Attorney Lawrence Minasian Argues Before the New Jersey Supreme Court

Lawrence D Minasian
Lawrence D, Minasian, Esq
This week, New Jersey-based personal injury attorney Lawrence Minasian of Greenberg Minasian, LLC, argued before the NJ Supreme Court on a case involving the immunities afforded to public entities and police officers in performing their duties to render aid to car accident victims. This issue is extremely relevant due to the increased scrutiny first responders and law enforcement officials are presently facing across the country.

Under current law, police officers may have immunity under the New Jersey Tort Claims Act for the good faith exercise of discretionary duties. However, police officers do not have immunity for negligent performance of ministerial duties such as rendering aid after a car accident. Mr. Minasian argued that police officers are duty-bound to help car accident victims. In this case, the victim was left by police officers on a dark, rainy bridge in the middle of the night while he waited for a ride. Twenty minutes later, he was struck and killed by another car as he attempted to get off the bridge. The outcome of Minasian’s case will settle the law in the State of New Jersey on how car accident victims are treated at crash sites by police in the State of New Jersey.

Mr. Minasian is highly experienced in the field of Title 59 litigation. He has been practicing in this area since 1994. Most notably, Mr. Minasian and his partner Mr. William Greenberg, obtained a record-breaking $17 million verdict against NJ Transit bus operations in 2014 (Baker v. NJ Transit), which is another Title 59 entity. Throughout his career, Minasian has represented hundreds of plaintiffs in personal injury cases, including wrongful death, motor vehicle, premises liability, worker’s compensation, social security disability and medical malpractice claims.

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