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Best Time to Travel during the Easter Holiday Weekend

Traffic experts have revealed the best times to get away over the Easter Holiday weekend, with up to 12 million car trips expected across the country.

Good Friday will be the most likely day to get stuck in a traffic jam, with a total of 4.4 million journeys being made by road.

Drivers are warned to avoid travelling on the during peak congestion times, from late morning to the afternoon.

Instead, the RAC’s official advice is to set your alarm clock and hit the road early, or wait until traffic has died down in evening.

Dan Croft, incident group operations manager at traffic information service INRIX, said: “Drivers in the UK are all too familiar with traffic jams. In fact, the average UK driver lost more than 170 hours to congestion last year. During peak hours over Easter, journeys could take UK drivers three times longer than usual.

“We are predicting Good Friday will be the worst for traffic from late morning into the afternoon. For drivers looking to avoid the worst congestion, the best options are to travel on Saturday, set off early in the morning and keep updated with real-time traffic data.”

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$1.5 Million Arbitration Award for Injured Minor

A mom and daughter day out turned into a three-year legal battle culminating in a $1.5 million arbitration award for our client.    On July 25, 2015 a sunny and warm summer day, a SUV ran a red light and broad-sided the vehicle in which our client was a passenger.  Following the accident our client was taken to the emergency room by ambulance where she was admitted for a severe head injury.   Following an eight-day hospital stay our client had to undergo multiple rehabilitative therapies such as cognitive therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy.   After completing therapy our client returned to a normal and active life where she went back to school and playing soccer with her friends. 

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How to Choose an Attorney Best for You

  1. Certified: Less than 2% of all attorneys in New Jersey are Certified Civil Trial Attorneys-Gregg A. Williams is one of those who has this prestigious distinction. A certified attorney is best to represent you in a personal injury case as they are the most experienced trial attorneys and are required to pass a rigorous certification vetting process including additional board exams other attorneys have not passed.
  2. Specialty: It is best to choose an attorney who focuses his or her practice on one specific area of law, not a myriad of areas—with expansive knowledge in that one area of law and that will best serve your needs as a client. The Law Offices of Gregg A. Williams focuses ONLY on personal injury accident cases.
  3. Proximity to you: It is always better to retain an attorney close to your home and in a central location in New Jersey. The Law Offices of Gregg A. Williams is located right in the heart of East Brunswick, right off the Exit 9 New Jersey Turnpike. It is best to have an attorney who is close to your location.
  4. Experience: The best attorneys are the experienced ones. The Law Offices of Gregg Williams has over 20 years of experience practicing personal injury law. It is in your best interests as a client to choose an attorney who not only has experience in law, but in a specific area of law.
  5. Home Team:  It is best to have an attorney who practices often in the court and county where your case will be venued. Our trial attorneys have tried cases in nearly every county in the State most frequently Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Union County, Essex County and Somerset County.    
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$350,000 settlement after slip and fall at Target

$350,000 settlement for an Essex County woman who injured her knee and back when she slipped on snow and ice walking into a Target store. The firm brought a lawsuit against Target and the snow and ice landscaper who was responsible for clearing the walkways. The case settled following a mediation several weeks prior to trial

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Do I have to pay taxes on money I am awarded in a personal injury lawsuit?

One of the most frequent question my clients have is, “Do I have to pay taxes on money I was awarded in a personal injury lawsuit?” Yes, but with a caveat. Money awarded in a personal injury lawsuit for compensatory damages such as pain and suffering, disability, impairment, and loss of enjoyability of life are not taxable. However, the caveat is that money awarded for economic damages-such as wage loss or loss of business opportunity-are taxable, because economic damages are income related losses.

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Personal Injury Settlement for Injuries after a Truck Accident: $375,000.00

A union county woman was struck in the rear of her vehicleby a tractor trailer, resulting in injuries to her back which required backsurgery.  This client had an extensive history of back problems from prior car accidents.  The firm was able to establish that the new accident aggravated the pre-existing back problems.   The case settled for $375,000 after arbitration.  

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$975,000.00 for worker who received an electric shock

A former Lowes Employee was injured while working when he was operating a defective carpet cutting machine. While attempting to use the machine, he sustained an electric shock and was thrown back. The client suffered neck and back injuries as well as nerve damage, necessitating surgeries. The liability expert’s testimony established that the carpet machine wire was defective and was the cause of the injury.

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Thanksgiving: Most Grateful for Safety

Everyone has heard of this little theory before: Thanksgiving Eve is when all the car accidents happen.

A recent study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration credits the increase in accidents during this time of the year primarily due to the fact that there are just many more vehicles on the road than during other times of the year.

Doctors have long known that the overall U.S. mortality rate annually spikes around Thanksgiving, and remains elevated through the winter. Some of that is because of seasonal effects, like the increasingly chilly weather and the annual spread of the flu. But Thanksgiving sticks out as an especially dangerous day, and there are two major culprits: Car accidents and coronary events. Increasingly at risk this time of the year are the elderly who deviate from their normal daily routines due to last minute supermarket runs, traveling to see family, and preparing for the long weekend ahead. It would be remiss if not mentioned: there is ample hard cider and spiked eggnog to go around, increasing the likelihood of drunk drivers on the road. So while it is fun to be in the holiday spirit and all, let’s all be a little more cautious on the roads this Thanksgiving holiday-surely something everyone can be grateful for.

God Bless and Happy Thanksgiving from our family at the Law Offices of Gregg Williams to your family.