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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: Should I retain a personal counsel addition to insurance assigned lawyer?

2 Years ago, I rear ended a car. My car had no damage and the other car just replaced a bumper. I have been sued this February for personal injury. I have sent lawsuit paper to my insurance company and they assigned me a lawyer. My deposition have been adjourned twice and rescheduled on September.... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 16, 2019

You could arrange a consultation with an attorney who is knowledgeable about the management of assets; that's a personal decision. The insurance carrier's defense attorney assigned to you could help you make that decision - based on the direction the case is taking, if there are indications as to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: I fell at my university which is private, non profit and had a surgery in result of that and all surgery cost were payed

For by the school. Are they covered by charitable immunity act ?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 12, 2019

Hey could be covered by the act, much more information would be needed to be now to answer your question

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: Can a 14 year old beat up a 10 year old

My brother is 14 and my friend is 10 and my brother wants to beat him up

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 6, 2019

No its called an assault and its a criminal offense.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for New Jersey on
Q: I was assaulted in on Friday August 2nd I have the police report and it's put the nature of the call was a disorderly p

On the paper says that the additional offense POLI police information judicial status zdbr I am lost at what is going on.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Aug 7, 2019

This is information for the police and court, don't worry about it just go to court when you get a notice to attend.

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
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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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: My daughter's boyfriend slammed my storage room door and it broke off it's hinges. Not knowing it was broken, I went

to close the door and it fell on my head causing me to have staples in my head and having a cat scan for a concussion. Only two people have the key to my storage room, myself and my daughter's boyfriend boyfriend, Christian and i know that I didn't do this to myself.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jul 26, 2019

Speak with a personal injury lawyer it sounds like you have a good case, that being said you can't get water from a stone and if a person has no money all they have to do is declare bankruptcy.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: I hit a cyclist and didn’t make a police report. He is now claiming hit and run with body and property damage.

I hit a cyclist stopped my car and checked he was ok. He was fine just complained bike was damaged. No police called I didn’t make any police report. I now received a hit and run letter from a lawyer claiming property damage. What do I do. The cyclist came out in front of me on a roundabout.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jul 24, 2019

If charged by the police get yourself a good Criminal lawyer you will be facing loss of your license and jail time. If not charged but just received a letter from a lawyer notify your insurance company.

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1 Answer | 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 N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 11, 2019

If you have a wreck and it happened in 2019, this year, you have 2 years so the guy was full of baloney.

Contact a member of the NJ Assn for Justice. If you don't have the names of any, let me know by phone and I can put you in touch with some.

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 »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jul 3, 2019

Generally you have two years in which to bring an action for your personal injuries.

However that time can be shortened for example if a government entity is involved. You should never wait to seek out the assistance of a good lawyer, the sooner a lawyer get started on the case the more he...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for New Jersey on
Q: Is my dermatologist liable for not recognizing a bump which was a malignant melanoma for over a year and a half?

I notified the dermatologist about the bump and she didn't think it was anything important. For over a year covering three appointments this bump was discussed and no action was taken. I finally asked to have it biopsied and that's when they found out it was malignant melanoma. I had a serious... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jun 30, 2019

Yes it sounds like you may have a good case against your dermatologist for failure to diagnose, however you also have to worry about waiting too long as you may lose the right to sue for your injuries/damages. I suggest setting up an appointment with a good lawyer ASAP, most offer free in office... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: My mother was bitten by fleas in a casino at a gaming table, does she have a case to sue?

My mother was bitten by fleas in a casino at a gaming table, does she have a case to sue? She had to go to the ER with severe swelling on her legs. The casino acknowledged that they do have a flea problem. The incident occurred in Foxwoods casino in CT. We live in New Jersey.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jun 23, 2019

I would suggest that you post your question in CT, as most likely CT law would control.

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for New Jersey on
Q: Is agreeing to dismiss a case without prejudice wise advice?

I have very serious injuries that have at times made me question why I even want to go on. My medical care is expensive and I need money for treatment. A number of people were injured similarly and my case was put in the MDL. My lawyer wants me to agree to dismiss the case without prejudice. He... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jun 18, 2019

Without knowing all the facts about your case it would be improper for a lawyer to tell you what to do does it sound a little different than normal yst but your lawyer could have a good reason. As for taking less today to avoid a trial 5 years from today that is common.

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: What should you do if you have an under-aged minor involved in a car accident without a licences?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on May 20, 2019

More information is needed to properly answer your question, but if you were the injured one definitely seek out the assistance of a good lawyer the longer you wait the harder it will be to compensated for your injuries and at some point the statute of limitations will run and you will recover... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for New Jersey on
Q: Are we legally responsible to pay for our dog attacking a neighbor's cat in our yard?

My son and his wife were staying with us. My son left for the opposite coast and left his dog. My husband walked the dog in our yard and it attacked our neighbor's cat which was in our yard. My husband got the neighbor who took the cat to the vet. She demanded that we get the dog out of the... Read more »

Karra Kingston
Karra Kingston answered on May 2, 2019

It’s hard to answer without more facts. I would advise speaking with an attorney

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Personal Injury, Consumer Law and Products Liability for New Jersey on
Q: Q: i purchased a dog from an American Kennel Club dog breeder. She breeds dogs in her home in Pine Brook New Jersey.

I would like to sue her for my Costs.

Plu the Akc for fraud .she is not registered as a breeder for taxes and breeds in a residential area. she gave me fraudulent papers to register with the AKC that do not belong to my dog. My dog was born with horrible genetic health issues . She... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Apr 13, 2019

Unfortunately you failed to ask a question and only made a statement, I suggest resubmitting a question.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: If a person gets into a car accident with a parked car, how long does the owner of the parked car have to file a suit?

Insurances were called and a claim was settled

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Mar 5, 2019

More information would be needed, but generally its up to 2 years, but it can be shorter even up to only 90 days depending on who you hit. Speak to a lawyer so you know exactly how long you have, because if you wait too long you may lose the right to recovery any monetary damages.

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

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Feb 9, 2019

Probably not unless the dog had done this before or some purposeful conduct could be found. If charged get a good lawyer. More of a worry should be a civil lawsuit.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Election Law for New Jersey on
Q: I was forced off a public sidewalk by a sitting elected town council person while viewing a public event. My recourse?

A currently elected and serving elected town council person ordered me from a sidewalk in front of his store during a public event, parade. The reason he made the order is simply that we have different point of view on how government is run and he does not like me. I was in the peaceful act of... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Feb 5, 2019

Best to speak to a civil rights lawyer rather than a criminal lawyer.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Libel & Slander for New Jersey on
Q: An attorney who isn't certified in the US district court of N.J. filed a complaint

An attorney who isn't certified in the US district court of NJ filed a complaint .The clerk sent a letter as soon as the complaint was filed saying she isn't certified in the federal court. A subsequent motion was filed by her. How can this continue? So far the motion still has some time before... Read more »

Howard Lesnik
Howard Lesnik answered on Jan 30, 2019

And out of state attorney can file a motion to be admitted to a different jurisdiction if they have a local attorney to support their admission into the case. All motions are posted online, and you should be provided with a hard copy of it by mail.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for New Jersey on
Q: Injured by 3rd party at work, workers comp paid bills but will not release copies of the bills to me. What do I do?

I am trying to obtain the bills so that I can file a lawsuit pro se, with the initial attempt being a demand letter. I have also been contacted by the drivers insurance company wanting to settle this matter but without the bills I am unaware of what would be a fair offer. I asked the previous... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jan 11, 2019

If the bills are paid what does it matter however if you're saying this because you want to file a lawsuit let your attorney get the bills and give him a release to do this.

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