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John J. Scura III


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Insurance Law Covering Accidents Involving Uber And Lyft Drivers and Passengers in NJ

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Accidents involving Uber or Lyft and the insurance issues involved are much different from normal auto accidents especially where you are the passenger in the Uber or Lyft car, a pedestrian struck by one of these vehicles, or driving another car and injured as the result of the negligence of an Uber or Lyft car.  In New Jersey the legislature passed a special law in 2016 regarding transportation service vehicles like Uber or Lyft.  That law is currently developing and will be interpreted by the courts.

How Are Damages Argued to a Jury in a Personal Injury Case in New Jersey

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In personal injuries cases, the courts in New Jersey do not allow the attorney to ask the jury to award a specific amount of money for pain and suffering or non-economic losses.  For example, an attorney cannot argue that my client should be entitled to 2 million dollars for her permanent back injury that required a fusion surgery and has limited her life in all ways.  In some states the attorney can argue in that way and suggest a specific number.   

Recovery for Aggravation of Preexisting Degenerative Conditions

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Some people are more susceptible to injury because of a preexisting degenerative medical condition. That preexisting degenerative medical condition may, however, not be causing the person any pain. If a preexisting degenerative medical condition that is not causing pain, starts causing pain as the result of trauma caused by the negligence of another, then the person is entitled to full recovery for any aggravation or worsening of that preexisting degenerative condition. Even if you have a preexisting medical degenerative condition that was causing pain, if that condition is made worse in any way then you are entitled to compensation for the fair and reasonable value equivalent to the worsening of that condition.

How to Stop Foreclosure in NJ: Know Your Options

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If you are like most people, you might think that “foreclosure” in New Jersey is just another way of saying “the end of the world.”  While it is true that home foreclosures can be stressful, scary, and sad, they are certainly not a dead end – what many people do not realize, especially in the midst of the stressful situation, is that they DO have options to stop foreclosures from taking away their homes.

How to Avoid Common Holiday Season Shopping Mistakes

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The holiday season is quickly approaching and with it comes much joy for all consumers involved. However, the under-reported side of the holiday season is the number of mistakes that consumers make when deciding to make purchases for their friends, family, or other associates. Thankfully, there are simple ways to ensure that consumers are in the best position to avoid financial pitfalls during the holiday season.

Rear-End Collisions: Who's at Fault? Do I Have a Case?

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Despite drivers’ best efforts, rear end collisions happen every day. There can be many causes of rear end collisions. Common causes include inattention, distracted driving, texting, and bad weather. To prevail in a rear end collision case, a plaintiff must typically show the other driver was negligent or acted unreasonably given the circumstances.

How to Prevent Common Motorcycle Accidents

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Per the NHTSA, motorcyclist fatalities happen 27 times more often than deaths in other vehicles. With motorcycle accidents, there are some crashes that occur much more than others. To keep yourself safe while riding your bike, familiarize yourself with the following safety guidelines.

Debt Relief for Baby Boomers

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the

With health care costs and inflation soaring, it’s not abnormal for elderly Americans ages 65 and older to seek out divergent financial strategies on debt relief. As their conventional ideals of retirement and later life transform with time, the rate of older folks has spiked to nearly three times the rate in 1991. So what’s behind this trend?

Wells Fargo Error Contributes to Hundreds of Foreclosures

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Were you recently denied a loan modification by Wells Fargo? Has your home been forced into foreclosure? Do you believe you meet all the requirements for a loan modification? You may be one of hundreds of unknowing customers recently harmed by the bank’s computer glitch, causing eligible homeowners to be denied a modification.

Can I Rebuild My Credit After Bankruptcy?

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It’s no secret filing bankruptcy can impact your credit score and reports. Reaching financial recovery through bankruptcy can be a long, jagged road. However, the notion you’re fated to a lifetime of horrendous credit after bankruptcy is completely false. It is absolutely possible to rebuild your credit following filing bankruptcy, provided you know how to.

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