Cases with unanswered questions are the ones you hear about often on the news

Cases with unanswered questions are probably more common than you think. You hear about someone’s loss on the news and a list of possible suspects. Too often, the true suspect is not found. In a wrongful death or personal injury case, the lawyers at the Mininno Law Office work hard to find answers. We help you get closure so you can recover and move forward with your life.

What cases have unanswered questions?

There are two that recently came to my attention in the news. The first story we’ll look at comes from New York City. In November 2006, 23-year-old Sean Bell was killed while two friends were injured just outside a club. Bell was unarmed and police fired 50 shots. You might recall a similar case with unanswered questions from 1999 where police fired 41 shots at Amadou Diallo. Rock icon Bruce Springsteen wrote a song about it called “American Skin (41 Shots).” For many years, legal experts have been scratching their heads about a 1986 shooting investigation.

These cases left unanswered questions. Why were so many shots fired? Why were shots fired at an unarmed civilian? What really happened that night? For those who are mourning the loss of a loved one, closure is the most important thing that we can offer as lawyers. Nothing can bring that person back, but we promise to make sure you get the compensation and closure you deserve.

My case has unanswered questions. How can you help me?

This is what we do. We provide answers. At the Mininno Law Office, we’re very selective about the cases we take. We don’t take something on unless we can commit 100 percent and put our heart and soul into it. It wouldn’t be fair to you. We can’t begin to imagine what you’re going through, but we can help you through this most difficult time. It’s a long process, and we can help you take the steps you need to find answers as you mourn your loved one.

Do you have a question about wrongful death? We can help

If the worst should happen, you’ll need assistance from the best team you can get. At the Mininno Law Office, our civil trial lawyers deal with cases with unanswered questions all too often. If you’re mourning the wrongful death of a loved one and you have a question for our attorneys, please let us know. Call (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey or (215) 567-2380 in Pennsylvania.

The dangers of cosmetic surgery are worth thinking about while considering an operation

We always hear about celebrities getting cosmetic surgery. We hear about how glamorous it is, and we hear about the incredible changes that it makes to our bodies. Sometimes we hear about what goes wrong. However, these stories are often swept under the rug. We rarely hear about the dangers of cosmetic surgery, and judging by the numbers, potential consequences aren’t stopping anyone. According to the ASAPS, more than 10 million surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2008.

What are the dangers of cosmetic surgery?

Specifically looking at breast implants, young adults must be especially cautious before going under the knife. It’s important to understand both sides of the equation: the positive side and the negative side. The positive side is obvious — there are psychological and physical reasons to consider. The risks however, can be both short-term and long-term problems as well as general complications. Thousands of young women undergo breast implants every year. With so many procedures and medical risks, there is always a chance that something could go wrong.

One of the dangers of cosmetic surgery for young women lies in the fact that their bodies have not fully matured yet. They’re still growing, and therefore, a major operation early in life could have consequences later in life. Those who are considering a procedure have to ask themselves the ultimate question: Is it worth the risk?

Are there dangers in cosmetic surgery for men?

Don’t be too surprised to hear men in the conversation. It’s become more and more common for men to join and try out these kinds of procedures. Some people just don’t like the image they see in the mirror every day, and they see a simple procedure as an option that’s worth the risk. Still, there are dangers in cosmetic surgery that are similar to risks that women face. Beyond the physical/medical risks, it’s going to cost a significant chunk of change. Once again, it comes down to one question: Is it worth the risk?

What if the worst should happen?

We hope your surgery is a success and free of complication. If something does go wrong during or following a surgery, call a New Jersey medical malpractice attorney who can answer your questions on surgical errors and complications.

You and your loved ones deserve safety and proper care. Our experienced civil trial lawyers are always available to help. Call (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey or (215) 567-2380 in Pennsylvania.

Serve your country: Jury duty is essential to fairness in the justice system

There’s a common saying that only two things in life are certain: death and taxes. However, I think there’s one more certainty that we should add: jury duty. Though it’s essential to the preservation of our government, nobody likes it. It’s like going to the dentist — it’s something you’d do just about anything to get out of. However, I’m here to tell you that jury duty is essential to not only the legal system, but to the preservation of the laws that govern our country. Regardless of whether we like it, it’s something that we simply have to do.

Why is jury duty essential?

Jurors make up the foundation of the court system. Without them, everything would be in disarray. Who would debate the testimony? Who would decide who is guilty and who is innocent? If you can come up with someone other than the jurors, I’m all ears. They ensure that everyone receives a fair trial. Only a group of individuals who are impartial to the matters of the case can determine for sure who is guilty and who is innocent.

Why are so many jurors upset right now?

Despite the argument that jury duty is essential in our court system, many people are voicing displeasure. The reason is money. In a recovering economy, many people are strapped for cash. They can’t afford to lose a paycheck. Because of the recession, many people are living paycheck to paycheck.

Imagine you are living paycheck to paycheck. One day, you get a call to sit on a trial and help decide a case. Someone tells you that jury duty is essential to the court system and you have to do it. However, you know you’re going to miss out on a paycheck or two. How would that make you feel? How would you respond?

For those who are used to the process, you know that there is a stipend to sit on a case. Rates are as high as $40 in cities like Dallas, but they can be lower elsewhere. To many people, that’s simply not enough. However, jury duty is essential to the success of the current system. To read more about this issue, click here.

Do you have questions or answers about the legal system? We can help

At the Mininno Law Office, we have experienced civil trial lawyers who are at your service. Our New Jersey attorneys are always available and willing to help. Whether you have questions about medical malpractice, trucking accidents or any other legal matter, we’d like to hear what you have to say. Call (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey or (215) 567-2380 in Pennsylvania to get the help you need.

The 2010 car recalls have left people wondering if their vehicles are safe

In 2010, there have been car recalls left and right. You’ve seen it all over the news and the Internet. People are talking about it and wondering when their vehicle will be called back. Buying a new automobile is a big investment. When making an investment of that magnitude, we want to know that it’s a good one. We expect the product to be safe and perform exactly as advertised.

The 2010 car recalls have created cause concern with companies we usually can trust. Toyota is being talked about the most right now, but it’s not the only company currently on the chopping block.

2010 Toyota car recall

In February, Toyota was all over the news. On Feb. 9, Toyota officially recalled more than 400,000 Prius cars, which is the best-selling hybrid in the world. Roughly 8.5 million total vehicles were recalled including the Camry. Brake problems were cited as the main cause. To learn more about what vehicles have been recalled, read an article from the Business Journal here.

But that wasn’t the end of the 2010 car recall for Toyota. According to the Los Angeles Times, Corollas may be next to be called in. People have been complaining about the vehicle’s power steering, and Toyota may be ready to respond. If so, it would just be the next rung on a ladder of problems the company is having right now.

2010 Honda car recall


Turning back the clocks a little bit, Honda’s troubles started heating up in late 2008. The company announced that some of its vehicles had faulty airbags in November 2008. After 437,000 vehicles were added to the list during February of this year, that brought the total up to nearly 1 million. Just to give you a measuring stick, Toyota has recalled roughly 8 million vehicles in the past few months.

Regarding the Honda car recall, another matter of note is the number of injuries. According to the aforementioned AP story on, there were 11 injuries in 2009 and one death. Even one death is a big number. One is too many. If you’re driving a Honda or Toyota vehicle, do you feel safe?

Do you have a question? We can help


There are clear-cut dangers to using a defective product or driving a vehicle with a defect. At the Mininno Law Office, our civil trial lawyers deal with these types of cases all the time. If you have a question for a defective product attorney, please let us know. Call (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey or (215) 567-2380 in Pennsylvania.