Criminal defendants have no right to choose their public defender

UPDATED AUGUST 8, 2019 Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. In New Jersey, if a criminal defendant is indigent and cannot afford a lawyer, the court will appoint a public defender. But what happens if you don’t like your public defender? Do you have the right to switch public defenders or choose a new public
  • criminal law
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Lawsuits for children injured during youth sports

  UPDATED JULY 25, 2019 As part of our extensive New Jersey Personal Injury practice, we are occasionally asked by parents whether they can bring a lawsuit for injuries suffered by their child during a youth sporting event. Lately, there has been a lot more public education about the dangers of youth contact sports. The
  • personal injury, sports injuries
  • Posted by admin  Posted on 25 Jul  0 Comments
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Reimbursement for Lost Wages After a Car Accident Through Your Insurance

UPDATED JULY 18, 2019 Following a car accident, an injured person may be in the position where they are too hurt to immediately return to work. In New Jersey, we use the term “lost wage claim” to describe a claim made to recover lost wages that were never earned because of an accident. Unfortunately, lost
  • car accident, insurance
  • Posted by admin  Posted on 18 Jul  0 Comments
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I went to court, but the judge wouldn’t listen to me!

  UPDATED: JULY 11, 2019 Article by: Daniel A. Levy, Esq. Very frequently, I speak with clients who complain that they appeared in court but the judge just wouldn’t listen to them. They ask me what I can do for them after the first appearance did not go their way. Below I discuss some common
  • family law, municipal court, ticket
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Slip and fall accidents in restaurants and grocery stores

UPDATED JULY 4, 2019 We have many clients who are injured in fall-down accidents, and usually the first issue that comes up in a fall-down case is whether the owner/operator of the property is responsible for the client’s injury. While this is always an issue in any personal injury case, there are some specific issues
  • fall down accidents, personal injury, premises liability
  • Posted by admin  Posted on 04 Jul  0 Comments
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The Seriousness of an Insurance Medical Exam

                            UPDATED JUNE 27, 2019 In most New Jersey cases, if a person is injured in a car accident their own insurance company will pay for medical treatment under the PIP portion of their auto insurance policy. Treatment for other types of
  • IME, insurance, medical exam, personal injury
  • Posted by admin  Posted on 27 Jun  0 Comments
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Alternatives to Lawsuit Funding: Anything Else!

UPDATED JUNE 20, 2019 If you are considering taking out a lawsuit funding or financing, we would like to tell you about a surprising and new alternative: It’s called, “Anything Else”! Clients with personal injury cases sometimes ask us, should I apply for lawsuit funding? And we always try to explain how lawsuit loans are
  • funding, personal injury
  • Posted by admin  Posted on 20 Jun  0 Comments
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What happens if the police don’t read me my rights?

UPDATED JUNE 6, 2019 Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. Related: Criminal Law, What happens on the first court date if arrested in New Jersey?, Understanding the fee for criminal defense cases   As part of my New Jersey criminal defense practice, the most common question that I hear from clients is, “what happens if
  • arrest, criminal law, miranda, police
  • Posted by admin  Posted on 06 Jun  0 Comments
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I was hurt, it’s not my fault, and still I get nothing??!!

UPDATED MAY 29, 2019 Frequently, clients come to use after being injured through no fault of their own and they assume that we will be able to recover compensation for their pain and suffering, bills, lost wages, etc. However, there are certain situations when it is essentially impossible for an accident victim to receive any
  • personal injury
  • Posted by admin  Posted on 29 May  0 Comments
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Do I need a lawyer for child support and custody/visitation cases?

UPDATED: MAY 22, 2019 Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. Many people in New Jersey file applications in Family Court for child support, custody, visitation, emancipation, etc. without even considering hiring an attorney. Most assume that they do not need an attorney unless things start going wrong, and they assume that they can always hire
  • child support, custody, family court, visitation
  • Posted by admin  Posted on 22 May  0 Comments
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