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Our Personal Injury Practice
With over 30 years of experience as Personal Injury Lawyers in NJ, Szaferman Lakind understands the difficulties our clients face and we have the tools to help. When an individual suffers a physical or psychological injury as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another, the result can be devastating physically, financially and emotionally to the victim and to his or her entire family. Working with doctors, engineers, medical economists, life care planners and other professionals and experts, the Szaferman PI Group builds your unique case to maximize your recovery from your losses.
If you have been hurt on the job, you have rights that you need to know. Whether you have been placed out of work, you are uncertain about the medical treatment you are receiving or if you fear your injuries may prevent you from performing your job again, the anxiety that accompanies a work-related injury can be overwhelming. The Szaferman Lakind Workers Compensation Group is equipped to answer all of your questions and handle your workplace injury claim.
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Our personal injury lawyers have been recognized as certified civil trial lawyers, Best Lawyers, SuperLawyers™ and regularly teach members of the bar about various aspects of personal injury litigation, insurance and ethics.
BRIAN HEYESEY SECURES $250,000 SETTLEMENT IN AUTO COLLISION CASE
Brian Heyesey, Associate
Attorney Brian Heyesey achieved a $250,000 settlement for a client injured as a result of a collision with a truck hauling a 28-foot long container used to transport construction material and asbestos in New Brunswick in 2012. The accident caused the client to suffer injuries to his hip, wrist and the cervical and lumbar regions of his back.
The client was driving on Route 1 North near the interchange with Route 18 when the large truck, which was also driving north, abruptly changed lanes and struck the client’s vehicle, crushing it up against the concrete barrier separating the northbound and southbound lanes of Route 1. The vehicle had to be towed from the scene and declared a total loss. The client, complaining of pain in a number of areas of his body, was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital. As a result of his injuries, the client had to undergo surgical intervention, which included two left hip joint replacements and a carpal tunnel release.
During the deposition of truck driver, Brian Heyesey was able to elicit that prior to the lane change, the truck driver failed to look at a separate 8-inch blind spot mirror located under the West Coast mirror, which would have allowed him to see the client’s vehicle and any other traffic along the driver’s side of the container he was hauling.
The $250,000 settlement was reached at mediation.