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Mintz & Geftic’s Big Autumn – Over $1 Million Recovered for Clients!

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Thanksgiving weekend has arrived and it’s been a season to remember for Mintz & Geftic, and most importantly, our clients. In just the last couple of months, we have worked to obtain a number of settlements for our clients that have totaled over one million dollars!


On this Thanksgiving holiday, we are truly thankful to all of our clients for putting their trust in Mintz & Geftic to fight on their behalf.

We represent clients who have been seriously injured and have endured a great deal of pain and suffering. There is nothing that makes us happier than helping our clients get the justice they deserve.

 

Here are a few highlights from these recent settlements:

 

$476,000 Settlement in a Slip and Fall

$476,000 settlement for an Elizabeth, New Jersey worker in a slip and fall case

. While she was working as a janitor at an office building in Millburn, New Jersey, our client fell on recently painted steps causing significant injuries resulting in multiple surgeries. These work injuries included a torn rotator cuff, fractured clavicle, fractured rib. and fractured ankle.

$390,000 of the settlement in this slip and fall lawsuit was for negligence of the landlord and $85,830 was for our client’s workers’ compensation benefits.

 

$260,000 Settlement for Injuries Suffered in a Truck Accident

$260,000 settlement for an Elizabeth, New Jersey worker injured during a truck accident. The worker suffered neck and back injuries when the oil delivery truck that he was driving was struck by a tractor trailer.

The worker’s neck injuries resulted in a cervical discectomy and decompression and fusion surgery at the C5-6 level.

 

$120,000 Settlement for Injuries Suffered in a Car Accident

$120,000 settlement for an Irvington, New Jersey woman that was a passenger in a vehicle that was struck from behind.

The rear end collision caused shoulder and knee injuries and our client required both arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgeries. She suffered from aggravation of pre-existing back injuries as well in the car accident.

 

$100,000 Settlement for Injuries Suffered in a Car Accident

$100,000 settlement for an Elizabeth, New Jersey woman who suffered neck and shoulder injuries when involved in a rear-end car accident.

The neck injuries resulted in a cervical discectomy and fusion surgery at the C5-6 level.  The woman also underwent right shoulder arthroscopy for the shoulder injuries caused by the car accident.  The case settled for all available insurance, which comprised of $15,000 from the defendant driver and $85,000 from the client’s own underinsured motorist (UIM) protection insurance coverage.

 

$50,000 Settlement for Injury While Jogging

A New Jersey woman, while jogging, suffered a laceration to the bridge of her nose as well as a deviated septum, when she tripped over raised and uneven pavers in front of a Livingston, New Jersey supermarket.  She fortunately made an excellent recovery with minimal scarring and the uneven pavers were fixed within approximately one week of the accident.

 

You can see more of our results by clicking here

 

 Happy Thanksgiving!

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MINTZ & GEFTIC – Elizabeth, New Jersey Injury Lawyers

All personal injury negligence cases require NO FEE unless we are successful in securing you a recovery to compensate you for your injuries and pain and suffering. 

We give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, injured at work call us today at 908-352-2323.

If you were injured a truck accident, car accident, construction accident, or were injured as a pedestrian, call us today at 908-352-2323. If you prefer contacting our injury lawyers via email, please click here.

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

We represent clients suffering with spinal cord injury, back injury, burn injury, broken bones and traumatic brain injury. 

If you are enduring physical pain and suffering, mental pain and suffering, permanent disability, disfigurement, lost wages, medical expenses or any other hardship resulting from an accident please contact us today for a free consultation. 

 

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our clients! Happy Thanksgiving to our families! Happy Thanksgiving to all of the people of New Jersey!!!

Meteor Shower Over NJ This Weekend

It’s Friday so we thought we’d mix in a quick blog post about something other than car accidents, workers’ comp and medical malpractice. Don’t worry, we’ll have more posts discussing slips and falls, accident injuries and other serious topics coming soon…but for now, who is ready to see a meteor shower?!NJ Personal Injury Lawyers Meteor Shower

 


The Orionid Meteor Shower 2017

The Orionid meteor shower lights up the night sky every year towards the end of October in “one of the most beautiful showers of the year,” according to NASA.

This weekend, with the lack of moonlight, skies will be dark and star gazers around the Garden State will have their best chance to see a show from space.

Some quick tips courtesy of your favorite New Jersey Personal Injury Law Firm (and mostly from space.com).

Best Time for Viewing the Meteor Shower

Meteors have already been flying across the sky sporadically since October 15, but the peak will occur in the early hours of Saturday (October 21st) and Sunday (October 22nd).

The best time for viewing each morning is around 2am and the hours leading up to dawn. Finding a spot with limited light pollution is ideal, but that’s easier said than done for many in New Jersey’s more urban areas.

Accident Lawyer note: Remember distracted driving is a leading cause of accidents, so drivers should pull over before trying to catch the meteor shower.

Where to Look

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How Many Meteors Can be Seen?

According to space.com, the Orionid shower sometimes peaks at 80 meteors per hour, and at other times, it’s closer to 20 or 30. The prediction for this year is that it will likely be on the lower end of that scale.

What Are the Meteors?

The meteors in the Orionid Meteor Shower are actually leftovers from Halley’s Comet.

Does anyone else remember that time back in the 80’s when your parents asked you to put down the Atari controller and go outside to look at something in space that only comes once every 75 years?

I decided to instead go for the high score in Space Invaders and take my chances on seeing the comet in 2061. A reasonable choice at the time.

Why is a Law Firm Writing About Meteor Showers?

Great question. We’ll need to get back to you on that one.

In the meantime, happy hunting and have a great weekend!

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth, New Jersey Accident Lawyers

All personal injury negligence cases require NO FEE unless we are successful in securing you a recovery to compensate you for your injuries and pain and suffering. 

We give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured in a distracted driving accident call us today at 908-352-2323.

If you were injured a truck accident, car accident, construction accident, or were injured as a pedestrian, call us today at 908-352-2323. If you prefer contacting our accident lawyers via email, please click here.

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

We represent clients suffering with spinal cord injury, back injury, burn injury, broken bones and traumatic brain injury. 

If you are enduring physical pain and suffering, mental pain and suffering, permanent disability, disfigurement, lost wages, medical expenses or any other hardship resulting from an accident please contact us today for a free consultation. 

 

 

Sources:

 https://www.space.com/34373-orionid-meteor-shower-guide.html 

Top 10 Dangerous Facts About the 4th of July!

Elizabeth, New Jersey Lawyers Fourth of July Fireworks

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Warning: The following article might be considered a buzzkill

Yep, your favorite law firm is back to add a little gloom and doom to another joyous holiday.

We’ve already reminded you about Santa’s injury risk during the Christmas season and about how deadly the roads are on Memorial Day. Heck, holiday or not, we’ve even made some people start looking twice at every manhole cover that they walk by.

The Fourth of July in New Jersey

The 4th of July weekend is here. Independence Day in New Jersey means barbecues, fun with family and friends, hitting the Jersey Shore, or maybe all of the above for some residents of the Garden State.

Of course, as New Jersey lawyers for the seriously injured, we at Mintz & Geftic tend to look at the other things that come along with the Fourth of July; blowing things up, dangerous driving, drinking in the hot sun, and again, maybe all of the above for some New Jersey residents.

What’s the most common cause of injury on the Fourth of July?

What type of fireworks device causes the most injuries?

The answers might surprise you. See our list below for these answers and more interesting facts.

Top 10 Dangerous Facts About the Fourth of July

  1. On average, 230 people go to the emergency room each day with fireworks-related injuries in the two weeks before and after the Fourth of July.
  2. Fireworks were involved in an estimated 11,900 injuries treated in U.S. Hospital emergency rooms during the calendar year of 2015.

  3. The type of fireworks device causing the most injuries over the Fourth of July in 2015 were sparklers, with 1,900 estimated injuries.

  4. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees – hot enough to melt some metals.

  5. When it comes to fireworks-related injuries, the body part(s) most injured are the hands and fingers.

  6. Children younger than 15 years of age accounted for 26 percent of the estimated fireworks injuries in 2015.
  7. In 2013, fireworks caused an estimated 15,600 reported fires, including 1,400 structural fires, 200 vehicle fires, and 14.000 outside and other fires.

  8. The National Safety Council estimates indicate 582 people may be killed and an additional 66,900 may be seriously injured in motor vehicle crashes during the four-day Fourth of July holiday weekend. This makes car accidents the leading cause of injury, by far, on the Fourth of July weekend.
  9. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been tracking car crash statistics for over 25 years, and they show that, on average, 51% of all fatal automobile accidents on the 4th of July are related to alcohol. This is more than any other holiday.

  10. And finally, an estimated 150 million hot dogs will be consumed on the 4th of July.

 

All of us at Mintz & Geftic wish you and your families a very happy and safe Fourth of July!

 

Elizabeth, New Jersey Injury Lawyers

All personal injury negligence cases require NO FEE unless we are successful in securing you a recovery to compensate you for your injuries and pain and suffering. 

We give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of accident call us today at 908-352-2323.

If you or a loved one received serious injuries in a truck accidentcar accidentconstruction accidenttrain accidentrailroad accident, or were injured in a pedestrian accident, call Elizabeth, New Jersey accident lawyers today at 908-352-2323.

If you or a loved one has been hurt at work and suffered work-related injured call Elizabeth, New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers today at 908-352-2323.

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

We represent clients suffering with spinal cord injuryback injuryburn injurybroken bones and traumatic brain injury

If you are enduring physical pain and suffering, mental pain and suffering, permanent disability, disfigurement, lost wages, medical expenses or any other hardship resulting from an accident please contact us today for a free consultation

If you are a victim of medical malpractice, contact New Jersey medical malpractice lawyers today. Medical mistakes happen and we are here to help you understand the law. These mistakes include surgical errors, doctor or nursing mistakes, birth injuriesemergency room negligence and hospital negligence.

If you prefer contacting our Elizabeth, New Jersey personal injury lawyers via email, please click here.

All personal injury negligence cases require NO FEE unless we are successful in securing you a recovery to compensate you for your injuries and pain and suffering. 

WE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU!

Sources:

 CSPC.gov

NFPA.org

NSC.org

NHTSA.gov

image credit:US CPSC flickr.com/photos/uscpsc

Texting Blocked on iPhones for Drivers?

Distracted Driving in New Jersey. Texting Blocked on iPhones. New Jersey Injury LawyersNew Jersey Distracted Driving

What happens when you are driving along the roads of New Jersey and your phone dings with a notification or message? Do you resist the urge to check it? Unfortunately, many people are not resisting the temptation of their iPhones and the numbers of accident-related injuries and deaths from distracted driving are climbing.

Do you ever see other drivers staring endlessly at their phones and wonder if they might actually be watching a whole movie as they navigate through traffic on the NJ Turnpike?

Do you ever see other drivers typing like crazy on their phones and think they are trying to do their taxes as they swerve along the Garden State Parkway?

As the matinee motorists enjoy their movie and the automobile accountants crunch their numbers, all of us driving on the roads of New Jersey are being put in harm’s way.

Apple is trying to do something about it.

 

iPhone to Block Texting?

With the increased number of car accidents, truck accidents and pedestrian accidents caused by distracted driving, the pressure has been put on both smartphone makers and auto manufacturers to come up with solutions. With that in mind, Apple has announced a plan that they hope will cut down on the number of distracted drivers.

The new feature is called “Do Not Disturb While Driving” and it will be launched as part of Apple’s iOS 11 upgrade in the coming months. With this new feature, the phone will withhold any notifications for things like text messages, instant messages and news updates. It will be active whenever the car is moving and an iPhone is connected using a cable or via Bluetooth.

“Do Not Disturb While Driving” will still allow users to send automatic text replies telling those trying to contact them that they’re driving and unable to respond.

 

Apple’s Do Not Disturb While Driving – Will it Help?

As New Jersey Accident Lawyers, we have represented clients that have been involved in serious car and truck accidents where distracted driving has played a role. These clients have endured major injuries ranging from broken bones and back injuries to severe burns and traumatic brain injuries.

Many victims of distracted driving accidents endure a great deal of pain and suffering, both physical and mental. These victims often face financial hardships from the medical expenses that pile up. These financial hardships are compounded further when these victims are also dealing with lost wages from being unable to work due to their accident injuries.

In some cases, seriously injured accident victims are faced with permanent disability or disfigurement…and of course, many accident victims aren’t even that “lucky,” with the NHTSA estimating there were 3,477 fatalities in 2015 because of distracted driving.

As we at Mintz & Geftic often see first-hand the dangers caused by distracted driving and the effects these crashes have on injured victims, we view any step to cut down on this epidemic as a positive step. If this new feature can save lives and reduce the number of major injuries that result from distracted driving, then yes it will definitely help.

“Do Not Disturb While Driving” – The Loophole

We acknowledge this new feature from Apple is clearly a step in the right direction, However, one thing not highlighted by many announcements we have seen in the news, is that this new feature will come with a passenger override option. While we’ll see the specifics when the software rolls out, it sounds like the motorist will simply be able to select this override option and continue texting and driving as they please.

Again, Apple should get credit for starting to get drivers to focus on the road. However, we all know that drivers that are determined to use their phones on the road will still do so if given the option.

What do you think?

Stay tuned to our blog for updates on this important issue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth, New Jersey Injury Lawyers

All personal injury negligence cases require NO FEE unless we are successful in securing you a recovery to compensate you for your injuries and pain and suffering. 

We give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of accident call us today at 908-352-2323.

If you or a loved one received serious injuries in a truck accident, car accident, construction accident, train accident, railroad accident, or were injured in a pedestrian accident, call Elizabeth, New Jersey accident lawyers today at 908-352-2323.

If you or a loved one has been hurt at work and suffered work-related injured call Elizabeth, New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers today at 908-352-2323.

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

We represent clients suffering with spinal cord injury, back injury, burn injury, broken bones and traumatic brain injury

If you are enduring physical pain and suffering, mental pain and suffering, permanent disability, disfigurement, lost wages, medical expenses or any other hardship resulting from an accident please contact us today for a free consultation

If you are a victim of medical malpractice, contact New Jersey medical malpractice lawyers today. Medical mistakes happen and we are here to help you understand the law. These mistakes include surgical errors, doctor or nursing mistakes, birth injuries, emergency room negligence and hospital negligence.

If you prefer contacting our Elizabeth, New Jersey personal injury lawyers via email, please click here.

All personal injury negligence cases require NO FEE unless we are successful in securing you a recovery to compensate you for your injuries and pain and suffering. 

WE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU!