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New Jersey Enacts New Automobile Insurance Law Raising Minimum Amounts of Liability Insurance Required

By on August 19, 2022 in Insurance with 0 Comments

Just signed into law on August 5, 2022, by Governor Murphy, is a new law raising the minimum policy amounts of automobile insurance that must be provided for automobiles registered or principally garaged in the State of New Jersey. Previously, the minimum automobile insurance policy limit for a policy of insurance (except for a basic […]

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New Jersey Appellate Division Rules that Injured Plaintiff May Sue His Insurance Carrier for Bad Faith Damages Due to Delay in Approving Medical Test and Surgery

By on June 24, 2022 in Insurance with 0 Comments

Plaintiff Miguel Vera injured his right shoulder in a September 10, 2016 automobile accident. Thereafter, he submitted a personal injury protection (“PIP”) claim to his automobile insurance company, State Farm Indemnity Company (“State Farm”), to pay for his medical expenses incurred by his injuries suffered from his accident. In Vera v. State Farm Indem. Co., […]

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New Jersey Driver With New York Auto Policy Considered To Be Uninsured And Barred From Pursuing Personal Injury Claim

By on March 11, 2022 in Insurance with 0 Comments

Plaintiff Adam Haber was involved in an automobile accident with the defendant Faith Geruldsen on March 7, 2019.  At that time, plaintiff resided in New Jersey with his car garaged in New Jersey but he had a New York auto insurance policy.  The issue in Haber v. Geruldsen, 2021 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2943 (App. […]

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Injured Passenger Involved In Auto Accident Not Entitled To Underinsured Motorist Coverage Under Owner’s Business Insurance Policy

By on January 14, 2022 in Coverage, Insurance with 0 Comments

Plaintiff, Maria Lopez Menjivar, and her friend and plaintiff’s boyfriend, had just returned from visiting a casino in Pennsylvania.  Plaintiff’s friend had driven her minivan and parked it on the side street in Plainfield, near where the plaintiff and her boyfriend lived.  While plaintiff was a back seat passenger of the vehicle, the defendant Neltson […]

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Governor Murphy Signs Into Law New Automobile Policy Limits Disclosure Law

By on September 24, 2021 in Insurance with 0 Comments

On July 22, 2021, New Jersey Governor Murphy signed legislation which requires the disclosure of the policy limits of a private passenger automobile insurance policy to a New Jersey admitted attorney representing an insured injured in a motor vehicle accident.  This new law requires a written disclosure of the policy limits to the attorney no […]

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