Bicycle Accidents in New Jersey

Posted on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017    

Across New Jersey, people of all ages enjoy bicycle riding year round, especially in the summer months. This would include those employees who have opted to use a bicycle to commute to work instead of a motor vehicle. According to a recent study (from 1997 – 2013) by the University of California at San Francisco, bicycling has “skyrocketed in popularity.” Other than being a fun activity, the health benefits from this type of exercise are many. However, with this rise in popularity, the study also cited the increase in accidents. Many of these accidents involve street crashes between a motor vehicle and a cyclist. As one of the authors of the study noted, “These crashes, which primarily occur with motor vehicles, increase the velocity of the crash impact and, as a result, the severity of the injury.” Obviously, the bicycle rider is not entirely protected from such a collision, and therefore, the injuries can be severe. This would include traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and other serious internal injuries.

Compounding the issue of crashes between bicycles and motor vehicles, is the fact that New Jersey is the most densely populated state with some of the worst traffic congestion in the country. When you couple this factor along with the serious problem of distracted drivers, it becomes very clear that bicyclists and motorists need to be on the alert at all times. We urge all bicyclists to wear a proper, well-fitted helmet at all times, and obey the traffic laws of New Jersey.

According to the CDC, in 2015, over 1,000 bicyclists died from their accident-related injuries, and another nearly 467,000 bicycle-related injuries were documented. Children are susceptible as well, and each year, hundreds of thousands of children who are in a bicycle accident are taken to hospital emergency rooms.

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a New Jersey bicycle accident, or lost a loved one in a New Jersey fatal bicycle accident, and feel it is due to another’s negligence, it is critical that you retain an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney.

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The experienced New Jersey Accident Lawyers at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm have vast expertise in handling bicycle accident cases, including those that involve serious injuries or fatalities. Our New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers have over 25 years of experience handling serious injury claims and wrongful death claims throughout New Jersey. Todd J. Leonard is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, and has devoted his entire career to fighting for his clients’ rights.

Contact us today for a free, confidential consultation at (973) 920-7900. There is never a fee unless you win. The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm has four convenient locations, including in Morris County, New Jersey – Denville (our main office), and Morristown, as well as offices in Newark and Woodbridge. Put our experience and proven results to work for you now.


New Jersey Swimming Pool Safety

Posted on Monday, July 24th, 2017    

Each summer, millions of people in New Jersey enjoy some type of water activity, often in either a private or public swimming pool, beach or lakes. Water related injuries and, sadly, drowning, can happen to anyone, even accomplished swimmers, including adults, teenagers or children. Some of the most common causes of swimming pool accidents include slippery surfaces, lack of supervision (especially young children), lack of proper barriers, intoxicated or inexperienced swimmers. Even improperly installed pool lighting can cause electrocution injuries.

Swimming Pool Safety

Whether you are using a public pool or your own private pool, it’s critical to practice safety at all times in and around swimming pools. According to the American Red Cross, “…over 200 young children drown in backyard swimming pools each year.” They suggest owners make pool safety their priority by following these guidelines:

  • Secure your pool with appropriate barriers.
  • Keep children under active supervision at all times. Designate a responsible person to watch the water when people are in the pool—never allow anyone to swim alone. Have young or inexperienced swimmers wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket.
  • Ensure everyone in the home knows how to swim well.
  • Keep your pool or hot tub water clean and clear.
  • Establish and enforce rules and safe behaviors.
  • Ensure everyone in the home knows how to respond to aquatic emergencies.

Pool owners, whether they are privately owned, managed by a hotel, apartment complex or condominium, who fail to take proper safety precautions expose themselves to a premises liability claim. This would include those commercial pool owners who are required to post a lifeguard, yet fail to do so, or fail to post warnings.

Many swimming pool accidents or drowning accidents could have been prevented if the proper safety measures were implemented. If you have been seriously injured in a New Jersey swimming pool accident, or lost a loved one in a New Jersey drowning accident, and feel it is due to the pool owner’s negligence, it is critical that you retain competent legal representation.

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Our experienced team of New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys have over 25 years of experience handling serious injury claims and wrongful death claims throughout New Jersey. Todd J. Leonard is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, and has devoted his entire career to fighting for his clients’ rights.

Our New Jersey Accident Lawyers have years of experience handling swimming pool accidents and drowning accidents. Contact us today for a free consultation at (973) 920-7900. There is never a fee unless you win. The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm has four convenient locations, including in Morris County, New Jersey – Denville (our main office), and Morristown, as well as offices in Newark and Woodbridge. Put our experience and proven results to work for you now.


Boating and Swimming Accidents in New Jersey

Posted on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017    

June is National Safety Month. The warm summer months mean recreational fun for all, young and old. However, it is important to remember that enjoying recreational activities comes with risk, so following the “safety first” rule is essential. Unfortunately, during the summer months, we see an increase in swimming accidents, swimming pool accidents, drowning accidents, boating accidents, ATV accidents, injuries from playing team sports, playground accidents, etc.

Boating Accident Data

Data on boating accident fatalities and serious injuries, to both operators and passengers, is alarming. The watercraft involved in these figures may include private or commercial boats, sailboats, and jet skis. According to the United States Coast Guard (USCG), in 2015, drowning was reported as the cause of death in three-fourths of all fatalities, and most of those who drowned were not wearing life-jackets. Moreover, the USCG data cited “operator inattention, operator inexperience, improper lookout, machinery failure and excessive speed as the top five (5) primary contributing factors in accidents.” Abuse of alcohol and other substances are also contributing factors in many watercraft accidents. In 2016, New Jersey had 109 boating-related accidents, with 3.3 recreational boating fatalities per 100,000 registered boats.

Swimming Accidents in New Jersey

Swimming is another recreational activity where accidents occur. In swimming pool drowning accidents involving children, the majority are young children (under 5 years old). It is critical that young children are closely supervised at all times by an adult while in the water or near the pool, and that they also learn how to swim at an early age. All young swimmers should swim with a “buddy” and with lifeguard supervision, and always wear their life vests.

According to the CDC, “The main factors that affect drowning risk are lack of swimming ability, lack of barriers to prevent unsupervised water access, lack of close supervision while swimming, location, failure to wear life jackets, alcohol use, and seizure disorders.” Should you experience a serious injury, or lose a loved one, in a swimming pool or recreational accident due to the negligence of another, it is very important that you contact an attorney to protect your rights.

Our experienced team of New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys have over 25 years of experience handling serious injury claims and wrongful death claims throughout New Jersey. Todd J. Leonard is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, and has devoted his entire career to fighting for his clients’ rights and has recovered millions of dollars in compensation on their behalf. Our firm has been privileged to represent thousands of clients and will treat you like family. Our New Jersey Accident Lawyers are committed to doing their best to provide the outstanding representation you deserve.

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If you or a family member have been seriously injured, or lost a loved one, in a New Jersey boating or swimming pool accident, it is important to know your rights. Contact us today for a free consultation at (973) 920-7900. There is never a fee unless you win. The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm has four convenient locations, including in Morris County, New Jersey – Denville (our main office), and Morristown, as well as offices in Newark and Woodbridge. Put our experience and proven results to work for you now.


New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer Hiring Guide

Posted on Thursday, June 15th, 2017    

When you or a loved one is seriously injured in an accident, your immediate focus must be to seek medical attention and treat your injuries. Should you seek to get compensated for your injuries from the party(s) that caused your accident, and begin the search for a personal injury lawyer to ensure your rights are protected, there are many factors to consider. For many people, this will be the first time they are interacting with an attorney on any legal situation, let alone a matter that involves a serious injury or the death of a family member.

Hiring a personal injury attorney is one of the most important decisions you will make, hence, it is critical to make sure the lawyer you retain has significant experience and proven results in handling your particular type of injury case. While evaluating which law firm is best to represent your legal rights, your due diligence should include going to their website, reading their clients’ reviews, testimonials and comments, as well as the practice areas they specialize in. There are many types of personal injury cases – car accidents, slip and fall accidents, traumatic brain injuries, workers’ compensation claims, wrongful death lawsuits, etc. When you meet with your attorney, this should be one of the questions you ask – do they have significant experience with your type of serious injury case. While the majority of personal injury cases are settled out-of-court, you need to ensure that if your case does proceed to trial, your attorney has the expertise in the courtroom as well.

Qualifications & Experience: in an effort to protect consumers, in 1980, the Supreme Court of New Jersey created a program for certifying lawyers. Those attorneys who have met the qualifications are allowed to display the seal as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney – only 3% of the attorneys in New Jersey are Certified.

Your attorney should be someone who can provide you with an honest assessment of your case right at your initial meeting, in order to set proper expectations, such as the timeframe you can expect your case to take (often they will take months or even years), what information to provide the attorney so they can properly prepare your case, and making sure you keep up with your treatment and doctor appointments.

Another important factor when selecting the right attorney is making sure the attorney will have the time to handle your injury lawsuit. Remember: you are the client, and therefore, it is important that the attorney will listen to your individual concerns, be available to speak to you when necessary, and plainly communicate the legal particulars so you are comfortable with their approach. You want to make sure there are no surprises and misunderstandings as they try to resolve your case.

Our experienced New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys have over 25 years of experience handling serious injury claims and fatal accidents throughout New Jersey. Todd J. Leonard is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, was named one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” for Civil Litigation for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, is a Life Member of the Multi-Million and Million Dollars Advocates Forum, and was selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers® list in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. He has devoted his entire career to fighting for his clients’ rights. Our firm has been privileged to represent thousands of clients and will treat you like family. We are committed to doing our best to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.

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If you or a family member have been seriously injured, or lost a loved one, in a New Jersey accident, it is important to know your rights. Contact us today for a free consultation at (973) 920-7900. There is never a fee unless you win. The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm has four convenient locations, including in Morris County, New Jersey – Denville (our main office), and Morristown, as well as offices in Newark and Woodbridge. Put our experience and proven results to work for you now.


Tips for Purchasing Car Insurance in New Jersey

Posted on Friday, June 2nd, 2017    

When drivers in New Jersey are choosing car insurance and how much liability coverage to buy, it can often be confusing on what options to select, how much to spend, and what amount of coverage is the right fit for you and your family. Many drivers are confronted with balancing their financial situation with their desire to protect themselves and their loved ones should an accident occur.

One of the most important decisions to make when purchasing automobile insurance is whether or not to select the “limitation on lawsuit” threshold option, or the “no limitation on lawsuit” threshold option.

Choosing the “limitation on lawsuit” threshold option will lower your premium, however, it will limit your rights to sue the responsible party following a motor vehicle accident in which you were injured, unless you have sustained a permanent injury based on objective evidence. Also, your selection, in certain circumstances, can also bind your family members who lived in your household, such as your spouse and children. There are some exceptions to this rule, such as when your accident involves a commercial vehicle.

We recommend that you choose the “No Limitation on Lawsuit” threshold option, since you will be able to sue for all of your injuries, including pain and suffering, without having to meet the higher legal standard.

While New Jersey law requires all drivers to maintain automobile insurance, unfortunately, many drivers choose to save money at the expense of not having adequate insurance to cover their losses if they were involved in a serious accident. This puts themselves, and others, at risk. Therefore, our firm strongly recommends that you discuss your automobile insurance needs with an experienced insurance broker or a knowledgeable attorney on this subject.

Our New Jersey Automobile Accident Injury Attorneys will be more than glad to discuss our recommendations with you and your family on the type of automobile insurance that you should have on your vehicles.

Our New Jersey Car Accident Attorneys have over 25 years of experience handling serious injury claims and fatal accidents throughout New Jersey. Todd J. Leonard is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, and has devoted his entire career to fighting for his clients’ rights. Our firm has been privileged to represent thousands of clients and will treat you like family. We are committed to doing our best to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.

New Jersey has a two-year statute of limitations time limit, whereby a person can bring an injury lawsuit, so it is important to protect your legal rights.

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If you or a family member have been injured, or lost a loved one, in a New Jersey car accident, it is important to know your rights. Contact us today for a free consultation at (973) 920-7900. There is never a fee unless you win. The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm has four convenient locations, including in Morris County, New Jersey – Denville (our main office), and Morristown, as well as offices in Newark and Woodbridge. Put our experience and proven results to work for you now.


Truck Accidents can be Deadly in New Jersey

Posted on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017    

The statistics on large trucks (trucks that weigh more than 10,000 pounds) involved in accidents with passenger vehicles are alarming. In New Jersey and across the nation, if you or a loved one are in a passenger vehicle and have an accident with a truck (also referred to as an 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer, semi-truck, etc.), the odds are very much against the driver of the passenger vehicle. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in 2015, 3,852 people died in large truck accidents, with the trend moving higher each year since 2011.

“Ninety-seven percent of vehicle occupants killed in two-vehicle crashes involving a passenger vehicle and a large truck in 2015 were occupants of the passenger vehicles.” Indeed, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the government agency charged with regulating the trucking industry, between 2014 and 2015, there was an 8 percent rise in the number of large trucks involved in fatal accidents around the country. Contributing factors in these accidents include truckers who are fatigued, speeding, or not properly trained.

Large trucks typically weigh 20-30 times more than a passenger car or SUV (up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded), and, therefore, are difficult to control and slow down quickly. Hence, when trucks collide with much lighter passenger vehicles, they often result in horrific crashes, and can involve multiple vehicles, and even rollovers. Truck accidents can cause serious, permanent or catastrophic injuries, including:

Should you or a loved one suffer a serious injury, or fatality from a truck accident, it is important to obtain legal guidance quickly to ensure your rights are protected. Often, when you are bringing a claim against the party that caused the accident, you may not be certain who to contact, or where to turn during these difficult times. The experienced New Jersey Truck Accident Lawyers at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm will hold the responsible parties accountable, including the trucking company, driver, and any other parties. We will conduct a complete and thorough evaluation of your accident. Our team of New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers will review the circumstances surrounding your car crash, including obtaining all police reports, photographs from the accident scene, witness statements and, if necessary, hire accident reconstruction experts to determine who was at fault.

Our New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys have over 25 years of experience handling all types of serious injury claims, and have been privileged to represent thousands of clients throughout New Jersey. Todd J. Leonard is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, and has devoted his entire career to fighting for his clients’ rights. Our firm passionately represents our clients who have been injured, or lost a loved one, and treats them like family. They will work tirelessly to get you the maximum compensation for your injuries.

New Jersey has a two-year statute of limitations time limit, whereby a person can bring an injury lawsuit, so it is important to contact us now to protect your legal rights.

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If you or a family member have been injured, or lost a loved one, in a New Jersey truck accident, it is important to protect your rights. Contact us today for a free consultation at (973) 920-7900. There is never a fee unless you win. The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm has four convenient locations, including in Morris County, New Jersey – Denville (our main office), and Morristown, as well as offices in Newark and Woodbridge. Let us fight to obtain the justice you deserve!


May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in New Jersey

Posted on Monday, May 15th, 2017    

Warmer weather in New Jersey means more motorcyclists are out on the roads and highways. As May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the National Safety Council reminds us “When spring is in the air, motorcycles are everywhere.” New Jersey is the most densely populated state, and its drivers experience some of the worst traffic congestion in the country. Given this traffic congestion and the increase in distracted driving, it is vitally important that both motorcyclists and car / truck drivers be on the alert for each other.

Unfortunately, the statistics on motorcycle accidents reveal some alarming and dangerous facts. According to the National Highway & Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are 29 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a motor vehicle crash, and 5 times more likely to be injured. Motorcycle crashes often occur in these scenarios: when the vehicle’s driver does not see the motorcyclist (e.g., the motorcycle was in the vehicle driver’s “blind spot”); when excessive speed was a factor, or when alcohol was involved. Another very dangerous practice is “lane splitting,” which refers to a motorcyclist riding between lanes of traffic, in order to pass slower-moving cars and trucks. Studies have shown that most motorcyclists have no formal training. Safety measures include wearing your helmet at all times (it’s the law!) and protective clothing, as well as taking a defensive driving course, complying with all licensing requirements, and obeying all traffic laws.

The data clearly confirms motorcycle accidents involve injuries that are more severe than when driving a car or truck, and sadly, in certain instances, result in the motorcyclist being killed. The obvious lack of protection compared to that afforded the driver of a car or truck contributes to serious injuries and fatal accidents. Additionally, the resultant medical bills can be significantly higher than other types of accident cases.

The experienced New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm will conduct a complete and thorough evaluation of the accident by obtaining all police reports, photographs from the accident scene, and hire accident reconstruction experts, if necessary, to determine who was at fault.

Our New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys have over 25 years of experience handling serious injury claims for thousands of clients throughout New Jersey. Todd J. Leonard is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, and has devoted his entire career to fighting for his clients’ rights. Our firm passionately represents our clients who have been injured, and treats them like family. They will work tirelessly to get you the maximum compensation for your injuries.

New Jersey has a two-year statute of limitations time limit, whereby a person can bring an injury lawsuit, so it is important to contact us now to protect your legal rights.

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If you or a family member have been injured, or lost a loved one, in a New Jersey motorcycle accident, it is important to know your rights. Contact us today for a free consultation at (973) 920-7900. There is never a fee unless you win. The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm has four convenient locations, including in Morris County, New Jersey – Denville (our main office), and Morristown, as well as offices in Newark and Woodbridge. Put our experience and proven results to work for you now.


2017 Sponsor of 200 Club of Morris County

Posted on Monday, May 8th, 2017    

The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm is proud to announce its Platinum Sponsorship of the 200 Club of Morris County, New Jersey. The 200 Club, founded in 1971, is an organization that honors and supports Morris County Police Officers, Fire Fighters, First Aid Squad members, and the New Jersey State Police, and their families, including those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. They annually recognize those who have demonstrated meritorious service or valor while in the line of duty.

This year, members of our firm were privileged to attend The 200 Club’s 45th Valor and Meritorious Service Awards Dinner, held at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany, NJ. James Gannon, Morris County Sherriff, who is the President of The 200 Club, led this year’s celebration (pictured here with Todd J. Leonard) to recognize all the brave men and women who in the past year demonstrated acts of valor and courage.

Additionally, The 200 Club has a Scholarship fund, which began in 1982. A $5,000 scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors. This year, 20 students demonstrated superb academic achievement in their studies, while also performing local community service. They will all be recognized on May 15, 2017, at the 200 Club’s annual Scholarship Awards ceremony in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey. The scholarship is open to children with a parent actively serving with or retired from a Morris County police department, fire department, ambulance squad, the New Jersey State Police, paramedics with a Morris County-based hospital, or other eligible branches.

Our Morris County personal injury law firm feels strongly that we owe a huge debt of gratitude for their outstanding commitment to the communities they serve. Congratulations to this year’s heroes for their tremendous service, courage, and valor!


Safety Awareness is Critical to Preventing Work-Related Injuries in New Jersey

Posted on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017    

The first week in May is North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. This continent-wide initiative spans Canada, Mexico and the United States, raising awareness about the seriousness of injuries in the workplace. NAOSH’s goal is to “focus the attention of employers, employees, the general public and all partners in occupational safety and health on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home and in the community.”

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the following major factors contribute to workplace injuries:

  • Working conditions with poor lighting or poor environmental hygiene
  • Lack of protective elements such as missing guard rails on walkways
  • Poorly maintained or misused equipment
  • Unclear safety procedures or lack of safety training
  • Unsafe walking surfaces

New Jersey’s Workers’ Compensation Law (Title 34, Chapter 15) ensures those employees who suffer work-related injuries, receive workers’ compensation benefits. As long as you go to the authorized doctor, the workers’ compensation insurance company will pay for all of your medical bills. If you are out of work for at least eight (8) days, your company will pay 70% of your wages, “tax free,” up to a state maximum. When you have reached the maximum medical improvement through treatment, you may be entitled to a permanency award if you have permanent injuries.

Many work-related injuries are attributed to construction site accidents, slip and fall accidents, truck accidents, and car accidents, which often involve a third party or outside contractor. If a third-party and/or outside contractor caused or contributed to your accident, you may also be able to bring a claim for your damages from that person or company as well. These cases are often complex and require a thorough evaluation. Therefore, it is very important to seek the advice of our qualified and experienced New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys.

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The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm has over 25 years of experience handling all types of serious personal injury accidents, including workers’ compensation claims. They will fight for your rights, which includes getting the medical treatment you need, any wages you are legally owed, and compensation for your injuries. Additionally, our team of New Jersey trial lawyers will contact your employer’s insurance carrier to ensure you receive timely authorization for your medical treatment, and get paid for your time out of work. We will fight to protect your rights and to obtain maximum compensation for your injuries. We have been privileged to represent thousands of our clients and have recovered millions of dollars on their behalf.

Our New Jersey Accident Attorneys will treat you like family and are committed to doing our best to help you through these difficult times.

Todd J. Leonard is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, has a 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo, was named by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” for Civil Litigation, and was once again selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers® list.

There are strict time limitations to file your New Jersey workers’ compensation claim. Please give us a call today at (973) 920-7900 to request a Free Confidential Consultation. There is never a fee unless we obtain a recovery. We have offices conveniently located in Denville, Morristown, Woodbridge, and Newark. 


April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Posted on Friday, April 28th, 2017    

sexual abuse lawyerApril is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and we are all reminded of the serious effects that sexual assaults and abuse can cause to victims and their families. It is very important for victims to understand there are many resources available to help them deal with the various physical and emotional traumas they are often confronted with after such an incident. Moreover, these victims may be unaware of their legal rights during such a troubling and difficult time. Part of the healing process can be making sure the responsible party is held accountable, both criminally and civilly.

Survivors of sexual assault or sexual abuse have the right to bring a civil lawsuit against all of the responsible parties, including the perpetrator, their employer or organization. Sadly, many victims never report these assaults or abusive acts out of fear of retaliation, feeling ashamed or embarrassed, or that they will not be believed. Many victims assume they cannot bring suit, after hiding it for years after the incident occurred.

Your Rights to Bring a Lawsuit
Our experienced team of New Jersey Civil Sexual Assault Lawyers understand the damaging effects sexual assault and abuse can have on your life, as well as your family members and friends. We recognize the highly sensitive nature of these cases, and all communications with our clients are kept in the strictest confidence.

It is important to note that New Jersey has a two-year statute of limitations time limit, whereby a person can bring a sexual assault or sexual abuse lawsuit. A parent or legal guardian of a minor who has been victimized, has two years from the date they reach their majority (age 18) to file a lawsuit. In certain circumstances, the two year statute of limitations can be tolled.

The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm has over 25 years of experience handling sexual assault and abuse cases throughout New Jersey. Todd J. Leonard is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, and has devoted his entire career to fighting for his clients’ rights. Our firm passionately represents our clients who have been the victim of sexual assault or sexual abuse, and our New Jersey Sexual Assault Attorneys have filed suit against various individuals and organizations, including counselors, coaches, priests and religious organizations, schools and teachers, co-workers, and law enforcement. We will retain experts to establish liability, and prove your physical and psychological injuries as the result of the perpetrator’s actions.

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If you or a loved one have been the victim of sexual abuse or a sexual assault in New Jersey, it is important to contact our team of experienced New Jersey Civil Sexual Assault Attorneys. The lawyers at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm will fight to obtain the justice you deserve and will do our best to provide outstanding personal injury representation.

We have four convenient locations, including in Morris County, New Jersey – Denville (our main office), and Morristown, as well as offices in Newark and Woodbridge. Contact us today at (973) 920-7900 so you can get the justice you deserve!

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Denville
3010 Route 10 West
Denville, NJ 07834
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Morristown
5 Maple Ave., #2
Morristown, NJ 07960
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Newark
1 Gateway Center, #2600
Newark, NJ 07102
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81 Main St, 6th Floor, Suite #640
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
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Being injured in an accident can have serious and lifelong consequences. The New Jersey Personal Injury lawyers of the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm can help you fight for maximum compensation for your injuries and losses from the responsible parties. Contact us today at (973) 920-7900 to learn more about how our team of experienced New Jersey Accident attorneys can help you through these challenging times.