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Thousands of people are injured or killed every year in car accidents. Car accident figures have reached such numbers that they are thought to become the main cause of preventable death over the next fifteen years. Road accidents are the most popular cause of personal injury claims. Whether you were the driver or passenger in a car accident, or even if you are a pedestrian you could be entitled to compensation for pain, suffering and injury caused by a road traffic accident that was not your fault.
When seeking legal assistance in order to claim compensation following a car accident that was not your fault, you may have to provide medical evidence. In some states you can make a claim if you fall under one of the following:
It is important to seek assistance and advice from a qualified and experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible following the incident. You may be limited for time when it comes to claiming compensation depending on which state you are in, so it is important to seek advice as soon as possible
While motorcycle helmet use and awareness have steadily increased over recent years, thousands of motorcyclists are still seriously injured or killed in motorcycle accidents each year. The fact is, even when a rider is wearing a helmet, he or she is still exposed to the full force of the road and colliding vehicles.
At the law firm of Icaza, Burgess and Grossman, we represent motorcyclists who have suffered serious injuries or become disabled in a motorcycle accident. Our attorneys also provide compassionate legal help for families coping with the wrongful death of a loved one after a fatal motorcycle crash in New Jersey or New York.
Riders of motorcycles, dirt bikes, and recreational vehicles are frequently perceived as thrill-seekers. Therefore, when an accident occurs, the motorcyclist is usually believed to have been at fault — even before a thorough investigation has been conducted. However, our personal injury lawyers have handled enough serious motorcycle accident cases to know that this common perception is not only inaccurate, it causes many motorcycle accident victims to forget that they have rights when they are injured in an accident.
When a client comes to us about a motorcycle crash, we listen. However, because the severity of motorcycle accidents often leaves the accident victim in a coma, suffering from brain damage, or worse, we rely on the experience of qualified experts and accident reconstructionist to tell us how the motorcycle accident transpired and who is to blame. More often than not, it is the negligence and inattentiveness of other drivers on the road that contributes to serious and fatal motorcycle crashes:
Factors beyond driver negligence can also lead to motorcycle accidents, such as loose gravel or tire defects that cause the tires to slip and spin out, dangerous weather conditions, poorly engineered roads that do not allow for proper cornering by a motorcyclist, bends in the highway that do not contain adequate lighting or guardrails, and many other factors. When these types of issues are relevant, we investigate the potential for additional liability claims, such as a product liability claim against the manufacturer of the brakes or tires, or a claim against the municipality for the dangerous roads.
When a semi truck, tractor-trailer, 18-wheeler, or other commercial trucks are involved in a highway collision with another vehicle, a response team is immediately sent to the accident scene. This team will likely include the commercial trucking company’s attorneys, investigators, insurance agents, and other professionals. Undoubtedly, a truck accident that results in serious injuries or fatalities exposes the company to significant liability. This response team is focused primarily on controlling the accident scene and minimizing any liability that the company may be subjected to. Surviving accident victims who are still in shock from the truck crash may even be approached in the hospital and asked to make a statement — a statement that could jeopardize future claims for financial recovery.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident, don’t make a statement. Seek necessary medical attention and consult with an experienced attorney about your right to be compensated. Contact the law firm of Icaza & Burgess, L.L.P., for caring and knowledgeable representation in New Jersey or New York.
With over 50 years of combined experience, our motor vehicle accident attorneys have the knowledge, case preparation experience, negotiation and courtroom skills, and a network of experts needed to go up against trucking companies in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. Our team does not rest until we have explored all potential contributing factors to the accident and exposed the negligence of the truck driver, trucking company, or other parties, including:
Our attorneys at Icaza & Burgess, L.L.P., also investigate negligent corporate policies of the truck company, such as negligent hiring procedures (hiring people with a criminal record or poor driving history), inadequate training, or setting unrealistic schedules that compel truck drivers to speed and operate too long of hours without rest.
If you have become severely injured or disabled in a truck accident, or if a loved one has died in a fatal truck crash, our attorneys can help you overcome the aftermath of the tragic accident. We marshal our resources to obtain the answers you need and to recover the compensation you and your family will need in the coming years as you adjust to your injuries or to life without your family member.
To learn more about Icaza & Burgess, L.L.P., or to discuss your truck accident with a skilled personal injury and wrongful death attorney, contact us at one of our offices in Jersey City, Bayonne, or New York. You can call us at 973-799-0700. We offer a free consultation on any accident case to discuss the accident and how we can help you through this difficult time.
At Icaza & Burgess our medical malpractice lawyers have experience representing seriously injured clients against the health care professionals who harmed them. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury as the result of medical malpractice by a doctor, surgeon, nurse, or other medical professional, you should hire a New Jersey medical negligence attorney right away.
Medical Malpractice is a situation in which a patient suffers physical injuries or disabilities as a result of substandard treatment by a doctor or healthcare provider. Over one million injuries are caused by medical malpractice every year. Some instances that constitute medical malpractice include prescription drug errors, misdiagnosis, surgical errors, birth injuries, failure to treat illnesses and diseases, delay in treatment of a medical problem, and medical negligence.
A medical malpractice injury that results in the death of a patient may be considered a wrongful death. New Jersey medical malpractice and wrongful death claims can be handled together. Patients have the right to trust that their healthcare provider will treat them in a professional and safe manner, without serious harm or injury.
Birth injuries – Birth injuries occur during prenatal care and/or delivery and can have devastating and possibly permanent effects on the mother and child. Negligence on the part of doctors and medical staff, surgical errors, delayed diagnosis, medication errors, and surgical errors may all lead to birth injuries.
Failure to Diagnose Cancer – Every year approximately 300,000 people die in the United States from colon, prostate, breast, and lung cancer. Early detection is a key factor in receiving proper and beneficial cancer treatment to keep the cancer from spreading. If your cancer was not discovered in a timely manner, as the result of your doctor’s negligence, you may have a medical malpractice case.
Surgical error – A surgical error is a when an attending surgeon, anesthesiologist, surgical resident, or nursing staff causes an error that results in a physical injury. Some examples of surgical errors are injuries from surgical instruments, poor positioning of the patient, unsuitable use of anesthetics, and performing surgery on the wrong area of the body.
Any fatal accident is going to leave the surviving family devastated. Whether your loss resulted from a car accident, a physician’s poor judgment, or a disaster at work, Icaza & Burgess can help you with both the legal and the personal dimensions of your situation. Contact our law firm in Newark to learn how you can benefit from his experience with New Jersey wrongful death litigation.
Our law firm understands that the burdens and pressures of a wrongful death lawsuit are about the last thing on your mind at a time of loss, but we also know that the insurance companies who might be liable for the accident are busy investigating the facts of the case and preparing their defense while you are adjusting to your new reality. Our job is to protect your legal interests while offering all the help you need to get through a difficult transition.
Workers’ compensation isn’t meant to be a struggle with your employer or its insurance carrier. It’s intended instead to function as a fair way to protect injured workers and their families from the loss of income and disability that can follow a serious on-the-job injury. If you have been hurt at work, contact the law firm of Icaza & Burgess, Attorneys at Law for a free consultation about your rights under the New Jersey workman’s comp system.
Because workers’ compensation is supposed to function as a no-fault income protection system, once you’ve established an inability to work as a result of a work-related injury, you should not have to encounter any problems in qualifying for benefits. Many applicants do, however, and the advice of a knowledgeable lawyer might be necessary to protect your rights.
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, by the failure of a structural element in a building, or even by a property owner’s failure to provide reasonable security against a criminal attack, chances are that your personal injury claim will be covered by the New Jersey law of premises liability.
Premises liability law defines the responsibility of property owners to keep their premises reasonably safe for visitors, guests, patrons and passersby. To benefit from the advice of an experienced lawyer who is thoroughly familiar with the analysis and presentation of premises liability claims, contact the law firm of Icaza & Burgess. Our ability to evaluate the issues and pursue your rights from a position of strength can help protect the value of your claim
Many different types of personal injury cases can be classified as premises liability cases, including:
As you can see, premises liability cases include a wide range of fact scenarios. Even dog bite cases fall under the umbrella of premises liability because they involve an unsafe condition on someone’s property (the presence of a potentially dangerous dog).