What Kind of Cases Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Take? 

July 7, 2022
BY: Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O'Cathain & O'Cathain

Car Accidents| Car accidents happen every day. If the damages are serious enough, then insurance companies are likely involved and there may even be legal ramifications, injuries, and other serious consequences. A lawyer can help you navigate all of these challenges. They will be able to explain local, state and/or federal laws that are applicable to your case. They also will negotiate with insurance companies so you get the compensation that you deserve. Insurance companies can be profit driven, and may make you an offer that is less than what you need. 

Slips, Trips, and Falls | Workspaces and areas open to the public should be reasonably safe for you to enter. If you or a loved one were injured while at the grocery store, hardware store, or office because the proprietor or manager was neglectful of removing a hazard, then you may be entitled to compensation. A successful case must demonstrate that the party responsible for the property knew the hazard existed and didn’t take reasonable action to fix it. Speaking with a skilled personal injury lawyer in Hackensack, NJ from a firm like Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O’Cathain & O’Cathain, LLC can answer your questions so you can determine whether you have a case. 

Medical Malpractice | Everyone makes mistakes, but in the medical world they can have lasting consequences. Demonstrating medical malpractice requires you to prove that the provider misdiagnosed or improperly treated a condition and that the care provided fell outside the accepted standard of care. Some examples of medical malpractice cases include a provider misdiagnosing their condition despite the patient having common symptoms, a pharmacist dispensing the wrong type of medication to a patient, and a nurse giving the wrong dose of medication to a patient. 

Workplace Injuries | Sometimes in an effort to cut costs, employers can ignore hazards that develop in the workplace. And when an employee or client eventually gets hurt, they can make it seem like it was their fault, even though they had the responsibility of addressing it. Injuries can range from minor scrapes and cuts to life altering injuries such as a lost limb. To make matters worse, the employer may try to  deny liability so they don’t have to pay for medical bills and lost wages. 

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Speak with a Hackensack, NJ personal injury lawyer with Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O’Cathain & O’Cathain, LLC to learn how we can support you every step of the way.