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Determining Liability for an Injury Sustained in a Watercraft Collision
  • By: Eric Hannum, Esq.
  • Published: June 3, 2015

Every summer, New Jersey’s waterways become dense with boats and other watercraft. Operating a boat or jet ski can be an exhilarating way to spend a summer day, but it can also be dangerous. In 2013, 123 boat collisions occurred in New Jersey’s waters. Of these, eight were fatalities. In any accident where a party suffers damages, either to his or her property or through an injury, a negligent party may be identified and held responsible for the cost of the victim’s losses. In cases where one of the parties involved in an accident is injured, he or she may file a personal injury claim to attempt to receive monetary compensation for his or her damages. Examples of damages that monetary compensation for a personal injury may cover include: Medical bills Compensation for lost wages due to time spent out of work…Read More

Know Your Liability Hosting a Memorial Day Barbecue
  • By: Eric Hannum, Esq.
  • Published: May 13, 2015

Memorial Day weekend is closer than you think. Your initial thought is to head “Down the Shore” and patronize your favorite club or restaurant but that thought soon disappears when you consider the shore traffic and the potential for a “DWI” charge against your license. Your next thought is to entertain at home with friends and family but is this a wise choice given the potential liability? What Are The Legal Consequences Of Being A “Social Host” In the legal world, a social host is any person, who invites, by express or implied invitation, individuals into their home and supplies them with alcoholic beverages. Simply put, if you are throwing a party, you are not only the “hostess with the mostess” but you are also now considered by law a “social host.” As a result of this designation, you are…Read More

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