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Predicting Civil Trial Verdicts in Personal Injury Cases

Posted on April 22, 2017 at 1:15 PM

Studies have shown that plaintiff's attorneys over-estimate the value of their client's injury case and reject more favorable settlement offers 61% of the time.  Each such mistake cost an average of $43,100.  (Kiser, 2008 ).  On the other hand, defense counsel and their insurance claim managers were more accurate in their predictions on a more consistent basis.  They were "wrong" only 24% of the time as measured by rejecting offers of settlement from the plain...

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Personal Injury Settlement Percentages

Posted on October 30, 2016 at 12:35 AM

Written by James Hirby and and Fact Checked by The Law Dictionary Staff   

Four percent to five percent of the personal injury cases in the United States go to trial. 95 percent to 96 percent of personal injury cases are settled pretrial. Several researchers and experts quote these numbers like gospel. The source of these statistics is the US Government, so gospel it is. Another statistic that many experts also quoted is that 90 percent of the cases that do g...

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Trenton Shenanigans

Posted on July 2, 2016 at 3:10 PM

The following is a blog published om May 3, 2016 in the Trentonian by Kevin Moriarty:

"Mark 6:4


You know, that’s the one about the prophet without honor in his own town. 


Yep, pretty much. 


In the example I will discuss this morning, the Prophet spoke through a lawyer. He was no less clairvoyant by virtue of being represented by Counsel. 


Today’s reading comes from select excerpts...

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The McDonald's Hot Coffee Lawsuit

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 12:20 AM

An integral part of Democratic Self-Governance is the Right to Trial By Jury.  Yet, Lobbyists and the Media can make us doubt our own Institutions; make us doubt the judgment of our friends and neighbors.  We are the people, who sit on juries.  If we are not crazy or stupid, what makes us think that juries are crazy or stupid.  Do juries ever get it wrong?  in my experience, only once in a while.

Finally, there is an attempt to set the record straight regarding ...

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New Jersey Drunk Driving Penalties

Posted on February 7, 2015 at 10:50 AM

The only scientific way to determine whether a driver is under the influence is through blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Your BAC can be tested with a simple Breathalyzer test.

 

In New Jersey, a person with a BAC of 0.08% or greater who operates a motor vehicle or a boat is considered to be driving under the influence (DWI).

 

Being convicted of a DWI is a serious offense, carrying heavy penalties including: Fines, fees and surcharges, License suspensi...

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Super Bowl Sunday - February 1, 2015

Posted on January 31, 2015 at 11:40 PM

 

State Police to Tackle Drunk Driving on Super Bowl Weekend


West Trenton, N.J. – It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since we hosted Super Bowl XLVIII here in New Jersey. This year’s game will be played in Arizona, but here in New Jersey the State Police will have increased patrols statewide to tackle a major threat to roadway safety: Driving While Intoxicated.

 

In addition to normal patrols, extra trooper...

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Five (5) Reasons You Should Never Submit to a Police Search Without a Warrant (Even If You Have Nothing to Hide)

Posted on December 4, 2014 at 10:45 AM

(Authored By Scott Morgan, AlterNet = Title Changes Slightly)


You should be prepared just in case police become suspicious of you.


This story first appeared at AlterNet.


Do you know what your rights are when a police officer asks to search you? If you̵...

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A Texas Judge Cited 'The Big Lebowski' In A Legal Decision

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 2:25 PM

From Business Insider by Paul Szoldra 9/5/2014


Texas Supreme Court Justice Debra Lehrmann cited a quote from the cult film "The Big Lebowski" in a legal decision last month.

The opinion on Kinney v. Barnes was delivered on Aug. 29, but we learned of it on Friday from C.J. Ciaramella's FOIA Newsletter. Legal blog Above The Law caught wind of the decision on Thursday.

 

It was a freedom of speech appeals case, in which Andrew Barnes wrote on two websit...

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Just for Fun

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 3:25 PM

                                                                                

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Personal Injury - Emotional Distress Claims & Insurance Coverage

Posted on February 2, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Under Portee v. Jaffee, 84 N.J. 88 (1980), New Jersey law permits a person to file an independent claim for emotional distress resulting from the shock of watching a family member at the scene of an accident suffer or die, or from seeing efforts to revive her/him being unsuccessful. If the incident from which the emotional distress claim arose is due to a car accident, the “per injury" liability limits of the at-fault driver’s auto insurance policy will apply to prov...

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