Personal injuries can range in severity, and they can account for anything from slips and falls, dog bites, medical malpractice, car accidents, and more. Essentially, a personal injury occurs when harm is inflicted on a victim due to another party’s negligence or sometimes malicious intentions. For example, in the case of a slip and fall, it’s a business’s duty to ensure a safe environment for its workers and customers. An unmarked wet floor or stairs in bad condition can cause a victim to fall and hurt themselves. Our legal team helps victims and their families obtain the necessary compensation they deserve following a personal injury.
Despite modern cars being decked out with the latest safety features and technology, car accidents are still very common. Some accidents are virtually outside of either driver’s control—for example, extreme weather or poor road conditions. However, many car accidents occur due to one party’s negligence. Behaviors like distracted driving, aggressive driving, failing to fix a vehicle after clear signs indicating it needs to be fixed, and drunk driving are all examples. Car accidents can be deadly, even resulting in traumatic brain injuries or wrongful death. Having a legal team in your corner means obtaining the proper compensation.
Any dangers associated with car accidents are generally amplified with motorcycle accidents. A situation that might only be a minor scuffle in a car accident can immediately send a motorcycle rider to the hospital. Following a motorcycle accident, victims can receive compensation for factors like:
- Medical expenses, including ER visits, medication, medical equipment, and more
- Lost wages or job rehabilitation
- Pain and suffering
- Blow to one’s reputation
- Emotional distress, including the development of disorders like PTSD
- Attorney fees
- Out-of-pocket expenses and more
Nothing can turn back time and prevent an accident from happening in the first place. However, our Law Firm of Edward Blinder, PLLC team members can help victims and families recover by providing legal assistance.
Truckers are often the unsung heroes of the highways. Without their services, many of the goods and resources at your local grocery store wouldn’t be there. However, getting hit by a semi-truck can cause irreversible damage. Some common reasons why trucking accidents happen are due to:
- Distracted driving
- Driver’s fatigue — especially because truckers often work long hours without any breaks
- Driving while under the influence
- Poor weather or road conditions
After a trucking accident, determining which party is at fault can be tricky. Sometimes, the trucker themselves might be held liable, but other times the company they work for and their insurance company are the ones at fault. In some cases, faulty working parts can even mean a manufacturer is at fault. An attorney can help you navigate this complicated process.
Apps like Uber and Lyft have revolutionized the way we get around. Instead of taking a taxi, driving your own car, or taking the bus or subway, you can just open your phone and call an Uber or Lyft. However, Ubers and Lyfts are still susceptible to car accidents, and when an accident happens, it can be difficult to determine who’s at fault. Often, Lyft and Uber, and their insurance companies are the ones who should be held liable. Navigating obtaining compensation from these parties, however, can be difficult. Our attorneys can ensure you receive the right representation.
Drivers have a responsibility to look out for pedestrians, and issues like distracted driving or speeding, can cause a driver to hit a pedestrian. A pedestrian hit by a car can result in several injuries and even death. Sometimes insurance companies are unwilling to negotiate or may offer a settlement that doesn’t even begin to cover the injuries and emotional trauma that a victim sustained. Our law firm strives to help make roads safer by giving victims and their families a voice when accidents do happen.
Sadly, some personal injury cases result in wrongful death. The death of a loved one due to another party’s negligence can be hard to overcome. Alongside the grieving process, many expenses can be associated with wrongful death, like any medical expenses the victim received while they were dying and funeral costs. Likewise, a slain victim may have been the sole or primary breadwinner of a household. No longer having that family member around can result in a serious blow to the rest of the household’s finances. An attorney from our team helps families overcome wrongful death cases.
Many roads throughout New Jersey have bicycle-only lanes, but sometimes cyclists might need to drive on a main road. Furthermore, accidents can still occur even when a cyclist is sticking to a bicycle-only lane. Getting hit by a vehicle while riding your bike can result in serious injuries. The impact alone can launch a victim into the air and cause them to fall into the hard pavement, causing road rash. Following a bicycle accident caused by another party’s negligence, it’s essential to seek financial compensation. Doing so can help victims and their families pay for expenses like medical bills and lost wages.