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If you or a loved one suffered a serious personal injury, your life may have changed in profound ways. You probably have experienced difficult challenges in your personal, professional or academic life. Your family may be struggling to deal with income losses, medical bills and other unplanned disruptions.
If your injury occurred as a result of someone else’s negligence, the personal injury lawyers at Sheffet & Dvorin, PC are here to help you understand your options and protect your legal rights. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering that resulted from the injury. If a fatal accident occurred, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim.
Often times people do not realize that sexual assaults also constitute personal injury of the most profound and damaging nature. Many times there is insurance coverage available to pay compensation. We at Sheffet & Dvorin, PC treat victims of sexual assault with respect and compassion. We place blame squarely on the sexual predators who carry out these attacks including the organizations that conceal their activities. Sheffet & Dvorin, PC has filed lawsuits against individual churches and the Catholic Church as a whole in an effort to ensure that victims are properly compensated.
Accident victims are also very often entitled to but unaware of a wide variety of insurance benefits. These insurance benefits can be a “life saver” and assist paying medical bills or reimbursing wage loss. At Sheffet & Dvorin, PC we identify that coverage and assist clients obtain all the insurance benefits the client is entitled to receive.
An individuals injured in an automobile accident is almost always entitled to automobile insurance Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits. PIP coverage is mandatory and all policies of automobile insurance issued in the state of New Jersey include PIP coverage. PIP benefits are payable regardless of fault. Therefore, an automobile accident victim almost always has PIP coverage.
An individual sustaining injury on another person’s property is often entitled to Med-Pay coverage to pay for any medical bills. The entitlement to those benefits is usually regardless of fault. You may be entitled to this coverage that is normally five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) or ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) even if you were at fault for the accident.
People sustaining injury who become disabled and were employed at the time of the accident usually are entitled to receive temporary disability benefits (TDB) through a private insurance plan or New Jersey state temporary disability (STD) in an amount equal to forty percent (40%) of their gross income at the time of the accident. A person who is totally disabled and unable to work due to the automobile accident injuries is also sometimes entitled to long term disability (LTD) coverage. Accident victims typically need help identifying this coverage, and filing and navigating these claims. We at Sheffet & Dvorin, PC address all the needs of our clients and provide legal counsel and assistance filing temporary disability (TDB/STD) and long-term disability (LTD) claims.
An individual sustaining personal injury who has Medicaid or Medicare also has coverage to pay for their medical treatment regardless of the type of accident. Receipt of these state and federal benefits creates many issues in connection with receipt of benefits for a personal injury. Failure to ascertain a Medicaid and/or Medicare lien prior to receipt of compensation and failure to pay off the lien may result in loss of coverage with catastrophic results. Receipt of compensation may create ineligibility for Medicaid and other state benefits something that may be avoided through the creation of a Special Needs Trust. We at Sheffet & Dvorin, PC have a holistic approach to personal injury cases and also assist our clients with issues related to Medicaid and Medicare to avoid unintended consequences.
A person sustaining an injury also needs an experienced attorney to assist in navigating the complicated insurance issues that almost always impact an individual injured in an accident and ensure receipt of full and appropriate insurance benefits without any loss of coverage.
If You Have Been Hurt, Our Attorneys Can Help
At Sheffet & Dvorin, PC we help New Jersey injury victims and their families obtain fair compensation and receive proper medical care. We work hard for clients who have sustained injuries from:
- Sexual Assaults
- Motor vehicle accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, trains and buses
- Accidents while a pedestrian or riding a bicycle
- Fires and explosions
- Train Accidents
- Airplane accidents including those involving luggage
- Head, neck and back injuries, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury and paralysis
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Recreational accidents such as boating accidents and swimming pool accidents
- Accidents that result in burns
- Dog bites
- Workplace accidents involving construction, manufacturing or other industries
- Injuries from defective products and as a result of medical malpractice
Bergen County, Essex County, Middlesex County, Morris County, Passaic County, Union County Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Attorney for a Free Consultation
The personal injury attorneys of Sheffet & Dvorin, PC will answer your questions and help you determine whether to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim. The firm offers free consultations to injured clients and their families. We will come to your home, office or hospital room if necessary. Contact us to learn more.