Bergen County Personal Injury Lawyer

Bergen County Personal Injury Lawyers Arestky Law Group At Aretsky Law Group, P.C., we have an experienced Bergen County personal injury lawyer ready to represent you with regard to your injuries throughout New Jersey. We will make sure that you receive the compensation that you deserve for your injuries and pain & suffering as a result of a car accident, truck accident, dog bite, nursing home negligence or medical malpractice. Our Bergen County personal injury lawyers are ready to assist you. We also use investigators to assist us in building your case. We are here for you.

In the past 25 years, our office has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our personal injury clients. We DO NOT CHARGE A LEGAL FEE until we recover money for you. Our fee is based upon a standard contingency fee basis. The Bergen County personal injury attorneys at the Aretsky Law Group, P.C. are on call to assist you throughout N.J. in connection with your personal injury claim.

If you were injured in Bergen County or elsewhere in New Jersey, please contact our experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. We have meeting locations throughout New Jersey by appointment only. Or we will come to you, to discuss your case. Our telephone number is 800-537-4154.

Personal Injury

icon for Personal Injury If you have been injured as the result of the fault of another, you need the experience of our Bergen County personal injury attorney to properly identify the causes of action and the responsible parties. Even if you have a complex matter, our personal injury attorney has the experience to represent you throughout New Jersey and is ready to fight for you in connection with wrongful death and severe injury cases. Our key areas of expertise include car accidents, dog bites, nursing home abuse, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, medical malpractice, and birth injuries.

At Aretsky Law Group, P.C. our attorneys will upon being retained by you, immediately begin to investigate your case and gather evidence to build the strongest possible case on your behalf. Often we will employ private investigators to assist us in this investigation. Deploying these assets early on assists us to produce the strongest case on your behalf. We aim to outwork the other side and to be as prepared as possible to fight for you.

Car Accidents

icon for Car Accidents Car accident victims are our most common personal injury clients. The majority of car accidents throughout New Jersey are caused by the fault of the operator of another car. This can often have unfortunate complications for victims of car accidents. For example, 75% of the cost of car accidents is estimated to be paid for by the victim’s health and car insurance premiums, as well as taxes. Our car accident lawyer has the experience to identify all causes of action to bring on behalf of car accident injury victims.

Aretsky Law Group P.C. has experience working with clients who are victims of several different types of car accidents, including single vehicle crashes, intersection accidents, rear end crashes, low speed impacts, commercial vehicle accidents, and side swipe accidents. In the case of any of these types of accidents, it is wise to consult medical and insurance professionals in order to protect your health and assets. Furthermore, professionals recommend documenting details that you remember from the accident, photographing the accident scene, interviewing witnesses and recording their testimonies.

In a car accident case, it is wise to acknowledge that due to the statute of limitations in some jurisdictions, seeking legal help regarding a car accident is often a time sensitive matter. Taking too much time to pursue legal assistance can often result in forfeiture of compensation.

At Aretsky Law Group P.C., we prepare the case to obtain the most amount of compensation possible for the sustained injuries and pain & suffering. Over the years, we have dealt with the insurance companies that often defend car accident claims. The first option is always to try and negotiate a fair settlement. If that fails, we often resolve cases through private or New Jersey Court ordered arbitration. If all of that fails to resolve the matter, we prepare hard for trial.

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Although dogs are referred to as man’s best friend, unfortunately tragedy often results when a dog bites a human being. After all, dog bites can often require extensive medical care and bills, can result in emotional trauma, and can create permanent physical deformities such as scarring. New Jersey law protects dog bite victims by imposing strict liability against dog owners. That means that the injured victim does not have the burden of proving that the owner of the dog was negligent. Typically, the issue in New Jersey dog bite cases is damages. Specifically, it is often contested as to how much victim’s injuries are worth in dollars.

To support injury claims in dog bite cases, we make sure that we provide strong narrative medical reports that accurately set forth the diagnosis, cause of the injuries and the permanency of said injuries. In addition, we will often obtain the services of a professional photographer to accurately depict the permanency and scope of said injuries including scars. Other materials used in dog bite cases include medical records and bills, dog registration materials, police reports, animal control reports, and insurance reports. Our dog bite personal injury attorney represents dog bite victims and dog bite attack cases throughout Bergen County and New Jersey.

Many dog bites occur at the residences of friends and families. Understandably, victims may be hesitant to bring a claim against a friend or family member. It is important to understand that most dog bite cases are settled with the homeowner’s insurance company and your friend or relative will not be required to pay you out of their own pocket. At Aretsky Law Group P.C., we know how to present your dog bite claim to the insurance company to obtain the largest settlement possible for you.

Nursing Home Abuse

icon for Nursing Home Abuse With an aging population, nursing homes host many elderly individuals and are relied upon by families as a place that treats their loved ones with proper medical care and respect. In fact, individuals who are 65 years or older constitute approximately 13% of the US population.

Patients rely upon the care provided by nursing homes for their short term or long term stay. The law requires nursing homes to provide the highest level of care to their patients and to attempt to return them to their highest level of functioning. Sadly, there are many nursing homes that focus on monetary profit rather than patient care. They often hire inexperienced staff who are not prepared to provide the care that their patients require. Often times nursing homes are under staffed leading to negligent care. Astonishingly, 2.3 million seniors are estimated to become victims of nursing home abuse. Common examples of nursing home abuse include bed sores, falls, medication errors, abuse, and even death.

Unfortunately, these sick patients are subject to abuse that results in death or serious injury to them. If you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or negligence, contact our nursing home abuse lawyer at Aretsky Law Group P.C. and we will hold the nursing home responsible and maximize the monetary compensation for you.

Truck Accidents

icon for Truck Accidents Trucks being operated negligently cause serious injuries or even death to New Jersey motorists. Fortunately, an injury victim in New Jersey does not have to meet an injury threshold to recover pain & suffering damages caused by a commercial vehicle. Injuries in a truck accident case can include fractures, back and neck injuries, brain injuries, paralysis, and joint injuries including knee, hip, and shoulder.

Truck accident litigation is often complex and resulting in multiple defendants such as the truck driver, the trucking company, distribution companies and manufacturers. In 87% of cases, the crash is caused by driver negligence, which can include driver fatigue, distraction, speeding, improper braking, and drug use. Often accident investigators and reconstruction experts are required to reconstruct the accident to prove liability on the part of the defendants. To build the case for our client, our truck accident lawyer at Aretsky Law Group P.C. will hire economists and life care planners to render reports in support of your damages and future damages to maximize your monetary compensation for your future.

Motorcycle Accidents

icon for Motorcycle Accidents Motorcycle accidents can have long-lasting effects on the lives of victims. Physically, these effects can manifest themselves in the form of fractures, lacerations, brain injury, paralysis, joint injury, internal organ damage, and others. Unfortunately, victims of motorcycle accidents often have a difficult time convincing an insurance company adjuster that they should pay for their injuries.

However, many motorcycle accidents are caused by the sheer negligence of drivers. For example, many drivers fail to keep a proper lookout, are distracted, and speeding, or are intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.

Our motorcycle accident lawyer can help. Motorcycle accident victims often suffer serious injuries or even death as the result of the negligence of other drivers. We will develop your case to establish liability on the part of the responsible party and prove your damages to get you the monetary compensation you deserve to protect your future. In order to achieve this, our team often orders police reports, collects witness statements, collects photographic and video footage, and can even consult traffic light sequencing data. At Aretsky Law Group P.C., we hope to help alleviate some of your family’s suffering following an event as traumatic and financially draining as a motorcycle accident.

Bicycle Accidents

icon for Bicycle Accidents It is dangerous out on New Jersey roads for bicycle riders. In a bicycle versus a motor vehicle accident, the bicycle rider is at an extreme disadvantage. They are completely vulnerable to suffering serious injuries and even death as the result of a negligent driver. Often, bicycle accidents occur as collisions at intersections with stop signs, collisions at uncontrolled intersections, collisions at stop lights, dooring accidents, and distracted or drunk driving accidents.

In order to help reduce the burden that victims of bicycle accidents face, we recommend documenting the accident by securing witnesses, as well as photographic and video footage of the accident.

Our bicycle accident lawyer will prove liability on the part of the motor vehicle driver and document all of your injuries to obtain the highest amount of monetary compensation for you to protect your future. Damages can include medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and even wrongful death.

Pedestrian Accidents

icon for Pedestrian Accidents It is dangerous crossing the street due to overly aggressive drivers in New Jersey. Unfortunately, innocent pedestrians sustain serious and permanent injuries or even death caused by negligent drivers. In fact, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more than 130,000 hospitalizations for crash incidents inflicted on pedestrians. Pedestrian accidents can often bring harmful physical consequences with them including fractures, brain injuries, as well as paralysis and injury to internal organs.

The speed of the driver at the time of the collision has a strong effect on victim fatality. For example, while the chance of victim fatality during a 20 mph collision is only 5%, this figure increases to 85% when the speed of the collision is 40 mph. If a pedestrian is struck while walking in a designated crosswalk, liability on the part of the driver is clear. Drivers have a duty to stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk. If required, our pedestrian accident lawyer at Aretsky Law Group P.C. will hire an accident investigator to prove fault on behalf of the driver. We will also present your damages to obtain the highest amount of monetary compensation for your injuries. The damages can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and even disability.

Medical Malpractice

icon for Medical Malpractice Thousands of patients every year are injured or even die as the result of the negligence of doctors and hospitals. In fact, Johns Hopkins University estimates that over 250,000 fatalities occur annually as a result of doctor and hospital errors. Alarmingly, this makes medical malpractice one of the top five leading causes of death in the United States, behind only heart disease and cancer. New Jersey law requires that a Certification of Merit be filed in order to proceed with a medical malpractice lawsuit. Our medical malpractice lawyer will assist in having a Certification of Merit drafted and signed by a medical expert on your behalf to support your claim.

If you can establish medical negligence, you will be entitled to recover monetary compensation for your damages. In order to establish medical negligence in the state of New Jersey, a victim must prove that the doctor owes a standard of care to the patient, and prove that the doctor’s breach of this standard of care directly resulted in the harm inflicted on to the patient. Furthermore, victims of medical malpractice should be cognizant of the fact that there is a statute of limitations of two years in New Jersey for medical malpractice cases, so it is advised to seek legal counsel as soon as possible.

In a medical malpractice case, damages can include pain & suffering, disability, medical expenses and lost wages. At Aretsky Law Group P.C. we will assist you in obtaining the maximum amount of monetary compensation for these difficult cases.

Birth Injuries

icon for Birth Injuries At Aretsky Law Group P.C. we recognize that birth injuries can have life-altering side effects on children and families. It is important to note that birth injuries are different than birth defects. While birth defects are defined as occurring as a result of DNA of medical predisposition, birth injuries are often tied to medical negligence on behalf of the practitioner.

Some of the most common negligence claims regarding the birth of children are the failure by doctors to identify complications at prenatal visits and the failure to competently respond to fetal distress during the labor & delivery process. For example, some of the critical causes of injury during labor include a cut off of oxygen to the infant’s brain, bone fractures caused by incorrect equipment handling, umbilical strangulation, and failure to order a C-section. These birth injuries can cause debilitating conditions that can last for the child’s life, and can span anything from spinal cord injuries, to brain damage, to maternal injury, and even fetal and/or maternal death. In fact, over the past decade, the rate of maternal death during birth has increased to 17.8 out of 100,000. In these situations, doctors often breach their duty of care in the doctor-patient relationship, and can be held responsible for their negligence. It is important to note that the statute of limitations on medical malpractice claims for minor plaintiffs is thirteen years.

Dealing with these injuries and ensuing complications is emotional and stressful. Our birth injury lawyer at Aretsky Law Group P.C. will assist in proving fault against those parties responsible and obtaining the highest amount of monetary compensation for the family and the baby to protect their future.

Meet Our Experienced Team
Eric J. Aretsky
Attorney Eric J. Aretsky is an accomplished and skilled personal injury trial lawyer. With a well-respected reputation in the legal community, Mr. Aretsky is a compassionate yet aggressive litigator who has helped many clients obtain favorable outcomes in their cases. Eric J. Aretsky has been recognized for his accomplishments as a New Jersey lawyer, by various independent legal organizations including (201) Magazine.
Jonathan Mincis
Jonathan Mincis has been practicing law in New Jersey for over twenty-three years and has served as a Public Defender for the city of Hackensack and in the capacity of a Public Defender in the Paramus Municipal Court.
Natalee Picillo
Natalee Picillo is a highly experienced New Jersey divorce and family law attorney. She received a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and Mathematics from the University of Scranton in 1983.
David Dumbroff
David H. Dumbroff, Esq. is a highly experienced Personal Injury, DWI, Traffic Ticket & Criminal Law attorney. He has been practicing law in New Jersey for over 25 years. David understands that his clients are going through a difficult time and he always has their back.
Armando R. Horta
Armando R. Horta, Esq., is a proud graduate of both The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelors of Science in Crime, Law & Justice and a minor in Sociology in 2006 and of Seton Hall University School of Law in 2010.
Sarah N. Gloates Horta
Sarah N. Gloates Horta, Esq., is a senior Of Counsel attorney with the Aretsky Law Group, P.C. representing clients with matrimonial & family law matters. She was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico and is fluent in both Spanish and English.
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I highly recommend Eric Aretsky. He got me $500,000.00 for significant injuries that I received when my car was crushed by a truck on Route 80. This firm took care of everything for me. Bruce P.
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