Personal Injury, Commercial Litigation & Legal Malpractice in New Jersey
From their office in Wayne, the attorneys at De Frank, McCluskey & Kopp help people throughout northern New Jersey in all manner of personal injury claims, as well as business torts and commercial litigation, legal malpractice, and the representation of medical providers in health care disputes with the insurance companies.
Helping Personal Injury Victims Obtain Compensation for Their Injuries
If you have been injured due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of another, it is essential to your recovery that you contact a skilled and experienced personal injury attorney right away, rather than trying to resolve the matter on your own. The insurance company may offer you a quick cash settlement that appears to cover your expenses, but insurance companies always seriously undervalue the worth of your claim. We have tried and settled enough cases to know what your claim is worth. When the insurance company is dealing with us, their offer is more likely to be fair and adequate to compensate you for all your present and future expenses arising from the incident. If it isn’t, we have the skill and experience to take the case to trial and fight to get you the compensation you need and deserve.
At De Frank, McCluskey & Kopp, you will find a strong voice and an unwavering advocate on your side. We handle a wide range of personal injury matters, including:
- Car and Truck Accidents
- Industrial and Workplace Accidents
- Slip and Fall/Premises Liability
- Wrongful Death
- Product Liability
Commercial Litigation to Protect Your Business Reputation
With today’s connected marketplace and online social communities, it is easier than ever to seriously damage a business’ reputation with a false or malicious review, and undoing the damage can be extremely difficult. Whether you are in the retail product or service industry, maintaining your image is critical to your continued existence. Our firm has represented closely-held businesses with respect to injuries they have sustained to their reputation through claims for defamation, slander and libel.
Legal Malpractice and Professional Liability
Earning and keeping the public’s trust are essential to the existence of the legal system, and lawyers are therefore held to a high standard of ethics and professionalism. While the vast majority of attorneys are honest, ethical, and perform their services diligently and competently, failures to meet acceptable standards do occur, and the lawyers responsible should be held accountable to compensate the victim and maintain the integrity of the profession.
We represent clients who were harmed by their lawyer’s professional negligence, incompetence or misconduct. Examples of legal malpractice include:
- Lying to the client about a case’s status
- Failing to perform work as promised
- Missing important court dates and hiding those facts from the client
- Diverting money from a client’s trust account for other uses
- Billing for duplicative work or services not rendered
- Accepting or rejecting a settlement offer without consulting with the client
- Improper relations with a client
In many cases of legal malpractice, not only do you have to prove the lawyer’s negligence, incompetence, or improper conduct, but you also have to prove that the lawyer’s malpractice negatively affected your representation – for example, if the lawyer’s incompetence or negligence caused you to lose a lawsuit. In these cases, it is necessary to “retry” the case to prove you would have been successful but for your lawyer’s malpractice. Our extensive trial skills and experience make us qualified to handle this aspect of your legal malpractice case as well.
Dedicated and Experienced New Jersey Trial Attorneys
Insurance companies hire teams of lawyers to make sure they pay as little on claims as they can, or avoid any liability at all whenever possible. Make sure you hire attorneys who know the ropes, who have extensive experience with insurance companies, and who have proven excellence inside and outside the courtroom. In New Jersey, contact De Frank, McCluskey & Kopp for a free consultation with experienced attorneys dedicated to your success.