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Whether you’re just starting to think about estate planning or want to understand the implications of not having a will, this video provides valuable insights to help you make informed decisions about your legacy. Don’t leave your loved ones in a legal and financial bind; watch now to learn more!
Creating an estate plan is about more than just designating beneficiaries for your assets. A good estate plan will prepare your family for the unexpected whenever it happens, including during your life. Don’t leave your loved ones in a situation where they are left trying to determine your wishes while undergoing the stress of dealing with whatever caused you to not be available.
Nobody wants to contemplate their own demise, but as adults we need to acknowledge that not doing so will likely leave our loved ones in a very difficult situation. Fortunately, the law allows for estate plans that can adequately prepare for this situation and leave families in a much better position to deal with these stressful situations when they arise.
Don’t put off creating the essential estate plan that your family will need. Call Rosenblum Law today for a free consultation.
Creating an estate plan can be easy to put off. If there is no present, pressing reason to create one, it’s easy to postpone it to a later date. This line of thinking is understandable. You may think an estate plan is only necessary in narrow situations that are unlikely to happen anytime soon. The problem is that once one of those urgent scenarios arises, it is too late to do anything about it.
There may be people who simply do not have the time to routinely visit a lawyer for a few weeks while their estate plan is being drafted. In fact, who does have the time for that? Luckily, technological improvements and new state laws have made estate planning easier than ever. Through virtual consultations to a remote signing ceremony, you can complete this process with whatever free time you have, without ever needing to step foot in a lawyer’s office.
At Rosenblum Law, we can help you book your appointments at times that are convenient for you. You can meet with us virtually and ultimately complete this whole process remotely. We are prepared to make this process as easy as it can be for you. To learn more about our seamless estate planning process, contact us to schedule a free, no obligation consultation.
“ Wet floor!”
We’ve all seen these yellow, rectangular signs in places of business. They are there to warn people so that no one slips and falls on the premises. That’s because if a store fails to reasonably account for your safety and you slip and fall, you may be entitled to compensation for any resulting injuries.
Cases arising from slip and fall accidents in a store are “premises liability” cases. Premises liability boils down to this. When an insurance adjuster, judge, or jury is deciding whether the store owner is liable for your injuries, they will consider the following series of questions:
To figure out this last piece, they will ask whether
- the store created the hazardous condition, or
- the store knew or should have known of its existence within enough time before your accident that the condition could have been addressed.
If the answer to all of these questions is “yes,” then the store owner will be held liable.
In our experience, injured shoppers frequently recover economic damages, which includes things like medical expenses and lost wages, and non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. You have three main paths to this compensation:
While New York does not currently require businesses to carry commercial liability insurance, many stores will have an insurance policy covering accidents that take place on their premises. Naturally, insurance companies don’t want to pay out money if they can avoid it. So, their insurance adjuster has an incentive to rule against your claim or make a low-ball offer.
A second option you have is to sue the store owner in court. A lawsuit will go before a judge or a jury, who will decide whether the store’s owner is liable for your injuries and, if so, for how much. The disadvantages of filing a lawsuit are that they tend to be time consuming and costly.
Finally, whether you make an insurance claim with the store’s insurance company or sue the store owner in court, there is a strong possibility that your case will be resolved by a settlement. The insurance company or store owner will agree to pay you a sum of money in exchange for your promise not to take the case to court.
Whether you make an insurance claim, file a lawsuit, or settle in either case, pursuing a slip and fall case is complicated for a number of reasons. Chief among them is the fact that the law itself is complicated and fact-specific, meaning whether or not you have a valid claim will depend on the precise circumstances of your case. Only an experienced personal injury attorney can accurately evaluate the strength of your claim.
At Rosenblum Law, we have a record of successfully representing accident victims. Call us today for a free, no-obligation consultation. We’ll answer any questions you might have, recommend the best legal remedy, and negotiate for the compensation you justly deserve.
For most of us, when we think about a day by the water, we imagine fun: relaxing in a hot tub, sunning on a lounge chair, playing “Marco Polo” in the pool with the kids. Unfortunately, there are countless ways a fun day by the pool, in a lake, or out at the beach can lead to serious injury or even claim a life.
There are two types of drowning accidents: fatal and non-fatal. This distinction becomes significant when seeking compensation, as different legal rules will apply depending on the accident’s outcome. While the tragic consequences of fatal drowning accidents are well known, the harms associated with non-fatal drownings are frequently overlooked.
Though it is generally good news when a drowning victim survives, unfortunately, there’s more to the story. The CDC reports that over 50% of near-drowning victims treated in hospital emergency departments require hospitalization or transfer for further care. These victims are often left with life-altering injuries, such as brain injury and heart damage, as well as non-physical issues like anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
There are two general types of lawsuits you can file, depending on the outcome of the drowning accident. If the drowning accident was fatal, you will file a wrongful death lawsuit. If the drowning accident was non-fatal, your lawsuit will be a personal injury claim.
New Jersey defines a wrongful death as when a death is “caused by a wrongful act, neglect or default of another.” A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by the deceased person’s estate whenever the deceased person would have been otherwise able to bring a lawsuit based on their injuries had they not resulted in death. This compensation is usually intended to support eligible surviving family members for things like:
- Lost financial support
- Lost companionship
- Lost value of household services done by deceased
- Medical, funeral, and burial expenses
A personal injury lawsuit is a legal action brought by someone personally harmed by someone else’s acts or failures to act. The purpose of the lawsuit is to recover compensation from the at-fault party. The damages in a personal injury lawsuit are intended to compensate the victim for their losses, including:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional distress
In determining who’s responsible for a drowning accident, we examine all the relevant facts of a case.
Consider this hypothetical situation. Imagine a 12-year-old child fatally drowns at an uncle’s house. Suppose the child was being watched by the nanny at the time. But the child only got into the pool because the uncle had failed to install a barrier, which is required by New Jersey’s state law. Both the uncle and the nanny agree that the child was an excellent swimmer. The uncle thinks the child only drowned because the pool light came loose, causing electric shock. Who is responsible?
The company who installed the pool light?
The manufacturer of the pool light?
Without further investigation, it’s hard to say. The point is that many people could conceivably carry responsibility for a drowning accident, but at the same time, it’s unclear who of those people can be held legally responsible. It is really a matter of examining the facts and how they square with the law.
It’s our job to figure all of this out for our clients. So, if you or someone you love have been involved in a drowning or near-drowning accident, contact Rosenblum Law so that we may begin the process by answering your questions and, ultimately, getting you the compensation you deserve.