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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

NJ Laws Email Newsletter E323

NJ Laws Email Newsletter E323
Kenneth Vercammen, Attorney at Law

December 22, 2009

In This Issue:
1. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas
2. Liability of Owner of Commercial Property for Defects, Snow and Ice Accumulation
and Other Dangerous Conditions in Abutting Sidewalks
3. GMC Greater Middlesex County Wrestling Individual Preseason Rankings
4. New YouTube Videos

Phone:(732) 572-0500

1. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas
One of the pleasures of this holiday season is to thank our clients, friends, and
professionals for their friendship, goodwill and pleasant association. We sincerely
appreciate our relationships and are thankful for the confidence many people have
shown in us this year. We want to take the time to extend Season's Greetings and
our sincere gratitude because it is friends and new clients for helping our business

In the true spirit of the season, may we all be thankful and share in the hope for
peace on earth and goodwill toward our fellow man. May the New Year bring happiness
and good health to you and those you love.

Link to Frizby dog:
http://www.kennethvercammen.com/Seasons_greetings2009.html [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=gipjbfdab.0.0.be4bcacab.0&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kennethvercammen.com%2FSeasons_greetings2009.html&id=preview]

We hope you have enjoyed the NJ Laws Newsletter, produced by the Law Office. We
spend hundreds of hours each year researching relevant cases, new laws and creating
website articles for our clients and readers. We mailed to clients our 2010 American
Flag calendar and a business card to clients during the first week of December.

Please share a business card with a friend or co-worker. Client recommendation
is a very important source of new clients to us.

After December 27 we will have some additional American Flag calendars available.
If you would like additional copies to give to friends, family or co-workers, stop
in our office. Share the Flag and support the USA- America is #1.

2. Liability of Owner of Commercial Property for Defects, Snow and Ice Accumulation and Other Dangerous Conditions in Abutting Sidewalks.

No one plans on being injured in an accident, whether it is a car accident, fall down or other situation. Speak with a personal injury attorney immediately to retain
all your rights. The stores are responsible for the maintenance of their premises
which are used by the public. It is the duty of the store to inspect and keep said
premises in a safe condition and free from any and all pitfalls, obstacles or traps
that would likely cause injury to persons lawfully thereon.

The law imposes upon the owner of commercial or business property the duty to use
reasonable care to see to it that the sidewalks abutting the property are reasonably
safe for members of the public who are using them. In other words, the law says
that the owner of commercial property must exercise reasonable care to see to it
that the condition of the abutting sidewalk is reasonably safe and does not subject
pedestrians to an unreasonable risk of harm. The concept of reasonable care requires
the owner of commercial property to take action with regard to conditions within
a reasonable period of time after the owner becomes aware of the dangerous condition
or, in the exercise of reasonable care, should have become aware of it.
If there was a condition of this sidewalk that was dangerous in that it created
an unreasonable risk of harm for pedestrians, and if the owner knew of that condition
or should have known of it but failed to take such reasonable action to correct
or remedy the situation within a reasonable period of time thereafter as a reasonably
prudent commercial or business owner would have done under the circumstances, then the owner is negligent.

If you are injured, after seeking medical treatment and advising the store/mall,
CALL KENNETH A. VERCAMMEN, ESQ. 732-572-0500 for an Appointment.

More info at:http://www.njlaws.com/fall_down_injuries_on_snow.htm [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=gipjbfdab.0.0.be4bcacab.0&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.njlaws.com%2Ffall_down_injuries_on_snow.htm&id=preview]

3. GMC Greater Middlesex County Wrestling Individual Preseason Rankings


1. Brendan Vercammen, South Brunswick

2. Frank Bozzomo, Middlesex

3. Steve Zafrani, Old Bridge

4. Hunter Pipala, Monroe

5. Matt Cumber, Perth Amboy

6. Ben Caturano, North Brunswick


1. Mike Wagner, South Plainfield

2. Nick Orak, Old Bridge

3. Jeff Goldhagen, South Brunswick

4. Tyler Rios, Highland Park

5. Frank Maglione, J.F. Kennedy

All weights at:


4. New YouTube Videos
Fighting Insurance Companies When You Have Been Injured in an Accident [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=gipjbfdab.0.0.be4bcacab.0&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DFHqJ9kYPMf0&id=preview]
What to do in an Automobile Accident and Collision With Personal Injuries [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=gipjbfdab.0.0.be4bcacab.0&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DdOKQT09lWFQ&id=preview]
Bail Reduction Motions and Reducing Bail [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=gipjbfdab.0.0.be4bcacab.0&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DpF7i9uxAwUQ&id=preview]

DMV Suspensions and Hearings [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=gipjbfdab.0.0.be4bcacab.0&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DppZaPa8RRYQ&id=preview]

Scar and Disfigurement Cases Scars After Accidents [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=gipjbfdab.0.0.be4bcacab.0&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DdBM6ACa2K1Q&id=preview]
Burn and Fire Injuries [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=gipjbfdab.0.0.be4bcacab.0&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D-epy19dz_oE&id=preview]

Leaving scene of accident 39 4 129 [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=gipjbfdab.0.0.be4bcacab.0&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DiZMkpF5sMUc&id=preview]
Careless Driving 39 4 97 [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=gipjbfdab.0.0.be4bcacab.0&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DfzKIrJUPI1g&id=preview]

Editorial Assistance of this email newsletter was provided by Valerie Brown. Ms. Brown is currently participating in Kenneth Vercammen's Winter Break Internship
Program and is a senior at Muhlenberg College.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

NJ Laws Email Newsletter E322

NJ Laws Email Newsletter E322

December 9, 2009

In This Issue:
1. In DWI Case, State Must Provide 20 Minute Observation of Driver Prior to Breath
Test by Clear and Convincing Evidence, but Arresting Officer can Testify as Part
of 20 Minutes. State v Urgrovics
2. If You Have No Will
3. Happy Holidays & Season's Greetings!
4. Lyrics to Holiday Songs

(732) 572-0500


1.In DWI Case, State Must Provide 20 Minute Observation of Driver Prior to Breath Test by Clear and Convincing Evidence, but Arresting Officer can Testify as Part of 20 Minutes. State v Urgrovics ___ NJ Super.___ A-4906-08T4 12-02-09

This appeal concerns the admissibility of the results of an Alcotest. By leave granted, the State appeals from the order of the Law Division suppressing the results of the Alcotest because the arresting officer, rather than the Alcotest operator, was the person who observed defendant during the twenty minutes prior to him taking the test. In reaching this conclusion, the trial court relied on what it characterized as the "procedures" mandated by the Supreme Court in State v. Chun, 194N.J. 54,cert. denied, ____ U.S. ____, 129 S. Ct. 158, 172 L. Ed. 2d 41(2008). The court reverses. The court held that the State is only required to establish that the test subject did not ingest, regurgitate or place anything in his or her mouth that may compromise the reliability of the test results for a period of at least twenty minutes prior to the administration of the Alcotest. The State can meet this burden by calling any competent witness who can so attest.

2. If You Have No Will:
Compiled By Kenneth Vercammen, Esq.
If you leave no Will or your Will is declared invalid because it was improperly
prepared or is not admissible to probate:
* State law determines who gets assets, not you

* Additional expenses will be incurred and extra work will be required to qualify
an administrator-Surety Bond, additional costs and legal fees

* Judge determines who gets custody of your children

* Possible additional State inheritance taxes and Federal estate taxes

* If you have no spouse or close relatives the State may take your property

* The procedure to distribute assets becomes more complicated

* It may also cause fights and lawsuits within your family

When loved ones are grieving and dealing with death, they shouldn't be overwhelmed
with Financial concerns.

Who don't you want to receive your assets?

Who is not the best choice to raise your children, or safeguard your children's
money for college?

Do you want children, or grandchildren, to get money when they turn 18? Will they invest money wisely, or go to Seaside and play games?




A Will must not only be prepared within the legal requirements of the New Jersey
Statutes but should also be prepared so it leaves no questions regarding your intentions.

Even if you have an existing Will, there are many events that occur which may necessitate changes in your Will.

Some of these are:

* Marriage, death, birth, divorce or separation affecting either you or anyone named
in your Will

* Significant changes in the value of your total assets or in any particular assets
which you own

* A change in your domicile

* Death or incapacity of a beneficiary, or death, incapacity or change in residence
of a named executor, trustee or guardian of infants, or of one of the witnesses to the execution of the Will

* Annual changes in tax law

* Changes in who you like

Yes. A Will may be modified, added to, or entirely changed at any time before your
death provided you are mentally and physically competent and desire to change your
Will. You should consider revising your Will whenever there are changes in the
size of your estate. For example, when your children are young, you may think it
best to have a trust for them so they do not come into absolute ownership of property
until they are mature. Beware, if you draw lines through items, erase or write
over, or add notations to the original Will, it can be destroyed as a legal document.

Either a new Will should be legally prepared or a codicil signed to legally change
portions of the Will.

3. Happy Holidays & Season's Greetings!

Wesoly Siat, Bozega Narodzenia (Merry Christmas in Polish)













More Holiday cheer at this great site:

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4. Lyrics to Holiday Songs
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for lyrics to the following songs:
Silent Night Lyrics

Baby Its Cold Outside
Santa Baby
Carol Of The Bells
Jingle Bells
Where Are You Christmas
Holy Night
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Last Christmas
Deck The Halls
Jingle Bell Rock
All I Want For Christmas Is You
Auld Lang Syne
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Lyrics
White Christmas
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Winter Wonderland
Christmas Shoes
Little Drummer Boy
I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas
Let It Snow Song
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
Joy To The World
Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
Frosty The Snowman
What Child Is This
Plus, lyrics to that classic Christmas song that no one knows the words. [just like
no one knows the words to Louie, Louie]
You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch.
You really are a heel.
You're as cuddly as a cactus,
You're as charming as an eel.
Mr. Grinch.
You're a bad banana
With a greasy black peel.
You're a monster, Mr. Grinch.
Your heart's an empty hole.
Your brain is full of spiders,
You've got garlic in your soul.
Mr. Grinch.
I wouldn't touch you, with a
thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole.
You're a vile one, Mr. Grinch.
You have termites in your smile.
You have all the tender sweetness
Of a seasick crocodile.
Mr. Grinch.
Given the choice between the two of you
I'd take the seasick crockodile.
You're a foul one, Mr. Grinch.
You're a nasty, wasty skunk.
Your heart is full of unwashed socks
Your soul is full of gunk.
Mr. Grinch.
The three words that best describe you,
are, and I quote: "Stink. Stank. Stunk."
You're a rotter, Mr. Grinch.
You're the king of sinful sots.
Your heart's a dead tomato splot
With moldy purple spots,
Mr. Grinch.
Your soul is an apalling dump heap overflowing
with the most disgraceful assortment of deplorable rubbish imaginable,
Mangled up in tangled up knots.
You nauseate me, Mr. Grinch.
With a nauseaus super-naus.
You're a crooked jerky jockey
And you drive a crooked horse.
Mr. Grinch.
You're a three decker saurkraut and toadstool
With arsenic sauce.
Copyright © 1957, Dr. Seuss. Author: Dr. Seuss

Thursday, December 03, 2009

NJ Laws Email Newsletter E321

NJ Laws Email Newsletter E321
Kenneth Vercammen, Attorney at Law

December 2, 2009


In This Issue:

1. Season's Greetings from Kenneth Vercammen, Esq., His Family and Frizby the Racing

2. Rebuttable Presumption a Road Sign is Properly Posted.

3. A Unique Holiday Gift Idea!... Gift Certificates for Wills & Legal Services.

4. Freezing Cold Hash Run.

5. Santa Claus Welcomes You to Claus.com

6. Holly Jolly Christmas Lyrics.

7. Fun Community Events

8. Needed: Outdoor Nativity Scene for Woodbridge Ave.

Phone: (732) 572-0500


1. Season's greetings from Kenneth Vercammen, Esq., His Family and Frizby the Racing

The Holiday / Christmas time is the Season for giving. We are helping raise food donations for the St. James Food Bank located at 2136 Woodbridge Ave, Edison, NJ.

We are also offering the following gifts to friends and clients:
T-Shirts "My attorney fights to win"
Coffee Travel Mugs
Can Coozies
Water Bottles
USA Key Chains
2010 Flag Calendar- America the Beautiful
Wallet 2010 Calendar
Stop in our office during business hours.

2. Rebuttable Presumption a Road Sign is Properly Posted. State v Smith 408 NJ
Super. 484 (App. Div. 2009)
Defendant's conviction on trial de novo for violating N.J.S.A. 39:4-125 is affirmed
because he turned his vehicle "around so as to proceed in the opposite direction on a highway" on which a "no U turn" sign was conspicuously posted. Defendant does not have to perform a "u turn." The West Annotated version of the statute contains an error. The "no U turn" sign need not be on a "state" highway, and therefore whether or not the road was a "state" highway was irrelevant, as there is a rebuttable presumption the statute was properly posted. As defendant was not entitled to assigned counsel, the fact he was improperly assigned counsel in the Law Division does not require vacation of the municipal conviction because he was not assigned counsel there.

3. A Unique Holiday Gift Idea! ... Gift Certificates for Wills & Legal Services.
During the Holiday season, we often buy gifts for our family and friends. May we
suggest a holiday gift which truly shows how much you care. Purchase a Will Gift
Certificate for loved ones. Secure their interests and make sure proper planning
is done.

The Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen's Holiday special includes:

- A Will and consultation on Probate

- Brochures on Wills, Probate, insurance

- A 2 year subscription to the NJ Laws Email News and free consultations for the
next two years- Your attorney on retainer

*All for only $300.00!

Call 732-572-0500 for the Gift Certificate.

4. FREEZING COLD HASH RUN 3 to 5 MILE GROUP RUN - Sat. Jan. 9, 2010 9:50AM

START: Kenneth Vercammen Law Office
2053 Woodbridge Ave., Edison, NJ 08817.
Free Open Bar: 7:30-10:30
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See info at:
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For details Call run "hare" Ken Vercammen (The runner in the red, white, and blue
flag shorts) at 732-572-0500 or email: kenvnjlaws@verizon.net [mailto:kenvnjlaws@verizon.net]

Please make $12.69 checks payable to:
Vercammen Assoc. PC,

and mail to:
Kenneth Vercammen Law Office
NJ Personal Injury Law Center
2053 Woodbridge Ave
Edison, NJ 08817


Exciting Videos

Freezing Cold Hash in the Snow on TV:
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Dismal Swamp Winter Hash on TV:
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More Details in Next Newsletter

5. Santa Claus Welcomes You to Claus.com
CLAUS.COM is one of the top-rated Santa Claus websites and is known around the world.
Santa Claus has the North Pole Village full of fun things to do for both kids and
parents, including lots of new things this year. Check your Naughty or Nice rating.
Choose your very own Elf Buddy. Play games in Elf School. Print your Honorary Elf
Diploma. Sing along with new original Christmas songs. Try funny holiday recipes.
Visit the amazing Toy Workshop. Send E-mail to Santa Claus. Follow Santa Claus in
his sleigh on Christmas Eve. See how many cookies Santa Claus eats on his trip.
Wonderful illustrations and a creative family experience. http://www.claus.com/index.php



6. Holly Jolly Christmas Lyrics
Have a holly, jolly Christmas,
It's the best time of the year
I don't know if there'll be snow,
But have a cup of cheer.
Have a holly, jolly Christmas,
And when you walk down the street,
Say "Hello" to friends you know
And everyone you meet.
Oh, Ho, the mistletoe,
Hung where you can see,
Somebody waits for you,
Kiss her once for me.
Have a holly, jolly Christmas,
And in case you didn't hear,
Oh by golly, have a holly,
Jolly Christmas this year.

by Johnny Marks

7. Fun Community Events

December 6, 2009
Arthritis 5k Metuchen
December 12, 2009
Big Chill 5k Rutgers

December 13, 2009
Mercer County Park, West Windsor, 973-334-890
Discount Beer

December 13, 2009
Toys for Tots 5k Freehold 10am

December 16, 2009
Raritan Valley Road runners Pub Crawl and Caroling Night
New Brunswick

December 20, 2009
Sunday 9:30 AM Jingle Bell 5.3 Miles
Tyler State Park in Newtown Bucks County Roadrunners

December 27, 2009
Polar Bear Races 5k Asbury Park 5mi Run, 1pm, 732-222-9080 Free Polar Plunge swim
in Atlantic Ocean after race, then discount beer at Wonder Bar

December 31, 2009
Lake Como Bar A group run, not a race free beer 5:45

January 1, 2009
New Years Day 12 noon CJRR Westfield

8. Needed: Outdoor Nativity Scene for Woodbridge Ave.
A nativity scene, also called a crib or crèche (meaning "crib" or "manger" in French)
generally refers to any depiction of the birth or birthplace of Jesus. The local Knight of Columbus members are looking for used outdoor nativity scenes no longer
being used or displayed, to give them a new home.

Christian Nativity scenes three (sculpture or other three-dimensional crafts), usually show Jesus in a manger, Joseph and Mary in a barn (or cave) intended to accommodate farm animals. A donkey and an ox accompany them; besides the necessity of animals for a manager, this is an allusion to Isaiah: "the ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib; but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider" (Is.1:3). The scene sometimes includes the Magi or Three Wise Men, shepherds, angels and the Star of Bethlehem. The traditional scenes that show the shepherds and Magi together are of course not true to the Bible story, since the Magi arrived much later (Luke 2:7-16).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nativity_scene [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=yvqg8ddab.0.0.be4bcacab.0&ts=S0431&p=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FNativity_scene&id=preview]
If you have an unused Nativity scene and want to donate it to help decorate Woodbridge Avenue Edison, call Ken Vercammen at 732-572-0500.