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Governor Murphy Signs Two Bills into Law Overturning Haines v. Taft, Permitting Injured Automobile Accident Plaintiffs to Recover Unreimbursed Medical Expenses

By on August 23, 2019 in Damages, Legislation with 0 Comments

On August 15, 2019, New Jersey Governor Murphy signed two bills into law, which overruled the New Jersey Supreme Court opinion in the case of Haines v. Taft.  In the Haines case, the Court had held that plaintiffs could not seek to recover unreimbursed medical expenses as part of their damages incurred in an automobile […]

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Plaintiffs May Recover For Diminution of Value of Motor Vehicle Involved In Accident

By on May 10, 2019 in Damages with 0 Comments

In four consolidated cases appealed to the Appellate Division, the Court decided whether the plaintiffs, as motor vehicle owners, may recover for an additional reduction in value when their vehicles have become less desirable for resale due to the stigma of them having been damaged in an accident.  In the published decision of Financial Services […]

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Chiropractor’s Report Barred in Automobile Accident Case Due to Inability to Distinguish Between Lumbar Permanency Plaintiff Suffered in Two Different Accidents

By on March 18, 2019 in Permanency with 0 Comments

Plaintiff Abigail Perdomo claimed to have suffered a lumbar injury causing two disc bulges at L4-5 and L5-S1 in a December 2010 automobile accident. Thereafter, in November 2013, plaintiff was again in an automobile accident and testing showed that she had the same two bulging discs. In Perdomo v. Orgacki, 2018 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS […]

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