I was injured on a New Jersey Transit bus. Can I sue? How do I prove my case?

Dawkins v. One Bus, Decided December 29, 2017 Submitted by New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. The facts of this case are very straight forward.  The plaintiff-bus passenger was injured when several unruly passengers came onto the bus and assaulted the plaintiff when she was about to exit the […] Read more »

Child Sex Abuse Accommodation Syndrome (CSAAS) and Expert Testimony in New Jersey

Submitted by New Jersey Sex Crime Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. In this case the Supreme Court directed the trial court to examine the ability of the State to introduction expert testimony concerning child sex abuse accommodation syndrome (CSAAS). This case study is a perfect example of the trial court acting as […] Read more »

Expert Opinion Must be Based on Fact and Not Speculation

Submitted by New Jersey Civil Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. 32-7-3233 Horan v. Dilbet, Inc. , D.N.J. (Bumb, U.S.D.J.) (12 pp.) The District Court of New Jersey recently decided a case regarding shellfish food poisoning.  The Plaintiffs got sick after consuming clams and sued the restaurant for negligence.  In order to prove the restaurant […] Read more »

When and Why Expert Opinion is Needed in Negligence Cases

Submitted by New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. Bomtempo v. Six Flags Great Adventure LLC, N.J. Super. App. Div. (September 2016).  In this case plaintiff alleged to have been injured at Six Flags Great Adventure Amusement Park.  Plaintiff ‘s attorney failed to obtain an expert to provide an ‘expert’ […] Read more »

Why Did My Attorney Hire an Expert and Spend So Much Money on My Case?

Submitted by New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark In New Jersey there is a specific rule that outlines when a plaintiff needs to hire an expert for a case. Often client ask me why would we spend money on this expert or that expert. The very simple answer is […] Read more »

Expert Testimony of Police for Drug Cases

Submitted by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. Expert Testimony on Drug Possession versus Possession with Distribution In this case, State of New Jersey vs Jamison, the County Prosecutor identified one of their own investigator’s to be an ‘expert’ to testify what amount of drug possession equals possession with distribution, as opposed to […] Read more »

The Danger of Leaving the Door Open During Witness Examination

  Posted by New Jersey Civil Law Attorney, Jeffrey Hark. Sallee v. Stagnitti, decided June 2, 2015, arose out of an incident where the plaintiff allegedly was walking on the sidewalk in the parking lot of a restaurant called The Mill at Spring Lake Heights when she was struck by […] Read more »

New Jersey Workers Compensation – Coverage of a Work Related Injury Part II

Submitted by New Jersey Workers Compensation Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark HAROLD NAULTY v. TOWNSHIP OF PEMBERTON PUBLIC WORKS, This is an appeal of a workers compensation judge’s decision based on 16 days of trial over many testimony dates.  Although the issues in this opinion have been reiterated in numerous prior opinions and in different […] Read more »