Accidents and Personal Injury
Property owners have a duty to properly manage, supervise and operate their property to minimize unnecessary risk of harm to others. If you have been injured due to the negligence of a property owner, you may have a basis to obtain compensation through a premises liability claim, which is a type of personal injury claim.
We represent clients in a wide range of premises liability claims, including:
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Injuries from falling objects
- Injuries from collapsed decks and structures
- Stairwell falls
- Injuries from fires
- Injuries caused by negligent security at bars, hotels, concerts or events
- Other accidents caused by dangerous property conditions
Personal injury claims involving serious injuries or wrongful death are complex and require the attention of highly qualified counsel. Such claims must be properly managed to establish liability, prove damages and obtain the full compensation that injury victims are entitled to receive.
Despite numerous public safety campaigns, many drivers still fail to look out for motorcyclists. When vehicle crashes occur, motorcyclists are uniquely vulnerable to serious or fatal injuries, as they are often crushed underneath larger vehicles or thrown from their motorcycles.
Motorcycle accident victims often sustain serious injuries, including spinal cord injuries, head and brain trauma, serious back injuries, and broken bones. The most severe motorcycle accidents cause fatal injuries.
Retaining the right attorney is critical in cases involving serious injuries and wrongful death. Such claims must be carefully managed to gather evidence, prove liability and obtain necessary compensation.
Despite the numerous laws and regulations designed to limit the number of truck accidents, accidents involving large commercial trucks are still far too common. Truck driver negligence is often the cause of accidents. Examples of truck driver negligence include:
- Failure to properly secure loads
- Failure to check brakes, tires and lights
- Weight violations
- Failure to maintain a safe distance
- Driving while fatigued
- Distracted driving
- Unsafe driving in adverse weather conditions
Truck accident claims are different than car accident claims. To properly handle a truck accident case, a personal injury attorney must have a thorough understanding of complex insurance coverage issues, trucking company policies and commercial trucking laws.
While evidence of speeding, distracted driving and other common driver errors are admissible in a truck accident case, such claims may also be proved with unique evidence, such as evidence from a trucker's logbook, a truck's black box, or evidence indicating a violation of a trucking law or regulation. To ensure the protection of your rights, you need an attorney who has experience handling truck accident claims.
The insurance companies that provide coverage for truck accident claims aggressively defend such claims. They are quick at the scene of an accident, gathering evidence, taking statements and building a defense before many accident victims have contacted a lawyer.
Reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicate that more than two million people were injured in auto accidents in 2010. During that same year, more than 30,000 people died as a result of fatal motor vehicle accidents.
If you have been injured in an auto accident, you will likely have to go through an insurance company to obtain the compensation you are entitled to receive. The insurance companies have experienced attorneys working to protect their rights, and you should, too.
Employees in New Jersey are covered by workers’ compensation insurance, which provides for certain benefits in the event of a work-related injury or occupational disease. For most people, being left unable to do his or her job due to a work-related injury means a lot more than just losing a paycheck. In many cases, it can mean an uncertain and frightening future. At Heymann & Fletcher, Esqs., our attorneys will guide you through the process of applying for benefits, appealing a denied claim or, in the event you have been approved for workers’ compensation benefits, ensuring you received all the benefits to which you are entitled to.
It is not unusual for a trial court decision to leave one or both parties unhappy about certain aspects of a decision. Those parties have the right to seek review by the Appellate Division. An appeal is a very different process than the one utilized by the Superior Court. It is strictly a legal review, not a retrial, and requires the filing of briefs with a thorough legal analysis of the lower court’s actions. Even if a litigant has handled their matter on their own throughout a lower court proceeding, the particular requirements of an appeal make it important to have experienced legal counsel for such an undertaking.