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Personal Injury and Intentional Tort Claims

Our society seeks to encourage reasonable conduct. If a person or company causes you bodily injury, economic harm, or property damage because they have done something they reasonably should not have done, or not done something they reasonably should have done, then that person or company has committed what the law refers to as a “tort”. Torts fall into three general categories: intentional torts (e.g., intentionally hitting a person); negligent torts (e.g., causing an accident by failing to obey traffic rules); and strict liability torts (e.g., liability for making and selling defective products, often referred to as products liability law).

  • Intentional torts are those wrongs which the offending party knew or should have known would occur through their actions or inactions, yet they committed the wrongs anyway.
  • Negligent torts occur when a person’s acts or omissions were unreasonably unsafe which resulted in a foreseeable harm even though it was not their intent to harm anyone or anything.
  • Strict liability wrongs do not depend on the degree of carefulness by the offending party but are established when a particular act or omission causes damage.

Intentional Tort Claims When a person is said to have acted negligently, it means they have acted in a way a reasonably prudent person would not have acted. New Jersey’s Model Civil Jury Charge defines negligence as, “… the failure to use that degree of care, precaution and vigilance which a reasonably prudent person would use under the same or similar circumstances. It includes both affirmative acts which a reasonably prudent person would not have done and the omission of acts or precautions which a reasonably prudent person would have done or taken in the circumstances.”

The attorneys at Mashel Law represent victims of automobile, truck, bicycle, bus, and boating accidents, pedestrian accidents, workplace injuries, falls on unsafe premises, construction accidents, crimes that result from poor security, nursing home injuries, and other situations where a person has been injured or has died as a result of someone’s negligence.

Tortious Interference With Contractual Relations or Economic Opportunity or Gain

The lawyers at Mashel Law seek to protect those who wish to pursue a livelihood. The law recognizes that everyone has a right to enjoy the fruits and advantages of his or her own enterprise, industry and skill, free from unjustified and wrongful interference. The right to create and grow a business is one of the property rights and interests which the law protects against unlawful interference. A person who unjustifiably interferes with the contract of another is guilty of a wrong. The protection of the law is not limited only to those contracts already made, but also protects a person’s interest in a reasonable expectation of future economic gain.

Medical Malpractice

Mashel Law represents victims of negligent medical practice, whether it is missed diagnosis, inadequate treatment, botched surgery, unforeseen complications or dangerous drug interactions.

Product Liability

Our attorneys represent victims and families of victims who have been injured or killed while using defective products such as automobiles, toys, baby products, tools, home appliances, gardening equipment, ladders, pharmaceutical products and sports equipment.

Intentional Torts

We represent victims and small businesses who are the victims of deliberate and malicious actions and inactions. We represent those who have been harmed by assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional harm, defamation (libel and slander), invasion of privacy and malicious prosecution.

Mashel Law’s no recovery, no contingent fee arrangement ensures that anyone – no matter their financial means – has access to quality and effective legal representation. Call (732) 536-6161 or fill out the contact form on this page to speak to one of our experienced trial lawyers. Mashel Law represents clients throughout the State of New Jersey including but not limited to Monmouth, Middlesex, Essex, Union, Mercer and Ocean counties.

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