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New Jersey Extends Civil Statute of Limitations in Sexual Abuse Cases

Today, Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law extending the statute of limitations in civil actions for sexual abuse. It also creates a two-year period for parties to bring lawsuits based upon sexual abuse that would have been time-barred, even with the new statute of limitations. In his signing statement, Gov. Murphy noted that the legislation […]

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Skier’s Lawsuit Blocked by Pennsylvania Skier’s Responsibility Act

In Vu v. Ski Liberty Operating Corp., Civil Action No. 18-1769, 2019 WL 549393 (3d Cir. Feb. 12, 2019), the Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the trial court’s dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a skier severely injured at Ski Liberty in Pennsylvania. The plaintiff, an experienced skier, alleged that a snowboarder caused him […]

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If I Suffer an Aggravation of a Preexisting Condition, Can I Still Receive Compensation?

New Jersey law provides that injured persons are entitled to compensation for any aggravation of a preexisting condition. But what exactly is a preexisting condition and how does one demonstrate an aggravation? What Is a Preexisting Condition? A preexisting condition may be defined as “one that has become sufficiently associated with a plaintiff prior to […]

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4 Common Thanksgiving Injuries

We here at Folkman Law want to to wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. While Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to share with family, it is also a time when many people are seriously injured. Often, these injuries are caused by the negligent or reckless behavior of others. Below are common causes of injuries on Thanksgiving. […]

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What to Expect at an IME

When a plaintiff in a personal injury case puts an aspect of their physical or mental health at issue, such as by claiming a physical, cognitive, or emotional injury, the defendant’s insurance company will most likely and to obtain medical or psychiatric evidence to challenge those claims. In order to fight your claim, the defense […]

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