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Other Cases We Handle

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  • Amputations
  • Apartment Bldg Injuries
  • Assault
  • Back, Neck or Disc Injuries
  • Bus, Train, Boat or Plane Accidents
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Casino Injuries
  • Children’s Injuries
  • Construction Accidents
  • Day Care Center Accidents
  • Defective Product Accidents
  • Defective Medical Products/Devices Liability
  • Electrical/Chemical Injuries
  • Factory/Assembly Line Accidents
  • Fire/Explosion Accidents
  • Food Related Injury
  • Fractures/Broken Bones
  • Head Injuries
  • Heart Attacks
  • Ice/Snow Fall Downs
  • Machine Accidents
  • Negligent Landlord/Property Owner Injuries
  • Pedestrian Knockdown
  • Scaffold, Ladder
  • Roof Falls, Sidewalk and Road Defects
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Sports/Playground/Amusement Park Injuries
  • Supermarket/Store/Shopping Mall Injuries
  • Unsafe Buildings
  • Victims of Drunk Drivers or Persons
  • Whiplash, Strains and Sprains

Ocean County Elevator & Escalator Accidents

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Personal Injury: Escalator / Elevator Accidents

Accidents involving elevators and escalators are often the result of poor maintenance and part defects. In most cases, however, shopping malls, office buildings, or apartment managers won’t conduct an investigation in order to find out why an elevator or escalator malfunctioned. At LePore & Luizzi , our Ocean County lawyers act immediately to begin an investigation into the causes of an elevator or escalator accident. Before defective or broken parts are discarded and eyewitnesses forgotten, our experienced personal injury lawyers consult safety experts, elevator technicians, and escalator repairmen in order to collect evidence and inspect cables, belts, motors, and other parts involved. We requisition maintenance records and repair schedules to determine if an elevator or escalator was properly maintained as instructed by a manufacturer.

If you have been injured on an elevator or escalator in New Jersey, contact premises liability attorneys at the Brick law office of LePore & Luizzi today and schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

Causes of Injuries in Elevator and Escalator Accidents

Our Ocean County personal injury attorneys represent clients injured in elevator and escalator accidents involving the following:

  • Sudden stops and starts
  • Elevator door closing on arms or legs
  • Shoe caught in escalator
  • Elevator door opens below or above floor

Recovering Financial Damages

In order to accurately determine the financial costs associated with our clients’ injuries, we consult medical economists and life care planners. Our attorneys present cost-data analyses that are based on known costs associated with surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy, medical equipment, and lost wages.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

We have the experience and resources needed to investigate elevator and escalator accidents and recover financial damages for our clients. To schedule a free consultation, contact personal injury attorneys at LePore & Luizzi today.

Products Liability

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New Jersey Defective Products Liability Attorney

Brick, Ocean and Monmouth County Product Liability

Product manufacturers and designers have a legal responsibility to ensure that the products they sell are, at the very least, safe for their consumers to use. If you’ve been injured by a defective product, whether because it was manufactured improperly or because of an inherent design defect, you have the right to seek compensation. In addition, your lawsuit can help ensure that others won’t suffer the same injuries in the future.

Whether you were injured by:

  • defective machinery
  • auto defects
  • household products
  • recreational products
  • exercise equipment
  • medical device
  • failure to warn

A products liability lawyer at LePore & Luizzi in Brick can help you get the compensation you need. We have over twenty years of experience and in-depth, firsthand knowledge of how insurance companies build their defense. Contact a product liability attorney at LePore & Luizzi for experienced, quality representation in New Jersey.

Products Liability Injuries in the NJ Workplace

If you were injured on the job by a dangerous or faulty piece of equipment, you can file two different suits to seek compensation: one for personal injury, and another for workers’ compensation. With on-the-job injuries, if there is any third party at fault who is unrelated to your employer – for example, the manufacturer of a power saw – you can file a third party lawsuit which holds them responsible for your injury.

At LePore & Luizzi, we stay in close contact with each of our clients and work to keep them involved in the progression of their case. Contact a products liability lawyer at LePore & Luizzi today for accessible, experienced legal service.

Brick Medical Malpractice Lawyers

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Experienced Ocean County Medical Malpractice Claims Lawyers

 

When a doctor or any other medical professional make a mistake, lives hang in the balance. Families deserve compensation when medical malpractice leads to a catastrophic injury or wrongful death in New Jersey. Our Ocean County malpractice attorneys can help.

The Brick medical malpractice attorneys at LePore & Luizzi help families who have suffered from medical malpractice. Our lawyers offer free consultations and, in many cases, do all work on contingency, charging no attorneys’ fees until a settlement or verdict is won.

We handle cases involving the following:

  • Failure to diagnose a medical condition
  • All surgical errors
  • Plastic surgery mistakes
  • Nursing mistakes, including nursing medication errors
  • Hospital negligence
  • Drug dispensing errors
  • Emergency room errors
  • Birth injury

Medical Malpractice cases are very difficult to analyze, and for this reason, you need to have a knowledgeable attorney review the case on your behalf. Generally, in order to prove a medical malpractice case, you need another doctor from the same medical specialty to review the case and conclude within a reasonable degree of medical certainty that your doctor committed malpractice. The reviewing doctor gets paid regardless if there is a case or not, and for this reason, we are selective in the cases we accept. However, we offer free consultations and invite you to let us review your case and give you our professional opinion.

New Jersey Dental Malpractice Lawyers

In addition to representing people harmed by doctors, nurses, hospitals, clinics and pharmacists, we also represent clients injured by dental malpractice. Please contact us if you were harmed by dentist, periodontist or oral surgeon. These cases may involve permanent nerve damage to the mouth, tongue and jaw; anesthesia-related injuries or deaths; damage to the teeth, gums or jaw from faulty bridges or crowns; infections and TMJ caused by malpractice.

Defective Medical Device Product Liability

When doctors or other medical professionals use or prescribe medical devices that are defective, the doctor or medical professional and the manufacturer of the product may be liable for any damages caused by the defect. Examples of such devices are hip implants, knee implants, shoulder implants as well as any other medical implants or devices used by doctors or medical professionals. Mr. Luizzi has successfully handled and settled a defective medical device case about defective hip implants for two clients that received a combined settlement totaling over $780,000.00.

Malpractice by Other Professionals

Doctors are not the only professionals who make mistakes. Accountants, architects, engineers, insurance agents, realtors and other professionals can make mistakes that cost you thousands of dollars. If that professional did not follow the accepted standard of care in his or her industry, they may have committed professional malpractice. If the professional did commit malpractice, you are entitled to sue him or her for any losses you sustained as a result of the mistake. As with medical malpractice cases, a professional malpractice case is more complicated than your average negligence case, and you should have it reviewed by a professional.

Contact Us

Please contact us for a free consultation for your medical or professional New Jersey malpractice case. We will be candid and straightforward as to the merits of your case and look forward to meeting with you to discuss the issues regarding your specific problem. Contact LePore & Luizzi and set up a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers.

Amusement Park & Fair Accidents

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Brick, New Jersey Amusement Park Injury Attorneys

Managers and owners of amusement parks and fair rides can be held financially liable for injuries and deaths that occur as a result of poorly maintained or defective rides. Additionally, accidents that occur as a result of the way a ride is operated or how potentially dangerous areas are secured, also create liability for amusement parks and fairs. At the law office of LePore ♦ Luizzi , our attorneys work with safety experts, engineers, and investigators in determining how an accident happened and why. Our lawyers expose failures in maintenance, the training of ride operators, and structural defects that result in accidents, injuries, even fatalities.

Before you agree to speak with an attorney or insurance agent representing an amusement park, contact personal injury lawyers at LePore ♦ Luizzi today. We provide a free consultation and can evaluate the merits of your case.

Causes Involved in Amusement Park, Fair, and Boardwalk Accidents

Our personal injury attorneys represent people suffering from the following kinds of injuries sustained in an amusement park, fair, or on the boardwalk:

  • Head trauma
  • Brain injury
  • Severe concussion
  • Neck and back injury
  • Broken bones
  • Slips and falls
  • Lacerations

Negligence – When Amusement Parks can be held Liable

Amusement parks and fairs are responsible for the safety and maintenance of their rides and grounds. If rides are not properly maintained or if a ride operator fails to secure someone in a seat or ride, the amusement park is liable for injuries or deaths that occur as a result. Likewise, boardwalks are maintained by local municipalities like the city of Point Pleasant. If disrepair causes someone to fall, the municipality can be held financially liable.

At LePore ♦ Luizzi, we have the investigative resources and knowledge of the law needed to expose negligence, defective rides, and poorly trained operators that are often involved in amusement park accidents. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, contact LePore ♦ Luizzi today.

Knee Injuries

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Ocean County • Brick, New Jersey Knee Injury Attorneys

Knee injuries can often lead to the need for physical therapy, surgery, and chronic conditions such as post traumatic arthritis. That’s why it’s important to take into consideration the medical and financial impact of a knee injury in any settlement or award. At the law office of LePore ♦ Luizzi , our attorneys consult orthopedists and other medical specialists in determining the scope and nature of our client’s knee injury. Working with medical economists, we then establish known costs associated with knee injuries and the kinds of complications and conditions that can arise later.

If you have suffered a knee injury as the result of a car, construction, pedestrian, or work-related accident, contact the personal injury lawyers at LePore ♦ Luizzi today and schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

Conditions and Complications associated with Knee Injuries

Our attorneys represent clients in cases involving the following kinds of conditions and complications associated with knee injuries:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament damage
  • Meniscal cartilage tear
  • Loose patella
  • Meniscus tear
  • Post traumatic arthritis
  • Reflex sympathetic disorder (RSD) / Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Chipped bone
  • Knee cap replacement
  • Arthroscopy surgery

Protecting Your Interests – Dealing with Insurance Claims Adjusters

Given the fact that it may take weeks or months for the full nature and scope of a knee injury to be known, it makes sense to include cost projections and analyses that take into account your future medical needs. Of course, since insurance companies are interested in reducing their costs, they will invariably attempt to decrease the amount they have to pain to a knee injury victim.

In order to gain compensation proportional to our client’s injuries, we work with medical experts and medical economists who have the expertise needed to challenge insurance companies and their estimates.

Contact Knee Injury Attorneys Today

If you’re facing medical costs and lost wages due to a knee injury, contact the law office of LePore ♦ Luizzi today and schedule a free consultation to learn how we can help you.

Ocean County • Brick, New Jersey Knee Injury Attorneys

Burns and Scars

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New Jersey Burns and Scars Injury Lawyers

If you have suffered a burn or scar from an accident, you may be entitled to sue the negligent party. Many burn injuries result in wrongful death, and the families of the victims deserve compensation. Even if a burn or scar injury is only cosmetic, you deserve money to cover the expenses of cosmetic surgery and for the permanent nature of any remaining burn or scar following surgery.

Speak free of charge with the lawyers of LePore ♦ Luizzi about your situation. We are a New Jersey law firm with a twenty-year history of helping people who have suffered from personal injuries. We know the law, and we know how it can help you get the money you need.

Contact us to set up an appointment. If there is no recovery, we will charge no attorneys’ fees.

Burn and Scar injuries can occur in a wide range of accidents, including workplace accidents, auto accidents, slips and falls, etc. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding the accident, the attorneys of LePore ♦ Luizzi can help you get the compensation that you deserve and need.

The amount of compensation you can expect from any burn or scar injury depends on the severity of the burn or scar. With regard to burns,

  • A 3rd degree burn is the most serious. It involves thick scarring and may damage nerve endings.
  • A 2nd degree burn is very painful and will typically leave some scarring.
  • A 1st degree burn does not leave a scar, typically just causing peeling and discoloration.

Scarring is more subjective and is not measured in degrees. It generally depends upon where the scar is on your body and how it looks approximately 1 year after the accident, which is the time it usually takes for a scar to heal as well as it will heal. Generally, obvious scars to exposed body parts (face, hands, legs, arms, etc.) are worth more in compensation terms than a scar to a part of your body that the public will not generally see.

For 2nd and 3rd degree burns and scars, it is important to consult with a plastic surgeon to see what can be done or not done to correct your condition. The expense for corrective surgery is one of the items of damage that can be recovered from the negligent party in a lawsuit. For this reason, determining the best course of treatment and building a case that shows the extent of your injury is critical the proper prosecution of your claim.

Contact Us

Contact LePore ♦ Luizzi for a free initial consultation and let us help you deal with a burn or scar injury. If someone else’s negligence caused your injury, we will take your case on contingency, charging no attorneys’ fees until recovery.

Occupational Injuries

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Brick, New Jersey Occupational Injury Attorneys

Work-related injuries that result from the nature of a job or from negligence on the part of an employer often require ongoing medical treatment and compensation for lost wages. At LePore ♦ Luizzi , our lawyers work with injured workers in order to recover compensation for occupational injuries that involve negligence on the part of employers and third parties. We investigate accidents that involve OSHA violations and safety lapses that result in serious head, neck, back, and spinal cord injuries. Our office works regularly with medical specialists and experts in a number of fields in order to substantiate and document the scope and nature of our client’s occupational injuries.

If you have been injured at work or have developed a condition directly related to the performance of your job, contact occupational injury attorneys at LePore ♦ Luizzi today and schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

Work-Related Injuries and Occupational Injuries

The law office of LePore ♦ Luizzi represents workers injured due to the following:

  • Forklift accident
  • Collapsed scaffolding
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Repetitive stress disorder
  • Electrocution
  • Slip or fall
  • Crane accident
  • Depression, anxiety, and other psychological conditions

Third Party Liability and Work-Related Accidents

Whatever benefits you are eligible to receive through workers’ compensation may not be enough to cover all your expenses if your injuries were caused by a third party. As a result, seeking damages from the contractor or vendor responsible for causing the accident that injured you may be necessary. Our attorneys can evaluate your case and discuss the legal options available to you.

Contact Occupational Injury Attorneys

Regardless whether your employer is responsible for your injuries or a third party is, we can help you recover the financial compensation you need and deserve. To schedule a free consultation to learn how we can help you, contact work injury lawyers at LePore ♦ Luizzi today.

Brick Dram Shop Liability Lawyers

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New Jersey Dram Shop and Social Host Liability Attorneys

Under New Jersey’s dram shop laws, restaurants, bars and liquor stores can be held financially liable for serving visibly intoxicated patrons who injure or kill someone in a car accident. Additionally, under New Jersey’s social host law, people who host a private party in their home can also be held liable for serving intoxicated guests who later cause accidents.

The Brick dram shop liability attorneys of LePore ♦ Luizzi recover financial damages for clients who have been injured or have lost a family member in a drunk driving accident. We can recover sales receipts, credit card statements, and eyewitness testimony to create a timeline of when drinks were ordered, how many, and over what period of time. We expose negligence on the part of bars, restaurants, liquor stores, and sponsors of private parties in over-serving people who later cause injuries in car accidents.

If you have been seriously injured or have had a family member killed due to a drunk driver, contact the dram shop attorneys at the law office of LePore ♦ Luizzi today and schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

Legal Help for Drunk Driver Victims

While the police may tell you that the driver who hit you or killed your family member was drunk, they won’t necessarily tell you if a bar tender or restaurant over-served them. New Jersey’s dram shop laws apply to civil cases, not criminal cases. As such, the police will not necessarily investigate whether or not a drunk driver was negligently over-served by a bar or at a private party.

At LePore ♦ Luizzi, our lawyers have the resources to investigate the whereabouts of a drunk driver and their actions leading up to an accident. We know what evidence to look for and how to find it. To schedule a free consultation to discuss how we can help you contact the personal injury attorneys of LePore ♦ Luizzi.

New Jersey, Construction Accident Lawyers

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New Jersey Construction Accident and Job Site Injury Attorneys

Construction companies, contractors, and property owners do not always exercise proper oversight at their worksites and on the road. Their employees can often engage in shockingly negligent and even reckless behavior. If you have suffered an injury in a construction or workplace-related accident, LePore ♦ Luizzi can help you get compensation for your financial losses and pain and suffering.

Workers’ Compensation May Not Be Your Only Source of Relief

In New Jersey, an employee who is injured while on the job is entitled to damages through the workers’ compensation system. As one of the leading workers’ compensation law firms in Ocean County, LePore ♦ Luizzi has the knowledge and experience required to get results for you in this complex area of the law. The laws governing the workers’ compensation system are strict, and they may not provide complete compensation for your losses and suffering. If the accident that caused your injuries results from the negligence of a third party — a sub-contractor, a property owner, or other party — you may be able to recover damages from that source as well.

Serving the Community for Over 20 Years

In New Jersey and in Brick, a construction accident lawyer needs to understand the law, construction methods and technologies, and the nature of serious injuries. For more than 20 years, the attorneys at LePore ♦ Luizzi have represented victims of car accidents, slip-and-fall events, workplace accidents, such as falling accidents, and other types of mishaps. We stand up to the insurance companies, working hard to obtain justice and just compensation for our clients.

At LePore ♦ Luizzi, we aggressively seek to maximize the damage awards for our clients.

We take construction and workplace accident cases on a contingency basis. You will owe a fee only if we make a recovery for you. For a free initial consultation with a Brick construction accident lawyer at LePore ♦ Luizzi, call toll free 888-788-8529 or contact us online.