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Accidents May Entitle You to Compensation

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An accident is an unforeseen, unplanned or unintended event. If no one else was involved, it may be just an unfortunate incident.

If you injure yourself because another was careless, however, you may be able to collect damages. Sometimes you need to prove negligence. In other cases you don’t. Product liability is one such example.

Product Liability Cases

Strict product liability allows action against a manufacturer who sells any defective product that results in injury to anyone who uses it. You don’t need to prove that the manufacturer was negligent, only that the product was defective.

You can hold responsible anyone who designed, manufactured, sold or provided the product or any of its parts. Examples of product liability could include defective:

  • Airbags
  • Seat belts
  • Car brakes
  • Cribs
  • Inherently dangerous products, such as chain saws or guns

Negligence Means Lack of Reasonable Care

When someone fails to act reasonably and causes another individual harm, this act may be considered negligent. If someone is negligent, the injured person has the right to recover damages.

An example of negligence might include a:

  • Shopkeeper who fails to remove ice or snow in front of his store, causing a patron to fall
  • Driver who doesn’t stop for a red light or stop sign, causing an accident
  • Neighbor who fails to keep a dog restrained and the dog bites someone

Personal Injury Can Be Physical or Emotional

Personal injury refers to an injury to the body, mind or emotions, rather than to property. Common personal injury claims include:

  • Traffic accidents
  • Assault and battery claims
  • Product defect accidents

In addition to any physical injuries, such as broken bones, bruising, burns or damage to internal organs, you may experience depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, or other psychological trauma. All can affect your sense of general well-being and would entitle you to compensation.

Weitz & Luxenberg Stands Out with Solid Record of Winning

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to someone else’s carelessness, you may be entitled to damages. Dealing with large corporations and navigating the legal system can seem daunting, and selecting the right firm is key.

With so many choices available to you, it is important to ask the right questions. What experience can this firm offer me? And, what is this firm’s philosophy toward working with its clients?

With solid experience in winning billions of dollars in damages for our clients, Weitz & Luxenberg stands out. Our firm is one of the largest personal injury firms in the country, and we have the proven record to represent you successfully.

How Weitz & Luxenberg Can Help

As a nationally recognized personal injury law firm, Weitz & Luxenberg is committed to helping clients win cases. For more than 25 years, we have dedicated ourselves to holding irresponsible practitioners accountable, and we have won $17 billion for our clients.

We would feel privileged to assist you. For a free consultation and more information about your legal options, please call us at 800-476-6070. If you prefer, you can complete our form, and our client relations representative will contact you shortly.

Recent W&L Results

  • $7 Million

    W&L's Medical Malpractice team has worked on more than 1,000 lawsuits for wrongful death, injury and misdiagnosis. Headed by attorney Allan Zelikovic, in 2013 they recovered $7 million for clients.

  • $1.975 Million

    A NY woman was misdiagnosed with ovarian cancer and died from a ruptured appendix. W&L received a large settlement for her family.

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W&L Facts

  • Our largest single personal injury settlement was for $6 million. Personal Injury and Malpractice
  • We won a $1.4 million settlement for a client who was hit by an ambulance in NYC. Personal Injury and Malpractice
  • We’ve been helping clients for more than 25 years. Personal Injury and Malpractice
  • We won a settlement of $500,000 for a woman whose uterus was damaged during a surgical procedure.

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  • We helped clients from more than 15 states. Personal Injury and Malpractice
  • More than 700 clients have used us as their legal advisors. Personal Injury and Malpractice
  • We won $2.35 million for the family of a woman in a case of wrongful death due to medical malpractice. Personal Injury and Malpractice
  • We won $7 million in settlements for medical malpractice in 2013. Personal Injury and Malpractice
  • We won an $8 million obstetrical malpractice settlement that caused neurological deficits in a child. Personal Injury and Malpractice
  • We won a $1.5 million settlement for a construction worker who fell off elevated train tracks. Personal Injury and Malpractice
  • We won $2.2 million for the son of a woman who died due to negligent postoperative care. Personal Injury and Malpractice
  • We got more than $194 million for our clients. Personal Injury and Malpractice
  • We got almost $38 million for our medical malpractice clients. Personal Injury and Malpractice
  • We won a $2.6 million settlement for a client with an ill-fitting prosthesis that caused decubitus ulcers. Personal Injury and Malpractice
  • We won $1.2 million for a woman who died of a pulmonary embolism after a tummy tuck. Personal Injury and Malpractice
  • Our largest total settlement amount for one client was $6 million. Personal Injury and Malpractice
  • We won a $6 million medical malpractice settlement for an infant who suffered brain damage at birth. Personal Injury and Malpractice
  • We got more than $148 million for our personal injury clients. Personal Injury and Malpractice
  • We won $1.1 million settlement for the family of a man who wasn’t told he had colon cancer until it was too late. Personal Injury and Malpractice
  • We’ve been fighting for your rights for more than 25 years. Personal Injury and Malpractice
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How Weitz & Luxenberg Helped Me

  • Joan S. ‘s Story

    The loss of my husband Albert in 2009 was magnitudes of grief and tragedy. Gone was the love of my life. But also gone was the adored grandfather of a mentally and physically disabled child who had lost her own father -- Albert's and my son -- just two years before. If not for Weitz & Luxenberg, what's left of my family would never have had the opportunity to see justice done. I really believe that.

    - Joan S. NY
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