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How Rideshare Accidents Differ from Other Car Accidents

  • Sep 15, 2022
  • Selem Antonucci Law

Due to the dramatic expansion of businesses like Uber and Lyft, commercially operated rideshare vehicles are more common on the road now than ever before. But, a collision with a commercial rideshare vehicle differs greatly from one with a privately owned vehicle. Should you get injured in a rideshare-related accident, here is what you need to know.

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5 Mistakes to Avoid after a Truck Accident

  • Sep 01, 2022
  • Selem Antonucci Law

Tractor-trailers and large commercial vehicle accidents almost invariably result in serious injuries. However, no matter how serious the accident, it is important to try to avoid these major mistakes. Keep reading to learn 5 things you should avoid doing after a truck accident as well as how to receive the guidance and support you deserve.

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4 Mistakes to Avoid After Being Injured in an Uber Accident in New Jersey

  • Aug 01, 2022
  • Selem Antonucci Law

Uber, Lyft, and similar rideshare services have become a normal part of daily life for many people. With so many of these types of vehicles on the road, being involved in a collision with a Lyft or Uber driver is common. It is important to understand how an accident with a car for hire differs from an accident with a driver who is using their own vehicle for personal purposes, and how those differences could impact any personal injury claims you might make. Here are 3 common mistakes that many people make after being injured in an Uber or Lyft accident in New Jersey.

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Workers' Compensation and Third-Party Claims

  • Jul 05, 2022
  • Dennis M. Baptista, Esq. , Certified Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney

If you’ve been injured on the job, you need a law firm that can not only handle your workers’ compensation claim but one that can also identify and pursue any potential third-party claims that should be brought on your behalf. You may not be maximizing your recovery from a work-related injury if you overlook the potential for a third-party claim.

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Is My Employer’s Workers’ Comp Insurance Company Spying on Me?

  • Jul 01, 2022
  • Dennis M. Baptista, Esq. , Certified Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney

If you are involved in a workers’ compensation case and feel that you are being watched, you are probably correct. The odds are good that you are being observed by the workers’ compensation insurance company and in many different ways.

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Top-Rated Uber and Lyft Accident Attorneys in New Jersey

  • Jun 15, 2022
  • Selem Antonucci Law

While every injury case is different, injuries caused by Uber and Lyft accidents have their own set of unique circumstances that are unlike any other accident-related injury. These cases often involve injuries to a passenger, and involve both personal and corporate insurance plans for the rideshare driver. When dealing with these complications in a no-fault state like New Jersey, it’s important that you work with a top-rated Uber and Lyft accident attorney, who understands the complexities of these kinds of accidents. Here’s what you should look for in an attorney for your rideshare accident injury.

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Compassionate Personal Injury Attorneys: Why You Need One in Your Corner

  • Jun 07, 2022
  • Selem Antonucci Law

When selecting a personal injury attorney, there are many factors to be taken into consideration, such as experience, legal expertise, client reviews, and a proven record of success, however, one factor that many individuals overlook when seeking a personal injury attorney is compassion. At Selem Antonucci Law, we believe that compassion and empathy are just as important when choosing a lawyer for your personal injury case.

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3 Common Causes of Car Accidents in New Jersey—And Why Your Coverage Matters

  • Jun 01, 2022
  • Selem Antonucci Law

A car accident can happen to anyone at any time, and for a number of different reasons. But there are certain causes and conditions that make an accident much more likely to occur. Keep reading to learn what the 3 most common causes of car accidents are in New Jersey. We’ll also discuss why your accident coverage matters when it comes to having your injuries and medical expenses covered in a no-fault state like ours.

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Medical Treatment for your Work-Related Injuries: Why you need a Certified Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney

  • May 04, 2022
  • Dennis M. Baptista, Esq. , Certified Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney

If you need medical treatment for a work-related injury, you’ll also need a Certified Workers’ Compensation Lawyer at your side in order to get the best possible medical care.

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Are you reluctant to file a workers’ compensation claim? Here’s why you don’t really have any other choice.

  • Apr 01, 2022
  • Dennis M. Baptista, Esq. , Certified Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney

Many employees are reluctant to file a workers’ compensation claim. Some feel it would be disloyal to a good employer who has treated them well over the years. Others fear retaliation from a bad employer. Either way, an injured worker really doesn’t have any choice other than to file a workers’ compensation claim. Here’s why:

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Signs of Elder Abuse and What You Can Do about It

  • Mar 15, 2022
  • Selem Antonucci Law

When you entrust others to care for your elderly loved one, you expect that they will receive the utmost medical treatment, dignity, and respect. Discovering that your loved one has been mistreated, abused, or deprived of proper medical care by a nursing home, assisted living facility, or another long-term care facility can be shocking and elicit a variety of emotions ranging from anger to sadness to guilt. It is important to know that preventing or stopping a cycle of abuse is possible with the right legal support. The following are some of the warning signs to look for to determine whether immediate legal steps are necessary.

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Important First Steps to Take after a Dog Bite Injury

  • Mar 01, 2022
  • Selem Antonucci Law

If you or your loved one was bitten by a dog, it’s important that you take these appropriate steps as quickly as possible. Such actions can prevent medical complications from the dog bite injury and help protect your rights should you need to pursue a personal injury case. Here are the first steps you should take following a dog bite.

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When to Seek Wrongful Death Compensation for a Loved One's Death or Injury

  • Feb 15, 2022
  • Selem Antonucci Law

No amount of compensation can make up for the loss of a loved one or seeing someone you love suffer. If a family member is killed by the negligence of another. You, as the spouse and/or dependent, may be entitled to receive compensation for the wrongful death of your loved one. Additionally, there are situations where an injured person cannot pursue a claim on their own, perhaps because they are a minor or mentally incapacitated.

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Injuries at Apartment Complexes in New Jersey: Who is responsible?

  • Feb 01, 2022
  • Selem Antonucci Law

When someone is injured at an apartment complex, who is liable for that accident? Personal injury law and liability become much more complicated when an individual is injured in a New Jersey apartment complex because of the number of parties involved in the ownership, maintenance, and management of the property. Whether you’re a tenant or a visitor, it’s important to understand who can be held liable in a personal injury case.

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Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Coverage

  • Jan 15, 2022
  • Dennis M. Baptista, Esq. , Certified Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage (UM/UIM) is not a mandatory option on your auto insurance policy, but it is essential in order to protect you from drivers who have no liability insurance or have too little insurance to pay for all of the damages they may cause you in an accident.

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Common Tactics Insurance Carriers in New Jersey Use to Minimize Payouts

  • Jan 01, 2022
  • Selem Antonucci Law

We like to think our insurance is there to protect us, and while that may be somewhat true, the fact of the matter is that insurance carriers are businesses. For many, their primary goal is to maximize profits and minimize expenses—and that means minimizing payouts, especially to third parties. If you’re injured by another driver or on someone else’s property, their insurance carrier will likely use many different tactics to try to minimize their payout to you. In some cases, they’ll do their best to avoid paying you anything. Here are some common strategies we’ve seen insurers use, and how we can help you combat these attempts to deny you what you’re owed.

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In an Accident with an Uber or Lyft Driver in New Jersey? What You Need to Know

  • Dec 29, 2021
  • Selem Antonucci Law

Ridesharing businesses like Uber and Lyft have become a part of many people’s daily lives. You can see these for-hire vehicles on the road every day, shuttling people to and from various destinations. But what happens when your Uber or Lyft is in a car accident with you as a passenger? Or what if you’re in a collision involving a ride-sharing vehicle? Here’s what you need to know about how these drivers are covered, and how you can receive compensation for any injuries incurred.

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Do You Have Enough Auto Insurance for Your Upcoming Holiday Road Trip?

  • Dec 14, 2021
  • Selem Antonucci Law

This week, many people will be hitting the road and heading out to visit family elsewhere in the country. Whether it’s a trip upstate or a drive across the country, it’s important that you ensure your car is ready for the long drive. But we don’t simply mean checking your oil and tire pressure; you should also make sure that you have sufficient auto insurance to cover you on your long drive on potentially dangerous roads. We strongly encourage anyone taking a holiday road trip to review their insurance coverage, and keep the following items in mind while doing so.

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Is the Business Liable if You're Injured While Christmas Shopping in New Jersey?

  • Dec 03, 2021
  • Selem Antonucci Law

The rush to finish holiday shopping before Christmas is upon us, and many people are hurrying in and out of stores daily. With stores so busy and so much foot traffic passing through, it’s not unusual for an accidental injury to occur in the stores you’re shopping at. Slip-and-fall accidents in particular are very common in-store injuries, and while some of these falls are minor, others can cause serious pain. If you fall and injure yourself while shopping inside a New Jersey store, could the business be held liable for your injury? Here’s what you need to know.

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Benefits of Raising Your Auto Coverage

  • Nov 26, 2021
  • Selem Antonucci Law

In almost all states, New Jersey not being an exception, liability coverage is the commonly required level of auto insurance, and drivers must buy a minimum amount of liability coverage. Even though meeting a state’s minimum coverage requirements might be enough to get you on the road, chances are that you need more insurance than the state requires.

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Picking Proper Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage

  • Nov 15, 2021

Having enough auto insurance is critical and driving without insurance is against the law. Unfortunately, despite drivers knowing about the importance of auto insurance, many continue getting behind the wheel without insurance. Even for those who purchase insurance coverage, many do not purchase enough. Many auto accidents in New Jersey involve either uninsured or underinsured drivers.

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Health Insurance vs. Auto Insurance Paying for Medical Bills After a New Jersey Auto Accident

  • Nov 03, 2021

After an auto accident, medical bills can pile up quickly. If you get involved in a New Jersey auto accident and end up suffering injuries, you might be taken from the accident scene by an ambulance to the emergency room. Once at the emergency room, you will undergo an examination. After the examination, you might be admitted to the hospital. In the end, you might receive medical bills from, among others, the ambulance, ER, hospital, doctors, and other medical professionals who treated you. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you could be looking at tens of thousands or even more in medical bills.

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Benefits of Working with an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

  • Oct 15, 2021
  • Selem Antonucci Law

Personal injury lawsuits come in many varieties, from car accidents to slip-and-fall incidents and everything in between. But no matter the details of your personal injury claim, there is one thing that all such cases have in common—you can benefit from working with an experienced personal injury attorney. Keep reading to find out how we can help you with your case.

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New Jersey Workers Compensation – Explained

  • Sep 28, 2021
  • Selem Antonucci Law

Each state has its own Workers Compensation laws that differ in various ways from all of the other states. New Jersey is no exception but the basic principle of the “Grand Bargain” remains the same. Under the Grand Bargain, a worker surrenders his right to sue his boss and his co-employees for negligence should an injury occur at work. This happens by operation of law upon the acceptance of employment. In exchange for giving up that right, the worker is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits whenever injured on the job, even if the injury was the worker’s own fault.

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What to Do After Being Injured at Work in the New Jersey Area

  • Sep 24, 2021
  • Selem Antonucci Law

Work-related injuries are often complex issues because of the relationship between employee and employer. If you’re injured at work, who do you report it to? What’s the first thing you should do? How do you file a report with your employer? These are questions that many people don’t consider until an injury has already occurred in the workplace. If you’ve been injured at work in the New Jersey area, keep reading to learn what to do next.

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Why Your Recommended Car Insurance May Not Be Enough

  • Sep 21, 2021
  • Selem Antonucci Law

Many states have a minimum amount of required coverage for drivers, but what many drivers don’t know is that the basic required coverage is often not enough to offer any true relief to you if you’re injured in an accident. While we’re not a car insurance company, we’ve seen firsthand how insufficient coverage can prevent those injured through no fault of their own from receiving the complete compensation they need. Keep reading to learn why that basic recommended car insurance likely isn’t enough if you’re ever involved in an accident.

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When to Contact an Attorney Following a Serious Personal Injury

  • Sep 15, 2021
  • Selem Antonucci Law

Accidents happen. Sometimes, you’re going to get hurt where there will be very little you can do besides focus on the recovery. But, in some cases, your not-at-fault accident could require the assistance of a personal injury attorney in order to receive pain and suffering compensation that will help cover medical and related expenses. Use this checklist of questions to determine whether or not you should be getting in touch with an experienced attorney.

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How can you afford a car accident attorney?

  • Aug 15, 2021
  • Selem Antonucci Law

Imagine that you are badly injured in a car accident through no issue of your own. You are hurried to the medical clinic, where the specialists piece you back along with a few surgeries. You couldn't say whether or when you will be able to work once more. The hospital expenses are stacking up. You are falling behind on your mortgage, bills, and vehicle installments.

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How The Insurance Company Handles Your Personal Injury Claim

  • Aug 01, 2021
  • Selem Antonucci Law

If you have endured a physical injury because of an accident, you may need to speak with an insurance agency to complete your personal injury claim before receiving your settlement. This conversation might take place after you are in a not-at-fault car accident where you might be negotiating with the vehicle insurance agency of the at-fault driver. If the injury took place following a fall at a supermarket, you will need to inquire about compensation options with the company's insurer. Either way, there are a few things you should know about the insurance process that will help you receive the full payment owed.

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Knowing the Difference Between a Car and Semi-Truck Accidents

  • Jul 15, 2021
  • Selem Antonucci Law

Car and semi-truck accidents both result in harm and destruction. However, the varying degree of injuries, damages, liabilities, involvement of insurance companies, and investigations largely differ. Being involved in either of these two unfortunate circumstances can cause a serious impact on one’s quality of life and career. This is why knowing what to do and who to call is important when faced with these tragic disasters.

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What Is Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists Coverage?

  • Jul 01, 2021
  • Selem-Antonucci Law

As a responsible driver, you have car insurance to give you peace of mind in case of a mishap. Lamentably, not every person is so careful. A huge number of individuals hit the road consistently without auto insurance. If you end up getting in a mishap with one of them, you could be on the hook for medical expenses as well as the cost to repair or replace involved vehicles.

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Understanding the Process of a Slip and Fall Injury Claim

  • Jun 15, 2021
  • Selem Antonucci Law

Serious slip and fall accidents can often be avoided when equipment and facilities are properly maintained or repaired. Imagine walking down the stairs in an office building and grabbing a loose handrailing for balance. Without a stable railing to hold onto, you fall down the remaining stairs and break your hip as well as hit your head. Such incidents are the result of a failure to exercise reasonable quality of care on the part of the property manager or owner. If you have recently fallen due to such negligence, here is what you can expect during your slip and fall injury claim process.

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Understanding Personal Injury as a Legal Term

  • Jun 01, 2021
  • Selem Antonucci Law

You've perhaps heard the phrase, "personal injury" when referring to insurance claims. This is the legal term applied when someone has received an injury or suffered emotional harm as the result of someone else's actions. More to the point, personal injury is caused by carelessness, negligence, or the inability to avoid potential risk. However, there are many elements that can impact the outcome of an insurance claim or court case. Here is what you need to know about how the courts view personal injury.

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The Benefits of Hiring a Certified Civil Trial Attorney

  • May 15, 2021
  • Selem Antonucci Law

Accidents involving serious injuries can require expensive medical care and time away from your day-to-day responsibilities. If your injuries are due to negligence or reckless actions on the part of the other involved party or property owner, a certified civil trial attorney who specializes in fighting for the rights of the injured can provide experienced counsel on your options for recovering some of the medical costs and lost wages. Although the hope is always that an accident never occurs, if you are injured in a not-at-fault accident, remember these top benefits of working with a certified civil trial attorney.

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Reasons Why You Should Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

  • May 01, 2021
  • Selem Antonucci Law

When an accident happens, serious injuries are often the result. Whether it be a car accident or a slip and fall accident, the steps to take to recuperate owed compensation to cover your medical expenses can be overwhelming and debilitating. You may feel intimidated speaking with insurance adjusters, pressured to accept a reduced payment that does not cover your medical expenses or frustrated with the insurance claims process overall. The good news is you do not have to handle your insurance claim alone. A personal injury legal attorney can assist you through this process from filing the claim to receiving your payment in full.

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What to Expect in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

  • Apr 15, 2021
  • Selem Antonucci Law

When an individual is associated with an accident that is caused by another party's carelessness, the injured party generally has the privilege to pursue a personal injury claim to recuperate remuneration for the harms that the person sustains. However, when the injured person dies because of such carelessness, a wrongful death claim might emerge.

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First Steps That You Should Take After an Accident

  • Apr 01, 2021
  • Selem Antonucci Law

When you have a car accident, there are a couple of important things you need to do to ensure you are secured. First of all, stop if you are associated with an accident. It is your legal commitment. Even if you don't think there was any harm, you need to stop your vehicle.

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New Jersey Auto Insurance Consumers Have Rights

  • Mar 01, 2021
  • Selem-Antonucci Law

New Jersey car insurance customers have the power over types of components that impact the expense of their car insurance. Take control of the money you pay with these tips.

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Reasons To Exchange Insurance Info After An Accident

  • Feb 01, 2021
  • Selem Antonucci Law

After a car accident, there are some actions you should make immediately. Those actions include pulling over, making sure everyone is alright and no one requires emergency medical care, reporting the accident to the police, and exchanging data with the other driver(s). Also, a piece of that information should include insurance data—particularly if you are not at fault.

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The Impact of Social Media on a Personal Injury Claim

  • Jan 01, 2021
  • Selem Antonucci Law

Personal Injuries can incorporate numerous situations going from the more normal vehicle mishap to mishaps at work, mishaps in the open spots, cycling mishaps to serious injury like a spinal injury. You just never know when an injury could strike. If you are the casualty of personal injury through no fault of your own, you are entitled to pay.

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