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Mintz & Geftic
Our attorneys have over 100 years of experience representing seriously injured victims of motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, defective products, dangerous construction sites, garnering millions of dollars in recoveries for our clients through trial, verdicts and settlements. We have also successfully litigated business disputes, fraud cases, and class actions for our clients. To accommodate our Portuguese and Spanish speaking clients, our staff speak both Portuguese and Spanish.
Our Practice Areas
Mintz & Geftic is comprised of New Jersey and New York licensed lawyers practicing and giving advice in workers’ compensation, occupational injuries, slip and fall accidents, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, personal injuries as well as business, products and class action litigation. From our offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and New York City, we serve clients in Elizabeth, Union, Jersey City, Newark, Irvington, East Orange, Linden, Plainfield, Woodbridge, Rahway, Iselin, Edison, New Brunswick, New York City and surrounding areas.
Mintz & Geftic takes pride in providing assistance to the hard working injured men and women throughout New Jersey, as well as out-of-state workers employed by New Jersey employers. Workers’ compensation is a state-run insurance program that provides benefits to injured workers. “Workers’ Comp” also provides death benefits to close relatives of workers who died from a job-related injury or illness.
We make sure injured workers obtain workers’ compensation benefits despite difficult employers and insurance company bureaucracy. The workforce is the backbone of our local economy so we treat this area of practice as the backbone of our firm.
After a workplace accident that results in injury, you must notify your supervisor and make sure that a written accident report is filed. You should do this regardless of the extent of your injuries. If your injury causes you problems later but you did not report the accident that caused it, you could be denied workers’ compensation.
Do You Have A Case?
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in any type of the accident, it is important to contact an experienced New Jersey Personal Injury lawyer who will fight for your interests. We will review the facts surrounding your accident and advise you of the merits of pursuing a lawsuit. We have decades of experience in the protection of legal rights and WE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU!
Personal Injury lawsuits typical involve serious injuries, such as:
Spinal Cord Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury
Class action lawsuits are serious, high-stakes litigation, and involve complex legal issues that require lawyers experienced in class action representation. Mintz & Geftic’s Bryan H. Mintz, has handled class action lawsuits against major corporations throughout the country. Mr. Mintz has been certified as lead class counsel in numerous major class actions and his experience in class actions range from lawsuits concerning deceptive marketing and consumer class actions to class actions involving wage and hour violations. We at Mintz & Geftic are committed to protecting the interests of groups of individuals who have been similarly wronged by large corporations.
We work directly with the named plaintiff who is filing the case to protect the rights of individuals within the class.
We handle a wide range of class actions:
Wage Theft or Overtime Class Actions
Prevailing Wage Whistleblower Class Actions
New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the nation. In 2013, there was a total of 283,115 car crashes resulting in 489 fatalities and 57,650 injured motorists. Bergen County had 31,141 accidents; Middlesex County had 28,461 accidents; Essex County had 25,555 accidents, and Union County had 18,988 accidents. These crash records may be found in the State of New Jersey Department of Transportation website.
The types of cases that our New Jersey car accident lawyers handle include:
Rear End Accident
Slips and falls often result in serious personal injuries. Slip and fall lawsuits are sometimes referred to as premises liability cases. Thousands of people sustain serious injuries, and even death, from falls each year. Many of these slips and falls are due to a dangerous or hazardous condition on the property.
Individuals may be injured by a homeowner or business owner’s failure to remove ice and snow, negligent business operations, negligent maintenance and/or poor construction. Different types of property owners have different types of responsibilities or duties to the public. For example, a commercial owner of property may have more responsibility than a residential property owner. A New Jersey and New York personal injury lawyer will be able to determine the level of responsibility that belongs to a negligent person or company.
Some property owners are immune or protected from lawsuits. Some commercial property owners have clauses in their leases that make their tenants responsible for the property conditions. In snow and ice cases, the snow removal company and/or management company may be responsible.
Preventable medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the United States, right after heart disease and cancer.
Generally, doctors are very smart, dedicated to their patients, hardworking, and have a deep down commitment to helping others. However, they are human and humans make mistakes. In the field of medicine, unlike law or other professions, a simple mistake can have life-or-death consequences.
During the course of a professional career in which thousands of patients are treated every year, even the best of doctors will often make mistakes that may cause patients to suffer harm. Knowing this, doctors purchase insurance to protect themselves financially from any lawsuits, and also to ensure that their patients have financial compensation available to them should these mistakes ever occur.
Business litigation, also known as Commercial Litigation, is any type of legal dispute having to do with business issues. Our litigation attorneys have extensive experience in handling commercial litigation matters. Our lawyers regularly represent individuals, corporations, partnerships and public entities in prosecuting and defending commercial litigation cases in New Jersey state and federal courts.
The matters handled by our commercial litigation attorneys include, but are not limited to, breach of contracts, unfair competition, tortious interference, restrictive covenants, corporate and partnership disputes, shareholder derivative claims, class actions, fraud, and collection actions.
Fee Arrangement: Unlike most New Jersey commercial litigation law firms, we are creative on our fee arrangements, and we often take commercial litigation cases on partial contingency basis/partial hourly basis. This allows us to share the risk with our commercial litigation clients.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Federal agency charged with overseeing the safety of most products sold in the U.S., recalls hundreds of products each year due to safety concerns. Defective consumer products may cause serious injuries. Product liability cases are usually due to the improper design, defective manufacture of the product and/or inadequate warnings or lack of warnings on a product. The product could be just about anything you buy, such as a car, household appliance, electronic equipment, hand tools, etc.
Nearly any product can be defective, but some of the most serious product defects include:
- Faulty electrical wiring
- Age-inappropriate toys that cause choking hazards
- Unsafe tanning beds
- A malignant tumor usually found in the lining of the lung but sometimes found in the abdomen or around the heart.
- The only known cause of mesothelioma is asbestos.
- It can take 15–60 years after you inhaled the asbestos for symptoms to develop.
- You can develop mesothelioma after very small amounts of exposure to asbestos.
- Every manufacturer, user, and seller of asbestos products have a duty to warn and protect workers from asbestos exposure.
- Malignant mesothelioma is a type of cancer that attacks the protective lining of the lungs, abdomen, heart, and testicles. This protective lining is called the mesothelium. In later stages of the disease, the organs themselves may become damaged.
At Mintz & Geftic, we have a long history of representing men and women injured in construction accidents. Construction accidents often cause serious life changing injuries for victims. Most construction accidents can be avoided if contractors and employers followed Federal and State safety regulations. Unfortunately, in an effort to meet contract deadlines, contractors and employers often overlook the regulations resulting in accidents.
We examine the facts of every accident carefully and work with experts familiar with safety regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Federal Safety Regulations, and the State Fatal Accident Cause Evaluation Agency (FACE) to determine how the accident could have been prevented. For example, simply shutting down the work site when weather conditions are severe could prevent accidents. Providing the right safety equipment and training can help to avoid accidents.
In 2015, Mintz & Geftic obtained an $850,000 settlement for a client who fell from unsafe scaffolding while at work.
Mintz and Geftic – Fighting for Justice Each and Every Day
Mintz & Geftic LLC is New Jersey’s premier litigation law firm. The New Jersey lawyers at Mintz & Geftic have a broad range of expertise in lawsuits involving personal injuries, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, business disputes, wage and hour violations, and class actions. We have offices located in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and in New York, New York.
Our attorneys have the distinction of garnering millions of dollars in recoveries for our clients through trial verdicts and settlements throughout New Jersey.
The following are some notable recent highlights from our firm and a more complete list can be found on our Results Page:
- In a Bergen County lawsuit, Mintz & Geftic obtained $1.475 million for a client who was seriously injured in a car accident.
- In an Essex County lawsuit, Mintz & Geftic secured a $1.1 million settlement for their client in a case that involved work-related injuries from a fall from scaffolding. This settlement included a recovery of $1,000,000 for negligence and $136,500 for workers’ compensation benefits.
- In Union County, Mintz & Geftic helped secure a large medical malpractice settlement for our client. After a hard fought legal battle that lasted over four years and involved complex medical issues, partner Bryan Mintz secured a $3.2 million settlement on behalf of a 14-year-old girl from Hillside, New Jersey.
While the cases above represent some of our top recent settlements, we are equally proud of every other case when we are able to help our clients win a legal battle.
Whether it’s millions or it’s thousands, every dollar we can earn for our clients can go a long way towards helping them in their recovery.
We represent the hardworking men and women of New Jersey and our biggest reward will always be fighting for justice on their behalf.