New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers Provide Resources for Victims of Accidents and More
The following links and resources are provided by the lawyers at De Frank, McCluskey & Kopp for the benefit of people seeking information on New Jersey auto accidents and personal injury, business and commercial law, and legal malpractice and professional liability. Resources for medical providers dealing with PIP and workers’ compensation reimbursement are also provided. We hope these resources are helpful to you. If you need advice or representation in a particular New Jersey legal matter, contact De Frank, McCluskey & Kopp in Wayne for a free consultation with an experienced and dedicated attorney.
Auto Accidents and other Personal Injury
There are also many support groups and research and advocacy organizations for persons with spinal cord injury, including the Darrell Gwynn Foundation, Determined to Heal, and the Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Prevention, Care & Cure.
Timely issues such as teen driving, road rage, senior driving and more are addressed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, where they strive to promote a safe driving culture and reduce fatalities for those on the road, including drivers and their passengers, cyclists and pedestrians.
www.distraction.gov is the official U.S. government website for distracted driving. Get facts and statistics, research laws, or download campaign materials to help raise awareness about the dangers of talking and texting while driving and other dangerous distractions.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has information on a variety of traffic safety issues, including seat belts, child car seats, pedestrian safety, drunk driving, teen driving and distracted driving.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates the trucking industry. FMCSA regulations define the maximum allowable hours of service for drivers and mandate the use of safety equipment, inspections and maintenance. If trucker and trucking company records and logs show that FMCSA regulations were not followed, this may be evidence of negligence in determining liability for a truck accident.
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation provides training for beginning riders and develops courses for riders and trainers. Visit their website for safety booklets, quick tips, rider course materials and more to reduce the risk of motorcycle accidents and fatalities.
New Jersey dog bite law imposes strict liability on pet owners when their dog bites a person, regardless of the viciousness of the dog.
Lots of helpful information on product safety and recalls of defective products, dangerous drugs and defective medical devices can be found at the websites for the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Also, www.Recalls.gov is a one-stop shop for government-issued recalls of consumer products, motor vehicles and boats, food and medicine, cosmetics and environmental products. Enroll for free to receive alerts by email when new products are recalled.
Business and Commercial Resources
The Better Business Bureau can help you determine if you are dealing with a trustworthy business that meets commonly accepted standards of trust in the marketplace.
The New Jersey Department of State Business Action Center and Business Portal provide a centralized location for all your business relations with the state, including tax registration information, annual report filings, required employment posters and more.
Legal Malpractice and Professional Liability
The American Bar Association (ABA) is the leading national association of attorneys. The ABA publishes opinions on ethics and professional responsibility, as well as the Model Rules of Professional Conduct on which most state rules for lawyers are based.
The New Jersey State Bar Association is a voluntary organization that fosters professionalism among its members. Attorneys are regulated at the state level by the New Jersey Supreme Court, which includes a Disciplinary Review Board and an Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct.
Resources for Medical Providers
The Division of Insurance at the New Jersey Department of Banking & Insurance (DOBI) is in charge of licensing and oversight of the many types of insurance regulated by the state. The Division issues licenses to insurers, reviews their products and rates for compliance with regulations, and monitors the financial solvency of carriers. DOBI’s Insurance Division also provides important PIP Information for Health Care Providers.
In order to receive payment or reimbursement for services provided where a workers’ compensation claim is involved, it is sometimes necessary to litigate the matter with the Division of Workers’ Compensation for a hearing and determination to obtain a judgment in your favor. This process begins by filing a Medical Provider Application for Payment or Reimbursement of Medical Payment.