New Jersey Personal Injury Case Law

Please find, below, selected case laws decided by Supreme Court of New Jersey or Court of Appeals of New Jersey where the terms personal injury or related terms have been mentioned. These cases are not necessarily personal injury and may include cases where the facts or court decision merely mentions personal injury related legal terms. You are not to rely on these cases as legal advice nor should you rely on them for accuracy. Please see Terms of Service.

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Nascimento v. King - 12/15/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION Argued November 29, 2005 Before Judges Coburn, Lisa and S.L. Reisner. This case presents an issue of substantial...

Agurto v. Guhr - 12/9/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION Argued November 15, 2005 Before Judges Coburn, Lisa and S.L. Reisner. Plaintiff, an employee of Baker Adhesive Co., was...

Juarez v. J.A. Salerno & Sons - 11/23/2005
Submitted November 7, 2005 Plaintiff brought suit for damages arising out of an August 7, 1999, automobile accident. Defendants successfully sought summary judgment, and plaintiff appealed. On July 21, 2005, the Appellate...

Kennelly-Murray v. Megill - 11/17/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION Argued October 24, 2005 Before Judges Alley, C.S. Fisher and Yannotti. In this verbal threshold matter, we hold, among...

Community Hospital Group - 11/2/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION Argued September 27, 2005 Before Judges Coburn, Collester and Lisa The Community Health Group, Inc., t/a JFK Medical...

Miskelly v. Lorence - 10/13/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION Submitted September 14, 2005 Before Judges Stern, Fall and Levy. Plaintiff appeals from an "order of judgment," entered...

Jerista v. Murray - 10/12/2005
Argued January 3, 2005 This case concerns the application of the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur when a supermarket's automatic door unexpectedly closes on and injures a customer. The central issue is whether res ipsa loquitur...

Kelly v. County of Monmouth - 10/12/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION Argued September 19, 2005 Before Judges Alley, C.S. Fisher and Yannotti. In this appeal, we consider, among other...

Princeton Insurance Co. v. Qureshi - 10/6/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION Argued September 13, 2005 Before Judges Skillman, Axelrad and Payne. Princeton Insurance Company appeals from an order...

Afram v. Heller - 10/4/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION Argued: September 13, 2005 Before Judges Kestin, R. B. Coleman and Seltzer. Plaintiff appeals from an order granting...

Allstate Insurance Co. v. Sabato - 10/3/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION Submitted September 12, 2005 Before Judges Cuff, Lintner, and Gilroy. Defendant, Dr. Ulises Sabato, appeals from a Law...

Boryszewski v. Burke - 9/27/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION Argued: January 11, 2005 Before Judges Kestin, Alley and Fuentes. This case arises from a motor vehicle accident that...

Gonzalez v. Safe and Sound Security Corp. - 9/19/2005
Argued January 3, 2005 Plaintiff Antonio Gonzalez initiated a civil action against several defendants to recover damages for personal injuries that he suffered when he was shot in an apartment complex in Atlantic City. At trial,...

Charles Beseler Co. v. O'Gorman & Young - 9/9/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION Argued March 15, 2005 Before Judges Stern, S.L. Reisner and Graves. New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company (NJM)...

R.A.C. v. P.J.S. - 8/31/2005
RECORD IMPOUNDED NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION Argued: December 13, 2004 Before Judges A.A. Rodríguez, Cuff and Weissbard. A year after being...

Gonzalez v. Ideal Tile Importing Co. - 7/27/2005
Argued May 2, 2005 Plaintiff, Armando Gonzalez, was seriously injured when he was struck by a forklift operated by a co-worker. He sued the forklift's first-stage manufacturer (defendant Komatsu), contending that it should have...

Ferejohn v. Vaccari - 7/21/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION Argued July 6, 2005 Before Judges Stern, Skillman and Seltzer. This is an insurance coverage case. On March 26,...

Juarez v. J.A. Salerno & Sons - 7/21/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION Submitted November 9, 2004 Before Judges Kestin, Fuentes and Falcone. Plaintiff appeals from trial court orders entered...

In re Morell - 7/19/2005
Argued May 23, 2005 On an Order to show cause why respondent should not be disbarred or otherwise disciplined. I. Respondent Philip M. Morell was admitted to practice law in New Jersey in 1988, and in New York in...

LaManna v. Proformance Insurance Co. - 7/14/2005
Argued November 9, 2004 Reargued March 28, 2005 In this personal injury action, we consider the constitutionality of the statutory provision, N.J.S.A. 2B:23-17, which authorizes parties in a civil action to stipulate that a...

Shankman v. State - 7/13/2005
Argued March 28, 2005 This is a consolidated personal injury case involving claims by a husband and wife against multiple defendants. The posture of the appeal is influenced by the fact that the wife's claims included a count of...

Greer v. Naklicki - 7/11/2005
APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION July 11, 2005 APPELLATE DIVISION Argued February 9, 2005 Before Judges Newman, R. B. Coleman and Holston, Jr. On January 4, 2000, plaintiff Brian Greer, a minor, sustained serious physical...

Williams v. Kenney - 7/8/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE COMMITTEE ON OPINIONS APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION Argued May 2, 2005 Before Judges Cuff, Hoens and King. This case involves the scope of the absolute litigation...

Webb v. Witt - 7/8/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE COMMITTEE ON OPINIONS APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION Argued December 13, 2004 Before Judges A., A. Rodríguez, Cuff and Weissbard. This case presents a novel issue:...

Stricklen v. Ferruggia - 6/30/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE COMMITTEE ON OPINIONS APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION Argued April 6, 2005 Before Judges Newman, Axelrad and Landau. In this appeal, we are faced with the novel issue of...

Bryant v. Ohio Casualty Insurance Co. - 6/30/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION Argued April 26, 2005 Before Judges Skillman, Grall and Gilroy. This is an action against an automobile insurer for...

Cooper Hospital University Medical Center v. Prudential Insurance Co. - 6/27/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE COMMITTEE ON OPINIONS APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION Argued October 19, 2004 Before Judges Skillman, Collester and Parrillo. At issue is whether the 1998 amendment to...

Marshall v. Klebanov - 6/22/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE COMMITTEE ON OPINIONS APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION Argued May 17, 2005 Before Judges Lefelt, Alley and Fuentes. Ellen Marshall, a thirty-six year old married mother of...

Farrell v. TCI of Northern New Jersey - 6/20/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE COMMITTEE ON OPINIONS APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION Argued May 18, 2005 Before Judges Axelrad, Holston, Jr. and King. Plaintiffs, Harry F. Farrell (Farrell) and Doris...

Goldberger - 6/14/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION Submitted May 23, 2005 Before Judges Petrella, Yannotti and Bilder. Plaintiff Goldberger, Seligsohn & Shinrod, P.A....

DiProspero v. Penn - 6/14/2005
Argued November 29, 2004 The 1998 Automobile Insurance Cost Reduction Act (AICRA), N.J.S.A. 39:6A-1.1 to --35, provides automobile insurance policyholders with a choice: lower premium payments in exchange for limiting their right...

Skeete v. Dorvius - 6/10/2005
Argued January 4, 2005 The facts in this case are detailed in the decision of the Appellate Division, Skeete v. Dorvius, 368 N.J. Super. 311 (App. Div. 2004). We repeat only those that are necessary to our disposition. On June 5,...

Rivers v. LSC Partnership - 6/7/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE COMMITTEE ON OPINIONS APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION Submitted May 11, 2005 Before Judges Newman, Axelrad and R.B. Coleman. Plaintiff Monica Rivers appeals from an order...

Pinto v. New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co. - 6/6/2005
Argued October 27, 2004 This insurance appeal involves the application of an underinsured motorist (UIM) step-down clause in an employer's business automobile policy to a case in which an employee has been injured in a covered...

Murawski v. CNA Insurance Co. - 6/6/2005
Argued October 27, 2004 This appeal is the companion to Pinto v. New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company, ___ N.J. ___ (2005), also decided today. Like Pinto, this case involves the application of an uninsured motorist (UIM)...

[W] Skeete v. Dorvius - 6/6/2005
Argued January 4, 2005 The facts in this case are detailed in the decision of the Appellate Division, Skeete v. Dorvius, 368 N.J. Super. 311 (App. Div. 2004). We repeat only those that are necessary to our disposition. On June 5,...

Beasley v. Passaic County - 5/26/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION Submitted March 15, 2005 Before Judges Lefelt, Falcone and Kimmelman. A jury found Passaic County liable for violating...

Szalontai v. Yazbo's Sports Cafe - 5/26/2005
Argued November 29, 2004 This appeal requires that we again examine the boundaries that delimit the application of the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur, this time within the confines of the discovery deadlines that are part of our...

Knight v. Essex Plaza - 5/23/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION Argued January 4, 2005 Before Judges Wecker and S. L. Reisner. Telephonically Reargued April 6, 2005 Decided...

Cumberland Mutual Fire Insurance Co. v. Murphy - 5/23/2005
Argued February 15, 2005 The members of the Court being equally divided, the judgment of the Appellate Division is affirmed. CHIEF JUSTICE PORITZ, and JUSTICES LONG and ZAZZALI concur in the judgment of the Court. JUSTICE...

Thiedemann v. Mercedes-Benz USA. - 5/18/2005
Argued January 19, 2005 The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (CFA), N.J.S.A. 56:8-1 to --20, authorizes a private cause of action when a plaintiff has suffered an "ascertainable loss of moneys or property, real or personal" as a...

Olivo v. Exxon Mobil Corp. - 5/5/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION May 5, 2005 Argued April 13, 2005 This appeal is from a summary judgment dismissing a survival and wrongful death action...

Starozytnyk v. Reich - 4/25/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION Argued March 16, 2005 The issue in this appeal is whether under our Supreme Court's decisions in Perna v. Pirozzi, 92 N.J. 446 (1983), and Howard v....

Kellam v. Feliciano - 4/21/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION Argued March 16, 2005 This appeal requires that we consider whether trial judges may authorize the use of discovery procedures -- beyond those expressly...

Reliance National Insurance Co. In Liquidation v. Dana Transport - 4/20/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION Argued February 9, 2005 Plaintiff-respondent Reliance National Insurance Company in Liquidation did not participate in this appeal. The trial court...

Marcinkiewicz v. Marrero - 4/18/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION Argued March 15, 2005 Plaintiff, Christina R. Marcinkiewicz, suing individually and on behalf of the Estate of Everette R. Marrero, appeals from an order...

Grubbs v. Knoll - 4/15/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION Argued February 9, 2005 In this fraud/legal malpractice action involving a residential real estate transaction, defendant Louis B. Chapman, Esq., and...

Schaefer v. Allstate New Jersey Insurance Co. - 4/15/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION Argued March 15, 2005 The common issue presented by these appeals is whether the medical expense benefits an insurer of a bus company is required to provide...

Nav-Its - 4/7/2005
Argued January 4, 2005 JUSTICE RIVERA-SOTO did not participate. This case concerns the applicability of a pollution exclusion provision in a commercial general liability insurance policy. The question presented is whether...

Community Hospital Group - 4/5/2005
Argued November 30, 2004 In this case and in the companion case of Pierson v. Medical Health Center, P.A., ___ N.J. ___ (2005), also decided today, we granted leave to appeal to re-examine the issue decided in Karlin v. Weinberg,...

Nardello v. Township of Voorhees - 4/4/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION Argued March 16, 2005 Before Judges Braithwaite, Lisa and Winkelstein. Plaintiff, Jeffrey Nardello, appeals from the...

Robinson v. Coia - 3/29/2005
Argued February 14, 2005 The judgment of the Appellate Division is reversed substantially for the reasons expressed in the thorough and persuasive dissenting opinion of Judge Wecker below. Robinson v. Coia, 369 N.J. Super. 336,...

Greczyn v. Colgate-Palmolive - 3/21/2005
Argued January 3, 2005 On this appeal, we address the interplay of the statute of repose protecting designers and builders, N.J.S.A. 2A:14-1.1, and the rule governing our fictitious-party practice. R. 4:26-4. The case arose when...

State v. Mahoney - 3/17/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION Argued January 25, 2005 Defendant, Anthony Mahoney, was tried before a jury and convicted of third-degree theft by failure to make required disposition of...

Ostrowski v. Cape Transit Corp. - 3/17/2005
Argued February 28, 2005 The judgment is affirmed, substantially for the reasons expressed in Judge Skillman's opinion of the Appellate Division, reported at 371 N.J. Super. 499 (2004). CHIEF JUSTICE PORITZ and JUSTICES...

Newell v. Hudson - 3/16/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION Submitted February 2, 2005 Defendant Dora Hudson ("Hudson") appeals from two orders for summary judgment in favor of plaintiff Paul E. Newell, Charles S....

State v. Muhammad - 3/15/2005
Argued October 12, 2004 A suspect has a right to remain silent while in police custody or under official interrogation, in accordance with his state law privilege against self-incrimination. In this case, we reaffirm that a...

Huszar v. Greate Bay Hotel & Casino - 3/10/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION Argued December 6, 2004 Plaintiff appeals from dismissal of the complaint for her failure to conduct any meaningful discovery or obtain an expert's report...

Baduini v. Serina - 3/10/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION Argued December 14, 2004 Plaintiffs appeal from an order of February 5, 2004, granting defendant's motion for summary judgment, denying plaintiffs' motion...

Hojnowski v. Vans Skate Park - 3/10/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION Submitted October 20, 2004 Plaintiffs Andrew Hojnowski, a minor, and his parents, Jerry and Anastasia Hojnowski, appeal from an order of the trial court...

Pavlova v. Mint Management Corp. - 3/7/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION Argued January 19, 2005 We granted leave to appeal from the denial of defendants' partial summary judgment motion to dismiss the punitive damages claim...

Pandya v. State - 2/28/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION Argued November 30, 2004 The appeals in these consolidated cases arise out of a horrific October 2000 accident on Route 7 in Jersey City that killed four...

Maldonado v. Leeds - 2/3/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION Submitted November 15, 2004 On leave granted, plaintiff Barbara Maldonado appeals from a grant of partial summary judgment dismissing her claims for...

Gorman v. Waters & Bugbee - 2/2/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION Argued January 5, 2005 Under N.J.S.A. 34:15-64(c), where an employer makes a timely voluntary tender to its employee of a payment for permanent partial...

Diocese of Metuchen v. Prisco & Edwards - 1/25/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION Argued October 4, 2004 By leave granted, third-party defendant Remington & Vernick Engineers (Remington) appeals from the October 3, 2003 order of the...

Szczuvelek v. Harborside Healthcare Woods Edge - 1/24/2005
Argued September 13, 2004 The members of the Court being equally divided on the issue of the timeliness of the filing of plaintiff's complaint against Harborside Healthcare Woods Edge t/a Harborside Nursing Home (Harborside), the...

Martin v. Chhabra - 1/21/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION Submitted November 30, 2004 Thirty-six-year-old plaintiff Howard Martin was involved in a motor vehicle accident with defendant Niraj Chhabra. Plaintiff...

Connelly v. McVeigh - 1/7/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION Argued October 5, 2004 This appeal presents a new issue arising out of the relationship between an injured party's auto negligence suit and his claim for...

Sullivan v. Aslanides - 1/6/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION Argued October 6, 2004 Plaintiff has appealed from trial court orders granting summary judgment to defendants on the ground that the complaint was barred by...

New Jersey Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection v. Pace - 1/4/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION Argued December 6, 2004 Plaintiff New Jersey Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection (the Fund), established pursuant to R. 1:28, appeals from orders entered...

Henderson v. Herman - 12/23/2004
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION Argued November 17, 2004 Plaintiffs, the Estate of a deceased child John Tyler Henderson (J.H.) and J.H.'s parents, Jennifer and John Henderson,...

Sussman v. Mermer - 12/21/2004
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION Telephonically Argued November 18, 2004 Plaintiff, Stanley J. Sussman, appeals from a summary judgment dismissing his personal injury negligence complaint...

Rivera v. Morales - 12/17/2004
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION Submitted November 16, 2004 This case presents the issue whether the $100 per week personal injury protection (PIP) income continuation benefit payable,...

Tonelli v. Board of Education of Township of Wyckoff - 12/7/2004
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION Argued September 27, 2004 In Hamel v. State, 321 N.J. Super. 67 (App. Div. 1999), and again in Gerber v. Springfield Bd. of Educ., 328 N.J. Super. 24 (App....

Cherry Hill Manor Associates v. Faugno - 12/6/2004
Argued October 28, 2004 These consolidated petitions for certification present the question whether a defendant can seek statutory contribution against third-party defendants when the original plaintiff is legally barred from...

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