Teaneck, New Jersey Personal Injury Law Firm
Our law firm was established in 1981. From its inception, the firm has concentrated its practice on representing people rather than corporations. We represent individuals who have been injured because of an accident; or harmed by a defective product, drug, medication or by medical malpractice. We are proud to have made a difference in the lives of the 20,000 people who we have had the privilege to represent. We like to think that our experience and legal talent helped achieve fair compensation to make up for the loss they have suffered.
Although our firm’s national headquarters is located in Teaneck, New Jersey, we actually handle personal injury cases throughout New Jersey, New York and America. We have represented clients in small matters as well as large catastrophic injury cases. We are part of the team of lawyers that took on the giant tobacco companies, which resulted in a national settlement.
At the conclusion of your case, you will pay us a legal fee only if we are successful. This is called a contingency fee. The amount that a lawyer can charge under such circumstances is regulated by the court. If there is no settlement, then there is no legal fee due. No personal injury client ever is asked for money as a retainer. We get paid if we win. It’s that simple.
All consultations regarding personal injury cases are free. At that consultation, we tell you whether or not you have a case, or if pursuing your claim would make sense.
We take extra pride in our professional and support staff who are committed to understanding your issues and assisting you in successfully resolving your case. All cases are supervised or handled by a partner and, if dissatisfied for some reason our clients are always encouraged to request that another one of our 15 lawyers handle their case.
Although, like most of our clients you probably would like to your case settle out of court. Unfortunately, this is not always possible because many insurance companies often make insulting and stingy settlement offers. If that happens, we take them to Court and trial if necessary. You need to know that your lawyers have the necessary experience, talent, and financial resources to represent you. Many lawyers hold themselves out as personal injury lawyers even though they never tried a single jury trial in their entire careers. Insurance companies know which lawyers are willing to go to trial and which lawyers always settle. We know that our willingness to go to trial if necessary improves our settlement results.
We are proud to have on our legal staff 15 seasoned trial attorneys of which seven have been Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney a distinction held by less than 3 percent of New Jersey’s lawyers. In order to earn that recognition, a lawyer must have a clean ethics record, five years of experience, recommendations from both lawyers they tried cases against and judges who presided over those trials or motions, pass a one day written examination given by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and a minimum amount of trials and trial days. Our current certified lawyers are Samuel L. Davis, Garry R. Salomon, Paul A. Garfield, Steven Benvenisti, Luis Haquia, Patricia Zangrilli Boguslawski and Bennett Wasserman, the chair of the firms’ legal malpractice department.
We also invest heavily in technology to assist in the preparation and presentation of your case should it need to be presented to a jury. Well-prepared trial presentations and trial exhibits are appreciated by jurors who recognize these extra efforts in helping them understand the unique issues of each case.
Part of a lawyer’s job is to gather the necessary facts in order to prove a case. Ultimately, all cases are decided by their facts. We take pride in working with professional investigators and forensic photographers to preserve such evidence. The preservation of evidence, in many cases, proves to be vital to the outcome.
Our philosophy is simple. We work for you and we prepare all cases to be ready to go to trial. However, few of our cases actually go to trial because there often comes a point in time when a defendant accepts responsibility for their actions and enters into a fair settlement. If, however, the defendant is unwilling to enter into a fair settlement that is acceptable to you, we take the case to trial and let a jury decide the appropriate resolution in a civil fashion. That’s why it’s called the Civil Justice System.
Our formula for success has worked well for over a quarter of a century. It would be our honor and privilege to represent you and your family.