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Recent News

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  • Fault in New Jersey Rear End Accidents

    Fault in New Jersey Rear End Accidents

    Rear-end accidents are one of the most common types of car accidents in New Jersey. Determining fault in these collisions is crucial for insurance claims and legal proceedings. Understanding New Jersey laws and how fault is determined can help you navigate the aftermath of such accidents. New Jersey Laws Regarding Rear-End Accidents In New Jersey,…

  • NJ Car Accidents Involving Out-of-State Drivers

    NJ Car Accidents Involving Out-of-State Drivers

    Finding yourself involved in a car accident far from home can be a stressful experience. However, the fact that you aren’t in your home state shouldn’t have anything to do with your right to recover compensation from the at-fault driver. Read on to learn more about how out-of-state drivers can protect their rights in the…

  • Recent Increase in Fatal Car Accidents in New Jersey

    Recent Increase in Fatal Car Accidents in New Jersey

    Families of victims of fatal car accidents have legal options to pursue justice and compensation for their losses. One option is filing a New Jersey car accident lawsuit, which allows family members to seek damages for the financial and emotional impact of losing a loved one due to another driver’s negligence.

  • Can I Bring a NJ Car Accident Lawsuit if I Was Partially at Fault?

    Can I Bring a NJ Car Accident Lawsuit if I Was Partially at Fault?

    Consulting with a New Jersey car accident lawyer is crucial for several reasons. First and foremost, a lawyer with specific experience handing car accidents cases understands the intricacies of New Jersey’s laws and how to successfully situate a claim. They can provide invaluable guidance on your rights and the steps you need to take to…

  • How Do I Respond to a Denied UIM Insurance Claim?

    How Do I Respond to a Denied UIM Insurance Claim?

    When an Underinsured Motorist (UIM) claim is denied, the financial and emotional toll on accident victims can be devastating. Unfortunately, many of these denials stem from the ambiguities in the insurance policies, leaving policyholders confused and vulnerable. In a recent decision, the Superior Court of New Jersey sided with a policyholder, highlighting the challenges and…

  • Understanding Wrongful Death Claims in New Jersey: Insights from the Bridge Collapse

    Understanding Wrongful Death Claims in New Jersey: Insights from the Bridge Collapse

    The recent collapse of the Baltimore Bridge is an unwelcome reminder of the tragic consequences that can come about when structures we take for granted fail. At Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf, P.C., we understand the profound impact such catastrophic events can have on families, especially when they lead to the death of a loved one.

  • Francis Foundation Gala Dinner Photos

    Francis Foundation Gala Dinner Photos

    On October 21, 2023, Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf was honored by the Francis Foundation, receiving the 2023 Community Service Award at their annual gala dinner. The gala was held to honor the brave pediatric cancer warriors and remember the heroic angels. Co-founding Partner Peter Wegener accepted the award on behalf of the firm. The Francis…

  • Recovering Damages in New Jersey Medical Emergency Crashes

    Recovering Damages in New Jersey Medical Emergency Crashes

    Medical emergency crashes occur when a driver suffers a medical incident that causes them to lose control of their vehicle, resulting in an accident. At times, drivers cannot anticipate they will suffer a medical emergency while operating their vehicles. On the other hand, a driver may have received several warnings from a physician that it…

  • Holding Employers Liable for New Jersey Dump Truck Accidents 

    Holding Employers Liable for New Jersey Dump Truck Accidents 

    Typically, an employee acts within the scope of their employment when completing work at their designated location within an assigned work schedule in furtherance of the employer’s business. For example, a construction company may be liable for a dump truck driver’s conduct if the accident occurred while the driver was transporting supplies to a client’s…

  • Threaten to Appeal; New Normandy Beach Sand Dune Walkovers

    Threaten to Appeal; New Normandy Beach Sand Dune Walkovers

    Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf is currently representing several property owners in the Toms River section of Normandy Beach related to the new sand dune and walkovers.

  • New Jersey DUI Accident Claims One Man’s Life

    New Jersey DUI Accident Claims One Man’s Life

    Too often, drivers get behind the wheel when they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports, nearly 13,400 people died in DUI accidents in 2021.

  • New Jersey Supreme Court Sides with Plaintiff Who Was Injured on the Job

    New Jersey Supreme Court Sides with Plaintiff Who Was Injured on the Job

    In a recent decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court affirmed a lower court decision in favor of an employee who suffered injuries on the job. The plaintiff was a mechanic employed by Container Services of New Jersey (CSNJ). He suffered severe injuries when another worker attempted to help him move a piece of equipment. Instead,…

  • One Killed in Fatal Gloucester Township Motorcycle Accident

    One Killed in Fatal Gloucester Township Motorcycle Accident

    The unprotected nature of motorcycles, as well as their lighter weight and smaller profile, means that car drivers should be hyper-vigilant and aware of motorcycles so as to avoid crashes when driving. Motorcycle accidents can often be severe, leading to an increased risk of injury and death. While it is common knowledge that driving or…

  • Ryan S. Malc, Esq. brings a successful whistleblower and wrongful termination claim

    Ryan S. Malc, Esq. brings a successful whistleblower and wrongful termination claim

    Mr. Malc pursued a lawsuit on behalf of DJ in New Jersey Superior Court. Mr. Malc litigated the case aggressively and on the eve of trial, the Defendants agreed to pay DJ’s settlement demand.

  • Peter Wegener Wins Big Verdict For Point Pleasant Beach Property Owners

    Peter Wegener Wins Big Verdict For Point Pleasant Beach Property Owners

    Recently, Peter H. Wegener, a founding partner of Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf, tried another condemnation case. An Ocean County Jury returned a verdict of $964,000.00 in favor of our client, Bay Pointe Dunes Homeowner Association, Inc., the owners of a 489-front foot of beach in Point Pleasant Beach, on September 27, 2022. The verdict was…

  • Republicans for Point Pleasant Golf Outing

    Republicans for Point Pleasant Golf Outing

    On August 10, 2022, partner Brian McAlindin, who is the Republican Municipal Chairman for Point Pleasant, served as host for the annual Republicans For Point Pleasant Golf Outing at Eagle Ridge Golf Club.  Shown here with playing partner 2021 Republican Gubernatorial Candidate, Jack Ciatarrelli.  Brian’s group won the scramble format golf competition with an impressive…

  • Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf Partner Named Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Lawyer

    Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf Partner Named Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Lawyer

    Bathgate Wegener & Wolf, P.C. would like to congratulate one of our partners, Jonathan S. Fabricant, Esq. on his recent selection to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiffs list.

  • Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf Associate Named Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer

    Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf Associate Named Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer

    Bathgate Wegener & Wolf, P.C. would like to congratulate our newest associate, Nicholas L. Leider, Esq. on his recent selection as a Top 40 Under 40 civil trial lawyer in New Jersey by The National Trial Lawyers.

  • $800,000 Estate Settled With Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf

    $800,000 Estate Settled With Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf

              Brian W. McAlindin, Esq. successfully challenged a late-stage Will of a 94-year-old woman wherein the decedent had left nearly her entire estate to her two best friends in a prior Will. The decedent suffered a fall and deteriorating health requiring a home health aide. Another acquaintance’s daughter became her caretaker, and a new Will…

  • $415,000 Settlement Won In Motorcycle Accident Claim

    $415,000 Settlement Won In Motorcycle Accident Claim

             Brian W. McAlindin, Esq. successfully obtained a settlement totaling $415,000 on behalf of a couple involved in a motorcycle accident following arbitration.  Plaintiffs were travelling on a motorcycle when a motor vehicle operator failed to observe a Stop sign at a “Y” intersection causing the motorcycle operator to lose control and dump his motorcycle…

  • Corporate Shareholder Dispute Settled By Bathgate, Wegener, & Wolf For $200,000,000

    Corporate Shareholder Dispute Settled By Bathgate, Wegener, & Wolf For $200,000,000

    A group of Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf attorneys led by partners, Lawrence E. Bathgate, II, Esq., William J. Wolf, Esq., Dominic J. Aprile, Esq. and Ryan S. Malc, Esq., along with colleague Daniel J. Carbone, represented a shareholder in a family-owned private corporation dispute, which resulted in the sale of the company for a total…

  • Multi-Jurisdictional Estate Claim Settles For $50,000,000

    Multi-Jurisdictional Estate Claim Settles For $50,000,000

    A team of Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf attorneys, led by partners, Lawrence E. Bathgate, II, Dominic J. Aprile, Ryan S. Malc, and colleague Daniel J Carbone, represented (with other out-of-State firms) a resident of Monaco in a multi-jurisdictional estate claim.  The claim involved assets in New Jersey, Florida and Europe.  The case resulted in a…

  • Oceanfront Property In Ortley Beach Sold To State of New Jersey

    Oceanfront Property In Ortley Beach Sold To State of New Jersey

    In December 2021, Lawrence E. Bathgate, II represented the ocean front property owner of the Joey Harrison Surf Club in Ortley Beach, Toms River, Ocean County, N.J. on the sale of the property to the State of New Jersey and the Township of Toms River.  The large ocean front property valued at more than $10,000,000.00…

  • Manasquan River Park Property Sold With Representation from Bathgate

    Manasquan River Park Property Sold With Representation from Bathgate

    In mid-2021, Lawrence E. Bathgate, II represented the property owner of a 145-acre vacant parcel of land in Monmouth County contiguous to the Manasquan River Reservoir Park in the sale of the property to the County of Monmouth for a sum in excess of $10,000,000.00.  The Manasquan River Reservoir is the largest park in terms…

  • Motorcycle Accident in NJ Settled For $1,250,000

    Motorcycle Accident in NJ Settled For $1,250,000

    The Honorable Thomas E. O’Brien, P.J. Cv. (ret.) of Ocean County settled a motorcycle accident case on January 26, 2022 for $1.250,000.00.  Plaintiff suffered a left mid tibia displaced fracture of his left leg that was repaired with an open reduction internal fixation surgery. He also had four (4) toes on his left foot repaired…

  • Life Insurance

    Life Insurance

    Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf, P.C. recently represented the beneficiary of a life insurance policy. Upon the death of the insured, the life insurance carrier refused to pay the death benefit to the beneficiary. Plaintiff filed suit, seeking entitlement to the death benefit. Through mediation efforts, Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf, P.C. was able to obtain a favorable settlement…

  • NJ Legal Mediation

    NJ Legal Mediation

    On December 1, 2021 the Honorable Thomas E. O’Brien, P.J.Cv., (retired), mediated a case that arose out of a fight between two patrons in an Atlantic City bar.  At approximately 12:30 a.m., two (2) males about 30 years of age got into an argument and physical altercation.  The two were not friends but were both…

  • NJ Commercial Debt Forgiveness

    NJ Commercial Debt Forgiveness

    Mr. Malc represented a client who received two commercial loans totaling $930,000.00.  The loans were insured by the Small Business Administration (“SBA”).  When the client’s up-and-coming business fell victim to extraordinary challenges, the business shuttered, and the loans could not be repaid.  Mr. Malc’s client did all it could to mitigate damages to the Bank,…

  • Recent Mediation Case

    Recent Mediation Case

    COVID-19 has slowed down the adjudication of cases and the active Mediation of the more substantial ones. Now that the court system is in the process of moving cases again, it is more important than ever that you move your case to Mediation immediately and that we all get back to pre-COVID mediation levels. On…