The Law Offices of Richard S. Greenberg handles all types of personal injury cases, including (but not limited to):
Have you been involved in a car accident in Bergen County or Northern NJ?
What you should do when you are injured and it is someone else's fault
When you have been injured by someone else's carelessness, it is important to take some initial steps toward making sure your injury claim can be settled fairly and as quickly as possible:
- Write down everything you can remember about how the injury occurred, including the names, addresses, and phone numbers of potential witnesses, police officers, insurance company representatives (or company or workers' compensation representatives if it was a work injury).
- Call the Law Offices of Richard S. Greenberg before making any statements, written or verbal, to insurance company adjusters or representatives.
- Let anyone you think may be responsible for the injury know right away that you are intending to file a claim against them.
- Take steps to protect any evidence you may need to prove your injury, such as your totaled car, photographs of an accident or injury scene, clothing you were wearing, and damaged personal belongings.
Who is at fault?
In most cases, to collect on an injury claim in New Jersey, you must prove the person who caused the injury was negligent and did not exercise reasonable care. You must prove—
- The existence of a duty owed to you by the person who caused your injury
- The other person failed to carry out the duty that they owed you
- You suffered damages
- The other person's failure caused you to have the injury
New Jersey is one of many states in which the law considers comparative negligence, which would enable you to collect damages even if you were also negligent, so long as the other person was more negligent than you were. The Law Offices of Richard S. Greenberg can further advise you about the merits of your case, especially when comparative negligence and multiple parties are issues.
What is my claim worth?
Under New Jersey law, the person who injured you is responsible for:
- Past, current, and future estimated medical expenses
- Time lost from work, including time spent going to medical appointments or therapy
- Property that was damaged, such as your vehicle
- The cost of hiring someone to do household chores when you could not do them
- Permanent disfigurement or disability
- Your emotional distress, including anxiety, depression, fright, shock, and any interference with your family relationships
- Physical pain and suffering
- Change in future earning ability due to the injury that you suffered
- Any other costs that were a direct result of your injury
Do you have questions about injury settlement in Bergen County or Northern NJ?
Time is limited
In New Jersey, you only have two years to file a lawsuit against the person who injured you. You will definitely want to file a lawsuit before the two-year statute of limitations runs out.
The Law Offices of Richard S. Greenberg is available to assist with your case.
Call us at 800-310-3332 for help 24/7. Home and hospital visits are available. We offer free consultation and you pay no fee unless you recover. Contact us online now. Se habla español.
Serving Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Sussex Counties
Call us if you have property damage or injuries from a car, truck, motorcycle, or bus accident. Maybe the other driver caused the accident by speeding, reckless driving, careless driving, or committing some other moving violation. Or perhaps the other driver was impaired by alcohol or drugs. The cause of your accident might not even be another driver, but rather a defect in the design, manufacture, maintenance, or repair of the vehicle you were driving or riding in.
Your property damage may be costly and your personal injuries may be severe. You may have staggering medical bills, loss of income, and the prospect of future medical expenses for additional treatment. We know what you are going through and have helped thousands of clients in your situation. We work hard to get each of our clients the best settlement or verdict possible.
Many accidents are caused when an impaired driver gets in a car and drives anyway. The terms DWI (driving while intoxicated) and DUI (driving under the influence) are both used to refer to alcohol or drug impaired driving. Drunk and drug impaired drivers endanger us all, not only other drivers, but also their passengers and unsuspecting pedestrians.
While a drunk or drug impaired driver is likely to be found negligent, he or she may not be the only one responsible for your accident. Liability may extend to the bar, club, restaurant, or other person that provided the alcohol or drugs. We can determine the persons and businesses that are responsible for your injuries and property damages and make them pay.
When you fall down and sustain injuries, maybe it is your fault—but maybe not.
- Did you slip on a snowy sidewalk that the store owner should have shoveled hours ago?
- Did you fall in the supermarket when no one did the clean up in aisle 5?
- Did you trip on misaligned sidewalk edges or fall down stairs that were in poor condition?
All of these are examples of injuries that might have been avoided had it not been for someone else's negligence.
Slip and fall cases are significantly different from other types of personal injury cases. The evidence of the condition that caused the injury often quickly disappears. The snow melts. The spill gets cleaned up. The stairs are repaired. If you are injured by slipping and falling, try to get photographs of the scene (remember, many phones have cameras), names and phone numbers of witnesses, and physical evidence if possible.
Your employer is supposed to provide a safe and secure environment for you to work. But accidents do happen.
Workers' compensation is insurance that pays you for injuries you sustain while at work, whether or not your injuries were your employer's fault. You may be entitled to:
- Payment of your medical bills
- Temporary payments for the time you are unable to work
- Permanent partial or total disability payments
New Jersey is among the majority of states that imposes strict liability on dog owners. That means that if you are a victim of a dog bite, the dog's owner must pay all of your damages even if the dog never bit anyone else before. But there are exceptions: you cannot be trespassing with criminal intent or you must not have caused the dog to bite you.
To win your lawsuit, you must prove:
- Who the dog owner is
- That you were bit by the dog
- That you were in a public place or lawfully on the dog owner's private property
- That you were injured
Also known as products liability, defective products law holds designers, manufactures, and sellers of defective products liable for injuries and harm suffered by the buyers and users of such products. Perhaps the defect resulted from a faulty design. Or perhaps the defect was caused by a manufacturing error. Or perhaps your injury could have been avoided if only there were sufficient instructions to use the product or a safety warning about its intended uses. Either way, you may be able to bring a defective product case based on negligence, strict liability, and/or breach of warranty.
Whether due to a car accident, a workplace accident, a slip and fall, or negligence of someone else, head injuries are often very serious. Brain injuries can include:
- Tearing of the delicate brain tissue, such as from a sudden impact
- Bruising, caused by impact to the skull
- Deprivation of oxygen, called "anoxic" brain injury
Traumatic brain injury can cause:
If you have been injured in a construction accident, most likely you were either:
- A bystander
- A construction worker injured in the course of your employment
- A construction worker injured by another employer at the same work site
If you were a bystander, then you may have a negligence case against the company doing the construction. If you were a construction worker, then you may have a workers' compensation claim to file. However, if your injuries are due to another employer's or some other party's negligence, you may be able to sue them for more money than you might otherwise recover from a workers' compensation claim.
If you have been injured, call the Law Offices of Richard S. Greenberg for a free consultation about your personal injury case
Call us at 800-310-3332 for help 24/7. Home and hospital visits available. As Bergen County personal injury attorneys, we offer free consultation and you pay no fee unless you recover. Contact us online now. Se habla español.
Serving Northern New Jersey including Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Sussex Counties.