The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released their final data for 2015 and the numbers are alarming. As Elizabeth, New Jersey accident lawyers and top personal injury law firm, we at Mintz & Geftic take these reports very seriously.. We represent many victims of serious accidents that are suffering with devastating injuiries. In addition, unfortunately, we at times represent the loved ones of a victime that has lost their life as a result of an accident..

According to the U.S. DOT's report, 35, 092 people were killed in traffic crashes across the country last year. These numbers include truck accidents, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents.

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Wednesday, 30 March 2016 13:03

Seat Back Failure

Elizabeth, New Jersey's premier personal injury lawyers providing assistance for victims of seat back failure.

Seat back failure is a serious defect in many vehicles that causes numerous injuries and fatalities every single year, often times to children. Seat back failure occurs when a car is rear-ended and the defective front seat breaks at the hinge, sending the occupant backwards into the seat behind them with great force and no restraint.

Rear-end collisions may be caused by distracted driving or texting while driving. Seat back failure can make these types of accidents far more dangerous. At Mintz & Geftic, our seat back failure attorneys have a proven track record of fighting for our clients who have been victims of motor vehicle accidents.

 

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Auto safety experts are demanding action on what they call a serious safety defect.

In early 2016, a Texas jury awarded more than a $124.5 million verdict against one automaker for a problem that car companies admit would only cost a couple of dollars to fix (CBS News). New Jersey drivers, especially those that are parents of young children, need to be aware of the serious danger that seat back failure presents.

The types of cases that our motor vehicle accident lawyers handle include:

Brain Injuries and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI); Bicycle Accidents; Bus Accidents; Drunk Driving Accidents; Distracted Driving; Garden State Parkway Accidents; Head-On Collisions; Seat Back Failure Accidents; Intersection Accidents; Seat Back Failure Accidents; Motorcycle Accidents; New Jersey Turnpike Accidents; Rear-End Collisions; Rollover Accidents; Spinal Cord Injuries;Uninsured/Underinsured Accidents; and Wrongful Death Accidents.

 

 

Elizabeth, New Jersey Seat Back Failure lawyers

Our Elizabeth, New Jersey Seat Back Failure lawyers give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident or has been a victim of seat back failure, call us today at 908-352-2323 or send us email by clicking here to evaluate your case.

Our Elizabeth, New Jersey car accident injury lawyers serve clients throughout New Jersey and New York, including the cities of Newark, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Hackensack, and Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties. We have offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey and New York City.

WE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU!

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Friday, 31 July 2015 21:55

Rear End Accidents

New Jersey premier personal injury law firm providing assistance for victims of rear-end accidents.

Rear-end collisions can happen in the blink of an eye. They can happen anywhere, at any speed. Perhaps you were waiting at a stop sign or traffic light when another car slammed into you. Or perhaps you were on the highway in rush hour when traffic came to a sudden halt. Unfortunately, rear-end collisions can lead to lifelong injuries and long-term disabilities, and are oftentimes, fatal. 

Rear-end collisions may be caused by distracted driving or texting while driving.

 

rear end accident lawyers at Mintz and Geftic Elizabeth, NJThe types of cases that our motor vehicle accident lawyers handle include:

Brain Injuries and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI); Bicycle Accidents; Bus Accidents; Drunk Driving Accidents; Distracted Driving; Garden State Parkway Accidents; Head-On Collisions; Hit and Run Accidents; Seat Back Failure Accidents; Intersection Accidents; Side Impact Accidents; Motorcycle Accidents; Multi-Car Crash Accidents; New Jersey Turnpike Accidents; Rear-End Collisions; Rollover Accidents; Single-Car Accidents; Spinal Cord Injuries; Tractor Trailer Accidents; Uninsured/Underinsured Accidents; and Wrongful Death Accidents.

 

 Recent Success

Mintz & Geftic obtained a $1,475,000 settlement in a lawsuit involving a rear-end collision that caused Mintz & Geftic’s client to undergo multiple back surgeries. Click here to review more of our verdicts and settlements in cases involving serious car accidents.  Legal Victories


New Jersey and New York Rear End Accident Attorneys

We give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured in a rear end accident, call us today at 908-352-2323 or send us email by clicking here to evaluate your case.

Our car accident injury attorneys serve clients throughout New Jersey and New York, including the cities of Newark, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Hackensack, and Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties. We have offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey and New York City.

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Friday, 31 July 2015 21:52

Pedestrian Accidents

New Jersey and New York law firm representing personal injury victims of pedestrian accidents.

Unfortunately drivers may not be paying attention while driving; they may be distracted or even texting while driving. Because of its high population density, New Jersey has one of the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities in the country.

pedestrian accident lawyers at Mintz and Geftic Elizabeth, NJIntersections near highway on-ramps are ripe for these types of accidents. Visibility is reduced and speeds are high. Cars often hit pedestrians who are legally crossing in a crosswalk. Unfortunately, this type of car accident often results in serious — potentially fatal — injuries to the pedestrian.

The types of cases that our pedestrian accident lawyers handle include:

Brain Injuries and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI); Bicycle Accidents; Bus Accidents; Drunk Driving Accidents; Distracted Driving; Garden State Parkway Accidents; Head-On Collisions; Hit and Run Accidents; Intersection Accidents; Side Impact Accidents; Motorcycle Accidents; Multi-Car Crash Accidents; New Jersey Turnpike Accidents; Rear-End Collisions; Rollover Accidents; Single-Car Accidents; Spinal Cord Injuries; Tractor Trailer Accidents; Uninsured/Underinsured Accidents; and Wrongful Death Accidents.

Recent Victories

Mintz & Geftic obtained numerous recoveries for pedestrians struck by cars and trucks while crossing the street, regardless of whether they were in a crosswalk, including a $725,000 settlement of an accident where a pedestrian was struck by a truck, and a $400,000 settlement at the time of trial in a Passaic County case where a pedestrian was struck by a car while at work. Click here to review more of our verdicts and settlements involving serious motor vehicle accidents.


New Jersey and New York Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Call Mintz & Geftic at 1-800-894-2320 or send us an email. Our crosswalk injury attorneys serve clients throughout New Jersey, and New York, including the cities of Newark, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Hackensack, and Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties. We have offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey and New York City.

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014 00:00

Truck Accidents

New York and New Jersey personal injury law firm representing victims of truck accidents

A large percentage of fatalities in motor vehicle accidents involve a truck. Every year thousands of motorists and truck drivers are either killed or seriously injured in accidents involving a truck. The accidents may be caused by driver error, the negligence of the trucking company, including mechanical failures, reckless driving, inadequate driver training and often driver fatigue.

truck accident lawyers at Mintz and Geftic Elizabeth, NJFinding the precise cause can be difficult and time consuming. We will carefully examine the facts of each accident. We will retain experienced engineering experts to help determine which trucking regulations and Federal and State laws apply to each accident.

Our attorneys have over 100 years of experience in handling truck accident cases. We pride ourselves on honest, smart, responsive and aggressive representation.

Our attorneys will identify the parties responsible for your injury and file claims against the individual, partnership, corporation or any other entity. We will vigorously fight for your rights to medical benefits, full compensation for your injuries, and for your pain and suffering.

Basic Guidelines to Follow After a Truck Accident:

  • Exchange information with the other driver or drivers.
  • Get the driver’s policy number, carrier, plate number, and vehicle information.
  • Identify eye witnesses and copy their contact info.
  • Contact local law enforcement or 9-1-1.
  • Do not refuse medical treatment and be sure to relay all of your medical complaints to the police, ambulance, and medical personnel.
  • Do not reveal the details of your insurance coverage.
  • Never sign insurance documents before contacting a qualified car accident lawyer.
  • Take pictures of the accident scene to document damage.
  • Never admit liability.

The types of cases that our motor vehicle accident lawyers handle include:

Brain Injuries and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI); Bicycle Accidents; Bus Accidents; Drunk Driving Accidents; Distracted Driving; Garden State Parkway Accidents; Head-On Collisions; Hit and Run Accidents; Intersection Accidents; Side Impact Accidents; Motorcycle Accidents; Multi-Car Crash Accidents; New Jersey Turnpike Accidents; Rear-End Collisions; Rollover Accidents; Single-Car Accidents; Spinal Cord Injuries; Tractor Trailer Accidents; Uninsured/Underinsured Accidents; and Wrongful Death Accidents.

Our aggressive car accident lawyers have been very successful in obtaining substantial recoveries for our clients who are seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents, such as a $1,986,475 recovery for serious injuries arising out of an automobile accident; a $1,475,000 recovery arising out of a motor vehicle accident; $850,000 settlement of an automobile accident case; and a $725,000 settlement of an accident where a pedestrian was struck by an truck.

Contingency Fee:  All personal injury negligence cases, including, trucking accidents, require NO FEE unless we are successful in securing you a recovery to compensate you for your injuries and pain and suffering. If we are successful, our fee will be a percentage of your recovery. In our New Jersey cases, the attorney’s fee is set by the New Jersey Rules of Court and will never exceed the allowable amount. The contingency fees will be explained to you in detail prior to undertaking your case. There is no charge for initial consultations.


New Jersey and New York Truck Accident Attorneys

Call Mintz & Geftic at 1-800-894-2320 or send us an email. Our truck accident injury attorneys serve clients throughout New Jersey, and New York, including the cities of Newark, Elizabeth, New Jersey City, Hackensack, and Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties. We have offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey and New York City.

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618 Newark Avenue
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908-352-2323
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New York, NY 10118
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