Monday, 20 November 2017 16:35

An Autumn to Remember for Mintz & Geftic!

 

It has 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.

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January 25, 2017 – Mintz & Geftic has announced a $405,000 settlement of a premises liability action. The New Jersey law firm obtained the settlement on behalf of their client, who suffered major injuries when her foot became snagged in a gap in the floor of a busy office building in Middlesex County.

The floor gap where the plaintiff's foot got caught in was the result of construction work done by the defendant. The defendant then failed to repair this gap in a timely manner. 

The Plaintiff suffered injuries to her upper extremities triggering a complex regional pain syndrome that forced her into extensive medical care and disability from work for over two years. Her injuries are permanent yet under control.

The recovery included compensation for pain, suffering and disability as well as reimbursement for medical bills owed. 

 

 

Elizabeth, New Jersey Accident Lawyers

We give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of an accident or you have questions about premises liability actions, please call us today at 908-352-2323 or send us email by clicking here to evaluate your case.

Our Elizabeth, New Jersey 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.

At Mintz & Geftic, We Will Fight For You!

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January 17, 2017 – Mintz & Geftic has announced a $400,000 settlement of a wrongful death accident case. The Elizabeth, NJ law firm secured the settlement on behalf of their client, an elderly man who was involved in a tragic slip and fall accident in Union County.  

Mintz & Geftic's client was on the way to his doctor appointment when he encountered a ramp at the building entranceway to the doctor's office. The ramp was too steep and it did not contain railings to help him steady his progress. As a result, the elderly man backpedaled and fell hitting his head on the ground causing a skull fracture. The skull fracture triggered a deteriorating condition that culminated in the plaintiff's death three months later.

The wrongful death accident case ensued resulting in the recovery of wrongful death damages on behalf of the plaintiff's survivors.

 

 

 

Elizabeth, New Jersey Accident Lawyers

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

Our Elizabeth, New Jersey 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.

At Mintz & Geftic, We Will Fight For You!

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$250,000 judgment against a hotel/nightclub in a slip and fall case (Union County, New Jersey 2015).

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$262,500 settlement of slip and fall case from a forklift platform (Essex County, New Jersey 2012).

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$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, the woman 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 was for negligence of the landlord and $85,830 was for workers’ compensation benefits. (Essex County, New Jersey 2017).

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014 00:00

Slip and Fall Injury

Slips and falls often result in serious personal injuries.  Slip and fall lawsuits are sometimes referred to as premises liability cases. Thousands of people sustain serious injuries, and even death, from falls each year.  Many of these slips and falls are due to a dangerous or hazardous conditions on property.

slipandfallIndividuals may be injured by a homeowner or business owner’s failure to remove ice and snow, negligent business operations, negligent maintenance and/or poor construction. Different types of property owners have different types of responsibilities or duties to the public. For example, a commercial owner of property may have more responsibility than a residential property owner. A New Jersey and New York personal injury lawyer will be able to determine the level of responsibility that belongs to a negligent person or company. 

Some property owners are immune or protected from lawsuits. Some commercial property owners have clauses in their leases that make their tenants responsible for the property conditions. In snow and ice cases, the snow removal company and/or management company may be responsible. Your New Jersey or New York personal injury attorney will determine which individuals, partnerships, corporations, or other entities should be included in any lawsuit.

Your lawyer must investigate and understand all the issues and law involved in your particular case.

Many people believe that if they fall on someone’s property, the owner is responsible no matter how the accident occurred. That is a common misconception of the general public and is why you must consult with lawyer.

Site Inspection

If you are the victim of a slip and fall accident, try to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible. At Mintz & Geftic, we want to go to the scene of the accident as soon as possible to observe and photograph the conditions before they change or are corrected.

Recent Success

Mintz & Geftic obtained an $850,000 settlement for a client who fell from unsafe scaffolding while at work.  Mintz & Geftic filed the case in Essex County Superior Court, Newark, New Jersey, and it resolved before trial.  (Essex County, New Jersey 2015).  In July 2015, Mintz & Geftic obtained a $250,000 judgment for their client who suffered a fractured arm by falling on a wet floor at an Elizabeth, New Jersey Hotel and Nightclub.

Common Causes

Uneven surfaces:  Uneven levels and large cracks in walkways or sidewalks can cause slips and falls. 

Ice on sidewalks: Ice on sidewalks and walkways are a serious hazard. Owners of property have a duty to clear these areas within a reasonable time.

Dimly Lit Stairways: A property owners should keep all public areas well lit to avoid slips and falls.

Construction defects: Loose steps or railings on stairways, misplaced parking lot bumpers, and various trip hazards are common examples of a construction defects that can cause serious injuries.

Cluttered aisles: Boxes or loose merchandise and equipment left in aisles or placing too much merchandise into tight spaces can create tripping hazards to guest of stores.

Liquid spills: When liquids are spilled on a floor or carried in on the boots or shoes of visitors, the owner of the property has a duty to clean it up.

Common Types of Compensation for Slips and Falls

An injury sustained as a result of a slip and fall may entitle you to compensation for the following:

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental pain and suffering
  • Permanent disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Lost wages
  • Medical expenses
  • Punitive damages in certain cases

New Jersey and New York Slip and Fall Attorneys

We give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a slip and fall, call us today at 908-352-2323 or send us email by clicking here to evaluate your case. Call Mintz & Geftic at 1-800-894-2320 or send us an email. Our slip and fall 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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A federal judge rejected Walmart’s request in a slip-and-fall case to withhold a security-camera recording of the incident until the plaintiff’s deposition.  The incident occurred at the Walmart store in Millville, New Jersey. 

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