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.

Car Crashes – How to Protect Yourself

  • By Marc S. Berman

Car crashes are probably the most common type of personal injury case. There are millions of vehicles on the roads of New Jersey. Which means that, sooner or later, most people here will be involved in some type of car accident. Unfortunately, many of those people will suffer an injury. Some will suffer a severe Read More

Injury Cases and Short Deadlines-Part II

  • By Marc S. Berman
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In personal injury cases, missing a deadline destroys a victim’s claim, no matter how bad the injuries are. Most (not all) New Jersey personal injury cases have a two-year deadline to sue. However, ski slope cases, amusement park cases and cases against New Jersey governmental entities or employees have additional, shorter deadlines. In my last Read More

Don’t Miss Your Injury Case Deadline

  • By Marc S. Berman
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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

Sidewalk Defect Accident Liability

  • By Marc S. Berman

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

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
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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
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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.