Whether you are hurt in a car accident or you slip and fall in your workplace, you should retain an experienced attorney to represent you. At Siegel & Siegel, our Middlesex and Mercer County personal injury lawyers can provide knowledgeable and aggressive representation to ordinary people who need to recover compensation through a personal injury lawsuit or a workers’ compensation claim. We are three generations of personal injury lawyers who have represented people in the Trenton area and elsewhere in New Jersey. Our office is located in the most southerly city of Middlesex County, bordering on northern Mercer County.Personal Injury
Personal injury cases can arise from a wide range of circumstances, such as car accidents, slip and falls, truck crashes, and dog bites. Unfortunately, a moment of inattention or carelessness can alter a victim’s life forever and create a substantial burden for their family members. They may be able to recover many forms of compensation to help them adjust to their new reality. Victims often receive reimbursement for their medical bills, costs of future treatment, and lost income. They also may receive compensation for their pain and suffering and other less tangible forms of harm.
Drivers in New Jersey frequently break traffic rules or fail to take proper precautions behind the wheel. They may text while driving, fail to yield at an intersection, speed excessively, or drive drunk, among other dangerous behaviors. When someone’s careless driving causes a car accident, a personal injury attorney in Middlesex or Mercer County can help a victim bring a claim against that driver or potentially against their uninsured motorist policy. They would need to show that they would not have been injured if the other driver had used proper care.Traumatic Brain Injuries
One of the most serious types of injuries involves a blow to the head, which often results from car accidents or slip and fall accidents. A traumatic brain injury can lead to temporary or permanent cognitive disruption and behavioral changes that affect a victim’s daily life and ability to hold a job. A closed head injury involves a force that does not penetrate the skull or expose the brain, while a penetrating head injury involves an object entering the brain. Often, retaining a medical expert is critical in these cases to prove the scope of the victim’s injuries and their impact on the victim’s life.Slip and Fall Accidents
Property owners have a responsibility to keep their premises safe for people who lawfully enter them. For example, store employees need to inspect store property for hazards like spills so that customers do not slip and fall. They must resolve hazards or post warnings to prevent accidents. Owners of private property also have certain obligations to prevent guests from being harmed in swimming pools or other dangerous areas. Our Middlesex and Mercer County personal injury attorneys can help victims of slip and falls and other accidents bring premises liability claims against negligent property owners.Workers’ Compensation
If you have been injured or become ill on the job, you can access benefits under the New Jersey workers’ compensation system. These can cover your medical expenses for treatment related to your work injury, as well as replacing some of your lost wages during your recovery period. Sometimes these claims are contested, such as when a worker suffers an aggravation of a pre-existing condition. We can help you establish your eligibility for benefits or appeal a denial of a claim.Truck Accidents
Heavy tractor-trailers and other trucks can cause devastating harm to people in passenger cars when they crash into them. Most truck accidents result from the careless actions of the truck driver, trucking company, or both. For example, a truck driver may fall asleep behind the wheel because they violated the hours of service regulations for the industry. In other situations, a trucking company may be accountable for overloading a truck or failing to properly maintain it. Even if it was not negligent, it may be held vicariously liable for its employee’s actions.Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle riders face serious risks when they go out on the road, since they are exposed to the elements. Some drivers may not see a motorcyclist in their vicinity, while others may act aggressively around a motorcycle. Drivers and insurers often try to shift the blame to a rider after a motorcycle accident, but this is usually unwarranted. Even if you were partly at fault, however, you may be able to recover damages proportionate to the percentage of the defendant’s fault, as long as you were not more than 50 percent at fault. Our Middlesex and Mercer County personal injury lawyers can help assess your options and collect evidence to prove the driver’s fault.Construction Accidents
One of the most dangerous industries in New Jersey and the nation is the construction industry. Workers often face hazards related to heights, falling objects, heavy equipment, and collapsing structures. If you have been injured in a construction accident, you may be able to pursue not only workers’ compensation benefits but also a third-party personal injury claim. This may be appropriate if defective equipment harmed you or if someone other than your employer or a coworker contributed to the accident.Dog Bites
Many New Jersey residents are devoted to their pets, but not every dog owner trains and controls their animal properly. Children are especially susceptible to being injured by dog bites, which can cause significant pain and suffering in addition to permanent scarring and disfigurement. You may have legal recourse against the dog’s owner even if the dog never had bitten before and even if its owner had no reason to suspect that the dog would bite. A personal injury lawyer in Mercer or Middlesex County can help you bring this claim.Products Liability
Defective products can injure or even kill the unsuspecting consumers who use them. These may include toys, medications, household equipment, medical devices, and car parts. A products liability claim differs somewhat from an ordinary personal injury claim, since it is usually based on a theory of strict liability. This means that a victim does not need to prove negligence but only that their harm resulted from a defect in the product. An error may have occurred during the process of manufacturing it, or the manufacturer may have designed it in a way that was unreasonably dangerous.Wrongful Death
The most tragic accidents result in an avoidable loss of life and cause emotional devastation to a victim’s loved ones. However, a family may have recourse against a person or entity that was responsible for their loved one’s death. They can bring a wrongful death action to seek compensation for costs related to burial and funeral expenses, as well as damages based on the victim’s contributions to their lives. Like personal injury claims, wrongful death claims must be brought within a certain statute of limitations, so you should act promptly if you suspect that someone else’s negligence caused a fatal accident.Contact a Knowledgeable Personal Injury Attorney in Mercer or Middlesex County
At Siegel & Siegel, we understand the challenges that victims face in the aftermath of a serious accident. We can work with experienced investigators and other experts to gather evidence and put together a strong case on your behalf. Our attorneys represent people throughout the Trenton area as well as in Plainsboro, Dayton, Cranbury, New Brunswick, South Brunswick, North Brunswick, East Brunswick, Helmetta, Highland Park, Kendall Park, Milltown, Monmouth Junction, Monroe Township, South River, Spotswood, Princeton, Princeton Junction, Ewing, Hamilton, Hightstown, Hopewell, Lawrence, Mercerville, Pennington, Robbinsville, East Windsor, West Windsor, Bordentown, Burlington, Mansfield, Roebling, and other areas of Mercer, Middlesex, Burlington, Monmouth, and Union Counties. Call us at 609-799-6066 or use our online form to set up a free same-day appointment.
We started in 1989 when my late father and partner, Sy Siegel envisioned a practice based upon helping real people. I believe that our experience, professionalism and compassion will make your path through the legal process much easier.
I devote my practice to the representation of people injured in a variety of accidents. I enjoy the relationships that I build with my clients and strive to deliver superior legal outcomes for them.
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