Understand the Differences Between a Survival Action and Wrongful Death Action

CHANDLER V. KASPER Docket No.: A-2143-20 Decided October 7, 2021 Submitted by New Jersey Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark In a recent unpublished decision, the Appellate Division of New Jersey reviewed the difference between a wrongful death action and a survival action in light of a statute of limitations issue. In Chandler, the decedent, Joseph…

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Your Insurer Wants to Snoop on Your Driving. Is It Worth It?

Submitted by New Jersey Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark Are you ready to have your car insurance priced through continuous monitoring of how far — and how well — you drive? As this technology goes mainstream, it may time to decide if the potential savings are worth the privacy tradeoffs. Interest in usage-based car…

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Samol v. Vanlaningham and Respondeat Superior Liability

Samol v. Vanlaningham: Submitted by New Jersey Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark.             The facts of this case are as follows: One morning in March 2016, defendant Ryan P. Vanlaningham left for work at his part-time job at Party City in Bridgewater. A high school student, Vanlaningham, was operating his mother’s vehicle. The store…

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COVID-19 emergency speeding tickets

After March 12, 2020, Did you take your exotic vehicle out on the road? Have you received a traffic ticket for driving more than 100 mph in the last 30 days during the COVID-19 emergency? The Law Office of Hark & Hark handles all municipal court and Superior court traffic matters, reckless driving, vehicles homicide…

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Green Light Law – Responsibility in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Wegner v. Derrico DOCKET NO. A-4910-17T2 Submitted by New Jersey Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark   This case at first resembles a classic case of “who had the green light” turned into a question of what information can be brought to trial to prove the right of way. Defendant was heading south as Plaintiff…

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She Texted About Dinner While Driving. Then a Pedestrian Was Dead.

A New Jersey woman was found guilty of vehicular homicide by a jury that weighed whether her actions were on par with drunken driving. Submitted by Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. FREEHOLD, N.J. — One woman was out for a walk and a taste of fresh air during a break from her job as…

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An unavoidable car crash does not mean there was Negligence on behalf of one of the drivers…….. Experts are need to show more that an ‘accident’.

CIRILLO GONZALEZ,   v. HECTOR LOPEZ, & EVERLYNIA HUDSON, NEW JERSEY APPELLATE DIVISION Decided August 30, 2019 Submitted by New Jersey Vehicle Accident Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. Facts:  Plaintiff Cirillo Gonzalez appeals from the trial court’s grant of summary judgment to defendant, Hector Lopez, dismissing with prejudice his automobile negligence complaint. We affirm. Facts from the record, viewed in a light most favorable…

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How this Expert kept his opinions tied to the facts of the investigation!

LOUIS A. MAGDON v. HARLEY-DAVIDSON USA, New Jersey Appellate Division May 31, 2019 Submitted by New Jersey Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. Facts: Plaintiff purchased a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle in 2010 at Liberty, a Harley-Davidson dealership. Over the next several years, plaintiff serviced the motorcycle at Liberty, usually before going on a long trip.…

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