Category Archive: Personal Injury

  • How Soon Do I Need a Tetanus Shot after a Dog Bite?

    If someone else’s dog bites you, it can be extremely disruptive to your life. Not the least of which is knowing what to do regarding your health and whether or not you need a tetanus shot. When it comes to the question of how soon you need to obtain a tetanus shot after a dog bite. If you do need one, the answer is as soon as possible. If a dog bite leaves you or someone you love injured, consult with an experienced dog bite attorney regarding your best steps forward. 

    Medical Professionals Can Get You a Tetanus Shot after a Dog Bite

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  • Can a Closed Insurance Claim Be Reopened?

    If you have been injured by someone else’s negligence, you can continue to experience related losses for a long time to come. For example, if your injuries lead to complications or secondary health concerns, you can expect ongoing medical expenses – and related losses associated with decreased earnings.  Unfortunately, however, you usually cannot reopen an insurance claim once you accept a settlement, and this is exactly why you need an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney on your side from the start. Too many people accept offers read more
  • How to Prevent a Dog Bite from Scarring

    Dog bites injure thousands of people every year, sometimes leaving them with long-term medical problems. One of these potential issues is scarring, which is always a risk when a dog bite punctures several layers of skin. When these bites are on the face or other conspicuous areas, scarring can have a significant impact on victims’ appearances and emotional well-being. In many cases, dog bite victims are entitled to compensation under New Jersey’s dog bite statute. As a result, if a dog has bitten you, you should talk to a dog bite attorney as soon read more
  • Emergency Treatment for Accidental Injuries

    Did you know that, according to the CDC, unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death in United States citizens between the ages of 1 and 44? Additionally, it is believed that there are approximately 24.8 million unintentional injuries in the U.S. that require a doctor’s visit. If more people know how to seek emergency treatment for accidental injuries following a car accident or another incident, it could help save lives.  That's why Varcadipane & Pinnisi, PC has provided a few ways emergency treatment for accidental injuries can be read more
  • New Jersey Helmet Laws

    Motorcyclists are 29 times more likely to die in a crash than people in enclosed vehicles. That means motorcyclists are by far the most vulnerable drivers on the road, and wearing a helmet should be non-negotiable. Here is an overview of New Jersey’s helmet laws, and if you suffered injuries, contact our law firm about a possible motorcycle accident claim.

    Wearing a Helmet is the Law in New Jersey

    Some people assert that wearing a helmet can reduce your peripheral vision, but a study of almost 1,000 motorcycle accidents found that there read more
  • Contract Prevents Personal Injury Plaintiff From Recovery

    Plaintiff slipped and fell on sweat at her gym, causing injury to her elbow that required surgery. Prior to joining the gym, plaintiff signed a contract that prevents an injured patron from suing the gym for negligence for any injuries sustained while using the gym. The New Jersey Appellate Division upheld the trial court’s decision to dismiss the case because the contract prevented plaintiff from suing the gym for negligence in connection with “voluntarily use of equipment and participation in instructed activity.” Plaintiff tried to amend her read more
  • Injury Risks in NYC

    New York is a beautiful city, and people from all over the country and the world always visit the city to enjoy the same things many of the locals enjoy in this bustling city. Things such as the world’s finest restaurants, Broadway shows, excellent museums, and Central Park, among many others. As the New York Times reported, a record 65 million people visited the city in a recent year. Unfortunately, like any large metropolitan city, and with that many people around the city, New York has its fair share of accidents and injuries, even among the read more
  • What is a Catastrophic Injury?

    Accidents happen, and when they do, the injuries sustained can range from minor cuts or scrapes to more serious injuries that can be catastrophic. An injury is usually classified as “catastrophic” when it happens abruptly and results in injuries to a victim that are life-changing, permanent or have long-term consequences.  Catastrophic injuries can be overwhelmingly costly, and every victim should discuss a possible legal case with a New Jersey personal injury attorney right away. 

    Types of Catastrophic Injuries

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