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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on

Q: I was injured in a slip and fall in 2016 Coming up on 4 yrs is that good or bad it’s taking so long

It was in a restaurant located in a casino wet floor no wet sign a very bad fall which I ended up getting surgery

Peter Briskin answered on Jul 28, 2019

So sorry to hear you were injured. I have some more questions about your case. Feel free to contact me to discuss.

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4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for New Jersey on

Q: I was injured in an auto accident on January 7, 2019, It was clearly not my fault, as indicated in the police report.

The other driver's insurance company has been contacting me nearly every week to settle the matter for $3,000. He tells me that I do not have much time left. I have a spinal cord injury which, although not too serious, has left me in pain to this day. What should I do and how much time do I have... Read more »

Peter Briskin answered on Jul 3, 2019

Generally, when injured in an automobile accident which would be venued in the State of NJ you have two years to file a lawsuit after which your claim would be time-barred. In the event a governmental entity is at fault this time-frame is severely decreased and also imposes other notice... Read more »

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5 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for New York on

Q: My daughter was hit by A car while crossing the street she had the light was in the crosswalk he was turning

Driver was issued a summons for failing to yield my daughter was taken to the hospital with a broken scapula. Other injuries as well can we sue?

Peter Briskin answered on Mar 26, 2019

Absolutely, you can sue. Whether or not you will prevail depends on a number of factors. It is important that you do not discuss the claim with any insurance companies. You should speak to a personal injury attorney first who will take care of all your concerns so that you may focus on your... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on

Q: Who will be sued in case of slip/fall, owner of property or tenant who should remove snow as required by lease contract?

Peter Briskin answered on Feb 21, 2019

It depends on type of property, exactly where the person fell and what caused specifically what caused the fall.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on

Q: I was watching a friends dog and took them outside some kids started yelling and he got scared broke free and bit one

Will I face jail time

Peter Briskin answered on Feb 18, 2019

Most likely given the basic facts you provided you will not be facing jail time. If there is any concern for exposure it may be in the context of a civil lawsuit, but even then the likelihood of success on the part of a plaintiff would depend on additional facts you have not presented.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Intellectual Property for New Jersey on

Q: I was intoxicated while I was assaulted, drove away to flee danger, can i press charges? Friend attempted to kill me.

Peter Briskin answered on Jan 5, 2019

You can go to your local police department and report the crime.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on

Q: Does the 21 days stated in 5003-a include holidays or no?

I received a letter from the insurance company whom in which is paying the settlement stating that they sent the payment to my lawyer on the 21st of December. Which I believe my lawyer should have received by now, however he hasn't contacted me yet. Could this be because of the holidays or could he... Read more »

Peter Briskin answered on Jan 3, 2019

Could be any or all of the above. Best thing for you to do is to call your attorney and inquire.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on

Q: Are homeowners required to maintain the sidewalk in front of their house or is that the city's job (for the purposes of

an injury case)?

Peter Briskin answered on Nov 12, 2018

This is a fact sensitive question. Depends on whether property is residential or commercial. If residential is it owner occupied or rented? Further, a homeowner may be held liable for dangerous conditions of abutting sidewalk if homeowner created the condition. Best thing to do is call an... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for New Jersey on

Q: What if the dog bites a hired pet sitter in the sitter’s own home while the dog owner is away?

Peter Briskin answered on Oct 25, 2018

NJ dog bite law is strict liability. You can call my office tomorrow morning for free consultation... I would need to know more information concerning the incident.

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2 Answers | Asked in Collections for New Jersey on

Q: If a loan was written off of the company that it was taken from 2 years ago do a collection agency have the right to

do they have right to collect.

Peter Briskin answered on Sep 25, 2018

The fact that a creditor has written a debt off their books does not in and of itself bar them from collecting on the debt.

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for New York on

Q: Can I pursue a case with the Supreme court on a dental organization that refused to complete work on me?

I filed a complaint with the NYS Division of Human Rights in 2016 against a volunteer dentist who worked in conjunction with a Donated dental service & it was determined no probable cause & I am experiencing a lot of pain around the work that was done & undone 2 years later...do I have the right to... Read more »

Peter Briskin answered on Sep 1, 2018

Any malpractice claim needs to be fully investigated before filing in court. The question becomes “was there anything the doctor did or didn't do that departed from the standard of care". If an individual files suit "pro se" there is no requirement to satisfy the certificate of merit statute.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on

Q: Assaulted in a Jersey City, NJ McDonalds while workers did nothing. Another patron called police

Severe ear and leg injuries. No security present. Is McDonalds liable?

Peter Briskin answered on Aug 21, 2018

You may have a viable claim for negligent security against McDonalds however i need to know some more information. Feel free to call any time.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on

Q: If u slip and fall in Pennsylvania can you get a nj lawyer if you live in nj

Peter Briskin answered on Aug 20, 2018

In the event your claim can not be resolved without the need for litigation your lawyer will have to be licensed by the Pennsylvania State Bar Examiners.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on

Q: Pool accident -- is the law that every pool needs a fence around it?

Peter Briskin answered on Aug 10, 2018

What type of pool is it? Where is the Pool located? Is it a public or a private pool? It would also be useful to look at local regulations concerning pool barrier requirements.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Animal / Dog Law and Civil Rights for New York on

Q: How long ussually a case take after fillings

Peter Briskin answered on Aug 10, 2018

This is a very difficult question to answer. Duration of the litigation process varies from case to case. It depends on a number of factors including how many parties are involved in the lawsuit, the complexity of the issues involved, The cooperation of counsel for the parties as well as the... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Gov & Administrative Law for New Jersey on

Q: What type of lawyer is needed?

Sister fell off the swing set at city park due to faulty chains. This caused her femur to break and protrude through the skin requiring emergency surgery to repair. What type of lawyer is needed?

Peter Briskin answered on Jun 23, 2018

Personal injury lawyer. It’s important to photograph the location immediately, and get any witnesses contact information. I can be reached anytime at 908-279-7979 and I would be more than happy to meet with you over this weekend .

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on

Q: I feel my attorney is negligent in his representation of my case. Can I change attorneys?

I fell in June 2014 on a wet floor in my law firm's cafeteria. My attorney never calls me and I don't think he is handling my case in my best interest. I sustained a serious head injury and cut on my arm. I started treatment with physical therapists and then continued treatment at the Rusk... Read more »

Peter Briskin answered on Jun 8, 2018

There are a number of questions I have concerning your accident. I can assist you if you give me a call at (212) 608-7778. Peter Briskin

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