Have you or a loved one recently suffered a serious or catastrophic injury? Are you facing an insurance company whose best offer won’t even begin to touch the losses to your family, both financially and emotionally? It may be time to find yourself an experienced personal injury lawyer. Choosing the right personal injury lawyer can make all the difference in the world when it comes to you getting fair compensation for the harm that you have experienced. Knowing that you have an advocate in your corner who will represent you with compassion yet take on the insurance company with determination can help give you peace of mind as you move forward.
Do I have a Personal Injury Claim?
To determine if you are viable for a personal injury case, there are a few items you must be able to prove first.
- Did you suffer an injury?
To bring a personal injury claim or lawsuit to court, you must have suffered a personal harm, whether it be physical or psychological. This includes, but is not limited to, slipping and falling and receiving a concussion in a restaurant, breaking your arm in a store, or severe insomnia, anxiety, and depression after a devastating automobile accident.
- Was the responsible party negligent?
To file your claim, you must have had your injury or injuries from the negligence of another person or entity, such as a government agency or business. This means that the person or entity acted in a careless fashion, caused your injury, and will be held responsible or “liable” for them. Negligence is defined as the failure to behave with the standard of care a reasonable, responsible person would have exercised under equivalent circumstances.
- Are there recoverable damages?
Recoverable damages financial and personal harms that can be remedied by monetary damages. If the entity or person acted in a negligent manner, the court or insurance company may award you a certain amount of money. These damages can be economic, such as lost wages and medical bills, or noneconomic, such as suffering, pain, and diminished quality of life. While economic are easier to calculate, noneconomic can be more difficult, which our team can handle and create reasonable estimates for your case.
What’s Next After Filing?
Injury and accident lawsuits can take on numerous forms; nonetheless, standard stages of your case will remain constant. See below:
Our law firm has a team of experienced attorneys dedicated to helping injured people solve their legal problems. Many of our clients that we help have suffered serious and catastrophic injuries in motor vehicle accidents (including truck and bus accidents, motorcycle accidents and pedestrian and bicycle accidents), construction accidents, slip-and-fall accidents and dog bite incidents.
We take a team approach in trying to help clients through their problems and use the best case-management technology available. Choosing a law firm with strong personal injury lawyers willing to fight for you is essential as insurance companies will try to take advantage and pay as little as possible.
If trial is essential, our firm uses cutting edge technology to better present your case to juries so that juries really understand your problems and what you have gone through. We utilize a team approach with commitment of the resources, attorneys, paralegals, technology and investigators necessary.
Our personal injury lawyers understand that the best way to present your case to juries is in an auditory-visual manner, appealing to both sight and sound of jurors. The old world of lawyers just droning on and on to juries and judges has passed and effective persuasion using today's technological tools available is the only way to win personal injury cases in the way they should be won.
Call our offices in Wayne, Hoboken, Hackensack or Newark at 973-870-0434 or contact us online to schedule a free Initial Personal Injury Consultation. With our personal injury cases, we handle them on a contingency fee basis and if there is no recovery there is no fee.