“Personal injury” covers a lot of ground in legal circles, and clients too often assume the phrase is limited to physical impairment. In fact, personal injuries can include emotional and psychological trauma, damage to reputation, both personal and professional, and property damage. At Furlong and Krasny, we are not hunting relentlessly for people to sue. We recognize that life is not a risk-free proposition. But some risks are readily foreseeable, and the costs of your injury should be borne by those directly responsible for your loss.
Common Claims For Personal Injury
The most common personal injury cases involve car accidents, because Americans drive (and drive carelessly) more than anything else we do that involves other people. New Jersey has enacted tough laws to reduce the availability of civil suits as a mechanism for obtaining relief, and we are acutely aware of how to evaluate and manage claims in this legal environment. Also heavily regulated are workplace injuries, where workers compensation courts limit claims to structured results, even after requiring employers to admit liability as a condition of entry to the courtroom.
By contrast, dog bites, injuries suffered in private homes and some commercial premises accidents allow for more open-ended demonstrations of injury and the cost of making you whole. Far more complex, but equally open-ended in terms of potential outcomes, are product liability claims and malpractice actions. Perhaps most difficult to prove, but no less important to each of us, are unwarranted attacks on our good name. Libel and slander actions may be challenging, but we recognize the importance of defending your integrity as much as your livelihood or your freedom.
The wide range of requirements and specialization in many kinds of personal injury claims prevent any one lawyer from being an expert in all of them. What you need in a law firm are lawyers who are both comfortable with their own specialties and able to call on other lawyers where necessary to establish a team approach in complex cases. Jack Furlong and Scott Krasny are AV Preeminent* peer-review rated. Andrew Mark Ferencevych has distinguished himself as a young lawyer on the fast track. The three lawyers enjoy well-earned reputations as no-nonsense litigators who will take a case to trial if their settlement demands are not met. With over 75 years of combined trial experience, and literally hundreds of jury trials under their collective belts, the lawyers at Furlong and Krasny possess the expertise to evaluate your case and develop a coherent plan to obtain a recovery commensurate with your injuries.
Initial Consultation at No Charge
If you or someone you care for has suffered personal injury, let us evaluate the circumstances and let you know if you have a credible case. We will give you an honest appraisal of your chances for success, including the complexities you face, and what is required to undertake a lawsuit of any magnitude. If you or a member of your family has been injured in any of the following:
• Auto accident
• Workplace injury
• Wrongful death
• Slip and fall/premises liability
• Libel and slander
• Employment discrimination/whistleblower
• Civil rights violation
Call us. We can help. We will make sure you understand exactly what your case is, what your chances are and how long it will take to resolve. As veteran trial attorneys with a wide range of experience, we have seen virtually every type of injury claim. We know what each takes, and we know how to get it. We welcome your inquiry. Contact us for an initial consultation. We are located in West Trenton, New Jersey, and we appear in courts throughout the state and region. There is no charge for an initial consultation, and typically our fee structure is based on a “contingent fee” agreement, whereby lawyers do not recover unless you do.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.