Javerbaum Wurgaft Attorney Jack Wurgaft Receives $1,125,000 Arbitration Award for Client

Javerbaum Wurgaft Attorney Jack Wurgaft Receives $1,125,000 Arbitration Award for Client

By JW Law

Date: May, 2017

Attorney: Jack Wurgaft and David Wikstrom

Award: $1,125,000

Javerbaum Wurgaft Attorney Jack Wurgaft recently received a $1, 125,000 arbitration award on behalf of his client in an auto accident case. In 2013 Wurgaft’s client, 53-year-old woman, was struck by a pickup truck that sped through a New Jersey Turnpike toll booth. The plaintiff, a toll plaza employee, was walking between the booths when she was hit. As a result of the accident, she suffered orthopedic and neurological injuries and financial losses.

As soon as they received the case, Wurgaft and Wikstrom started investigating causation. They enlisted top medical experts to establish the causal connection between the plaintiff’s injury and the accident. Generally in auto accident cases, insurance companies accept liability for the actual car crash but claim that the accident did not cause the damages claimed, and refuse to pay the victim’s medical bills. In this case, the truck driver did not have any insurance. The plaintiff sued her insurance company for Uninsured Motorist benefits.


Important lessons to take from this case:

Hire a Good Attorney: Cases such as this illustrate the importance of having an aggressive but compassionate attorney by your side, someone who is experienced, has a keen eye for detail, investigation and a team of experts.

If you are injured in an accident, call an attorney as soon as possible. Carry a good Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist Coverage: Uninsured motorist insurance is a component of your car insurance, which protects you, your passengers and your vehicle in the event of injury or damage when an at-fault driver has no auto insurance. Underinsured motorist insurance covers injuries sustained at the hands of a driver who has insurance, but the driver’s policy is insufficient to pay for all your injuries.

Don’t Accept the Insurance Company’s Offer Before Seeking a Professional Opinion: Often victims assume that the insurance companies offer the best that they can get, and so they settle. Insurance companies are here to save money.

They usually apply the three D tactic to protect their bottom line: delay, deny and defend. They delay handling your claim; then they deny you were hurt because of the accident and finally justify their decision in drawn-out court battles. That is why you need an experienced attorney by your side. A lawyer specializing in accident cases can give you the right advice on the value of your case and also explain all of the insurance benefits you perhaps are entitled to. usually apply the three D tactic to protect their bottom line: delay, deny and defend. They delay handling your claim; then they deny you were hurt because of the accident and finally justify their decision in drawn-out court battles.

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If you or someone you know are hit by a careless driver while driving, call our top-rated attorneys at Javerbaum Wurgaft. Our attorneys can help you recover compensation from unreasonable insurance companies.

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Javerbaum Wurgaft Shareholders Rubin Sinins and Jack Wurgaft Named Top 100 Super Lawyers

Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins P.C., a premier litigation boutique with more than 40 lawyers in eight offices, announced today that shareholders Rubin Sinins and Jack Wurgaft have been named to the New Jersey Super Lawyers “Top 100” list for 2017.

Sinins has been named to the top 100 list for the fourth time, due to his groundbreaking work in criminal matters. As both a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney and a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, a distinction held by fewer than 40 attorneys, Sinins represents individual and corporate clients in a host of legal contexts.


Wurgaft has also been named repeatedly to this prestigious list for his work in the field of medical malpractice. As a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Wurgaft litigates complex civil cases, medical malpractice, product liability (MDL) and construction site accidents.

Along with Wurgaft and Sinins, 19 Javerbaum Wurgaft attorneys were also recognized as Super Lawyers in 2017 New Jersey list.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. The annual selections are made using a multiphase process comprising of peer selection and review, independent research, and professional achievement.

About Javerbaum Wurgaft partners Jack Wurgaft and Rubin & Sinins P.C.:

Founded in 1978, Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, P.C. is a litigation boutique with numerous attorneys certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey in civil trial practice, criminal trial practice and workers’ compensation matters. The firm boasts six New Jersey locations, with offices in Springfield, Newark, Freehold, Jersey City, Mt. Laurel, and Elizabeth, as well as additional offices in New York City and suburban Atlanta. Practice areas include personal injury, criminal defense, workers’ compensation and numerous other litigation specialties.

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No Genetic Testing Puts you in Danger of Breast Cancer

We live in an age where medical science achieves new and more advanced levels of diagnosis and treatment practically on a daily basis. It is common knowledge that early detection of diseases, breast cancer as an example, leads to significantly more positive outcomes and potential cures. Notwithstanding, The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently reported that physicians frequently fail to recommend genetic testing for breast cancer patients who may also be at high risk for mutations linked to ovarian cancer and other cancers, as well as members of their family. www.ama.assn.org. Successful treatment for these life-threatening diseases depend upon the patient having as much information about the risks of the disease to enable them to guide the choices necessary for treatment. 

Equally important as genetic testing is genetic counseling which is designed to provide patients with as much knowledge and information as possible about the disease, their  risk for other diseases, and whether family members are at risk and should be tested as well. According to Reshma Jagsi, a radiation oncologist at the University of Michigan Health System, genetic counseling and testing is a powerful tool available for all of us and should be recommended by the treating physician. A survey of 2,500 breast cancer patients taken two months after undergoing surgery revealed that while two thirds had wanted genetic testing, only one third actually received it. Their doctors simply failed to make the recommendation.


As an example, a simple blood test can detect with great certainty several genetic disorders in men and women that may impact on their decision to have children and/or consider IVF.  Such disorders as Tay Sachs, which is fatal to the newborn, and Fragile X Syndrome, which leads to severe mental and physical disabilities in the child can be detected pre-natally with DNA testing and allows the parents the opportunity to make informed decisions about the pregnancy.

Jack Wurgaft, a founding partner of Javerbaum Wurgaft advises “The JW law firm has been at the forefront in representing individuals and families who have not received genetic counseling, or have, but serious errors occurred by the genetic counselor or the medical geneticist and laboratory, as well as those who should have been tested but were not.The consequences to the individual and their family can be grave, resulting in a poor prognosis when a promising prognosis should have been the standard, along with lifelong extraordinary medical costs for care and treatment that would otherwise not have been necessary.”


If you or a loved one has been injured by failure to perform genetic testing, contact the attorneys from the JW Medical Malpractice team, we are here to help.


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New Jersey highways and crosswalks are filled with cars, pedestrians and recreational bicyclists lawfully using the roadways who have the right to expect that these roadways will be safe for travel.  At the same time almost anywhere that you look there is construction going on to repair potholes, upgrade underground utilities and perform general roadway maintenance.  These activities present potential serious dangers to the public if proper precautions are not taken.


While we applaud maintenance and desperately needed improvements to our infrastructure, it is the obligation of the State and local government, together with contractors and their employees to provide proper and adequate warnings of the work being performed, both during the day and especially at night.  Lights, barriers, and warning signs are mandatory.  Excavation must be properly and securely covered so that the public is not confronted with a potentially life threatening condition.  See www.nj.gov/transportation/about/safety to learn about the State requirements for traffic Safety.

If you or a loved one have been injured as the result of highway construction or defects in the roadway, please contact us at www.javerbaumwurgaft.com.  Our firm has been representing  injury victims for more than 50 years, we are here to help.


Jack Wurgaft Receives 2016 Gerald B. O’Connor Award

Javerbaum Wurgaft, P.C. Partner Jack Wurgaft has received the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) 2016 Gerald B. O’Connor Award. This award was created to honor the memory of a legendary trial lawyer who excelled in advocacy, professionalism, and in the respect of his peers.

Jack Wurgaft, Partner of Javerbaum Wurgaft, To Speak At Masters of Trial Advocacy Retreat

Following the successful verdict of $16,000,000 in a security negligence case, the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County have engaged Jack Wurgaft to present a mock trial to the Academy’s members from October 1-3, 2014.  The Academy, based in Pennsylvania, organized the seminar around the Patterson v. Irvington Board of Education case which yielded one of the highest verdicts in New Jersey in 2012.  Mr. Wurgaft will be providing his insight on security negligence, experts and damage issues to the Academy which is comprised of distinguished trial attorneys throughout Pennsylvania.