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Do you have a personal injury claim?
Do you know who pays your medical expenses?
Do you know who pays for your lost wages?
Do you know who pays for your property damages?
Do you know what insurance benefits to which you are entitled?

The highly skilled attorneys at Blustein, Shapiro, Frank & Barone, LLP (formerly Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP), have the answers for you. Contact us today to get your free consultation (applicable to most injury-related cases).

When you have been injured in an accident of any kind, having prompt and experienced legal attention can make the difference as to whether you obtain all of the compensation to which you may be entitled. Over its history, the law firm of Blustein, Shapiro, Frank, & Barone, LLP has helped people recover millions of dollars in monetary damages for their injuries following an accident.

At Blustein, Shapiro, Frank, & Barone, LLP, we thoroughly investigate our cases to determine fault and assess liability. Our highly skilled, experienced, and successful attorneys will cooperate with the injured individuals and their families to ensure proper compensation.

Our firm will be there to help you navigate the obstacles you face when seeking monetary damages and to ensure your rights are protected.

We are capable of handling any number of personal injury claims, including:

Auto accidents | Motorcycle accidents | Bicycle accidents | Slip-and-falls | Premises liability | Product liability | General negligence | Intentional misconduct | Elder abuse | Birth injuries

ACCIDENTS

Motor vehicle accidents on American roadways result in many thousands of injuries and deaths each year. Unfortunately, these accidents are often caused by careless or reckless drivers, and their negligent actions can change the lives of innocent victims forever.

A vehicle accident can leave you with serious injuries, chronic pain, and a large pile of medical bills. It can force you to give up the lifestyle you previously enjoyed, lose time from work, or even lose your job altogether.

Victims of accidents are often entitled to compensatory damages, such as medical expenses, property damage reimbursement, and pain and suffering. When car accidents are the result of another driver’s negligence or reckless driving, victims may be entitled to punitive damages as well.

There are many different factors that can contribute to a car accident:

Speeding (the second most common cause of accident fatalities) | Driver negligence (texting, speeding to catch a light, tailgating, etc.) | Driving while intoxicated | Drowsiness | Weather | Road conditions (missing signs, poor lighting, general maintenance issues, etc.) | Automobile defects (faulty brakes, defective transmissions, etc.)

In the aftermath of an auto accident, it can be difficult to know what to do, especially if you or a loved one has been injured.

Insurance companies are in the business of making money. It is not in their interest to pay you any more than they are required to by law, and so they will often take advantage of unrepresented claimants. Insurance claims can become extremely complicated and it is in your best interest to contact our attorneys as soon as possible after your accident so that we may assist you.

For additional information, you may find the following links useful:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration: Intersection Safety

Although motorcycle accidents aren’t as frequent as automobile accidents, the results of a motorcycle accident are almost always more devastating.

Fatalities and serious injuries close to double in amount when compared to motor vehicle accidents. At the same time, finding suitable insurance coverage that will address both lost wages and medical expenses is often difficult.

With the all-encompassing medical visits, the costs incurred, and the lost wages, most victims need help in recovering damages.

If you or a family member has been hurt in a motorcycle accident, you deserve legal representation from the experienced attorneys at Blustein, Shapiro, Frank & Barone, LLP. We can help you demystify the confusion surrounding your rights and obligations when dealing with insurance companies or pursuing compensation from negligent third parties.

Our team has significant experience handling these complex cases, and will guide you every step of the way.

If you’ve been the victim of a slip-and-fall or a trip-and-fall injury, it is essential to hire the right attorney who can help you determine whether legal action is in your best interest.

Property owners or operators (including publicly-owned properties) have a responsibility to ensure the basic safety of those on their property (including publicly-owned properties). If you have been seriously injured due to the possible failure of property owners and operators to maintain safe premises, our attorneys can help you determine whether legal action is in your best interest.

Common causes for slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall lawsuits include:

Wet floors on commercial properties | Dangerous property conditions | Construction job sites | Unsafe public sidewalks

The Litigation Department at Blustein, Shapiro, Frank & Barone, LLP is staffed with experienced personal injury attorneys who understand the entire litigation process of filing a lawsuit, taking the case to trial, and hiring the right experts to testify. In fact, we have a track record of success that is second to none.