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Throughout the entire process, Nechama went above and beyond to ensure that I was informed and comfortable with every decision. She demonstrated a deep knowledge of the law, and was able to offer sound advice that ultimately led to a positive outcome.
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I have been receiving services from this Law Firm for several years now and I want to say THANK YOU to the team, especially Joshua Pex. They are doing outstanding work. The services I have received for both our Israeli non profit association but also our social business have helped us solve many issues at hand and provided solutions in complicated situations. Personally, I am grateful for support in visa issues as a foreigner living now in Israel for many years.
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I am a Jewish, 80-year-old American, and my wife is not Jewish. We had started the process on our own back in November 2020 via the Jewish Agency and Nefesh B’Nefesh, but soon became entangled in the delays and often-changing regulations due to Covid-19. The pandemic also caused delays in obtaining the required apostilles for various documents from various state agencies and the US State Department.
We found Decker, Pex & Co. On the internet and began working with Ariel in late November 2021. Ariel did a superb job of leading us through the process, helping us to understand which documents were essential, which would most likely be required, and which, though included on the list of required documents, were rarely required. He helped us several times to understand what was likely and unlikely to occur as “the next step.” Helping us manage our expectations was extremely useful to us.
Besides his knowing the laws, regulations and procedures, Ariel also made us feel that he was truly interested in helping us to successfully work through this process in as smooth, timely, and frustration-free manner as possible.
My wife and I strongly recommend anyone planning to go through this process seriously consider hiring Decker, Pex, Ofir & Co. and, specifically, Ariel Galili.
Alexander P Gutterman
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Marce Ruth St. Rey
Party time in the heart, my beloved husband received his residence after so much time of battles and faith. Gratitude, God has blessed us with wonderful beings who have accompanied us, including a "precious angel" who touched our hearts, our excellent and fantastic lawyer: Maria Chernin Dekel, sweet and wonderful human being, who has guided us and stayed On our side. side in this intense legal transit whom we bless on every occasion. God bless you dear Maria, you have exceeded your professional duty by containing us and collaborating with us in hard times, very hard, for that we want to thank you publicly, you are unique!!!
We bless and thank the entire team at Decker Pex Tal Ofir Law Firm.
Extrmely friendly, professional and helpful. A big thank you to Irina especially from the Jerusalem office. Highly Recommended.
We highly recommend Adv. Mike Decker and have know him for many years. He has helped our family with many battles over the years. We recently received our permanent residency after 23 years in Israel. We so much appreciate Mike’s representation of us.
Josh has been helping me on and off for a few years now. I have needed legal advice and assistance with immigration due to a complex situation of mine, and he has been extremely available and responsive, honest and clear about my route and how to proceed. Very much recommended!
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Working in European market and international now, I couldn’t dare to let myself wide my wings on countries unknown to me. Definitely they’ll be the lawyers representing me, my business at every international aspect and on personal development.
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The best lawyer firm I’ve had dealt with. I would like to thank Anat Levi and Ariel Galili from the Jerusalem branch for all of their efforts and patience, we could not have been Able to reach to where we are now without them
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I highly recommend this firm, especially Oded Ger.
The team of lawyers and assistants are incredibly professional. Aiming to give their clients the advice possible regarding the normative and the law of Israel. With well trained and professional secretary at the front desk to the lawyers team, I could say that I had one of the most professional services possible. I'm super glad of choosing Joshua Pex of Law office for immigration solution, lawyers to advise in my case, to me, it is remarkable.
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We came to Mr. Joshua with so many questions (and most of all, with so many concerns and worries) …
When we explained our case to him, first of all, he calmed us down and helped us to see the big picture, which took away our fears;
Then he presented us with a detailed explanation and a few options to explore, and a timeline, how things work and necessary steps to undertake on our part,
We thank and highly recommend Mr. Joshua for showing us so much empathy, care and professionalism (!)
We have been working with Decker, Pex & Co - Law Firm in Tel Aviv for many years very well. Because we appreciated their lawyers services, we recommended businesses and individuals again and again to go there as well.
If you need to solve any complicated legal issue in Israel, don't hesitate to contact them. Otherwise you will loose hours/days/weeks with things that they can solve in minutes. They helped me to obtain my expert working visa in Israel and even after that they responded further questions and gave me advices related to administrative issues in Israel which saved me a lot of time. Irena Rosenberg and Michael Decker worked on my case, they are very professional and helpful. They will not let you down, feel free to contact them.
I admire the Austrian citizenship team in Tel-Aviv branch! They deserve more then 5 stars!! They are very friendly and professional. I've got Austrian citizenship in 4 months for all family members which consists of 12 people! The entire team is very friendly and responsive. They are always answering questions and support during the process. I recommend to everyone. Was 100% satisfied.
Mr. Joshua Pex is knowledgeable and Professional. I really appreciate his courteous and direct approach.
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We are very happy with the services. Somehow they managed to translate the law lingo into language we actually understand 😉 and their outstanding YouTube videos helped us to have a better grasp of what process we had to go through. Their patience, clear explanation and experience are very valuable. It's also very nice to know that you will receive response promptly; it made us feel we can really trust their services. We recommend all those looking for immigration lawyers to get in touch.
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Joshua Pex was both an amazing human being and an inspiring human rights attorney. I reported directly to him for various activities I performed as in intern. I was impressed with his incredibly solid character. He is trustworthy, fair, and goes above and beyond to advocate for the vulnerable. He is completely trustworthy and high caliber in his work. His partners and employees are very blessed to work with him. I am honored to know them.
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We had a pleasure of working with Irena Rosenberg who assisted in getting our two U.S. born children registered in Israel and supported visa process for my wife in 2021. During the pandemic, my wife and I decided to move to Israel where I am originally from after living in the U.S. for over 20 years, but we had no idea how to go about securing visas before and after arriving in Israel. Irena is knowledgeable, reliable and competent lawyer who always had answers to all our questions which made us feel confident that everything would be fine with her assistance. We are now happily living in Israel and are so grateful to have Irena who is a genuinely nice person as our lawyer.
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For Advocate Joshua Pex.
We were in a devastating situation when my wife received an order from the immigration office to leave Israel within 30 days, without any explanation, after we have been married and in the process for six and a half years. We heard of Advocate Pex through a friend of a friend. We contacted Mr. Pex and he was ready to help us when he heard of our situation.
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Did you travel to work or with your family and hit a car or pedestrian? What is the right thing to do, and what are the possible consequences? If you were injured or suffered damage to property as a result of a traffic accident, you must follow the right course of action in order to ensure your rights.
Traffic accidents are one of the most stressful situations when it comes to transportation but also one of the most common. Statistics show that most of us will be involved in at least one vehicular accident during our lifetime.
Some rules of thumb that apply to any accident:
Call rescue services: Did you hurt anyone? Call for help. This is the first and most important thing to do. Medical treatment comes first, and only then is it time to examine damage to property. This is not only the right moral choice but also the legal course of action that will protect you later.
Get immediate legal assistance: Contacting a transport lawyer as soon as possible is often a critical factor in the lawyer’s ability to assist you. An offending driver will, of course, want to contact an attorney, but this is also true in a situation where you or any of your family members have been injured. Do not wait to get home, and certainly do not wait a few days to calm down. Contact a lawyer immediately, while you’re still at the scene, as close as possible to the time of the incident. This will allow the lawyer to better advise you on how to behave during an investigation if you are summoned to one, and this may significantly impact your court case, if and when it is opened.
It is important to note that, even if the blame for the accident is on you, and even if a charge has been filed against you, you are entitled to compensation for bodily injuries. If you have suitable comprehensive insurance (Makif), you can also receive compensation for damage to your vehicle. Even in relatively minor accidents, you are entitled to compensation for bodily injuries.
A vehicle collision from behind can result in an injury called “whiplash,” which can cause headaches for an extended period of time and impairment in earning capacity. There are a number of steps that need to be taken in order to ease the claim process against the insurance companies:
The incident should be documented in detail, including extracting documentation of the accident from the vehicle camera (if available), taking photos of the damage to the vehicle and to other vehicles (if any), documenting the scene of the incident (e.g., near a road sign, bridge, or another recognizable object), and recording the full details of those involved in the accident, including the vehicle license, valid insurance certificate, driver’s license, or ID number.
Do not sign any impromptu statement requested by any of the parties involved in the accident in which you plead guilty.
Seek medical attention if needed at an emergency room, Terem, a health maintenance clinic, or a private doctor. If you are injured, it is advisable to call an ambulance. In any case, make sure that the evacuation and the reason for it are documented in writing.
If the traffic accident occurred during work, this must be stated in the medical documents in order to allow a claim with the National Insurance Institute (Bituah Leumi) as well.
In the case of a self-inflicted accident, it is recommended in any case to evacuate by ambulance so that it will not be claimed that the injury was caused by any other reason. The reason for the evacuation must be written in the discharge or hospitalization document of the medical institution.
Make sure that your complaint before the relevant authority is documented in writing and is not missing any details. Make sure the description of the pain and its location is recorded. This is not the time to say, “It will be okay,” or, “It will pass.” Everything must be recorded, or the insurance company will be able to claim that it is not related to the accident.
Contact the police station to receive a certificate confirming the accident.
It is important to keep the full documentation even after being discharged, including referrals for further treatment, medical certificates, physical therapy treatments, and more.
Get legal advice from an expert transport lawyer or bodily injury lawyer as soon as possible.
The Importance of Speed in Contacting a Lawyer Who Specializes in the Field
In serious and minor accidents, the Israel Police usually bring a traffic examiner on its behalf to examine the scene, the circumstances of the accident, and, as a result, the blame for the accident and its severity. This is often used to build the infrastructure for the charge if it is discovered that there was negligence on the part of one of the parties. The traffic examiner works on behalf of the prosecution, and their viewpoint is often critical.
Therefore, in any accident involving the police, it is important to contact a lawyer quickly, even before the vehicles are evacuated from the lane. If it is decided to file a charge, this is all the more important. The lawyer may order an independent traffic examiner to examine the matters from a defense point of view and be able to disagree with the facts of the charge, if necessary, after having documented the matters. An independent traffic examiner may illuminate other issues, checking into points that the Israel Police traffic examiner did not check into and, thus, it may be possible to reduce damages for the accused driver, make the procedure more efficient, and bring up circumstances that may reduce punishment and even lead to acquittal.
I Was Injured in an Accident and Want to Claim Compensation
Until 1975, it was necessary to personally sue the driver who caused the accident in order to receive compensation that would enable rehabilitation and recovery. The laws relating to transport are complex, and it was often difficult to prove the driver’s guilt and, consequently, receive compensation. As a result, many road victims were left without compensation even though they were seriously injured. The Road Accident Victims Compensation Law, 1975 eliminated the need to prove guilt and left us with the question of whether or not the damage was caused by the road accident in question.
The law requires all vehicle owners to take out obligatory insurance (Bituach Chova) that allows, in cases of bodily injury, to sue the insurance company for compensation. In the case of a pedestrian who is injured, the claim is against the insurance company of the injuring vehicle.
What Does the Compensation Consist of?
There are a number of factors that affect the amount of compensation. The courts usually take into account the following factors in determining how much compensation the victim deserves:
The severity of the injury and the impairment of earning capacity (including the percentage of disability and other injuries)
The age of the injured party, taking into account the number of years of work up to retirement age; the younger the injured party, the greater the compensation.
The level of wages before the injury.
Additional personal circumstances.
Many other variables are also taken into consideration when determining the amount of compensation, including the salary and social rights lost by the victim as a result of the accident, days of hospitalization and other uncovered medical expenses, rehabilitation costs and medical aids, pain and suffering, and legal expenses.
Hit and Run
It is important to note that the law defines a rule of “uniqueness of the cause,” which allows for filing a bodily injury claim only against the offending party and blocks the possibility of filing such a claim against a third party in cases where the driver has escaped and cannot be found or in cases where there is no legally valid obligatory insurance.
For such cases, there is a fund for compensation for victims of traffic accidents called “Karnit,” which serves as an insurance company in cases where there is no insurance company against which a claim can be filed.
In any case of a hit and run accident, the following should be performed:
Document the incident by security cameras, car cameras, or cameras of nearby civilians.
Create a list of all known details of the offending vehicle, including the license number, type, and color of the vehicle, etc.
Create a list of witnesses who saw the incident.
In the case of a pedestrian, call an ambulance and the police.
File a complaint at a police station in person as soon as possible.
Compensation for Damage to Property
Obligatory insurance only covers bodily injuries. Comprehensive insurances of all kinds, which are non-obligatory, allow for compensation for damage to property. In such cases, the claim should be filed against the insurance company of the offending driver or, if there is no such insurance company, against the driver. If there is a dispute about the blame for the accident or the components of compensation, the matter is referred to the Court of Traffic Offenses, but the insurance companies decide on the disputed issues between themselves, with each company representing the driver through its own lawyers.
Traffic Accidents as Work Accidents
In cases where a traffic accident occurs while working, a claim must be filed against Bituah Leumi in order to receive compensation for a work injury, and the claim must be filed within 12 months from the date of the accident. Only then should a claim be filed against the insurance company as usual. These are two separate compensations, although the insurance companies usually deduct the amount of compensation that the injured party receives from Bituah Leumi even if the injured party decides not to file a claim at all (which is called a conceptual deduction, a deduction of the compensation that the victim could have received if they had filed a claim against Bituah Leumi).
Contact Us – Traffic Accidents and Transport Law
The laws relating to transportation and traffic in Israel are complex. In case you have caused damage to property and bodily injury, or in case you or someone in your family has been injured and you want to file a lawsuit, it is necessary to be represented by an experienced transport attorney as close as possible to the time of the incident. Being represented by an experienced attorney affects the amount of compensation one can receive, the ability of the attorney to make analogies from past cases and rulings, and the time of the procedure and ability to receive initial compensation even before the ruling is passed, in a procedure called “frequent payment.” Our law firm has professional lawyers who are well versed in transport and bodily injury law and have decades of experience in these fields.