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Lien on Me – PI Lawyer Style

  • By Marc S. Berman

A lien is something that a PI lawyer often needs to discuss with his or her client. (“PI” is short for “personal injury.”) The reason being that liens often affect how much compensation an accident victim can recover on their claim. In this post, I will explain what a lien is, in a personal injury case. Read More

Hiring an Injury Law Attorney

  • By Marc S. Berman
Why you should hire an injury law attorney

Some accident victims wonder how hiring an injury law attorney will help them gain better compensation. Why shouldn’t injury victims represent themselves?  Here are three big reasons why an accident victim should hire an experienced injury law attorney: 1. An Insurance Company Will Eat Up an Unrepresented Victim Almost always, high-powered insurance adjusters and lawyers Read More

Injury Law Attorneys’ Legal Fees

  • By Marc S. Berman

Injury law attorneys, in the majority of cases, do not charge clients by the hour. Nor do they charge victims a flat fee for services. Instead, most injury law attorneys charge a contingent legal fee. That is how I operate my practice.  Essentially, a contingent fee arrangement means that we only receive a percentage of whatever compensation our client Read More

Personal Injury Accident Medical Treatment

  • By Marc S. Berman
personal injury accident

You have been the victim of a personal injury accident. Your doctor says that you need certain medical treatment. Let’s say that the treatment involves major surgery. You are afraid to get the surgery because of the potential side effects. If you refuse to submit to the proposed treatment, will that negatively affect your legal case? That Read More

Free Consultation FAQ

  • By Marc S. Berman
free legal consultation

Most personal injury lawyers offer a free consultation. What exactly does a free consultation consist of? Here are some frequently asked questions about free consultations: Q. Is a free consultation really totally free? Are there no hidden costs? A. With a reputable attorney, free means free. The only cost you may have is the cost Read More

How Long Does a Personal Injury Case Take?

  • By Marc S. Berman
How long does a personal injury case take

Exactly How Long Does a Personal Injury Case Take to Settle? This post features a video that answers the question “how long does a personal injury case take to settle?” To read a written article that answers the question “how long does a personal injury video take,” see my earlier blog post on the same topic.

Injury Lawsuit – How Long? (Pt. 2)

  • By Marc S. Berman
injury lawsuit

(This post is a continuation of my last one. In it, I explained why it is not always necessary for an injury victim to file an injury lawsuit. I further explained that, when necessary, an injury lawsuit is often not filed until at least a year after an accident. That is in order to allow the Read More

Injury Claims -How Long Do They Take?

  • By Marc S. Berman
injury claims

Injury claims can be stressful. To begin with, there is the stress of the accident itself. Then, there is the galling fact that, through no fault of your own, someone else injured you. It doesn’t matter whether you suffered the injury in a car accident, or in a slip and fall, or through medical malpractice, Read More

Car Accident Injuries Are Not All Equal

  • By Marc S. Berman
car accident injuries

Were you injured in a car accident? Do all car accident injuries qualify you for monetary compensation? Not quite. This video podcast tells you which car accident injuries ARE compensable. To read the script of the podcast, click here:

Attorney Car Accident Advice: Injuries

  • By Marc S. Berman
attorney car accident

Here is some good attorney car accident advice about car accident injuries. Let’s say another driver crashes into your car while you are driving it. As a result, you suffer an injury. The accident was not your fault. Let’s say further that you live in Bergen County, in Fair Lawn. (Or in Teaneck, Paramus, Ridgewood, Glen Read More