Practice Areas

This office’s paramount concern is to maximize your recovery.

If this demands going to court, we will be ready. When someone else is responsible for your injury, we will help you get the money you need to get better and to move on with your life.

 We handle personal injury cases on a contingency-fee basis. This means there are no attorneys’ fees until we recover money for you by way of settlement or collected judgment. If you’ve been injured by the negligence of someone else, call today for a complimentary, confidential case consultation. Multilingual staff is available for Korean, Spanish, Chinese, Cantonese, Mandarin speaking clients. Weekend appointments are available.

Emphasis of Practice

Automobile Collisions

We represent people who have been injured by motor vehicle collisions, including, collisions with commercial vehicles such as tractor trailers. We represent individuals who were injured riding motorcycles, cases which usually have particular needs.

Motor vehicle collision can give rise to injuries which can affect a person for years and in some instances, for life. One cannot begin to assess the potential for injury by looking at vehicle property damage. While in many instances less injuries are realized where there is nominal property damage, on occasion meaningful injuries arise without appreciable property damage. Most physicians, medical literature, practiced lawyers and the law of New Jersey recognizes that there is no real relationship between vehicle property damage and injury. When injuries occur, people deal with emotional, physical and financial concerns. If you or a loved one has been involved in an automobile accident in Northern New Jersey, contact Walter so you might learn what your options are.

Tractor Trailer Collisions

Tractor trailer collisions can stem from: speeding; load shift; failure to yield; driver fatigue; poor vehicle maintenance; unsafe lane changing. The effects of these collisions can be devastating. Tractor trailer accidents are more complex to litigate than standard car-on-car crashes due to the large number of involved parties. Every entity from the driver himself to the trucking carrier, the manufacturer of the truck, and even mechanics involved in the maintenance of the vehicle can be involved, causing a complex web of legal issues. For this reason, it is suggested that, to guide them through the process of seeking compensation for their injuries, victims of tractor trailer accidents should retain legal representation from a qualified attorney with experience in litigating claims involving tractor trailer accidents.

Motorcycle Accidents

When it comes to motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accident injuries are among the worst. Although a helmet may be worn during the accident, typical injuries may result in head trauma, spinal cord injuries, back injury and multiple fractures. If you have been in a accident while riding your motorcycle, your main priorities should be to seek immediate medical treatment and find a injury lawyer that has worked with motorcycle accident claims. Our firm is experienced with motorcycle accidents and is well prepared to handle all the details of your case. If you ride a motorcycle, you need to maintain private health insurance for the good of yourself and your family.

Work Place Accidents

If you sustain an injury while on the job, you have rights designed to protect you medically and financially. The New Jersey government created a system that provides people who sustain work related injuries an avenue to collect specific statutory benefits. These benefits include full payment for all work related injury medical bills, temporary disability payments while the worker is unable to return to their job, and compensation in the form of a monetary award that is set by statute based on the percentage of disability caused by the work related injury.

Slip and Fall Accidents

If you have been seriously injured through a slip and fall accident at a business or a home which you believe may be a result of the property owner’s negligence, you may be able to file a lawsuit. Slip and fall accidents also occur in public places such as on a sidewalk. Falls which occur on public property require heightened attention and with these cases, usually only the most serious injuries will allow for a recovery because of governmental immunities. We focus on representing your legal rights and work to recover compensation for medical treatment, pain and suffering and lost wages.

Some accident cases include:

Broken or cracked sidewalks
Uneven ground or broken step with no warning
Wet and/or slippery floor with no warning
A accident caused by inadequate or poor lighting
Injuries that occur on playgrounds or at parks and/or community centers Snowy and icy driveway or sidewalk

Dog Bite Accidents

New Jersey law imposes strict liability on dog owners. That means that if you are bit by a dog, the dog’s owner must pay all of your damages even if the dog never bit anyone else before. To win your lawsuit, you must prove: Who the dog owner is; That you were bit by a dog; That you were in a public place or lawfully on the dog owner’s property; and that you were injured.

Product Liability & Defective Products

Manufacturers, suppliers and retailers have a duty to provide the public with safe products. When injuries result from faulty design, poor manufacturing, lack of instructions/warnings, victims may seek compensation for the injuries a product caused. Companies that provide the public with products are generally held accountable for defective products, even if great care was taken to produce a safe product; this is called strict liability. Individuals that sustain injury from a defective product may be able to seek compensation from the manufacturer, the supplier or the retailer. An experienced attorney should be able to help you determine what party is ultimately responsible for your injury and help you seek damages from the most appropriate source. Product liability claims can be complicated legal battles, so it is always a good idea to hire an experienced product liability lawyer if you need to seek compensation for your injuries.

Pedestrian Accidents

It is the responsibility of all drivers to obey state traffic laws and drive in a safe manner. Pedestrians are at risk when a driver operates their vehicle recklessly, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, texting while driving, or using their cell phone. In most cases, accidents occur because the driver is simply not giving adequate attention to driving. Walter Faust has successfully represented the rights of people who have been injured in these type of pedestrians accidents. Our office is selective in the cases we take and as a result our clients receive highly personalized and responsive service to everyone we represent.

Complex Spine Injury Cases

Having worked with many serious back surgery and neck injury cases, Walter has developed an in-depth understanding to the processes which brings about back, neck and extremity pain. Unfortunately there are physicians who attend spine injuries with self-serving ends and Walter will try to help you steer clear of these doctors. The goal should be to find the most accurate diagnosis as soon as possible, so the patient is informed with reasoned options to help alleviate pain and anxiety and bring about the fullest recovery possible. This office regularly litigates against insurance carriers, working to obtain the medical care which the physician and the patient consider necessary. If you have suffered a serious back injury or neck injury, you need a lawyer that will help you realize the help which you need.

When purchasing automobile insurance

Liability coverage is what your New Jersey auto insurance company will pay to someone else, to protect you and your assets in the event that you are held responsible for an automobile accident. While insurance needs vary from person to person, you want to purchase enough insurance for your family’s needs. In more recent years, too many people purchase insurance directly from the insurance company, often completing applications without an insurance agent with the application being submitted by the Internet. Purchasing insurance directly from an insurance company, without the assistance of an agent, often brings problems, inadequate levels of insurance: health benefits and uninsured/underinsured benefits. The person who purchases insurance directly from the insurance company will often do their family a disservice. Because there are some insurance companies who you would be advised to avoid, insurance companies who will treat you like the enemy if you present a claim for health benefits, uninsured or underinsured benefits, you would be well advised to discuss your insurance needs with an attorney before buying your automobile insurance policy, a service which most attorneys will provide without charge.