An injury case claim does not last forever. Personal injury law requires accident victims to take legal action promptly. If a victim fails to take proper legal action in time, he or she loses his or her right to compensation. While most people realize that injury law deadlines exist, many aren’t aware of how short Read More
Category: Personal Injury News
Personal injury news for the New Jersey area. See some of the latest news about personal injury cases and other useful information about what you should do if you have been injured and are looking to seek legal representation.
A personal accident attorney gets many calls from people injured on sidewalks. Usually, there is some defect on the sidewalk that causes the victim to trip and fall. Under New Jersey law, an owner of a residential property is generally not responsible for such accidents on the sidewalks adjacent to their property. Thus, a victim can’t Read More
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
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, 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
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
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
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.
(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 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