On February 19, 2014 at approximately 7:30 a.m., the Plaintiff was walking on the sidewalk abutting a property owned by Defendant in the City of East Orange, State of New Jersey when she slipped and fell due to extensive ice throughout the sidewalk abutting defendant’s commercial property. Plaintiff slipped and fell due to extensive ice directly in front of defendant Papa DJ’s Pizza.
It is no secret that the New York-New Jersey hub is one of the busiest metro areas in the country. Every day, thousands of people drive from one state to another, which, depending on the traffic, can lead them to spend a lot of time at the wheel. The possibility of suffering a car accident is always present, so knowing a priori the laws that apply in both states and how they vary can be very useful:
The 9 key phases of a personal injury case
Suffering a personal injury is like a Russian roulette, you never know if it will touch you or when. Anyone can fall, slip or have an accident, but if the event occurs because of the action or inaction of a third party, there is the possibility of demanding monetary compensation for the damage that occurred.
José Criollo and his family can breathe easier today. Four years ago his accident was so tragic that he was paralyzed from the waist down and in a wheelchair. On January 22, the Ginarte Law Firm managed to seal an agreement for more than eight million dollars in its case against the construction contractor, Clark Developers.
Just 35 years ago, José Ginarte opened the first office of the law firm Ginarte guided by the clear conviction of helping and defending the rights of Hispanic workers who, like him and his family, came to the United States looking for new opportunities for life.
Comradeship, laughter, fun. These are some of the words that can describe the atmosphere that reigned during the Ginarte Lawyers’ Annual Family Picnic, held on Saturday afternoon September 9th at Surf City Restaurant in Jersey City.
She remembers the date accurately. It was December 16, 2013 and, like every day, Ruth Plazas had gotten up early. She was particularly happy, with only a few days left for her visit to her home country, Colombia, to spend Christmas and New Year with her mother, whom she had not seen for three years.
The hurricane season of 2017 will be recorded as one of the worst in the history of US natural disasters. On August 25th, powerful Cyclone Harvey arrived as Category 4 (of a scale of 5) and flooded several cities in Texas. Two weeks later, it was Hurricane Irma’s turn, also category 4, who in his turn impacted Puerto Rico, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. On September 20th, Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico as category 4 causing catastrophic damage.
In this short interview I had the pleasure of speaking with Joe, founder of The Ginarte Law Firm. I had the opportunity to ask him a few questions about the start of our firm, the journey it’s been, and where he sees the firm going in the future. Many of us have worked closely with Joe and understand how busy he can be, in this interview alone he had three quick calls to make in between. There’s no time off it seems when it comes to Joe, but this only shows us the devotion and value that he has for our firm.
My name is Jessica Samayoa, I am a 51-year-old Guatemalan, and for nearly six years I have lived with the permanent consequences of a fall that could have been prevented. Like every Sunday, on November 20, 2011 I woke up early to do laundry, taking advantage of my kids sleeping and getting everything ready for the Thanksgiving holiday that was fast approaching. We had been living in this house for seven months, however, every time I had to go down to the basement, where the washer and dryer were, I did it with great care and fear. The carpet that covered the steps was not stable, there was no railing and, to top it off, there was a hole at the bottom of the stairs.