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The Personal Injury attorneys at Mandelbaum Barrett PC have resolved thousands of personal injury claims, resulting in awards of millions of dollars to the injured parties. We handle a wide range of matters from automobile accidents and dog bites to severe spine and brain injuries. If you have been injured, we want you to focus on your medical treatment and recovery. Let us handle all the financial compensation for you and your family.

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The members of our personal injury team have more than 100 years of collective experience, have consistently been recognized in New Jersey Super Lawyers,
and have been designated Certified Civil Trial Attorneys by the
New Jersey Supreme Court.*

Mandelbaum Barrett PC has a highly experienced team of attorneys and resources to ensure that victims of personal injury incidents receive maximum compensation. Our personal injury attorneys have decades of experience handling personal injury cases throughout New Jersey. Members of our team have consistently been recognized in New Jersey Super Lawyers, and have been designated Certified Civil Trial Attorneys by the New Jersey Supreme Court.*

Whenever possible, we will seek the outcome you deserve without going to trial. But when the best path is trial, you will benefit from experienced trial lawyers, who welcome the opportunity to present your case for a jury verdict – and secure the justice you deserve.

If you have been injured, you will benefit from an advocate and attorney to fight for you and your rights. Speak with one of our personal injury lawyers today for a FREE consultation. Call (973) 585-5100 or click the “Email us” button above to contact an attorney today.

We successfully handle cases in the following practice areas. Click below to learn more.

*Andrew Bronsnick and Joseph Discenza are Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as Certified Civil Trial Attorneys. Super Lawyers award methodology can be found here and New Jersey’s Best Lawyers for Families can be found here.

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Attorneys Named to Morris & Essex Magazines “Top Lawyers” List

March 6, 2023

Congratulations to 8 Mandelbaum Barrett PC Partners who were named by the magazine on their Top Lawyers 2023 list! The publication, which will appear in print in June 2023, looked at attorneys across more than 30 specialties, using DataJoe Research. They facilitated an online peer-vote process and created a Top Morris & Essex County Lawyer […]

This Family Personal Injury Team is Joined at the Briefcase

September 23, 2022

America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys® once again named Mandelbaum Barrett PC partner Joseph J. Peters to its list of the top attorneys in New Jersey.

Joseph Peters Named to America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys®

May 4, 2021

America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys® once again named Mandelbaum Barrett PC partner Joseph J. Peters to its list of the top attorneys in New Jersey.

Joseph Peters Named to America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys in New Jersey

August 6, 2020

Joseph Peters, co-chair of the firm’s personal injury and workers’ compensation group, was named to America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys in New Jersey. According to America’s Top 100 LLC, less than one-half percent of active attorneys in the United States were named to this list, which is by invitation only, and is comprised of […]

Joseph Peters Named to New Jersey's Best Lawyers for Families for 2018

April 3, 2018

Joseph J. Peters, a Member of the Firm and Co-Chair of its Personal Injury Practice Group, was nominated as one of New Jersey's Best Lawyers for Families for 2018 by New Jersey Family.

Personal Injury Newsletter – August 2023 Edition

August 25, 2023

We’re excited to share this month’s Personal Injury Newsletter. With back-to-school approaching, this edition is dedicated to prioritizing safety and preventing common injuries, so we’ve got you covered with essential tips for a worry-free school year. You will also find additional valuable content, such as insurance and safety concerns with electric scooters, insights into some […]

Navigating Back-to-School Safety: Preventing the Most Common Injuries

August 13, 2023

As the school season kicks into gear, safety should be at the forefront of everyone’s minds. At Mandelbaum Barrett PC, we are committed to ensuring your children have a safe and joyful academic year. While schools are expected to provide a secure learning environment, the reality is that unintentional injuries can occur on school grounds, around buses, and even in the neighborhood. It’s a collective responsibility of parents, students, school staff, and the community to take proactive measures to safeguard our children.

The Subpoena Process for a Personal Injury Case

July 10, 2023

Dealing with a personal injury case can sometimes feel overwhelming, especially when you encounter complex aspects like the subpoena process. By gaining a clear understanding of the role and function of subpoenas, you can feel more confident as you progress through each stage of your case. In this article, we’re going to take a closer […]

How to Prove Negligence in a Personal Injury Case

June 21, 2023

Personal injury claims can arise from a variety of situations, from motor vehicle accidents to medical malpractice. In these cases, it’s essential to determine who is legally responsible for the harm caused to the victim. This is where determining and, ultimately, proving negligence becomes important.  What is Negligence? Negligence is a legal term that refers […]

Debunking Common Myths About Personal Injury Lawsuits

June 7, 2023

Personal injury cases can be complex and there are many misconceptions surrounding the process. As a New Jersey personal injury law firm, we want to educate potential clients about common myths and misconceptions regarding personal injury lawsuits. With a better understanding of the facts, you’ll be better equipped to make informed decisions about your legal […]

Drunk and High Driving: A Growing Concern in New Jersey

April 13, 2023

According to, drunk and high drivers now cause the majority of fatal crashes in the state of New Jersey. This is a disturbing trend that highlights the need for stricter laws and enforcement, as well as more widespread public education about the dangers of impaired driving. Impaired Driving: A Serious Public Safety Issue Impaired […]

Golf Cart Accidents: More Dangerous Than You Think

February 3, 2023

The Dangers of Golf Carts Golf carts may seem like a harmless mode of transportation, but they can be quite dangerous. Recently, our Personal Injury team assisted a client who was a victim of a golf cart accident in reaching a settlement of $500,000. The client was run over by the golf cart and suffered […]

Basic Tips of New Jersey Winter Driving

January 11, 2023

As we enter the winter months, it is important to be prepared for adverse weather conditions that affect your daily commute. By following some basic tips of driving in inclement weather, you can reduce the risk of accidents that can lead to serious injuries. These tips may help avoid the risks of the road. DO: […]

Making Your Way Through A Personal Injury Lawsuit, Part Two

September 22, 2022

The court has ruled on the admissibility of key issues of evidence and has resolved any motions to dismiss or pare down the lawsuit. You’re still not ready for trial. Here’s what happens next. Jury Selection You can’t make opening arguments until you seat a jury. The jury selection process, known as “voir dire,” differs […]

NJ Distracted Driving Facts

September 15, 2022

How many times have you seen a car zip by you while the driver is clearly looking down at a mobile device instead of the road? Or a driver who runs a red light while taking a big gulp of a coffee? Or a car packed with people blasting music and unable to hear emergency […]

Making Your Way Through A Personal Injury Lawsuit, Part One

September 6, 2022

When you are involved in a legal dispute, and you’ve been unable to resolve matters without filing legal action, you want matters to be addressed as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, the legal process in the United States is just that…it’s a process. There are a number of steps you must complete before opening arguments can […]

Distracted Driving—A National Epidemic?

August 29, 2022

Safety Officials Point To Distractions As Major Cause Of Motor Vehicle Accidents Cell phones are part of our ever-increasingly busy lives. We try to cram as much as we can into every minute. We’ve sold ourselves on the idea that we can effectively multi-task—we listen to books while we exercise, and we engage in a […]

Injury Law: All You Need To Know To Pursue A Slip-And-Fall Case

January 6, 2020

By Andrew R. Bronsnick Slips and falls are among the most common accidents due to numerous indoor and outdoor risks. Here’s everything you need to know if you’ve been hurt and need to make a claim Slip-and-fall accidents are among the most common because the risks are all around us, especially here in New Jersey. […]

Going Solo After An Auto Accident Can Be A Costly Mistake

July 3, 2019

By Andrew R. Bronsnick Anyone involved in a car crash has emotional and psychological effects to consider, as well as legal and financial issues. Here’s why a caring and experienced lawyer is a necessity. There are an estimated 6 million auto accidents every year in the United States. These result in 3 million annual injuries, two-thirds […]

The Expert's Role In A Premises Liability Suit

February 28, 2019

By Andrew R. Bronsnick We have hired several expert witnesses to provide testimony during premises liability and personal injury trials and hearings. This is a critical element of a plaintiff’s injury or wrongful death claim and involves more than just hindsight and opinions. The expert’s opinion helps establish who might be liable for an injury and how it […]

The "UM"S And "UIM"S Of Auto Insurance

February 21, 2019

By Andrew R. Bronsnick When handling injury matters, Mandelbaum Barrett PC excels in our ability to communicate and negotiate with insurance providers and secure maximum compensation for clients. Oftentimes, success depends upon uncovering other insurance coverage and presenting ambiguous policy language to the courts. We advise all our automobile accident clients of the importance of […]

NJ Winter Driving Tips

January 9, 2019

By Andrew R. Bronsnick If driving a car or truck is a responsibility of your job or is simply your mode of transportation, winter weather presents hazards that you need to consider when behind the wheel. With a statewide average of 64.09 inches of precipitation – which includes snow, rain, sleet and hail – […]

Preventing Distracted Driving Your Employer's Role

December 18, 2018

By Andrew R. Bronsnick We’ve discussed the hazards of distracted driving in New Jersey. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) advises that drivers should never take their eyes off the road for more than two seconds at a time for any reason – from phone use to rubbernecking. Your employer should also be encouraging safe driving […]

Candles And Fire Safety During The Holidays

December 4, 2018

By Andrew R. Bronsnick With the holiday season in full swing, you should be aware of a possibly-dangerous mix of flammable items and materials in your home or business. The most notable items would be candles, trees and decorations. As previously discussed, businesses have inherent risks when planning any celebration involving candles. But the risk […]

Scaffolding Safety In New Jersey

November 27, 2018

By Andrew R. Bronsnick Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 370 of the 991 construction fatalities in 2016 were caused by falls from elevation. All of these deaths are preventable. In 2018, the top five OSHA violations […]

Construction Accidents -The Fatal Four

November 20, 2018

By Andrew R. Bronsnick Snow, ice and freezing rain are pretty much a given in New Jersey. Now that temperatures are dropping, darkness falls earlier and precipitation is always a concern, which is why the construction workers of New Jersey need to be aware of the injury risks they face when on a work site. […]

Finding Opportunity in a Buy Sell Negotiation With a Monster Platform

November 14, 2018

Automotive Buy Sell Report November 14, 2018 By Joseph S. Aboyoun This is not the car business of former generations. So much has changed in the last 25 years. The prevalence of the single-store owner has given way to a quite different retail structure. While the smaller dealers continue to play an important role, to […]

New Jersey's DWI Facts

November 13, 2018

By Andrew R. Bronsnick We previously discussed the need for caution and safety when it comes to alcohol, company parties and the holidays. But let’s consider New Jersey’s DWI (driving while intoxicated) statistics more broadly and how they impact you. DWI Facts Drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher (i.e., drunk […]

Holiday Parties And Alcohol: Know The Safe Mix

November 8, 2018

By Andrew R. Bronsnick The holidays are generally a fun time for employees in workplaces across New Jersey. As previously discussed, there are several risks that employers and employees should know when preparing and throwing holiday parties. Drivers and pedestrians on the road will need to be on high alert this holiday season because statistics […]

Holidays And Workplace Safety

October 30, 2018

By Andrew R. Bronsnick Safety should always be your number one priority while at work. The Fall and pre-holiday season is particularly dangerous. This is the time of year when companies, schools, and government offices are preparing for holiday parties. Employees like you may be asked to pitch in and help decorate and coordinate in […]

Pedestrian Accidents In New Jersey: Tips To Avoid Injury

October 2, 2018

By Andrew R. Bronsnick School is in session across the country. That means more drivers and pedestrians of all ages are on the road and on the sidewalks. With more students, parents and commuters out and about, there can be an increase of fatal pedestrian accidents in New Jersey. Pedestrian injuries can be extremely severe. […]

Things To Know When Filing A Slip And Fall Claim In New Jersey—The Duty Of Property Owners

June 21, 2018

By Andrew R. Bronsnick When you’ve been injured in an accident on someone else’s property in New Jersey, you may have a right to bring legal action to recover damages for your losses. The Duty Of Owners And Property Managers In New Jersey, as in other states, the owner or person exercising control over property has […]

What Is Your Personal Injury Claim Worth?

April 4, 2018

By Andrew R. Bronsnick When you’ve been injured because of someone else’s carelessness, it can affect every area of your life, and have financial consequences every time you turn around. You may be unable to work and earn any wages. You may have medical bills that aren’t being covered or reimbursed. You may need to […]

Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim In New Jersey?

March 14, 2018

By Andrew R. Bronsnick In New Jersey, when your loved one has died because of the carelessness or negligence of another person, whether it’s the result of a slip and fall, a car crash or a construction site accident, you have the right to file legal action to hold the wrongful party liable for his […]

The Use Of Expert Testimony In A Truck Accident Claim

March 7, 2018

By Andrew R. Bronsnick When you’ve been hurt in a motor vehicle accident involving a commercial truck, the injuries suffered can often be serious and catastrophic. In addition, there can be a wide range of factors contributing to the cause of the accident. To present a clear and persuasive argument to a judge and jury, […]

Why You Need An Experienced Truck Accident Attorney

February 8, 2018

By Andrew R. Bronsnick If you’ve been hurt in a crash involving a commercial truck, you may believe that it’s just like any other motor vehicle accident and that a skilled car accident lawyer can handle your case. But truck accident claims are very different. You need an attorney who understands the many different potential causes […]

Properly Craft Non-Compete Provisions in a Buy Sell Contract To Avoid Nightmares

January 3, 2018

Automotive Buy Sell Report January 3, 2018 By Joseph S. Aboyoun You have acquired your dream dealership. The transaction was cordial and uneventful. The Seller was a pleasant gentleman purportedly on his way to retirement. By all accounts, it was a good deal for both sides. Unfortunately, a few months after closing you learn that […]

Personal Injury And Negligence 101 – Actual Loss

October 9, 2017

By Andrew R. Bronsnick In this blog, the last in our series, we’ll look at what we mean by “actual loss” in a personal injury claim based on negligence. In earlier blogs, we addressed the standard of care, as well as the requirement that a causal link be established. Actual Loss The purpose of a personal […]

Personal Injury And Negligence 101 – Causation

September 20, 2017

By Andrew R. Bronsnick In this series, we’re looking at what you must prove to succeed with a personal injury claim based on negligence. In an earlier blog, we looked at the duty of care. In a subsequent blog, we’ll examine the concept of “actual loss.” This blog looks at the requirement that there be a causal […]

Personal Injury And Negligence 101 – The Standard Of Care

August 14, 2017

By Andrew R. Bronsnick When you have been hurt because of the wrongful actions of another person, you have a right to seek compensation for all your losses, from physical injury to property damage. Though you can always file a lawsuit to recover monetarily for the intentional or reckless acts of another person, most personal […]

The Damages Available In A New Jersey Wrongful Death Action

July 17, 2017

By Andrew R. Bronsnick Your loved one has died because of the carelessness or negligence of another person and the emotional upheaval is almost unbearable. But you’re also facing financial challenges…the costs of a funeral and burial services, the loss of the income or wages the deceased provided, and even bills for unreimbursed medical expenses […]

The Time Period For Filing A Personal Injury Lawsuit In New Jersey

June 4, 2017

By Andrew R. Bronsnick When the wrongful act of another person causes you any type of personal injury, you have the right to bring legal action to compensate your for any losses. Under New Jersey law, however, you must file your personal injury claim within a specific period of time or you risk losing your […]

Determining If Your Accident Was Work-Related—Part Two

May 4, 2017

By Andrew R. Bronsnick There are two requirements to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits in the state of New Jersey—you must have been hurt and the injury must have been “work-related.” Some injuries suffered during a work break may not be compensable, and some injuries sustained while traveling may be excluded. There are other circumstances where […]

Determining If Your Injury Was Work-Related – Part One

April 11, 2017

By Andrew R. Bronsnick To qualify for workers’ compensation benefits in New Jersey, you must demonstrate two things—that you were injured and that the injury occurred while you were “at work.” Often, there’s no real question that the injury was work-related—you suffer an injury in a workplace accident or you contract an illness caused by exposure […]

Wrongful Death – The Basics

March 17, 2017

By Andrew R. Bronsnick In the aftermath of a tragic accident, where a loved one has died, you can be paralyzed by grief and emotion. You know that you have a right to seek compensation for your losses, but you don’t know what your rights or how to initiate the process. Understanding When You Have […]

Protecting Your Rights After A Construction Site Injury

February 14, 2017

By Andrew R. Bronsnick It’s no secret that working in the construction industry can be hazardous to your health. According the U.S. Bureau of Labor, almost 7 million construction workers are injured every year, and nearly 1,000 are killed in construction site accidents annually, whether it’s in falls from heights, falling objects, the malfunction of […]

The Importance Of Uninsured And Underinsured Motorists' Coverage For Motorcyclists

January 27, 2017

By Andrew R. Bronsnick If you ride a motorcycle, here’s one thing you want to make certain you have—the maximum coverage on your own motor vehicle insurance for uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist coverage. What Is Uninsured And Underinsured Motorists’ Coverage? With almost every motor vehicle insurance policy, there’s an additional rider that can be […]

Celebrating a Victory: Motorcycle Policy Case Successfully Settled

August 13, 2023

In a remarkable achievement, our Personal Injury team achieved a resounding victory in a motorcycle policy reformation case. Our client, the Plaintiff, firmly believed that their insurance company had failed to meet industry standards when structuring their policy. Fueled by this conviction, they sought higher policy limits. This journey was anything but straightforward, marked by […]

Celebrating a Remarkable Triumph: $475,000 Settlement Achieved in Pedestrian Knock-Down Case

August 13, 2023

We’re thrilled to share a heartwarming success story that underscores the significance of perseverance and the triumph of justice. In a recent case, the Personal Injury team secured an impressive settlement of $475,000 for our client, who suffered a life-altering pedestrian knock-down accident. This incident occurred as our client was walking through a shopping mall […]

Personal Injury Team Negotiated a $150,000 Settlement for a Bicyclist Struck by a Motor Vehicle

December 29, 2022

Bicyclists who are struck by motor vehicles can suffer serious injuries or fatalities. The severity of the injuries sustained by a bicyclist in a collision with a motor vehicle will depend on a variety of factors, including the speed of the motor vehicle, the size and weight of the vehicle, and the angle of impact. […]

Personal Injury Team Negotiated a $1,250,000 Settlement for a Client Involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident

December 22, 2022

Motor vehicle accidents are a public health concern in the United States. According to the CDC, there were over 2.1 million emergency department visits for injuries from motor vehicle crashes in 2020. Our Personal Injury team recently negotiated a $1,250,000 settlement for a client injured in a rear-end motor vehicle accident, resulting in multiple surgeries.  […]

Personal Injury Team Negotiated a $260,000 Settlement for a Client Involved in a Slip and Fall

December 15, 2022

Ice and snow can be hazardous for drivers, but it can also be dangerous for pedestrians, especially if sidewalks are not properly cleared. In fact, according to the CDC nearly 1 million Americans suffer injuries from ice slip and fall accidents each year. Our Personal Injury team recently negotiated a $260,000 settlement for a client […]

Mandelbaum Barrett PC's Personal Injury Team Recently Helped an Injured Patron Hold a Careless Bar Accountable For an On-site Stabbing

February 11, 2019

Member Joe Peters and Associate Ethan Wells earned a major victory on behalf of a client who was stabbed in a New Brunswick, New Jersey bar. The client sustained multiple traumatic injuries to his leg, abdomen, pancreas, and spleen.

Peters and Wells aggressively advocated for our client during the mediation and were able to prove that the bar in question had an obligation to provide security at its establishment in a reasonable manner. The bar also failed to successfully train and supervise its security personnel. Therefore, the bar was fully liable for plaintiff's injuries. The mediation ended when the defendant's agreed to compensate the plaintiff in full. This is just one of the many satisfying verdicts our personal injury attorneys have achieved for plaintiffs.