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A wrongful death lawsuit was recently filed by the fiancée of treasured New Jersey school principal Derrick Nelson, following his April 7, 2019 death. Nelson, 44, was the principal of Westfield High School in Westfield, New Jersey, and died while receiving bone marrow transplant surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center. Nelson was undergoing the surgery in order to donate his bone marrow to a 14-year old boy suffering from cancer in France, when the procedure went awry. Nelson’s fiancée Sheronda Braker has sought the counsel of New Jersey wrongful death attorneys to litigate this matter.

Nelson perished after falling into a coma during the transplant surgery. According to his family, Nelson should have not been administered anesthesia during the surgery due to preconditions such as sleep apnea and being overweight, which medical personnel should have recognized. The lawsuit acknowledges that Nelson had an oxygen level of 91 when he was administered anesthesia, which is not considered medically appropriate.

According to the suit, filed by Nelson’s fiancée Sheronda Braker, the eleven defendants breached the standard of care by taking too long to recognize the bradycardia that Nelson was suffering from, and failing to provide adequate ventilation, eventually leading to Nelson’s coma.

Nobody plans on getting into a New Jersey car accident. However, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation, there are approximately 270,000 car accidents in the state each year. Of those, a driver or passenger is injured in over 60,000 accidents. In a state with a population of less than 9 million, this is a particularly startling statistic.

Given the fact that many New Jersey residents will be involved in a car accident at some point in their life, it is worth being prepared. The moments after an accident can be a blur, and motorists will benefit from committing a few important steps to memory. Better yet, the list below can be printed out and placed in the glovebox.

  • Check for injuries – Immediately after an accident, motorists should check to see if they are injured. Motorists should be careful just because there are no visible injuries does not mean that there was no damage caused by the accident.
  • Do not admit fault – It is natural to speak to the other motorists involved in the collision; however, resist admitting fault or apologizing for your driving. It will ultimately be up to a judge or jury to determine who was at fault, and your statement may be used against you.
  • Keep your cool – Some drivers get angry after an accident. Motorists should do everything they can to avoid escalating the situation.
  • Exchange information – New Jersey law requires motorists who are involved in an accident remain at the scene and exchange information, including name, address, contact information, driver’s license number, license plate number, and insurance information.
  • Document the scene – When possible, motorists should photograph the scene and talk with any witnesses. While police officers should do this, there is no guarantee that they will, and this information could be critical to a subsequent New Jersey car accident lawsuit.
  • Call the police – The law in New Jersey requires that motorists call the police if they were in an accident resulting in injuries or property damage. The responding police officer should complete a police report, which can be helpful to memorialize what happened.

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Aretsky Law Group, P.C. congratulates partner, Eric J. Aretsky, Esq. for being selected by his peers as a 2019 Bergen Top Personal Injury Lawyer as seen in 201 Magazine June 2019.  Mr. Aretsky is devoted to fighting for the monetary compensation that accident victims deserve for their injuries.CCF06102019_0003-230x300CCF06102019_0004-230x300CCF06102019_0005-230x300

We are pleased to announce that our Managing Partner, Eric J. Aretsky, Esq. has been selected2018-2019-10-best-pia by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA) as a 10 Best Personal Injury Attorney in New Jersey.  Mr. Aretsky is devoted to fighting for the monetary compensation that accident victims deserve for their injuries.

STEPS IN THE AIOPIA SELECTION PROCESS

STEP 1: The Attorney must be nominated by the Institute, Client, and/or Peer.

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Finding the right divorce attorney for your matter can be a challenging and difficult process. From your perspective, you may want a “negotiator” rather than a “pit bull”, or vice versa.  That is why you are encouraged to research the reputation of several different divorce lawyers and schedule in person meetings with each of them.  Many divorce lawyers offer free initial consultations.

As reported by CNBC there are many factors to consider prior to retaining a divorce lawyer.  Below are some of the most important factors to consider:

People’s financial and medical situations change. Some of these changes lead to the need to modify an alimony agreement. In July 2017 the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, heard a case on appeal from the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Family Part, Camden County. It involved an ex-husband’s request for a reduction in alimony based on a change in circumstances due to the loss of his job. The Family Part judge had refused to grant the modification.

The case in question was Beden v. Beden. Mary Beden and Lance Beden had been married for about 30 years when they divorced in 2010. Their property settlement agreement stipulated that Lance would pay Mary $800 per week in permanent alimony. This alimony was to stop only upon the death of either party or the event of Mary’s remarriage.

Lance fell behind in his payments, and in October 2014 Mary went to family court to have his alimony obligation enforced. The judge ordered Lance to pay what he owed and to sell the marital home the couple had shared in order to meet his obligations. Lance did not appeal this decision but neither did he comply.

On Wednesday, Paul Frischer, 59, from Franklin Lakes was arrested and charged for allegedly hitting a pedestrian in Garfield with his SUV and leaving the scene of the accident.

As reported in the Bergen Record, Mr. Frischer was charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, endangering and injured victim, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash and failure to report a motor vehicle crash. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office revealed that Mr. Frischer, a building superintendent, was charged in the hit and run accident on Monday that killed Giovanni Rivera, age 42.  Mr. Rivera was hit at approximately 7:00 p.m. om Monday evening and was left lying in the street on MacArthur Ave. in Garfield. He passed away at Hackensack University Medical Center on Wednesday morning.  The accident occurred near a special needs group home in Garfield. A funeral is scheduled on Saturday in North Bergen.

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Personal injury law in New Jersey can be defined as any bodily injury or emotional distress a person suffers. When that harm is caused in whole or part by another party’s negligent, careless, reckless, or intentional behavior, then the injured party may be entitled to collect compensation.

In order to learn more about your rights and what you can do to protect those rights, it is important that you understand some basic facts about personal injury law in New Jersey.

 Personal injury law is a branch of civil law that deals with legal disputes that arise when one party, the plaintiff, holds another party, the defendant, responsible for harm suffered as a result of an accident. In order to receive compensation, or damages, from the defendant, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant was, in fact, at fault.

If you are involved in a New Jersey divorce, about to file for divorce, or believe that your spouse is contemplating divorce, you should be aware that social media can be used both for and against you. While it is always wise to think twice before emailing, texting, or posting, it is especially important to do so when divorce is an issue. Remember, messages that take an instant to transmit cannot be taken back once you hit that “send” button.

The use of all types of social media by New Jersey divorce attorneys has increased steadily over the past several years. What you say, text, email, or post can be used against you as your divorce proceeds. On the other hand, an experienced New Jersey divorce lawyer can also use your spouse’s posts to support your allegations.

Social media postings, etc., can be used…

On August 28, 2018 the Mahwah, NJ Police Department disclosed that earlier this month on Route 17 North a truck carrying candy overturned as the result of a road rage incident.  The tractor trailer flipped on its side after the driver of an SUV cut in front of the truck to slow it down because he thought the truck was being operated recklessly.

As reported in the Bergen Record, which includes video of the crash captured on a dash cam of a driver behind the accident, the police posted news of this event in advance of the Labor Day holiday weekend to warn drivers of the hazards of overly aggressive driving.  Fortunately, neither driver was seriously injured in the accident.

The driver of the truck alleged that the driver of the SUV hit his brakes while changing lanes causing him to lose control of the tractor trailer.  Both drivers were issued traffic tickets for failure to signal, failure to maintain lane and careless driving.  The driver of the SUV also was written up for delaying traffic.

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