505 Morris Avenue
Springfield, NJ 07081

automobile accidents

The Law Offices of Lane M. Ferdinand is a leading and nationally recognized litigation boutique with vast experience representing victims of automobile, truck and motorcycle accidents throughout all of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.  We have represented clients in thousands of motor vehicle accidents and have done so very successfully.  We fully understand that whiplash, nerve damage, spinal cord injuries, broken bones and loss of limbs result in permanent disabilities, even when claimed injuries may first appear non-consequential, or the impact to the automobile is minimal. We also recognize that the disabilities may not manifest themselves for several years after the initial injury.  This is just one of the many reasons why you need a lawyer with experience and full capability fighting for the rights of victims of  negligent and careless drivers of other vehicles.

We further understand that one of your chief goals following an accident is to receive the appropriate medical care and treatment to minimize any long term potential permanent disability, and to have your medical bills paid, your vehicle fixed and deal with all the other hassles and issues that normally arise thereafter.  Unfortunately, navigating the wealth of requirements can be a very difficult challenging task.  Again, this is a specific reason why you need an experience attorney to confront these issues and resolve them.  This office has the capability and experience to deal with these issues and the roadblocks.

motorcycle accidents

The Law Offices of Lane M. Ferdinand has substantial experience representing the drivers of motorcycles when they have an accident due to the negligence, carelessness, or recklessness of another.

While at first blush it might seem that the same principles are at play in a car accident as a motorcycle accident, but nothing can be further from the truth.  This misapprehension stems from society’s inherent and unjust bias against motorcycle drivers and is often reflected in the statements of witnesses who are asked to estimate speed or distance.   Given that motorcycles are seen as a quick moving object by most independent witnesses, their estimates of speed of the motorcycle are often overstated and have no basis in fact.

Additionally, motorcycle drivers are more vulnerable to injury because of the very little protection that they receive while on their bike.  It is important that you contact an attorney who has substantial experience with motorcycle accidents so that they can best serve you.

If you should have any questions regarding a motorcycle accident, or if you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, please do not hesitate to contact The Law Offices of Lane M. Ferdinand.

truck accidents

The Law Office of Lane M. Ferdinand represents many clients who have been injured due to the negligence of truck drivers, and trucking companies. Often these injuries are catastrophic due to the sheer force of a truck going up against a car. These accidents often involve tremendous property damage and even greater personal injury.

While trucking accidents may seem similar to car accidents, there is a huge difference in that several special laws apply to the operation of trucking companies as well as their driver. The United States Department of Transportation regulates interstate commerce and restricts the amount of time a driver may operate a truck. Additionally, what roads a truck may use and what lanes a truck may ride in are within the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Transportation and you should hire an attorney who is familiar with these regulations prior to instituting a suit against a trucking company or a driver.

Additionally, there are certain laws which govern when and how often truck inspections are required and this is an avenue an attorney must probe before determining the liability of a trucking company.

The nuances involved in trucking accidents require specialized skill and expertise. Federal law regulating insurance may be applicable and provide additional avenues of recovery. Again, this is an additional reason why you need experienced, capable attorneys to represent you in these types of accidents.

slip and fall accidents

Businesses of property owners are legally required to maintain a reasonably safe premises so that individuals who visit or conduct business upon their premises are not injured. If these parties fail to provide a safe environment and an injury occurs as a result, you may be entitled to compensation. In order to obtain compensation for a slip, trip or fall accident, your attorney will need to show that the hazardous condition which caused you to fall was known or should have been known to the proprietor of the business or that they fail to take reasonable steps to address that condition, or warn you of the condition.

Often times efforts are made in an attempt to blame the victim for his or her injury. In reality, it was the proprietor's lack of due care that caused you to trip or fall. It takes a competent attorney to assess the claim of the injured's condition as early as possible. Additionally, there is always the possibility that repairs or alterations have been made before pictures may be taken and if that happens, the evidence may be lost forever. It is for that reason, that it is of the utmost importance to retain a competent slip/trip and fall attorney as soon as possible following your injury.

In the area of premises liability, there are special rules and case or decisional law that has evolved over the last several years that favor victims of such accidents. By way of example, the duty of care by a supermarket in a vegetable isle is much greater then that which may be held for someone who falls in another isle. The method of operation of a store or premise may change the laws and accord a victim of an accident much greater rights then otherwise may be developed and documented through physical evidence and aggressive litigation. Knowledge of these rules and law changes, as well as the ability to apply them and argue successfully in court is again another reason you need a specialized, experienced and capable attorney to represent your interest in these types of claims.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, please contact the Law Offices of Lane M. Ferdinand.

dog bites and animal liability

If your have been bitten by a dog in the State of New Jersey, you are entitled to compensation. New Jersey dog bites are governed by what is known as the New Jersey Dog Bite Statute. Unlike many other state, New Jersey holds dog owners accountable when their dog bites someone regardless of whether the dog had ever been vicious before.

But what happens when you are bitten?

Owner's of dogs and other animals may still be liable under New Jersey Law whether or not there was a prior bite.

Different rules apply to different types of animals as well. Accordingly, it is again, significant and important to protect your rights, that you have an attorney well versed in these areas and in the end, knowledgeable, skillful, and capable of discerning the important distinctions.

Riding or renting a horse from the stable, injuries on a farm or apple orchard all have different rules and statutory schemes applicable. The New Jersey Legislature and those of other States have applied laws that attempt to confer immunity on owners of certain property for animal induced injuries. Knowing how to avoid the application of these rules and fighting around them is again, critical to protecting your rights.

For that reason, if your loved one has ever been bitten by a dog, please contact the Law Office of Lane M. Ferdinand.

medical malpractice

The Law Offices of Lane M. Ferdinand is familiar with and dedicated to fighting for the rights of those who have been victims of medical malpractice. Medical malpractice may include surgical errors, medical errors, mis-diagnosis or failure to diagnose a disease, birth injury or any other negligence on the behalf of a physician or hospital. If there has been a wrongful death in your family because of the failure to make a proper medical diagnosis, the experienced attorneys at the Law Office of Lane M. Ferdinand are here to help you.

A medical malpractice case is very complex and a competent and caring attorney is there to help you in a time of need. We understand that the delayed diagnosis may have occurred which is causing harm and suffering to a loved one. We also understand that most medical malpractice claims have a devastating outcome and serious injuries because of the negligence of a doctor. Most importantly, medical records, tests and other evidence must be obtained as soon as possible to avoid its alteration or disappearance

It is crucial in handling a medical malpractice case that the right expert be retained and the medical records appropriately reviewed on your behalf. It is extraordinarily significant that you retain a firm that has the networking, capability, and working experience with some of the best experts in the field to evaluate your case and to maximize any potential for recovery.

If you would like a free review of your medical malpractice claim, please do not hesitate to contact the lawyers at the Law Office of Lane M. Ferdinand.

speeding tickets

The New Jersey ticket lawyers at the Law Offices of Lane M. Ferdinand serve clients throughout the state of New Jersey. We use our decades of experience to serve thousands of clients who know what it feels like to truly be facing a traffic situation. We understand that getting a ticket can be very scary, especially when you are unfamiliar with how a legal system works. We understand that you may not know what penalties you may receive if you are found guilty or whether your insurance will go up.

Loss of license has significant social and work related consequences and can be a devastating experience. While law enforcement has become more aggressive, so much to the ability to fight traffic tickets.

We are here to answer all of your questions so that you can make an educated decision as to your case. We also know that beating a ticket means different things to different people. Some people are more concerned with keeping points off of their driving record, while others just want to lower their fines so that they can keep as much money in their pockets as possible.

No matter what your goal, the New Jersey ticket lawyers at the Law Offices of Lane M. Ferdinand will work with you to achieve that goal. Additionally, we maintain the website, www.njdamages.com which should give you more information in regards to any traffic tickets you might have. Please do not hesitate to contact the New Jersey ticket lawyers of the Law Offices of Lane M. Ferdinand to discuss your traffic tickets.

driving under the influence

Driving while intoxicated is a very serious offense in the State of New Jersey. If you are found guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated, you could face fines, surcharges, community service, Intoxicated Drivers Resource Center classes and in some cases, mandatory jail terms.

Additionally, the court must impose mandatory drivers license suspension even on the first offense. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Lane M. Ferdinand have considerable experience fighting New Jersey driving while intoxicated charges. We understand that you would like to just put this mistake behind you and move on with your life. It is with that goal in mind that we represent each client with zeal and a genuine effort to understand the specifics of their individual case, to see if there is room to fight the police stop, alcohol rating, or whatever other special factors may have come into play in your case.

We will review your DUI charge for your DUI case free of charge. Please do not hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Lane M. Ferdinand.