Top 10 Reasons to Hire Greenberg Minasian, LLC
Nearly all we do is fight for the rights of injury victims. All of our attorneys are trial lawyers. While most cases can be settled without filing suit, you need to know that you have an experienced trial lawyer on your side should a lawsuit be necessary to obtain a reasonable recovery. Experience definitely counts.
2. First Consultation Is Free
Your first consultation with Greenberg Minasian, LLC, is free. Often your attorney can answer your injury case questions right on the phone or via our Contact Us page. If we feel we can help we’ll explain your rights in plain language and answer your questions at no charge. If you hire us, our fees and costs will be provided in writing.
3. No Win? No Fee.
If we don’t win your injury case, there is no fee. We work on a contingency basis. That means there must be money received for your injury or we do not receive a fee. Frequently, injury cases result in settlements rather than trial and jury verdict. If that happens in your case, we’ll explain where that settlement money will go, including any amount “in your pocket” before you approve it. If there is no settlement, we discuss filing the case in court with you. If the jury verdict would be zero, our fee is zero. We work hard for you and that’s the only way we are paid.
4. No Cost Up Front.
You pay nothing up front. When you hire Greenberg Minasian, LLC, we’ll typically advance the costs of preparing and presenting your injury case. This is not always the case with other firms. Many law firms require the client to pay the costs of collecting information, preparing the evidence and other expenses. This can amount to hundreds, thousands, even tens of thousands of dollars. Our willingness to advance these expenses shows our commitment to you.
5. We Care
Greenberg Minasian, LLC, is large enough to serve you . . . yet small enough to care. Our offices are staffed with legal professionals dedicated to serving our clients’ legal needs. We take pride in knowing our clients personally and even make it a point to assist you with other problems related to your injury. Since you’re the most important person in our office, we listen carefully to what you have to say.
Greenberg Minasian, LLC, uses the latest in computer and communications technology in order to streamline the process of legal research and courtroom presentations. In the courtroom, we also employ video presenters to allow for the effective and meaningful presentation of evidence in your case. We use this technology in order to enhance the likelihood of a settlement or verdict in your favor.
Loyalty means a lot. Greenberg Minasian, LLC, loyalties are to you . . . the injured victim. We don’t represent insurance companies. We don’t represent manufacturers of dangerous products. We don’t represent big business. We represent people just like you. We wouldn’t have it any other way.
8. Continuing Legal Education
Greenberg Minasian, LLC, voluntarily spends thousands of dollars yearly on training and seminars that improve the legal knowledge of our attorneys and staff. We stay up-to-date. You get representation that is well-informed on the latest applications of the law.
9. Home Consultations
We know that injuries can make travel difficult. If you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you whether you are laid up at home or in the hospital. In some instances we can even open a file for you over the phone or via the Contact Us link.
10. Personal Service
From your first call to the settlement or jury verdict, you’ll have an experienced attorney working on your file along with our experienced staff of legal professionals.
If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, call Greenberg Minasian, LLC, at 888-833-1369 or contact us. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation. William Greenberg and Lawrence Minasian started their careers as personal injury litigators and have built a lasting reputation in New Jersey as highly competent trial attorneys. Between these two attorneys they have been litigating jury trials for 25 years throughout New Jersey for both plaintiffs and defendants.
View the Verdicts and Settlements page to learn how the firm has helped suffering clients recover.
When someone is physically or emotionally injured, or their personal property is damaged, it is considered in law to be a “Personal Injury”. The laws covering personal injury allow the injured party to receive compensation for damages caused by someone else’s carelessness, negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions. Personal injury law is also called “tort” law. States and the Federal government have enacted tort laws for the protection of your rights. Tort actions have three elements: there must be a legal duty between the defendant (the one doing the wrong) and the plaintiff (the person injured); there must be a breach of that duty; and, damage must occur because of that breach. When all three elements take place, a personal injury, or tort, has occurred.
The laws of our society places demands on all citizens not to harm others. This means that not only should people be safe from harm, but their possessions also. Whenever someone else harms you or something that belongs to you, they become liable to answer to the tort laws governing the situation. Liability can be caused by intentional acts, torts, or by negligence. An intentional act is one designed to cause harm or injury. The person committing the act wants to harm you. A negligent act occurs when someone fails to take appropriate action and you are harmed as a result of that failure. For instance, if an angry person throws a brick through your car window, that is an intentional tort (it may also be a criminal action). On the other hand, if a careless driver runs into your car, that is a negligence tort. In the first case, the defendant wanted to cause an injury; in the second case, the defendant did not want to injure you but failed to take the appropriate action to prevent injury. In both cases, the defendant had a duty not to injure you or your property, because our laws and society create that duty. The duty was breached by the intentional or negligent actions of the defendant, and damage to your person or property resulted.
Another form of personal injury law covers “strict liability”. Strict liability means that there is responsibility whether or not negligence was involved. This is usually applied to situations which are in themselves abnormally or inherently dangerous. This concept also occurs in the area of product liability. Manufacturers are charged with the responsibility of assuring that their product is safe when used as directed. If someone is injured by a product, under the terms of strict liability they do not have to prove intent or negligence, only that the product was defective through no fault of their own, and that harm was done.
Once a personal injury has occurred, the defendant has a liability to make good the damage done. “Damages” is the term for whatever is owed to you to compensate you for your loss. Damages can be agreed upon by you and the injuring party, through insurance settlements, or by other means. But often the damages offered to you may not fully compensate you for your loss. This is especially true if you have suffered physical injury and have not been able to work. Personal injury law is the mechanism for determining who is in the wrong, or in other words, who is “liable”, and what the liable person should have to pay for the damage caused.
If you are the victim of a personal injury, there are several things you can do to help yourself. First of all, make sure that you seek proper medical attention and that you follow up with the proper authorities and your own insurance company. If you believe your injury was caused by the carelessness or intentional act of another, you may want to contact an attorney to discuss this. You should call as soon as it is convenient to do so and avoid discussing the matter with strangers and/or insurance representatives who are not from your own insurance company. You should be cooperative with the police, your own treating physicians, and your own insurance company. Most personal injury cases are covered by a statute of limitations, which means that you only have a certain period of time in which you can file a lawsuit.
First Consultation Always Free – Never a Fee Unless We Win
The initial consultation is always free at the law offices of Greenberg Minasian, LLC, and you never pay attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you. Contact our West Orange and Newark, New Jersey, personal injury lawyers to discuss a personal injury or an accidental death that took the life of your loved one.
We represent clients in West Orange, South Orange, East Orange, Orange, Newark, Livingston, Verona, Bloomfield, Montclair, Millburn, and throughout Essex County.