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  • Can Bridgewater careless driving ticket be overturned after 17 yr old male ran off rained slicked Rt 22 badly damaging his car.

    Car had to be towed but no other damage

    Howard’s Answer

    "Overturned"? Presumably, there’s been a trial or a plea. If a trial you'll need to appeal the finding of guilt. If a plea, there’s very little hope of overturning it. Better to speak with a qualified trial attorney BEFORE going to court.

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  • Do I file a suit since it will be 2 yrs since I was rearend and have not settled with adjuster?

    DOA:11/12/2012. I was rearended, low impact, while I was recovering from spine surgery and jarring set me back and cause more pain. I am still seeing pain management and psychologist. I sent LOD in 9/2014 for 60k. Adjuster offered 10k a week late...

    Howard’s Answer

    If you are an adult, you have TWO years from the date of loss to file a Complaint in Superior Court or you will be forever barred, foreclosed and precluded from pursuing any claim for injury, damage or loss arising from this motor vehicle accident.

    Get a lawyer --- Quick.

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  • I was rear ended at a stop light by a commercial vehicle, what kind of settlement am I looking at?

    the result of my accident is a reversal of the curve in my neck, bulging discs in my neck, herniated discs in my neck, also narrowing of the central canal, my daily living has been affected tremendously by this, what kind of settlement should I ex...

    Howard’s Answer

    No one answer and no competent personal injury attorney would hazard a guess. Do you have the Limitation on Lawsuit Threshold? Your age? Lost wages? Recommendations for surgery? Treating Dr a DC or Orthopod? Restrictions on life style? Current complaints? Medical specials all paid? Prior accidents? Prior conditions?

    We do not approach injury cases with a "cookie cutter" mentality. Each case is different, each client unique. My advice is to retain an attorney as soon as possible.

    Good luck.

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  • Can u be incarcerated for a probation violation if u never served time for your original crime?

    My boyfriend was previously charged with drug charges he wasnt given any jail time just probation he is now being charged with probation violation for missing an appointment but he has 3 jobs. Can he be incarcerated or have his probation extended?...

    Howard’s Answer

    You bet. VOP becomes a new charge together with the priors that were shelved. Better get an atty.

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  • I've signed and delivered a release for a B.I. settlement today. Is there a statutory time limit for sending funds out in NJ?

    The adjuster emailed me yesterday saying that she has 20k available for me. She emailed me the release. I signed/notarized, scanned, and returned via email this morning after a conversation with her in which she said if I returned by 12 p.m., chec...

    Howard’s Answer

    10 days per the NJAC. However, no carrier ever complies with it.

    You probably did yourself a disservice resolving a BI claim without counsel. In my experience, we secure huge increases from de minimus offers made to pro se plaintiffs.

    Best of luck.

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  • My dog bit daughter's friend thought he was intruder can I be sued?

    My older daughter brought some friends home at 3AM. One of her male friends went into my very dark living room at approached my 4 year old male german shepherd/husky mix dog. The dog was on his dog chair when my daughter's 24 year old friend we...

    Howard’s Answer

    NJ has a Strict Liability Dog Bite Statute. NJSA 4:19-16. New Jersey is among the majority of American states that makes a dog owner legally liable for all of the damages inflicted upon a dog bite victim, even if the dog had never previously exhibited the propensity to bite humans. The only defences are trespassing and provocation.

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  • NJ multi car auto accident cases

    List of victory cases to cite to win an auto accident case.

    Howard’s Answer

    And the Legal Issue is....?

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  • I am defending myself against criminal charges from multiple victims. By NJ law shouldn't it be severed by separated trials?

    We are about to put the motion to sever the case, due to multiple victims involved. And each victim reported incident on separate date, so by forcing this motion to sever, is it going to happen or not? In NJ Judiciary Rules its says it should be...

    Howard’s Answer

    No simple answer. Depends on many variables. I would strongly suggest you retain counsel or apply for a public defender. You should NOT be defending yourself..........

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  • Involved in Multi 7 Car accident on two lane bridge. I was car #6. All vehicles were in left lane. I unsure of car # 7 though.

    first car claims taxi cut him off which required him to lock his brakes. Car #2 hits him, car # 3 hits car #2. I am unsure if car #4&5 was involved in car #1,2,3 accident as they were in a complete stop. I tried to avoid direct collision to #5 an...

    Howard’s Answer

    Impossible to surmise from your summary. I would need to review the police report. It appears at first blush there are several potential defendants. Contact counsel ASAP especially if you were issued a summons.

    If you have valid liability coverage {NOT a NJ Dollar A Day Policy}, yes, your automobile insurance carrier should provide coverage and assign this matter to defense counsel to protect you.

    Howard

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