Innovative New York & New Jersey Attorneys Representing Seriously Injured Victims Since 1977
When someone is seriously injured, that person is not the only one who suffers. A major accident can impact the entire family, especially if the injured victim is the main breadwinner. If you have a loved one who has been hurt in a construction accident, maritime accident, railroad accident or other catastrophic event, you need to know that you do not have to face the situation alone.
You may be overwhelmed, wondering how you are going to make ends meet. We understand how an injury can affect the entire family and we can help you. Contact the experienced New Jersey and New York accident attorneys at the law firm of Hofmann & Schweitzer to find out your legal options. You can reach us at our New York office at 212-465-8840, our New Jersey office at 908-393-5662 or Toll Free at 1-800-362-9329.You can also text your questions to 856-371-5703 7 days a week 24 hours a day.
One of the first concerns people have following a work accident or other personal injury is how they are going to pay their medical expenses and household bills. Depending on the details of the accident, including what caused it, compensation may be available. This can help cover your expenses, pre-settlement litigation funding and give you peace of mind.
Trendsetters in Shaping Maritime, Construction & Personal Injury Law
At the law firm of Hofmann & Schweitzer, we are not afraid to fight the big corporations and take on tough legal issues. We have gone after some of the largest corporations, shipping companies and construction companies with favorable results. As our client, you will be represented by a knowledgeable injury lawyer who has the background and resources to win your case. We spare no reasonable expense when it comes to investigating injury claims.
Some of the types of cases we specialize in include the following:
- Maritime accidents
- Jones Act lawsuits
- Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act claims
- Construction accidents
- Railroad accidents
- Railroad passenger injuries
- FELA claims
- Work injuries
- Car accidents
- Slip and falls
- Brain injuries
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy(R.S.D.) and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome(C.R.P.S.)
We Prepare Every Case As If We are Going to Trial
To have a well-prepared case, you have to have the mindset that you will be going to trial. Our New York and New Jersey accident lawyers take the time to investigate and prepare every claim as if we will be going to trial. While we do settle some cases outside of court, we only settle when you are satisfied with the offer.
Our law firm does not hesitate to spend money to properly prepare cases. We use the best experts in various fields to strengthen our clients' claims. Our attorneys continue to probe until they feel they have uncovered every detail relating to the case.
Representing Injured Victims Since 1977
Our law firm has been helping injured victims and their families for over three decades. Paul T. Hofmann, Esq. has 30 years of legal experience and has been named a Super Lawyer for four years running, which recognizes lawyers who have obtained a high level of peer recognition and professional achievement. Tim Schweitzer has more than a decade of legal experience and is an officer in the Admiralty Law Section of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), which is an esteemed organization that fights for victims' rights.
We represent maritime cases throughout the country, including the east coast, west coast and Gulf of Mexico. Our law firm handles construction and railroad cases in all of New York and New Jersey. In addition, we represent general personal injury claims in the metropolitan areas of New Jersey and New York, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island.
New Jersey and New York construction workers are at risk of suffering life-changing accident injuries at work. State laws protect construction workers who are injured and allow workers to recover for their injuries.
Experienced New Jersey and New York construction accident lawyers can help injured workers get the recoveries that they deserve. Find out more about your potential recovery, and why you need a construction injury lawyer to help you.
A knowledgeable railroad accident attorney from our office can help you if you have been injured either working for a railroad line or while a passenger on a commuter train. We represent FELA claims and passenger claims in New York and New Jersey.
Certain laws exist to protect maritime workers. If you or a loved one has been injured in a maritime accident, you need to contact an experienced maritime attorney at the law firm of Hofmann & Schweitzer for legal advice. We handle maritime accident and boating accident cases nationwide. Our law firm also handles cruise ship injury claims.
Property owners can be held responsible for accidents that occur on their premises, including slip and falls and exposure to harmful chemicals. In New York and New Jersey, you can pursue damages from this type of accident. For more information, contact a premises liability lawyer at the law firm of Hofmann & Schweitzer at our New York office at 212-465-8840, our New Jersey office at 908-393-5662 or Toll Free at 800-362-9329.
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