Personal Injury Litigation

Motor Vehicle Accidents:

Geldhauser & Rizzo, LLC represents the victims of motor vehicle collisions in New Jersey.  With years of experience, our attorneys understand laws and regulations applicable to these situations.  We use this experience when negotiating with clients’ insurance companies and, if necessary, to appear in Court on behalf of our clients in a jury trial.

Often parties involved in these types of accidents suffer catastrophic injuries that may include or lead to:

  • Back and neck injuries
  • Scarring
  • Head/Brain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Herniated disks
  • Spinal injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Severe burns
  • Wrongful death

If you have been injured in an automobile accident, it is important for you to realize that the insurance companies do not act in your best interest.  Our attorneys will make sure insurance companies treat you fairly and that you are compensated for your injuries.  You will be able to focus on your recovery, while we work hard on your behalf.

We will NOT charge any attorneys fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

Medical Malpractice:

When you are sick or injured, you go to a doctor or hospital and expect to receive the care standard to the medical profession.  The truth of the matter is that many people receive substandard care as a result of negligence or misconduct of the medical professional.  If you are the victim of medical malpractice, you need to contact an experienced attorney to pursue your case.  We are an experienced New Jersey medical negligence firm.

All types of health care providers such as doctors, dentists, technicians, nurses, hospitals, and hospital staff are held to minimum standards in their professions.  If these standards are not met, the medical professionals may be liable to malpractice.

Some situations that illustrate medical or hospital negligence include:

  • Unsterilized conditions in a hospital
  • Failure to obtain informed consent
  • Inadequate supplies
  • Failure to properly treat a condition
  • Incorrect or overdose of medication
  • Improperly performed surgery
  • Improperly administered care
  • Delay in treatment
  • Negligent nursing care
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Inadequate staffing
  • Incorrect diagnoses
  • Equipment failure
  • Birth injury
  • Deviation from accepted standards of medical practice

If you believe you have been the victim of medical or hospital negligence contact Geldhauser & Rizzo, LLC.

We will NOT charge any attorneys fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

Wrongful Death:

Wrongful dealth occurs when a persons’ death has been caused by the negligence of another. These matters are extremely devastating to the surviving family members.

The attorneys at Geldhauser & Rizzo, LLC are sensitive to the legal and emotional needs of wrongful death clients.  We have experience in handling these matters with compassion, special care and attention.  We can also minimize the negative emotions, such as frustration and anger that arise during the lengthy pendency of the claim.

Recovery in cases of wrongful death often involve payments for medical bills, loss of services, funeral expenses, loss of income and pain and suffering.

Punitive damages may also be sought in some cases when the actions of the negligent  party arise to a level of extreme recklessness.

In order to find the negligent party liable and establish monetary damages, these types of cases require skill and experience.  Geldhauser & Rizzo, LLC has the experience and knowledge to handle these difficult claims, so that you may obtain and secure all necessary records, documentation and evidence.  We will obtain all necessary documents and experts to proceed with your claim so that you and your family will obtain the compensation that you deserve for the loss you have sustained.

We will NOT charge any attorneys’ fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

Dog Bite:

Pet owners have a duty under the laws in New Jersey to maintain the control of their animals and prevent any harm to others.  If you or a family member have been bitten or attacked by any animal, you may have a claim for compensation for your medical bills, loss of income, injuries and/or pain and suffering.  These include scarring, disfigurement, soft tissue injuries and broken limbs.

Punitive damages may also be awarded in cases where the actions of the animal owner are found to be more then negligent.  For example, the animal is placed in a location where injury most likely will occur and the animal owner is aware of the animal’s tendecies.

If you have been attacked or bitten by an animal, contact Geldhauser & Rizzo, LLC to discuss your claim.

Contact Geldhauser & Rizzo, LLC today to learn how we can help you.

We will NOT charge any attorneys’ fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

Liquor Law/Slip and Fall/Premises Liability:

If you are a guest in someone’s home and/or place of business and are injured due to their negligence, either by a physical condition, the actions of another party or the presence of alcohol, you may be entitled to recover damages for your medical expenses, income loss and personal injury and/or suffering.  These claims include spinal injuries, paralysis, soft tissue damages, burns and even death.

Situations that may lead to these types of injury include:

  • Wet and slippery floors
  • Malfunctioning elevator or escalator
  • Inadequate lighting that hides obstacles
  • Failure to clear snow and ice
  • Failure to drain rain adequately
  • Failure to repair broken lighting
  • Uneven steps
  • Inadequate training of security guards
  • Parking lots potholes
  • Obstacles on a stairway
  • Contruction that leaves dangerous objects
  • Cracked sidewalks
  • Torn carpeting
  • Renovation that leave gaps in the floor and stairs
  • Insufficient training of employees
  • Serving alcohol to visibly intoxicated individuals
  • Serving alcohol to minors

If you were hurt while at someone’s homr or place of business, contact Geldhauser & Rizzo, LLC to discuss your claim

Contact Geldhauser & Rizzo, LLC today to learn how we can help you.

We will NOT charge any attorneys’ fees uless we recover compensation on your behalf.

Assault and Battery:

If someone intentionally inflicts injury on you or a family member and their actions result in an injury, you may be entitled to recover damages from the aggressor.  Geldhauser & Rizzo, LLC can file a civil suit to assist you in recovering damages for your injuries suffered in an assault or battery.

These claims may be physical, mental, verbal and/or sexual.  These types of claims include:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Non-consensual touching
  • Rape/Attempted rape
  • Sexual harassment

If you have been assaulted in any way, contact Geldhauser & Rizzo, LLC to discuss your claim.

Contact Geldhauser & Rizzo LLC today to learn how we can help you.

We will NOT charge any attorneys’ fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

Product Liability:

Products liability claims are based on one or more of the following causes of action:

  • Design defect
  • Manufacturing defect
  • Failure to warn

If you were hurt due to a defect in the production or manufacture of a product, contact Geldhauser & Rizzo, LLC to discuss your claim.

Contact Geldhauser & Rizzo, LLC today to learn how we can help you.

We will NOT charge any attorneys’ fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.