At Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo, we take personal injury personally. Our personal injury lawyers have been recognized locally and statewide for their legal excellence in this dynamic practice area.
The lawyers at our firm will handle your personal injury needs including auto accident injuries, construction litigation, and premises liability with the dedication, respect, and focus you should expect from your legal representation. Our trained lawyers 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 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 be in need of our services in the future.
Susan Petro, who heads the PI department and is also the Managing Partner of the firm, along with Rich Gaeckle and Mike Veneziani, will handle your personal injury case, fighting for full and fair compensation in every case they handle. They have successfully handled thousands of personal injury cases for clients throughout Southern New Jersey. Additionally, Petro Cohen law firm was named to the prestigious U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms in America® list in New Jersey for Personal Injury in 2017.
In Litigation,You Don’t Get a Second Chance™.
In addition to handling personal injury, our firm concentrates in workers’ compensation and Social Security disability. It is our hope that, when the opportunity presents itself, you will recommend us to friends, relatives, and co-workers. Please remember – In Litigation, You Don’t Get a Second Chance.
We value your trust and confidence, and we appreciate this opportunity to represent you.
When handling car accident claims, we make certain that our New Jersey personal injury attorneys correctly determine at-fault parties, handles your case quickly and efficiently, and get you a fair and just amount of compensation for your injuries and losses. Whether you have suffered a broken bone or a catastrophic injury, we are here to help you through every step of your traffic accident case. Contact Susan Petro, Rich Gaeckle, or Mike Veneziani for information about car accident claims.
Even when riders wear helmets, bicycle accidents often result in extremely serious injuries and long-term disabilities. In addition, many people, including authorities and attorneys, are not familiar with bicycle traffic laws. For both of these reasons, it is vital that you speak to an experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyer after an injury while cycling. Contact Susan Petro for information about a bicycle accident claim.
Whether you were injured while riding a bus or struck by a bus, you may have a New Jersey personal injury claim that will compensate you for all related damages. Bus accidents can have many causes, including distracted drivers, untrained drivers, fatigued drivers, poor bus company policies, inadequate bus stop designs, and improperly maintained buses. Talk to an accident attorney today for help with your potential bus accident case. Contact Susan Petro for information about a bus accident claim.
It is a misconception that motorcycle riders are usually reckless or negligent. In truth, a large percentage of these accidents take place because larger vehicles don’t see motorcycles or don’t share the road with them. Motorcycle accidents often involve serious head, neck, back, and spine injuries. Make sure your injury claim is treated fairly and swiftly. Contact Susan Petro for information about your potential motorcycle accident claim.
When a pedestrian and a vehicle collide, the pedestrian always loses. If you have been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident, or if your loved one has been killed in a pedestrian accident, the driver of the vehicle may be responsible for your losses. A personal injury lawsuit can help you pay for medical bills, lost wages, lost future wages, and pain and suffering. Contact Susan Petro to learn more about a possible pedestrian injury claim.
Property owners, from store owners to landlords, have a legal obligation to their property reasonably safe. If you have suffered an accident and injury on someone else’s property, and you believe that the accident was due to a property owner’s negligence, you could have a premises liability case. Not all slips and falls are minor. Some result in serious injuries, including fractures, neck injuries, back injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. Contact Susan Petro, Rich Gaeckle, or Mike Veneziani for information about your slip and fall claim.
Working construction is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. In addition to the many hazards of working with heavy equipment and partial structures, some construction companies and contractors do not provide a safe environment or safe tools to their workers. Learn more about your possible construction accident case by speaking with one of our NJ on-the-job accident attorneys. Contact Susan Petro or Rich Gaeckle for information about a construction site accident.
A product may be dangerous due to a design flaw or a defect. It may also be dangerous if it does not include the proper directions, instructions, or warnings. If you have been harmed by a defective or dangerous product, from an appliance to medication to a car part, you should know that a manufacturer, developer, or retailer could be responsible for your medical bills and other damages. Contact Susan Petro for information about a product liability claim.
Irresponsible dog owners are accountable for millions of dog attacks and dog bite injuries around the country each year, and about half of the people injured in these incidents are children. If you or a family member has been injured by a dog or dangerous pet, you may be able to collect compensation from the animal’s owner or keeper. Contact Susan Petro for information about a dog bite injury and claim.
Filing a claim against a public entity, such as a local government, a government agency, or transportation authority, is much different than filing a claim against a person or company. For example, many public entities have special protections and immunities under federal and state laws, such as sovereign immunity laws. It is especially important to contact an injury law firm about your personal injury claim if you believe the at-fault party was a government organization or agency. Contact Susan Petro, Rich Gaeckle, or Mike Veneziani for information about claims against public entities.
Injuries on watercraft in New Jersey’s lakes and rivers, as well as along New Jersey’s shore, are all too common, especially during the summer months. Many of these boating accidents are caused by reckless operators, fatigued operators, or those operating under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Contact Susan Petro for information about a maritime or boating accident claim.
Head injuries result in some of the most tragic and permanent consequences of all personal injuries. Even a mild concussion can leave a person with short-term memory problems, chronic headaches, issues with concentration, and issues with personality and behavior. The most serious traumatic brain injuries may involve paralysis, severe mental disability, coma, and death. Contact Susan Petro for information about traumatic brain injury claims.
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 for information about a wrongful death claim.
Insurance companies are usually private businesses who make money when their clients pay their premiums and lose money when they pay out claims. Even workers’ compensation insurance companies have a bottom line to meet.
As such, you can expect them to either deny your claim or try to negotiate it down. And the stark reality is that insurance company adjusters are professional negotiators with experience in minimizing the value of your claim. The following is a description of only a few of them:
At Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo, we know all the tactics insurance companies use, because it is our job to know them, and we are well prepared to refute them. Although only you can approve a final settlement, we will be more than happy to do the negotiating for you. And if your case cannot be settled out of court, our highly-skilled personal injury lawyers are more than ready to take it to trial.