Small Change to Your Auto Insurance Policy Can Make a Big Difference

By |2020-06-19T14:10:48-05:00June 19th, 2020|COVID-19, Personal Injury|

By: Brian Heyesey Many have heard the common line used by GEICO in its commercials:  “15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance.”  Although I have never looked into whether that is true, I can tell you with confidence that taking 15 minutes to make a small change to your auto [...]

On the Road Again: Give Your Auto Insurance Policy the Post-COVID Coverage Check

By |2020-06-11T09:59:23-05:00June 11th, 2020|COVID-19, Personal Injury|

By: Michael Paglione The Governor has just lifted the stay-at-home order and many of us will be returning to a life of relative normalcy. That means more people will be driving and there will be more accidents. Now is a good time to check your auto insurance policy to make sure you are properly [...]

Worker’s Comp: What You Need to Know

By |2020-06-09T13:17:25-05:00June 9th, 2020|Personal Injury|

By: Michael Brottman “I was injured at work and my employer is recommending that I apply for Long Term Disability Benefits through its group policy, should I apply?” As a worker’s compensation attorney I am frequently posed questions like the one above. The New Jersey Workers Compensation Act, N.J.S.A. 34:15-1, et seq., requires employers [...]

Can I Get NJ Worker’s Comp Benefits if I Contract COVID-19?

By |2020-04-17T14:22:04-05:00April 16th, 2020|Business, COVID-19, Personal Injury|

By: Michael Brottman On March 16, 2020, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 104, which implemented aggressive social distancing measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey. Businesses or institutions deemed essential were excluded from Executive Order 104 and were permitted to continue operating. Since that time employees of grocery stores, pharmacies, gas [...]

Using Zoom Video Conferencing for Depositions

By |2020-04-13T10:27:19-05:00April 13th, 2020|COVID-19, Litigation, Personal Injury|

By: Craig J. Hubert, Esq., of Szaferman Lakind, and Mark Renzi of Renzi Legal Resources While you may have certain cases and witnesses requiring in-person testimony, COVID-19 challenges need not disturb the majority of fact depositions and the taking of de bene esse trial testimony.  So long as attorneys and witnesses have internet access [...]

$425,000 Workers’ Compensation Settlement

By |2020-08-06T13:05:11-05:00January 11th, 2020|Personal Injury, Personal Injury Cases, Verdicts and Settlements|

Michael R. Paglione recently negotiated a $425,000 Workers’ Compensation settlement for a Szaferman Lakind client. This was the largest Workers Compensation settlement, pursuant to Section 20 of the compensation statute, in New Jersey for all of 2008. Our client, a mason working for a local school board, was injured in 2000 when a brick and [...]

$2.75 Million Settlement in Trucking Accident Case

By |2020-08-06T13:05:50-05:00January 11th, 2020|Personal Injury, Personal Injury Cases, Verdicts and Settlements|

$2.75 Million Settlement in Trucking Accident Case Michael R. Paglione, Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation, recently negotiated a $2,750,000 settlement for a forklift operator injured in a workplace accident. The accident occurred in 2004 as our client was loading cargo onto a tractor trailer at a loading dock. As he backed his forklift off [...]

Shooting Victim & Family Receive $6 Million Judgment

By |2020-08-06T13:06:18-05:00January 11th, 2020|Personal Injury, Personal Injury Cases, Verdicts and Settlements|

Hahn v. Heisler A retired Mercer County sheriff’s officer and his wife won a $6 million dollar judgment against the man who shot him, causing severe injuries that ended his law enforcement career. Szaferman Lakind partner Craig Hubert represents the plaintiffs, Joshua and Doris Hahn. The defendant, Vasil “Billy” Heisler, was convicted of attempted murder and [...]

Somerset County Client Settles Pedestrian Injury Case for $1.27 Million

By |2020-08-06T13:06:38-05:00January 11th, 2020|Personal Injury, Personal Injury Cases, Verdicts and Settlements|

A Somerset County woman, suffering from serious, permanent injuries after being struck by a pick up truck, settled her claims against the driver of the vehicle and her own insurance carrier, which provided underinsured coverage, for a total amount of $1.27 million dollars. Michael Paglione, a partner with the firm, represented the plaintiff. The [...]

Montgomery Township Bus Fall Settlement for $3.575 million

By |2020-08-06T13:06:49-05:00January 11th, 2020|Personal Injury, Personal Injury Cases, Verdicts and Settlements|

Michael Paglione recently settled a case against Montgomery Township for $3.575 million on behalf of a retired university professor who was rendered quadriplegic. The case made statewide news when it was filed in 2008. The client fell backwards from the township’s senior bus while assisting a 93-year-old woman to remove her wheelchair. At the [...]

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