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John J. Scura III

John J. Scura III
John fights hard for his clients and tries to educate them so they understand what is going on with their particular legal problem. John has been Certified by The Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. Whether it is a personal injury case, bankruptcy case, litigation case or other type of matter, John wants his clients to participate in the decision making process toward solving their problem in the best way possible.

Recent Posts

How Can Three-Day Review Protect My Rights On Real Estate Contract in New Jersey?

After you make an offer to buy a house and the seller accepts that offer, a pre-printed form of contract is usually prepared by a realtor setting forth the essential terms and is singed by both the buyer and seller. Usually, an initial deposit is provided with an additional deposit to be paid within about ten days of the contract date. Once that process is concluded, however, what comes next?

Suggestions to Witness at a Deposition Trial

Your fundamental and continuing obligation as a witness is to tell the truth. There can be no departure from that rule. However, the following are guidelines that may generally assist you in maximizing your effectiveness as a witness. They are not intended as hard and fast rules but, rather, are provided for your consideration and assistance.

Can You Discharge Small Business Administration (SBA) Debt in Bankruptcy?

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Small Business Administration (SBA) loans are no different than other debt and are dischargeable in business bankruptcy.  An individual that has personally guaranteed a debt may also discharge an SBA loan. A misperception exists that SBA loans are not dischargeable. SBA loans are entitled to no special priority under the Bankruptcy Code. SBA loans are backed by the government so that when there is a default the loan is insured as to the bank that gave the loan to the borrower. Because the loan is insured, however, does not mean that the borrower cannot wipe it out in a bankruptcy.

Legal Strategies to Deal with Coronavirus (COVID-19) In New Jersey [Live Thread]

The COVID-19 pandemic has put the entire country in an economic crisis. For many people, it might be overwhelming for people to map out a proper strategy to stay afloat, even as we begin to emerge from under the burden of the economic crash.

This blog will be updated to outline different strategies on where to turn during this financial crisis, with a focus on the state of New Jersey. Our law firm’s emphasis is on representation of individuals and businesses in bankruptcy. Many of these strategies are designed to help you avoid bankruptcy. If a bankruptcy is needed, our New Jersey lawyers are there to help you navigate the situation. Let’s look at some strategies and helpful options.

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 injury 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.

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.

What is the Verbal, Lawsuit, or Tort Threshold in New Jersey?

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All auto insurance policies in New Jersey require the consumer to choose from one of two options with respect to their right to bring a lawsuit.  The two options are: (1) the lawsuit or verbal or tort threshold or (2) the no tort threshold or no lawsuit threshold.   Under different policies, the tort options (your right to sue) are referred to as these various names but mean the same thing.  Under option (1) you are limiting your ability to sue for certain injuries.   Under option (2) you can sue for any injury.

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