Ocean County NJ Personal Injury Law Firm
Our Ocean County NJ personal injury law firm litigates accident and injury cases in the Superior Court of New Jersey. We represent residents residing in the following Ocean County communities:
- Barnegat Light
- Bay Head
- Beach Haven
- Harvey Cedars
- Island Heights
- Ocean Gate
- Pine Beach
- Point Pleasant
- Point Pleasant Beach
- Seaside Heights
- Seaside Park
- Ship Bottom
- South Toms River
- Surf City
- Toms River
Ocean County, NJ Car Accident Lawyers
In Ocean County, New Jersey, the law firm of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman holds a successful record of fighting for the rights of car accident victims. Because car accidents occur frequently, we see many different types of car accident cases. Car accident cases are each unique and are sometimes difficult to litigate, and we are extremely proud of our successful record of verdicts and settlements throughout Ocean County and the State of New Jersey.
With a total population of over 580,000, Ocean County ranks 6 out of 21 in New Jersey counties for population. With New Jersey’s growing population, the number of cars on the road increases, along with the risk of deadly car accidents. When drivers are rushing to get to their destination, or they are texting and driving, they are not paying attention to those around them. When distracted drivers are not paying attention to the roadways they are traveling on, it poses a problem and risk of danger for other drivers on the roadway.
According to the New Jersey Department of Transportation, last year, an estimated 17,600 car accidents occurred in Ocean County. Out of those motor vehicle accidents, an estimated 3,800 involved injuries while 42 of them were fatal crashes.
Risk of Car Accidents in Ocean County, NJ
New Jersey is home to 8.8 million residents and a staggering 6.7 million vehicles. This makes New Jersey one of the most densely populated states in the nation. Being a highly populated state with a large commuter population traveling the roadways every day, New Jersey has its’ fair share of car accidents—most of which occur on main New Jersey highways, including I-78, I-80, and I-95.
In 2013 alone, over 60,000 car accidents occurred on New Jersey roads. Despite the advances in safety, more than 580 fatal automobile and truck crashes occurred in New Jersey, causing a total of over 600-car accident related deaths. These numbers tend to increase each year, especially during the holiday season, so it is important that drivers in New Jersey understand the laws of the roads they are traveling, and obey all of the traffic laws that exist. For more information on New Jersey car accidents, read our car accident FAQs.
Did you know?
- More than half of the car accidents in New Jersey occur at intersections.
- More than two-thirds of car accidents result from the vehicle traveling at an excessive speed.
- Car accidents are the leading cause of death for young people (ages 16-20) across the nation
Working with Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman
Our depth of experience in handling car accident cases provides unparalleled knowledge and insights for potential clients in Morris County, NJ. As with all of our other cases, Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman takes a highly detailed approach to its Morris County, NJ car accident cases. Our car accident lawyers will completely manage your car accident case. Our approach will be aggressive from the outset and we will keep pressure on the defendant throughout the entire lawsuit.
The car accident investigation team at Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman will assess your insurance policy, visit the site of the accident, interview witnesses, take photographs, document your injuries and provide the most aggressive and effective legal representation for you or your loved one. In addition, when appropriate, we hire a certified accident reconstructionist to act as our expert in reconstructing the accident. Throughout the entire process, our car accident lawyers will work to ensure that your legal rights are protected.
Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman has no fears of a trial. Our NJ office is comprised of skilled litigators who will not settle a car accident case for pennies on the dollar just to avoid a costly or risky trial. We believe in our cases and will provide our clients with the best possible representation in the State of New Jersey. As a result of our track record and willingness to try cases, defendants and insurance companies are not able to intimidate our lawyers or our clients and are unable to force us into settling for anything less than top dollar for their cases.
Ocean County, NJ Medical Malpractice Lawyers
In New Jersey, the medical professionals’ conduct and performance is measured against the ‘standard of care’ in the medical field. The standard of care is typically defined as the level of care, performance and skill level that would typically be expected of a medical professional caring for a patient.
The medical field is extremely complex, and many attorneys do not have a firm grasp of the terminology and/or proper course of medical treatment to properly evaluate a case and whether or not medical malpractice has occurred. In fact, studies have shown that doctors win medical malpractice cases 85-90% of the time. Making matters even more difficult for patients is that doctors will often argue that what happened was unexpected, or that there was nothing they could have done to change the outcome.
With this type of challenging environment, it is of the utmost importance that victims of medical negligence carefully research and select an experienced medical malpractice law firm.
Personal Injury Law Firm Serving Ocean County, NJ
Personal injury accidents occur often, but that does not detract from the pain that can result when you or a loved one suffers from a personal injury. If you have been injured and feel that someone else may be legally responsible for the harm done to you, don’t hesitate to consult a personal injury law firm. You may have a viable personal injury case.
Our level of experience in handling personal injury cases provides unparalleled knowledge and insights for potential clients in Passaic County, NJ. When our personal injury lawyers are presented with a personal injury case, they will analyze the case, determine who is responsible and hold them accountable to the fullest extent of the law. Our personal injury lawyers specialize in handling difficult and complex cases against drunk drivers, medical professionals, hospitals and major corporations. We work hard to ensure that our clients receive proper damages for the personal injuries they have suffered. This may include any of the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman consistently ranks among the top personal injury firms in the nation in lists published by attorney rating publications. We have been named to the Best New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers lists by the Best Lawyers in America publication. We are also annually at the top of the Super Lawyer lists of the top lawyers in New Jersey. Our awards for our unparalleled successes include being named the New Jersey Personal Injury Litigation Department of the Year and being the only New Jersey law firm to be named to the National Law Journal’s Plaintiffs Hot List.
Ocean County, NJ Product Liability Attorneys
Defective products are the result of a company’s negligence when producing the products. Some companies fail to conduct enough safety testing on their products; other companies simply ignore the results of their own testing. In fact, some product manufactures factor the cost of product liability lawsuits into the price of their products.
The United States Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) tracks trends on product-related injuries and fatalities, along with other governmental entities such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Highway Traffic and Safety (NHTSA). This information allows us to see trends in product-related injuries and fatalities that are related to product liability. According to statistics, 7 percent of all personal injury cases dealt with defective products and product liability. Product liability cases have the second-highest median damage awards of all personal injury lawsuits.
In New Jersey, plaintiffs in product liability lawsuits can sue for a design defect in the product, a manufacturing defect in the product, and a failure to warn about the dangers of the product. In some cases, plaintiffs may also have a claim for breach of warranty.
Workplaces pose an increased risk of danger from defective products because heavier machinery is often used. The same is true for injuries due to defective products used on construction sites. In the product liability lawsuits we file, we pursue the manufacturer, seller and/or distributors of the defective product.
Our experienced team of New Jersey trial lawyers handle the following types of injury and accident cases in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Ocean County:
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, bus accident, truck accident, automobile or other motor vehicle accident in Ocean County, NJ, or sustained an injury or wrongful death as a result of medical malpractice, police brutality, construction site accident or because of a defective product, machinery or equipment in Ocean County, please contact our Ocean County personal injury law firm and we will respond within twenty-four (24) hours to discuss your case.