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Causes of TBIs

A traumatic brain injury is a serious event that could significantly affect a person's health and well-being. Even after the initial injury, a person could suffer complications, like seizures, damaged blood vessels, fluid buildup in the brain, infections, vertigo and headaches. Therefore, it is important for people in New Jersey to recognize situations where they may suffer a TBI, as well as understand their legal options.

There are numerous ways a person could suffer a TBI. Common causes of TBIs are motor vehicle accidents and slip-and-fall accidents. Being struck on the head or injuries in a sports accident can also cause a TBI.

What entities can business owners in New Jersey choose from?

One of the first steps a new business owner in New Jersey must take before the business can start running is to choose a business entity. Some of these entities are sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations. There are advantages and disadvantages to each of these business entities.

A sole proprietorship has only a single business owner who owns and runs the business. Sole proprietorships are taxed only once on their earnings. Plus, the business owner in a sole proprietorship makes all the decisions regarding the business's operations. However, a sole proprietor can be personally liable for the company's debts and actions.

Do you know what steps to take after a bus accident?

You may get around Englewood and the surrounding area by bus, a form of transportation that is reliable and affordable. Most of the time, it is also safe.

However, you cannot predict when an accident involving mass transportation may happen. If you are a passenger, do you know what to do following a bus crash?

Pancake restaurant ad campaign leads to business litigation

The iconic pancake restaurant IHOP recently surprised consumers in New Jersey and across the nation by changing its name temporarily to IHOb to drum up business for its burger sales. However, not everyone was happy with the temporary change. RMH Holdings, the second-largest franchisee of the casual dining restaurant chain, Applebee's, has filed a lawsuit stating that Dine Brands, which is the parent company of both Applebee's and IHOP, put Applebee's at risk through the IHOb ad campaign.

RMH claims that the IHOb stunt diminished the Applebee's brand. However, the president of Applebee's dismissed RMH's concerns as Applebee's sales rose almost 6 percent in the quarter of the IHOb rebranding. RMH and Dine Brands have had legal disputes in the past.

Accident victims deserve compensation

Whether you are on your daily commute, running errands or taking a road trip, most drivers in New Jersey assume they will reach their destination safely. Unfortunately, this doesn't always happen. Every year thousands of individuals suffer injuries or lose their lives in car crashes caused by another driver's negligence.

When you are the victim of an auto accident, your primary concern may be regaining your health. However, doing so can lead to unmanageable medical expenses. Moreover, some people find their lives have been changed forever by a permanent disability. Combine this with the inability to work and the pain and suffering car accident victims endure, and it is easy to see why a car wreck can lead to financial disaster.

What are some symptoms and complications of bedbug bites?

It is the stuff of vacation nightmares. A person falls asleep in what they assume is a clean hotel bed in New Jersey. However, when they wake up the next morning, they find they are covered in itchy, inflamed bumps. Unfortunately, they have been bitten by bedbugs hidden in the hotel bed.

Some people bitten by bedbugs will go on to suffer serious symptoms, including: blisters, trouble breathing, tongue swelling, fever, nausea, and an irregular heartbeat. Bedbug bites can also result in other complications, including: infection, trouble sleeping due to anxiety, and decreased well-being due to insufficient sleep.

Medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death, study says

When a person in New Jersey is seriously ill or injured, they put their full trust in the medical professionals caring for them. After all, doctors, surgeons, nurses and pharmacists go through years of schooling to obtain licenses to practice in their chosen profession. Moreover, they have the specialized skills and knowledge about a person's illness or injury that the average person does not have. However, medical mistakes are still made all too often, sometimes with deadly results.

According to a Johns Hopkins study, over 250,000 individuals in the United States pass away each year due to medical mistakes. This makes medical mistakes the third highest cause of death, following heart disease and cancer. Some studies even claim that there may be as many as 440,000 fatalities every year in the U.S. due to medical mistakes. This discrepancy is due to the fact that human error is not always listed on death certificates.

Have you found the perfect business to buy?

Purchasing an existing business is an exciting prospect. You have visions of putting your own stamp on the enterprise and building it into a great success. However, several steps are in order to ensure that this business is right for you and will be a good investment.

Start with the past

How do mergers differ from acquisitions in New Jersey?

Many people in New Jersey hear the terms "merger" and "acquisition" but may not know exactly how these two business transactions differ from one another. Therefore, it is useful to understand the legal definitions of "merger" and "acquisition" to better understand how two businesses can join together to increase their value.

A merger takes place when two separate businesses combine to form a completely new business. Each business consolidates its resources and assets, and the newly formed business will have new ownership and a new structure of management (albeit, usually consisting of members from each of the original businesses). It is not necessary to have money to complete a merger, but each business's individual capacity to make its own decisions will be diluted.

Bakers sue New Jersey for right to open business from home

Business lawsuits can come up in the most unusual of ways. For example, one might think nothing of a mom trying to start her own home-based business selling baked goods. It may be her intention to start her business from home, and once she has raised enough revenue, move her operations to a brick-and-mortar shop. However, it may come as a surprise to some that New Jersey is the only state in the nation where it is against the law to sell cookies, cakes, muffins and other baked goods made at one's personal residence (although nonprofit bake sales are still legal).

The state justifies the law as needed to protect public health. If an entrepreneur wants to sell homemade baked goods, they have to have a licensed "retail food establishment" or a commercial kitchen outside of their own household kitchen. These are very expensive mandates for entrepreneurs who simply want to develop their own bakeries from the ground up.

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