Personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property, caused by the negligence of other. The most common types of personal injury claims are car accidents, accidents at work, tripping accidents, assault claims, accidents in the home, and product defect accidents (product liability).
Personal injury also covers medical and dental accidents (malpractice) and conditions that are often classified as industrial disease cases, such as asbestosis and peritoneal mesothelioma, emphysema, occupational stress, contact dermititis, and repetitive strain injury cases.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Each time a driver gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, he or she is accepting responsibility for the safety of everyone else on the road, but accidents can and do happen. Every year, tens of thousands of New Jersey motorists are involved in car crashes, resulting in serious injuries, even deaths. When a driver's negligence or carelessness leads to the serious injury or death of another person, that driver must be held accountable.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious accident, it is important that you contact an attorney immediately - the time period to
assert your rights is limited. Although an automobile accident may appear to be straightforward, it often has many complex and difficult issues. We can help you navigate the issues you will face with your own insurance company under your No-Fault benefits. In addition, we will work to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company for the other driver. We can help you get all the benefits and compensation you deserve.
Slips & Falls
“Slip and fall” is a personal injury where the person slips or trips and falls, and is injured on someone else’s property.
Generally speaking, business owners and homeowners have a duty to maintain their property in a safe and non-hazardous condition. Hazardous conditions such as uneven flooring, poor lighting, lack of handrails, or a wet floor can cause someone to slip and hurt themselves. These can happen in a building or outside due to snow or ice, potholes or cracked sidewalks.
If your slip-and-fall injury was connected to your job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. We will investigate every aspect of your case and help you understand all the options available to you and your family.
If you’ve been injured on the job, workers’ compensation laws are there to protect you. We can make sure they do. We know how to structure a case to pursue its full value in your best interests. We do what it takes to obtain the full and fair compensation our clients are entitled to regarding medical treatment, temporary disability and permanent disability benefits. Workers’ compensation laws protect employees who have been injured on the job, but the process of collecting benefits isn’t always simple, and it often does not happen quickly.
If you have been injured on the job or if you are seeking workers compensation benefits, there are many questions that need to be answered, including:
How do I pay my bills without a paycheck?
Where do I go for medical treatment?
What options do I have if I have been denied benefits?
Can I work and still receive benefits?
What if I can't return to work?
Even if your workers comp claim doesn’t involve a lawsuit, speaking with a lawyer who knows the New Jersey law will help clarify the situation and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 973-509-8500.