On January 18, 2022, Governor Phil Murphy signed The New Jersey Insurance Fair Conduct Act into law to be effective immediately. The Act creates a private cause of action for claimants who are injured in a motor vehicle collision against their own insurance company if they are entitled to Uninsured (“UM”) or Uninsured (“UIM”) Motorist
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In this video, Michael Raff, Esq. describes the different scenarios for payment of medical bills when someone is involved in New Jersey car crash involving an Uber or Lyft or other types of rideshare vehicles. The different scenarios include whether you’re a driver, passenger, or in another vehicle. They are also dependent on any personal
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Emergency Care Without the Worries About the Bill

The world as we know it has changed drastically over the last couple years. Emergency care has become more common than ever. Unfortunately, it is also common that those seeking emergency services from a facility often get hit with unexpected medical bills for services that weren’t anticipated. That is all about to change. The No
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This upcoming year will be the 100th year anniversary for my law firm, Raff and Raff LLP.  We’ve been in Paterson for 100 years and we wouldn’t have it any other way!  Paterson has been great to us, and I’m thrilled to give back to the community.  A few years ago I created a non-profit,
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Commercial property owner has duty to remove snow/ice from sidewalk at vacant building

Updated Dec. 5, 2021 As New Jersey attorneys who represent people seriously injured in falls on ice and snow, we are constantly working to make sure that our clients are able to make claims against all available insurance policies. Sometimes we must unfortunately advise our clients that they are not able to make a claim
  • fall down accidents, personal injury
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Slip and Falls on Snow and Ice

Updated Oct 7, 2021 With Winter around the corner, we wanted to send some early info: We receive many inquires from potential clients regarding injuries sustained from slip and falls on snow and ice. Not every such injury, of course, warrants bringing a personal injury claim. The mere fact that someone falls and hurts him
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Injured While Bike Riding

UPDATED OCT 1, 2021 Now that Fall is arriving and potholes are being filled (slowly), bike riders are once again taking to the streets. Many bike riders are still confused as to their rights and duties. In New Jersey, “Every person riding a bicycle on a roadway is granted all the rights and subject to
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Dog Bite Injury Cases

The New Jersey Dog Bite Liability Law provides the following: The owner of a dog that bites or attacks a person may strictly liable under NJ law. The statute, N.J.S.A. 4:19-16, reads, in relevant part: The owner of any dog which shall bite a person while such person is on or in a public place,
  • dog bite, personal injury
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Elevator Injuries

While our firm represents many individuals who are harmed by elevator defects and malfunction, rarely do we have videos of the actual incidents. This video, which has made the rounds on the internet and on news program, captures the panic this poor guy must have been going through. There are about 18 billion passenger elevator
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