Personal Injury Law Firm Serving Hudson County, NJ
In Hudson County, New Jersey, the law firm of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman holds a successful record of aggressively fighting for the rights of those who have suffered personal injuries in an accident, whether in the workplace, through a car accident, in the home, or elsewhere. Every personal injury case presents its own set of circumstances, making each case unique. Because of this, personal injury cases can be difficult to litigate. We are extremely proud of our successful record of verdicts and settlements in Hudson County and the State of New Jersey regarding personal injury cases.
Personal injury cases are legal disputes that arise when one suffers physical harm from an accident and believes that someone else may be legally responsible for the harm done. One can formalize his or her personal injury case through civil court proceedings such as a settlement or a lawsuit. A lawsuit begins when the harmed or injured individual files a civil complaint against whomever he or she believes to be responsible for the harm done.
Personal Injury in Hudson County, NJ
Located in northern New Jersey, Hudson County is home to over 650,000 residents and ranks 4 out of 21 in New Jersey counties for population. With the growing population, the risk for personal injury and the increase of personal injury cases can occur. Personal injury is a broad area of law that covers a variety of common legal cases ranging from car and truck accidents to defective products to slip and fall injuries to medical malpractice. Over ten hospitals located in Hudson County offer medical care to patients and estimate a total of over 230,000 emergency room visits per year.
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.
The Challenges of Medical Malpractice Litigation in NJ
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.
At Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman, our detailed approach and unique methods for medical malpractice cases have provided our law firm with an industry-recognized record of success, winning nearly every medical malpractice case handled for our clients. Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman’s lawyers have been named to the Best New Jersey Lawyers in America list and the 2014 National Law Journal’s Plaintiffs’ Hot List. The New Jersey Law Journal also named us the Personal Injury Law Firm of the Year for our successes in medical malpractice and other personal injury lawsuits. More importantly, our medical malpractice lawyers have successfully recovered tens of millions of dollars for New Jersey residents in lawsuits against negligent doctors.
Risk of Car Accidents in Hudson 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.
Product Liability in Hudson County, NJ
Located in northern New Jersey, Hudson County is home to over 650,000 residents and ranks 4 out of 21 in New Jersey counties for population. With the growing population, the demand for products increases drastically, which in turn increases the risk for error by manufacturers. When product manufacturers have hard deadlines to get their products to the public, they pay less attention to how the product is being made.
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.
At Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman, our detailed approach and unique methods for product liability cases have provided our law firm with an industry-recognized record of success, winning nearly every product liability case handled for our clients. Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman’s attorneys have been named to the Best New Jersey Lawyers in America list and the 2014 National Law Journal’s Plaintiffs’ Hot List. The New Jersey Law Journal also named us the Personal Injury Law Firm of the Year for our successes in product liability and other personal injury lawsuits. More importantly, our product liability attorneys have successfully recovered tens of millions of dollars for New Jersey residents in lawsuits against negligent doctors when defective medical devices are utilized.
Working with Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman
At the law firm of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman, we represent individuals who have been seriously injured as a result of personal injury. Our personal injury lawyers have substantial experience in personal injury settlements and lawsuits and thoroughly understand personal injury laws. As with all of our cases, Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman takes a highly detailed and aggressive approach to our Hudson County, NJ personal injury cases.
Our level of experience in handling personal injury cases provides unparalleled knowledge and insights for potential clients in Hudson 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 has no fears of a trial. We handle every personal injury case in the most aggressive way possible. Our New Jersey office is comprised of highly skilled litigators who will not settle a personal injury 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 willingness to try cases, defendants 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 our cases.
Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman’s Hudson County, NJ Personal Injury Cases
Our Hudson County, NJ personal injury lawyers have successfully represented the seriously injured in practically every type of personal injury case, and we have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our personal injury clients. Our certified civil trial lawyers have won some of the largest personal injury settlements and verdicts in New Jersey history. Some of our successes with personal injury cases in the state of New Jersey include the following:
- $9.7 Million Jury Verdict For Bone Marrow Donation: Our personal injury lawyers won a $9.7 million jury verdict for a patient that donated bone marrow to a leukemia patient. During the bone marrow procedure, several needles were inserted into the patient’s bone. The procedure helped save the leukemia patient’s life, but left our client in constant pain.
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- $2.75 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement: Our personal injury lawyers won a $2.7 million medical malpractice settlement involving a radiologist, emergency room physicians, nurses and hospital for failure to properly diagnose our client. Since treatment for our client’s shoulder was delayed, the condition worsened and our client suffered from severe pain and can no longer use her left hand.
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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.
Types of Personal Injury Cases Handled by Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman
The personal injury lawyers at the law firm of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman litigate personal injury cases in the Superior Court of New Jersey in Hudson County, NJ. Our New Jersey trial lawyers handle the following types of personal injury and accident cases in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Hudson County:
Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Hudson County, NJ
Our personal injury practice extends to individuals residing in the following Hudson County, NJ cities and towns:
If you or a loved one has been hurt due to personal injury in Hudson County, NJ, please contact Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman’s personal injury lawyers. We will respond within twenty-four (24) hours to discuss your case.