Are New Jersey Volunteer Firefighters Eligible for Workers Compensation?

Are New Jersey Volunteer Firefighters Eligible for Workers Compensation?

Are New Jersey Volunteer Firefighters Eligible for Workers Compensation? Are you volunteering and want to know if you are eligible for workers compensation for your injury? Well, you’re in luck.  In 2019, the New Jersey Supreme Court declared injured firefighters eligible for maximum temporary disability benefits while in the line of duty regardless of their outside employment status and other income under the Workers Compensation Act in New Jersey.             The New Jersey Supreme Court has stated that with this decision, volunteer firefighters are to be allowed special protections and provisions.             This law states that the injured volunteer be...

Underage DUI in New Jersey

Underage DUI in New Jersey

Underage DUI in New Jersey According to the division of highway safety traffic in New Jersey, drunk driving is a zero-tolerance law applied to those who are 21 years of age and under. This is commonly referred to as a baby DUI. Zero-tolerance laws make it illegal for young drivers with even a small amount of alcohol in their system to operate a vehicle. The state of New Jersey has thoroughly tried to reduce DUI’s by enforcing strict consequences to those who risk the many harms of driving while under the influence. For many underage drivers, operating a motor vehicle...

Workers’ Compensation Parking Lot Injury in New Jersey

Workers’ Compensation Parking Lot Injury in New Jersey

Workers’ Compensation Parking Lot Injury in New Jersey          If you are injured in the parking lot of your place of employment, you may have a workers’ compensation case. In response to a New Jersey Supreme Court decision, when an individual arrives at any parking area that an employer provides or designates for use by an employee, the employer may be held liable for any injuries. Case precedent under New Jersey Legislature Bill S771               Hersh v County of Morris                                                             Common questions What if… I am hit in the parking by a negligent driver. You will have an opportunity to...

I Received a Ticket for Driving on Suspended in New Jersey? What Do I Need to Do?

I Received a Ticket for Driving on Suspended in New Jersey? What Do I Need to Do?

I Received a Ticket for Driving on Suspended in New Jersey? What Do I Need to Do? Reasons You May Have Your License Suspended 12 Points accumulated on license DWI/DUI conviction Failure to pay fines or court fees Abandoning vehicle on highway Criminal conviction What Fines Can I Get If I Drive with A Suspended License? No person whose motor vehicle registration has been revoked shall operate or permit the operation of such motor vehicle during the period of such revocation (39:3-40) No person to whom a driver’s license has been refused or whose driver’s license or reciprocity privilege has...

What is a New Jersey DRE (Drug Recognition Expert)?

What is a New Jersey DRE (Drug Recognition Expert)?

What is a New Jersey DRE (Drug Recognition Expert)? If you are charged with driving under the influence of drugs in New Jersey you most likely be evaluated for what your exact impairment is. A drug recognition expert or drug recognition expert (DRE) is a police officer trained to recognize impairment in drivers under the influence of drugs other than, or in addition to, alcohol. The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) coordinates the International Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) Program with support from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. In addition to...

All Available New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Work-Related Injury

All Available New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Work-Related Injury

What are Workers’ Compensation Benefits? A New Jersey employee or their dependents can receive workers’ compensation benefits for an injury or death arising out of and in the scope of employment. The employer or their insurance carrier must pay for necessary and reasonable medical treatment, a percentage of loss of wages during the period of rehabilitation and when documented, benefits for permanent disability. So, the benefits that are possible fall into 5 categories. The 5 types of New Jersey Workers’ Comp benefits include 1) Medical Benefits, 2) Temporary Total Disability Benefits, 3) Permanent Partial Benefits, 4) Permanent Total Benefits and...

Invitees, Licensees, and Trespassers – Liability In New Jersey Slip and Fall Cases

Invitees, Licensees, and Trespassers – Liability In New Jersey Slip and Fall Cases

If you are injured in a Bergen County slip and fall it is important to know if the property owner is liable. When you ask yourself “do I have a slip and fall case?” first you must know if you are an invitee, licensee, or a trespasser. Invitees are visitors who are on the property conducting business. For example, an electrician who comes to the home and conducts business on the premises may qualify as an invitee. Licensees are those who have been given permission or an invitation to enter a property. Licensees are typically friends or family members who...

Making a Legal Will in New Jersey During Social Distancing

Making a Legal Will in New Jersey During Social Distancing

How Do I Make a Legal Will in New Jersey? In New Jersey, COVID-19 may have made people think about their estate plans. Despite the many challenges of the coronavirus, the legality of signing a will and testament remain the same. Legal Requirements for New Jersey Will: For a person to make a valid will in New Jersey, the following requirements must be met: A person executing a will must be at least 18 years old. He or she must be “of sound mind.” (not declared incompetent in court proceeding) A will must be in writing. A will must be...

New Jersey’s New DUI and DWI Law

New Jersey’s New DUI and DWI Law

New Jersey drunk driving laws have changed recently. It important you understand DWI laws and the new penalties. We are experienced New Jersey DUI attorneys with experience in dealing with the news laws in municipal Court. In New Jersey, a person is guilty of drunk driving if he/ she operates a motor vehicle with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or greater. BAC refers to the amount of alcohol in your blood. Under the new laws the length of suspension has been lowered slightly, but, the expenses and interlock device requirement have changed. The penalties for a DWI...

Serious Injuries From Slip-and-Fall Accidents in Northern New Jersey

Serious Injuries From Slip-and-Fall Accidents in Northern New Jersey

Have you or a loved one suffered a serious injury on another person’s property? If the accident was due to the property owner’s negligence, you may have a premises liability lawsuit. With well over a decade of experience, I am in the prime of my career. I am not a rookie, but I am not resting on successes that happened a generation ago. At The Morano Law Firm, LLC, we can help you get the money you need for the medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other expenses. We always offer a free initial consultation and do all...