Cape May Personal Injury Lawyers

Trusted Cape May Personal Injury Attorneys Handling Cases in Cape May and Cumberland Counties

The Cape May and Cumberland County personal injury attorneys at Petro Cohen, P.C. have been recognized locally and statewide for their legal excellence in this dynamic practice area.

The personal injury lawyers at our firm will handle your personal injury needs, including auto injuries, construction litigation, and premises liability, with the dedication, respect, and focus you should expect from your legal representation. Our trained accident and injury legal team and staff take the time to carefully listen to your individual story, working hard to obtain settlements for lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering and to help bring you closure. We have handled thousands of personal injury cases with successful outcomes for our clients.

As respected Cape May and Cumberland County personal injury attorneys with decades of experience, we know how best to address the challenges and frustrations often encountered in litigated matters. Should you ever have a question or a concern, let us know immediately, and we will take prompt steps to solve the problem as quickly as possible and to your satisfaction. It is our objective to develop a strong professional relationship with you and to continue to be the firm of your choice should you need our services in the future.

What Types of Personal Injury Claims Does Petro Cohen, P.C. Handle?

The Personal Injury team at Petro Cohen, P.C. has handled a wide variety of serious personal injury cases. With years of experience and a proven track record of success, you can rest assured knowing that our Cape May and Cumberland County personal injury lawyers will fight tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.

Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones with Proper Auto Insurance

At Petro Cohen, P.C., our knowledgeable Cape May and Cumberland County personal injury lawyers urge our clients to learn about policy coverage options and terms and to carefully consider coverage that makes the most sense for their personal scenario.

If you are buying new insurance and filling out a Coverage Selection Form or have received one in the mail at the time of insurance coverage renewal, take the time to read the Coverage Form and supporting documentation closely. New Jersey automobile insurance policies provide three separate and distinct benefits: Liability Coverage, Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage, and Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Coverage. NJ policies also limit your right to bring a claim for your injuries if you have The Verbal or Lawsuit Threshold. It is important to understand your benefits as well as the limitations of your policy.

What If I Slip and Fall at a Private or Commercial Property?

Owners of properties are legally responsible for ensuring that their properties are not inherently dangerous to the community and are reasonably safe to the best of their knowledge. The premises liability attorneys at Petro Cohen, P.C. believe that if a patron suffers from injuries due to negligence on behalf of the property owner, then the owner must be held responsible for the injuries, and he or she must provide full compensation for damages such as pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages.

While premises liability incidents may not be as dramatic or as noticeable as auto or airplane accidents, injuries sustained on another’s property can still result in life-threatening conditions that have long-term effects on both the injured party and his or her family.

If you or someone you know has suffered from broken bones, burns, electrical shocks, or head, spinal cord, neck, or other serious injuries following a slip and fall accident, a Cape May or Cumberland County personal injury lawyer at Petro Cohen, P.C. can inform you of your legal rights and work to help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.

What to Do If You Are Injured in an Accident

Call Police to File a Report

The first step if you suffer an injury in a car accident is to call the police. This way, they can file a report regarding the details of the crash.

Exchange Contact Information

Before leaving the scene, make sure you get the name, phone number, license plate number, insurance information, and driver’s license number of the other driver involved. It is a good idea also to get contact information from witnesses. 

Collect Evidence

If possible, get pictures of the accident scene, including damage to your car and your injuries. You also need to take photographs of the weather that day and any skid marks.

Seek Medical Care

You should also ensure that you get to a physician as soon as you can. Tell them you suffered your injury in an accident and ask for a copy of any medical reports. 

Call Your Insurance Company

Often you are required to report accidents to your insurance company. Nevertheless, you should not go into excessive detail until you have contacted a ​​Cape May or Cumberland County personal injury attorney.

How Much Time Do You Have to File an Injury Claim?

There is a deadline to file your claim in personal injury cases called the statute of limitations. New Jersey’s statute of limitations gives you two years from the date of the accident to file suit. If your claim is against a public entity, then you must provide that entity with notice within 90-days of the accident.

It is crucial that you file your lawsuit before this time frame has run out. Reach out to a Cape May or Cumberland County personal injury lawyer today for assistance filing a timely claim.

Damages Available in Personal Injury Cases

Potential damages that you can recover in a personal injury claim include both economic and non-economic damages. 

Economic damages are more objective and include:

  • Lost wages, 
  • Medical bills, and
  • Damaged or destroyed property. 

The above is not an exhaustive list. Consider hiring an injury attorney in Cape May or Cumberland County to help recover what you need for your injuries.

Non-economic damages are subjective and may involve:

  • Pain and suffering,
  • Loss of enjoyment of life, or
  • Loss of consortium.

Contact a Cape May or Cumberland County personal injury attorney for further information on potential damages that you could receive.

Can Petro Cohen, P.C. Help with a Wrongful Death Claim?

If your loved one has died in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you could collect compensation for both your economic and non-economic losses, including medical bills, funeral expenses, lost future wages, loss of companionship, and pain and suffering. Contact Susan Petro, Rich Gaeckle , or Mike Veneziani  information about a wrongful death claim.

How Can a Cape May Personal Injury Attorney Help Me?

If you have a personal injury claim and live in Cape May or Cumberland counties, our personal injury lawyers can help and will handle your case with the dedication, respect, and focus you should expect from your legal representation. Our team of professionals will be by your side every step of the way to ensure you receive proper medical treatment and a fair settlement. Contact Petro Cohen, P.C. today at 888-675-7607 to schedule your free consultation or fill out the contact form on this page.

Trust Petro Cohen, P.C. with Your Personal Injury Case

At Petro Cohen, P.C., our injury attorneys have decades of experience handling thousands of personal injury cases with successful outcomes for our clients, fighting hard to recover fair compensation and appropriate medical care for their injuries. Petro Cohen, P.C. Managing Partner Susan Petro heads the Personal Injury Department, which includes experienced injury attorneys Rich Gaeckle and Mike Veneziani. Whether your injury resulted from a slip and fall, construction site mishap, or an accident involving an automobile, truck, motorcycle, boat, or bicycle, we can help, even if it means litigating against big corporations or public entities. Petro Cohen, P.C. has offices to serve you in Northfield, Cape May Court House, Cherry Hill, and Hamilton, NJ. To determine if you may have a potential personal injury case, schedule your free and confidential consultation with a Petro Cohen, P.C. lawyer. You can contact us through our online form or via 24/7 live chat at

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  • Highest firm rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized by "Best Lawyers in America®" every year since 1995
  • Named in every "NJ Super Lawyers®" survey for Workers' Compensation since 2005 and 12 times for Personal Injury