice in New Jersey, we discuss complaints that have been filed by people who believe their attorneys bungled their cases causing them to lose a legal battle. In a case that was just filed earlier this week, the complainant actually won a very large settlement in his original case--$104 million--but he still thinks his lawyers botched it.