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Could a New Law Help New Jersey Survivors of Child Abuse Sue Their Abusers?

Survivors of child abuse in New Jersey now have more time to file claims against their abusers. This year, S477 will go into effect. This law extends the statute of limitations in civil actions for sexual abuse claims. This law came after a shocking report exposed more than 100 New Jersey priests who were accused of sex abuse in the state. New Jersey is the 11th state to pass this type of statute of limitations bill. How will this new law protect child abuse survivors? How long do abuse survivors now have to file a lawsuit? How can you file a child sex abuse lawsuit in New Jersey? What Is a Statute of Limitations? A statute of limitations is the amount of time a person has to file a lawsuit against a negligent or abusive party. In civil claims, the amount of time an abuse survivor has to file a…
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How Can I Protect My Children from Deadly Sports Injuries?

As school starts up again, parents are starting to enroll their children in school sports and other activities. As parents in New Jersey, it’s crucial that you understand the dangers that your child might face while he or she is practicing or playing a game. What Public Information Has Been Given on Deadly Sports Injuries? Ever since the famous studies involving chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, in deceased professional football players went public, additional safety reforms have been put into place. In 2010, the state of New Jersey required all school districts to have policies on how they would address concussions or possible concussions in student athletes. Within a few years, New Jersey’s high school doctors, trainers and coaches were receiving extensive concussion training to better responses to head injuries. More than 25,000 New Jersey children from ages 6 to 14 play football. A study earlier this year showed that…
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How Common Are Amusement Park Accidents?

New Jersey is home to multiple amusement parks and water parks. During this time of year, many of you may visit these establishments with your families. However, amusement parks can also be dangerous in some cases. Statistics published by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) show emergency rooms treated 30,000 amusement park injuries during 2016. There have also been multiple high-profile amusement park accidents that made national news in the past few years. In 2016, a 10-year-old boy died while riding a waterslide at a Kansas City Schlitterbahn. Recent court documents suggest the waterslide’s design made it extremely dangerous. Another accident in 2017 at the Ohio State Fair caused one death and seven injuries. In this case, a ride broke apart in mid-air because it suffered from corrosion. What Causes Amusement Park Accidents? Amusement park accidents involving rides can be caused by: Mechanical failures. Accidents can occur when the…
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