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Greenberg Minasian Settles on Behalf of Injured Bus Accident Client for $1.25 Million

A man who suffered a traumatic brain injury when the bus he was riding in collided with a car was paid a $1.25 million settlement in his Hudson County suit, Boutin v. Montoya, on October 30th.

Clinton Boutin of New York was riding in a Yep Tours bus on 12th Street in Jersey City on July 6, 2017, when the bus collided with a Honda Accord, then struck a lamppost. The accident occurred when a car attempted to make a left turn from the right lane, said Boutin’s lawyer, Lawrence Minasian of Greenberg Minasian in West Orange.

Yep Tours is a low-cost carrier that offers service between New York’s Chinatown and the Chinatown section in Philadelphia, said Minasian.

Boutin, 47, a financial analyst, claimed he sustained a closed-head injury, herniation with cervical radiculopathy at C5-C6, and multiple bulging discs, as well as tears in the right shoulder joint. Boutin suffers headaches, fatigue, slow mental processing, difficulty concentrating, and impaired verbal skills and visual memory following the accident, said Minasian.


Greenberg Minasian Settles Injury Case Against Trampoline Park for $1.25 Million

A lawsuit filed by a man who broke both his legs at a trampoline park, Vogt v. Rebounderz of Edison, settled for $1.25 million on Aug. 25.

The settlement resolves plaintiff Emil Vogt’s claims against Rebounderz Franchise Development and its owner, Yeglinksi Enterprises, filed in Middlesex County Superior Court.

According to to a statement from Vogt’s lawyer, Lawrence Minasian of Greenberg Minasian in West Orange: “Emil was injured in the area known as the Foam Pit, which consists of two side-by-side trampoline lanes with a pit of foam landing area. As Emil jumped from the trampoline attempting to vault into the pit, both of his feet became caught in the opening between the springs. When the trampoline launched him into the air, his feet became stuck, which snapped both of his legs in half.”

Robert Ballou of Garvey Ballou in Toms River, who represents Rebounderz, and James Murphy of Garrity Graham Murphy Garofalo & Flinn in East Hanover, who represents Yeglinski, didn’t respond to requests for comment.

Vogt alleged that, as he jumped toward the edge of the trampoline, his feet became caught in between the springs of the trampoline, and that he snapped his legs when vaulting upward, fracturing his right and left tibias and fibulas, and his right medial malleolus, which resulted in six surgeries to his legs. He has been unable to return to his job as a truck driver, according to Minasian.

Minasian said that the American Society for Testing and Materials standards govern trampoline manufacturers and states that, at recreational facilities, trampoline springs must be covered and never exposed. “Plaintiff alleged that both [defendants] were on notice of this problem and produced videos of the exposed springs. [Rebounderz] covered the springs with skirting that was attached via Velcro, and stated that when the Velcro detaches exposing the springs, it is the franchisee’s … responsibility to monitor the trampolines for exposed springs, and immediately address the issue by reattaching the Velcro. Plaintiff pursued a design defect products liability claim against [Rebounderz] and a negligent operations claim against [Yeglinksi Enterprises].”


William Greenberg Named to the 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers List


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William S. Greenberg, Esq.
WEST ORANGE, NJ — Attorney William Greenberg of Greenberg Minasian, LLC, has been named as a New Jersey Super Lawyer® for 2019. Super Lawyers is a research-driven, peer-influenced ratings service comprised of attorneys who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The New Jersey Super Lawyers list is reserved for those who exhibit excellence in practice and only 5% of attorneys in New Jersey receive this distinction.

“I’m honored to be selected to the 2019 Super Lawyers list for New Jersey,” said William Greenberg, attorney and partner at Greenberg Minasian, LLC. “Super Lawyers one of the most respected ratings organizations in the legal field. I am even more honored that my peers and colleagues think highly enough of me to nominate me,” Greenberg added.

Super Lawyers 2019 NJUsing a patented, multi-phase process, selected attorneys are compiled into a comprehensive list that can be used as a resource for individuals and organizations seeking legal counsel. Super Lawyers® is a part of Thomson Reuters.

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About William Greenberg

William S. Greenberg of Greenberg Minasian, LLC practices primarily in the field of civil litigation. He began as a plaintiff’s personal injury attorney in a general practice firm where he sharpened his skills as a trial attorney. He has since expanded into a wide range of civil litigation areas including personal injuries, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, insurance coverage cases and legal and professional malpractice.

In addition to Super Lawyers, Mr. Greenberg has been recognized and received numerous awards in the area of personal injury law, including the National Litigator Awards Top 1% (2014), Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2014), Top 50 Verdicts (2014), Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (2015), NJ Law Journal Personal Injury Hall of Fame (2015) and Top 100 Settlements (2017).

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Greenberg Minasian Attorneys Receive Personal Injury Settlement Awards

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Greenberg Minasian, LLC a New Jersey-based personal injury law firm, has announced that two of its founding members, William S. Greenberg and Lawrence D. Minasian, have been recently named to Top Verdict’s 2017 Top 100 and Top 50 Settlement Awards, respectively. The awards recognize United States law firms and attorneys who have obtained the highest jury verdicts, settlements, court or arbitration awards in the nation or an individual state, in a particular area of law.

“We’re honored to be a part of Top Verdict’s lists,” said William Greenberg, attorney and partner for Greenberg Minasian, LLC. “The recognition of both Larry and me is a testament to our firm’s commitment to ensuring our clients are fairly and adequately compensated for their injuries,” he added.

Top Verdict’s lists are generated based on extensive research and sources that include court records, electronic submissions by attorneys and major legal publications. The awards for Greenberg Minasian in 2017 include the following:

Top 50 Settlement
Amount: $990,000.00
Attorney: Lawrence D. Minasian
Case Type: Workplace/Construction Accident
State: New Jersey

Top 100 Settlement
Amount: $800,000.00
Attorney: Lawrence D. Minasian
Case Type: Premises Liability/Slip and Fall
State: New Jersey

Top 100 Settlement
Amount: $700,000.00
Attorney: William S. Greenberg
Case Type: Auto Accident
State: New Jersey

Top 100 Settlement
Award Amount: $650,000.00
Attorney: William S. Greenberg
Case Type: Medical Malpractice
State: New Jersey

The above settlements are part of a growing list of successful cases for the firm, which has earned a reputation for high value settlements and verdicts for its clients, including a $17 million verdict in 2014 (Baker v. New Jersey Transit).

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Attorney William Greenberg Lectures at New Jersey Association for Justice Seminar

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William S. Greenberg, Esq.
Earlier this year, the New Jersey Association for Justice held its Winter Seminar in Somerset, NJ where William Greenberg of Greenberg Minasian LLC gave a presentation on Deposing the Defendant Driver in an Auto Case. The 45-minute presentation at the March 1st event highlighted one of the most important phases in auto-related litigation.

A defendant’s deposition is critical for a variety of reasons, and Mr. Greenberg was able to review the most important points that are essential to a successful personal injury case stemming from a motor vehicle collision.

Other guest speakers covered additional deposition and preparedness-related topics, including: premises and defense liability as well as other auto-related issues.

For more information about upcoming Seminars, visit the New Jersey Association for Justice Website.

William Greenberg and Lawrence Minasian of Greenberg Minasian Recognized With NJ Law Journal Hall of Fame Awards

NJ Accident AttorneyNew Jersey Law Journal Hall of Fame Award

Greenberg Minasian, LLC, is pleased to announce its recent induction into the New Jersey Law Journal’s Hall of Fame for 2015.  The prestigious recognition stems from the firm’s $17 million verdict in 2014 (Baker v. New Jersey Transit).

The award was included as part of the highest and second-highest verdicts or settlements in six different categories.  Greenberg Minasian placed first in the “Public Liability” category, and had the second highest award amount among all the recognized law firms in all categories.

In early 2011, Greenberg Minasian’s client exited a public transit bus in East Orange when the bus driver closed the door on a bag she was carrying.  The bus dragged the client as it departed, crushing her pelvis and causing a cascade of other injuries, including a closed head injury.

The client underwent 12 subsequent surgeries for her injuries, including one that caused her to stop breathing, exacerbating the head injury and leading to a cognitive deficit.  In February, 2014, an eight-member jury awarded GM’s client $17 million for past and future medical expenses, as well as pain and suffering.

The recognition from the New Jersey Law Journal is just one of several recent awards and recognitions Greenberg Minasian has received.  Those include the Top 50 Verdicts of 2014 from The National Law Journal and the 2014 Litigator Award.

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Greenberg Minasian, LLC Honored With Multiple Awards and Recognitions

Greenberg Minasian, LLC, is pleased to announce its recent inclusion and selection for multiple awards by regional and national publications and organizations.

Included in the cases from 2014 was a $17 million jury verdict, which helped garner significant attention for the Firm.  In addition, the attorneys at Greenberg Minasian were  busy with numerous accident and work-related cases, helping to make 2014 one of the most successful years on record.

Some recent awards and recognitions include:

•  New Jersey Law Journal 2015 Hall of Fame (Greenberg Minasian, LLC)
•  The Litigator Awards (Greenberg Minasian, LLC)
•  The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers (William Greenberg & Lawrence Minasian)
•  Global Directory of Who’s Who – Top Lawyer, 2015 (Lawrence Minasian)

For more information on the above items or for general questions about our law firm, please contact the office at 973-325-7711.


The attorneys at Greenberg Minasian are dedicated to fighting for the rights of injury victims and their family members.  We are trial attorneys and prepare every case as if was going to trial.  Our experienced attorneys have recovered tens-of-millions of dollars on behalf of individuals who were seriously injured or lost family members in and around the New Jersey area.

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William Greenberg and Larry Minasian of Greenberg Minasian Win Prestigious 2014 Litigator Award

Greenberg Minasian Wins Prestigious 2014 Litigator Award
Greenberg Minasian, LLC named 2014 Litigator Award Winner. Having been conferred this prestigious National Award, the firm ranks among the Top 1% of all lawyers for: Personal Injury Litigation.

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Greenberg Minasian, LLC, a trial law firm located in West Orange, New Jersey, was today awarded the prestigious 2014 Litigator Award for extraordinary achievement within the field(s) of Personal Injury Litigation.

Justly standing as the nations most coveted symbol of “Litigation Achievement”, this unrivaled annual honor recognizes trial lawyers {firms} who have attained extraordinary litigation achievement within one or more of 72 pre-defined “Practice Specialty” categories. Based strictly on “Verdict and/or Settlement” dollar achievement rather than peer popularity, the Litigator Awards are perhaps the most rigorous and openly judged trial law rating. Simply being nominated is to be set among the elite of the profession. Those awarded are generally considered among the finest trial lawyers in the nation.

To be Award Eligible, Nominees must prove achievement of litigation “Performance Benchmarks” that includes not less than:

a). Two verified “Verdicts or Settlements” of at-least $1 Million Dollars in any one Practice Specialty category within the preceding 5 year period prior to Nomination*, or

b). One verified “Verdict or Settlement” of at-least $5 Million Dollars in any one Practice Specialty category within the preceding 10 year period prior to Nomination**, or

c). One verified “Verdict or Settlement” of at-least $10 Million Dollars in any one Practice Specialty category within the preceding 20 year period prior to Nomination.

It is a feat achieved by fewer than 1% of all Lawyers, and truly a testament to each Award Recipient’s remarkable performance relative to peers. Of the nearly 1.1 Million lawyers considered, only a select few per State or DMA, will achieve the distinction of being awarded annually in any given Practice Specialty*.

Winning a 2014 Litigator Award is a “Powerful Endorsement” of superior litigation achievement that provides discerning clientele {as well as referring professionals} with a strong reason to trust their case with an Award Recipient. Moreover, it offers a testament to their remarkable performance relative to peers.

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Greenberg Minasian Attorneys Nominated for Top 100 Trial Lawyers

West Orange Accident Attorney

Greenberg Minasian, LLC is proud to announce the nomination of William S. Greenberg Esq. and Lawrence D. Minasian Esq. to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers for Civil Plaintiff Attorneys. This prestigious organization recognizes the top trial lawyers in the United States based on their qualifications and skills. In addition, it offers the highest-quality education programs for trial attorneys, as well as a quality network of talent willing to interact and share ideas.

As an invitation-only organization, Top 100 Trial Lawyers Membership is extended to only the most qualified attorneys from each state. One of the goals of the organization is to support the importance and value of the trial setting. The following video from the National Trial Lawyers President explains this valuable concept:

The networking opportunities, advocacy training, and continuing education that the National Trial Lawyers makes available to its members becomes a great asset for the clients at Greenberg Minasian.

We are excited about the opportunity of this nomination and what it will offer to our firm and clients in our area.

Greenberg Minasian Wins $17 Million Verdict for Client

Angelique Baker wasn’t able to keep her appointment. She stepped off the New Jersey Transit bus with time to spare but her bag string got caught in the door that had closed before she was clear. The accident reconstruction expert hired by Ms. Baker’s attorney showed that the bus dragged her for over 25 feet before she broke loose and slipped under the rear wheels of the bus which drove over her mid-section.

Ms. Baker’s appointment was changed to the Emergency Room and later to Intensive Care as she struggled to survive her extensive injuries including severe hip, leg and arm injuries as well as head trauma.

A Dramatic Change of Plans

At 39 years of age, Angelique was five months into a successful battle against her past addictive behavior. She missed her appointment that fateful day in 2011; her efforts cut short by a door that closed too soon.

On February 21, after a six-week trial, it only took the jury a little over an hour to reject the defense and award  a $17 million verdict to Angelique. Her attorney, William Greenberg commented on behalf of himself and his law partner, Lawrence Minasian:

“We are very pleased with the verdict. The two of us lived with this case since the accident and saw firsthand how devastating the injuries were to Angelique. This verdict reinforces our belief that a person’s past history must not overshadow the devastating injuries and pain with which Angelique continues to suffer. These monies will allow her to get the proper medical care and home care she so desperately needs for the rest of her life.”

Your Share of This Verdict

There is no doubt that Angelique needs and deserves this verdict. If it were you, you would expect the same. However, there are other benefits we all share when a jury does the right thing.

Every transit company in the U.S. should be examining this case and adjusting training procedures to ensure that every driver is properly trained so that this type of accident never happens again.