Promptly seek medical treatment. I will discuss the litigation process later in this article, but my point is that a good lawyer should be able to explain to you what will happen in every phase of your claim and to address every possible situation that might arise. Your lawyer may be encouraging you to return to work when you really don’t feel ready to go back. We persuaded several of his doctors to write detailed reports regarding Peter’s condition, and we included those reports with his medical records when we submitted a demand for settlement to the insurance company.Read More
Premises Liability in Harrington Park
I bet once in life you got caught into a situation where you slipped and fell over a sidewalk, and that you wondered: Can I sue someone because of this? And who would be liable? Now, if you are already looking for a guilty one, stop right there! Because you must think about what happened twice after making assumptions.
Which are the situations where a municipality can be liable? And which are the rules that can get my back? Now that you know if your state’s law can cover your situation, you should be aware of the main limitations of these kinds of cases. If you are injured due to a sidewalk slip and fall on a public domain property, you need to take in count two things before you start to sue without sense:
- You have a strict deadline to make your sue before the state doesn’t get your back anymore.
- You cannot ask for super expensive rates just because you got injured into a public sidewalk, there is a budget limit, don’t get crazy!
Let’s talk about your time & notice deadlines for claiming against your city/town. As I mentioned, these deadlines could differ depending on the state, but you can guide yourself with this guide:
- Do not exceed a 30-day deadline after you got injured, and if it is possible, go and make your sue the day after the events.
- You have to go to the proper law department, and once you are there, you must follow these steps:
- Write the exact location where you had this accident.
- Try to be thorough while you explain the events, and be careful to not omit any important detail.
- Describe precisely the sidewalk’s circumstances and point out exactly how they did affect in your accident.
- Depending on your case, the maximum amount of money that you could ask for should not be above the 100,000$
Why my case does have to be taken negligently? And what can I do to avoid this?
Do not be scared due to the probability of the state being negligent about your case, because it happens almost ever. On the contrary, you need to be determinate and courageous to take vantage of your case!
If you decide to hire a lawyer, he will be able to survey through this list and add the items that fit with your case. This will aid in the personal injury calculation and setting the right amount of money. Getting most of these awful experiences will save you a lot of financial problems.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Joel Wayne Garber
- Frank S. Gaudio
- Joseph G. Perone
- Roy D. Curnow
- Adam L. Rothenberg
- Michael B. Fusco
- Bryan H. Mintz
- Lawrence N. Lavigne
- Mark W. Davis
- Michael A. Brusca
- Maggi Khalil Maksoud
- Justin R. White
Joel Wayne Garber
Joel Wayne Garber has been at the helm of Garber Law since 1986. From his office in Voorhees, New Jersey, he focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation representing residents of Camden, Burlington and Gloucester counties who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. The types of matters that Mr. Garber handles include medical malpractice, motor vehicle crashes, premises liability, nursing home neglect, defective products and construction site accidents. His prior experience as an attorney with a casualty insurance company has given him an insight into the types of tactics that personal injury defendants will use in his cases. Mr. Garber also has experience in employment litigation and in representing policy holders whose claims have been denied in bad faith. During his career as a plaintiffs attorney, Mr. Garber has successfully obtained numerous sizable settlements and jury awards on behalf of his clients, including a $10 million settlement in a case involving a leg amputation and a $5 million award for a client who was injured in a truck accident. These results and others have gained him membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an invitation-only organization limited to trial attorneys who have obtained at least one seven-figure verdict or settlement. As an undergraduate, Mr. Garber attended Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1979. He then enrolled at the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, graduating in 1984 with his Juris Doctor. Admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Mr. Garber is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Joseph G. Perone
Attorney Joseph G. Perone is a partner at Deitch & Perone, PC, a law firm with offices in West Long Branch and Scotch Plains, New Jersey. Mr. Perone practices family law, working with matters involving divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, same-sex couples and more. He also represents clients in personal injury and workers compensation matters. His practice serves individuals in New Jerseys Monmouth, Middlesex and Ocean counties.A graduate of Rutgers University, Mr. Perone earned his law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University in New York City, New York. As a law student, he served as a staff member of the Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender and also gained experience as a legal intern for a judge in Bergen County, New Jersey. He also participated in the Bet Tzedek Legal Services clinic and the New York Legal Assistance Group.Mr. Perone has been admitted to practice in the state courts of New Jersey and also before the U.S. District Court for the district of New Jersey since 2000. He served as an associate at two other law firms before joining the Law Office of Tanis B. Deitch, Esq. in 2004. Two years later, that firm became the partnership of Deitch & Perone, PC.Active in professional organizations, Mr. Perone participates in the Haydn Proctor Inn of Court, an association devoted to improving the quality of legal representation and civility within the profession. He also holds memberships in the Monmouth Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association. He is an active member of the American Association for Justice, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving a fair and equitable justice system.
265 Highway 36, Suite 203,, West Long Branch NJ 7764
Roy D. Curnow
Roy D. Curnow focuses his practice on personal injury claims and medical malpractice matters including motor vehicle accidents, fall down cases, nursing home negligence, construction site accidents, workers compensation and product defect cases. An experienced litigator with more than 35 years representing injured clients, Mr. Curnow has conducted almost 200 personal injury jury trials. He is admitted to practice before all state courts in New Jersey and has held board certification as a civil trial attorney since 1995.Mr. Curnow has established a solid reputation as a determined attorney who deftly overcomes obstacles to turn challenging cases into successful verdicts and settlements for his clients. Because of his experience and insight, he is often referred cases from others among his profession as well as former satisfied clients. He enjoys these difficult and complex cases and believes that challenges can be overcome with dogged persistence, preparation and hard work.Attorney Curnow is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a prestigious organization limited to exceptional trial attorneys who have secured seven-figure verdicts on behalf of their clients.His recent successes include: $1.9 million verdict on behalf of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle; $1.1 million in compensation awarded to a client in an automobile accident; $725,000 medical malpractice settlement involving misdiagnosis of internal injuries; $600,000 medical malpractice settlement involving failure to diagnose infection; $650,000 gross verdict against public utility for causing fall down w/ spinal surgery (verdict was upheld on appeal establishing when and if expert testimony is required vis a vis claims against public utilities) ; $975,000 wrongful death from defective electical wiring/house fire; $825,000 settlement construction site accident; $232,000 verdict with offer of judgment for verbal threshold/chiropractic treatment only; and, $675,000 settlement car crash after verdict on liability: $125,000. settlement in a novel case against underage drunken trespasser who plaintiff attempted to restrain and sustained injury in the process.Mr. Curnow earned his Juris Doctor from Western New England University School of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts, and he was admitted to practice in New Jersey in 1978. Prior to attending law school, he earned his undergraduate degree from Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Adam L. Rothenberg
Attorney Adam L. Rothenberg is a partner at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. in Edison, New Jersey. Mr. Rothenberg devotes his practice to personal injury litigation and serves a diverse range of clients throughout New Jersey. He handles complex cases involving products liability, nursing home abuse, malpractice and other catastrophes caused by negligence.Mr. Rothenberg has been licensed to practice law since 1993 and is admitted before New Jersey state, appellate and federal courts. He graduated with honors from the University of Washington, earning a bachelors degree. Following undergraduate school, he was employed in the human resources management field and later graduated cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law. He is certified in civil trial law from the New Jersey State Bar Association.Over the course of his career, Mr. Rothenberg has established himself as an active member of the New Jersey legal community and is involved with several professional legal organizations. He is a member of the Middlesex County Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association, serving as chairman of the associations products liability and toxic tort section.Mr. Rothenberg also belongs to litigation-related organizations. He is a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Middlesex County Trial Lawyers Association, in which he previously served as the organizations president.Mr. Rothenberg has been recognized for his accomplishments in the legal profession. He received the civil practice attorney of the yearaward from the Middlesex County Bar Association in 2010. He also gives back to his community by volunteering his time for organizations, including serving on the Board of CASA of Union County
Michael B. Fusco
Attorney Michael B. Fusco is an associate at Levinson Alexrod, P.A. in Edison, New Jersey. Mr. Fusco focuses his practice on personal injury and represents clients throughout New Jersey. He has experience with matters involving car accidents, no-fault insurance, premises liability and other calamities resulting from negligence of others.Mr. Fusco earned his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law and has been licensed to practice law in New Jersey since 2010. He acquired valuable legal experience while attending law school by working with judges in all levels of New Jerseys judicial system. He also served in the New Jersey Superior Court, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Supreme Court of New Jersey.Since beginning his legal career, Mr. Fusco has developed a strong reputation in the New Jersey legal community and is respected among his peers. He has been recognized as a top ten attorneyin personal injury by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. In addition to running his personal injury practice, he is actively engaged in the New Jersey legal community and enjoys giving back to the community whenever he can.Mr. Fusco is a member of several statewide professional organizations including the Middlesex County Bar Association, the Middlesex County Trial Lawyers Association and the New Jersey Association for Justice. He is also a member of the national legal organization the American Association for Justice, an organization of legal professionals who are dedicated to promoting a fair justice system.
Bryan H. Mintz
A partner at Mintz & Geftic LLC, located in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Bryan H. Mintz focuses his practice on personal injury and workers compensation. Bryan, along with his father Martin Mintz who started the firm over 25 years ago, represents New Jersey clients who have been seriously injured. Mintz & Geftic assists individuals from Elizabeth and all around New Jersey who have suffered from catastrophic injuries. This includes cases involving medical malpractice, slip and fall accidents, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and injuries resulting from use of defective products.A 1994 graduate of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Mr. Mintz remained in the state for his legal education and attended Rutgers School of Law–Camden. While there, he participated in the annual Judge James Hunter III Memorial Advanced Moot Court Competition and was a moot court teaching assistant.After being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1999, Mr. Mintz served a clerkship with the presiding judge on the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey before joining McCarter & English, LLP, the states oldest law firm, as a litigation attorney. He became a principal at Mintz & Geftic LLC in 2015. Admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, Mr. Mintz is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.Highly regarded by his colleagues for his professionalism and superb track record, Mr. Mintz has received a Superb peer-review rating through Avvo. In addition, and most importantly to Mr. Mintz, he has received very positive reviews from his clients.Our firm has staff fluent in English, Spanish and Portugese.
Lawrence N. Lavigne
Lawrence N. Lavigne is a Union, New Jersey, attorney who devotes his practice to commercial litigation. With his solo firm, Lawrence N. Lavigne, Esq. L.L.C. he handles cases involving all manners of employment law for both employees and employers, breach of warranty, consumer fraud, lemon law and more. He represents not-for profit organizations including religious institutions. He is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney.Mr. Lavigne holds a degree in history from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and earned his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey. He is admitted to practice in both New York and New Jersey, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. He also holds a certification from the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a civil trial attorney.Respected within his profession, Mr. Lavigne is rated AV Preeminent, the highest possible rating, by the attorney peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell.Over the course of his career, Mr. Lavigne has authored articles and lectured on various legal issues for different organizations, including the American Institute for Paralegal Studies.A member of several local, state and national bar associations, Mr. Lavigne participates in the New Jersey Association for Justice, The American Bar Association, The New Jersey State Bar Association and the Union County Bar Association. He is also a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. In 2012, he is a fellow in Litigation Counsel of America.Mr. Lavigne serves as vice president and general counsel for Foreign Tire Sales, Inc. in Union, New Jersey.AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.
Mark W. Davis
Mark W. Davis is a co-founder of Davis & Brusca.He is certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the Board on Attorney Certification of the Supreme Court of New Jersey and by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. While based in Princeton, Mr. Davis has clients throughout the state. He focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, helping people who have been harmed due to the negligence of other parties. Mr. Davis handles claims arising from nursing home abuse & neglect, commercial truck crashes, construction site accidents, medical and legal malpractice, and auto crashes, including auto-pedestrian accidents.Over his career, Mr. Davis has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and jury awards for his clients. His successful track record and ethics have been widely recognized by the legal community. He has received both an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, Mr. Davis has been repeatedly named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 and is a lifetime achievement member of Americas Top 100 Attorneys.Mr. Davis graduated form the University of California, San Diego in 1991 and obtained his legal education at Pepperdine University School of Law, graduating with honors in 1994.Mr. Davis is admitted to practice in New Jersey, California, Florida and the District of Columbia. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, ,the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, ,the U.S. District Court of New Jersey, the U.S. District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of California, and the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Florida.Mr. Davis is active in a variety of legal organizations, including the American Association for Justice, and he serves on the board of governors for the New Jersey Association for Justice.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
300 Carnegie Center Dr., Suite 150,, Princeton NJ 8540
Michael A. Brusca
Attorney Michael A. Brusca is a partner with the Davis & Brusca law firm, which has offices in Princeton, Trenton and Hamilton, New Jersey. Licensed to practice in Pennsylvania as well as New Jersey, Mr. Brusca advocates for the rights and entitlements of plaintiff clients across both states who are dealing with serious and complex legal challenges involving any of the following:,Nursing home and group home abuse and neglect,Bed sores and pressure injuries,Medical and professional malpractice,Serious personal injury,Wrongful death,A top-rated attorney with more than 16 years of legal experience, Mr. Brusca has achieved notable success representing the most vulnerable in society, and helping them and their families secure the maximum amount of compensation for the injuries and losses they suffered. As one of only a handful of attorneys in New Jersey to focus primarily on nursing home abuse and neglect cases, Mr. Brusca has earned a reputation as a leader in his field, and he routinely conducts lectures and seminars across his region on topics related to this legal area.A 1996 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, Mr. Brusca attended Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2002. Both the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He also served as a U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate.Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Brusca serves on the executive board for American Association for Justices Nursing Home Litigation Group. He is also a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Pennsylvania State Bar Association, the Mercer County Bar Association and the New Jersey Association for Justice. He has earned Superb ratings on Avvo, and The National Trial Lawyers voted him among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the country.
300 Carnegie Center Dr., Suite 150,, Princeton NJ 8540
Maggi Khalil Maksoud
As the founder of the Law Office of Maggi Khalil Maksoud, LLC, in Bayonne, New Jersey, attorney Maggi Khalil Maksoud has been advocating on behalf of her clients for the past 10 years. Serving residents in the Bayonne area as well as throughout New Jersey, she represents those with legal needs in the following practice areas:,· Family law and divorce,· Personal injury,After graduating from Rutgers with a Bachelor of Science in both criminal justice and journalism, Ms. Maksoud returned to Rutgers, where she obtained her Juris Doctor from Rutgers Law School in 2005. The New Jersey State Bar Association admitted her to practice in 2006, and since that time, Ms. Maksoud has dedicated her skills and experience to helping clients through their sensitive, emotional and challenging legal issues.A consummate professional, Ms. Maksoud also holds memberships with the American Bar Association, the Essex County Bar Association and the Hudson County Bar Association. She once served as president for the Young Lawyers Division of the Hudson County Bar Association, and she is also a former trustee for the Bayonne Board of Education.In addition to her private practice, Ms. Maksoud also serves as of counsel attorney for the New Jersey law firm of Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, LLP. In this role, she assists the firms attorneys and staff with matters related to personal injury and other tortious claims. She has also served as municipal prosecutor in Bayonne and Jersey City.
Justin R. White
Attorney Justin R. White is a partner with the Testa Heck Testa & White, P.A. law firm in Vineland, New Jersey. Serving clients throughout Cumberland County and the surrounding areas of South Jersey as well as Pennsylvania, Mr. White devotes his practice to advocating on behalf of the rights and interests of plaintiffs and defendants alike facing serious and complex civil and commercial litigation matters.Well-versed in many legal areas, Mr. White has extensive experience representing a diverse range of clients, including individuals, families, small-business owners and insurance companies, with their personal injury claims, contracts and consumer fraud, construction matters, collections, landlord-tenant disputes, serious employment law issues such as discrimination and harassment, and more.A graduate of Rowan University, Mr. White attended Rutgers Law School in Camden, where he served as editor for the Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion. A Deans Merit scholar, he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2005 and his license to practice from the New Jersey State Bar Association that same year. In 2007, he received his license from the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the District of New Jersey and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.After serving a clerkship with the Honorable G. Thomas Bowen of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Mr. White joined Testa Heck Testa & White, P.A. in 2006, and he has been instrumental in establishing the firm as one of the leading general legal practices in the state.He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Cumberland County Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association, and he volunteers his time and legal services to the Cumberland County Bar Foundation.