Category: Personal Injury News

  • Dog Bite Lawyers’ Tips for Victims

    Dog Bite Lawyers’ Tips for Victims

    Dog Bite Lawyers know what dog bite victims need to prove in order to receive compensation. In short, if a dog bit you in New Jersey, the following is what you need to prove to have a valid legal case against the dog owner: 1. The person that you are suing actually owns the dog…

  • Car Crashes – How to Protect Yourself

    Car Crashes – How to Protect Yourself

    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…

  • Injury Cases and Short Deadlines-Part II

    Injury Cases and Short Deadlines-Part II

    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…

  • Don’t Miss Your Injury Case Deadline

    Don’t Miss Your Injury Case Deadline

    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…

  • Sidewalk Defect Accident Liability

    Sidewalk Defect Accident Liability

    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…

  • Lien on Me – PI Lawyer Style

    Lien on Me – PI Lawyer Style

    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.…

  • Hiring an Injury Law Attorney

    Hiring 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…

  • Injury Law Attorneys’ Legal Fees

    Injury Law Attorneys’ Legal Fees

    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…

  • Personal Injury Accident Medical Treatment

    Personal Injury Accident Medical Treatment

    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…

  • Free Consultation FAQ

    Free Consultation FAQ

    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…