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One of the most commonly asked questions in a boating accident personal injury case is, "What compensation can I receive?" This question cannot be truthfully or accurately answered without a full assessment of your case by a New Jersey boat accident lawyer. If an attorney tells you otherwise, Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law advises you to seek another more reliable opinion. Compensation is based on proving who was at fault in your accident and the degree to which this person was responsible.
Comparative Negligence Laws
In the state of New Jersey, damages are only awarded if you are not more than 50% liable for you injuries. The legal term for this is the "comparative negligence rule" and the skill of your lawyer frequently determines the degree of fault that is assigned in a case. By thoroughly investigating and reviewing the facts of your case, we strive to show not only whose negligence caused the accident, but how their actions were the main contributory factor. The severity of your injury is another major factor in establishing the worth of a case.
The consequences of a minor fracture from a boating incident are much less than a severe spinal cord injury from a car or truck accident. Additionally, an important element in determining compensation is how your injury has or will affect your life. An insurance company may try to lessen the true impact or extent of your injury in order to lessen the compensation that is paid. We know the tactics that are used by insurers and how to document the facts surrounding your case. Our purpose is to obtain the full compensation you are owed.
Why Hire Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law After an Accident?
Our lead attorney worked for years as an associate in one of the largest personal injury firms in northern New Jersey, never losing a trial during this time.
This experience and skill has resulted in the following kinds of results:
- A $525,000 settlement in a back injury case
- A $420,000 settlement for a pedestrian knockdown incident
- A $400,000 jury verdict in a back injury trial
According to information from the U.S. Coast Guard, operator inattention or inexperience, excessive speed, alcohol and improper lookout were the primary reasons for boating accidents. Each of these situations was avoidable but the negligence must be legally proven. This is where having a New Jersey boating accident attorney who is experienced and accomplished can bring about the result you desire in your case.
How Our Firm Can Assist You
We work to obtain fair compensation for your hospital and medical bills. This includes not only those incurred to this point but ones that resolve care and treatment that you may need in the future. If you have lost wages or your business income has fallen as a result of your injuries, we strive to see that this becomes part of the compensation you are paid. We also pursue damages for severe injuries that cause long-lasting pain, disfigurement, and other areas that deserve compensation. In many personal injury cases, punitive damages that we obtain are the ones that truly go towards making up for the negative effects that have been caused.
We caution you to be wary of fast settlement offers from insurance companies. In the vast majority of cases, these offers come at a time when you are in financial trouble and in great need of help. Unfortunately, such settlements are also routinely well below the full amount of compensation that could be paid in your case. We work to see that you are correctly compensated for your injuries and the other consequences of your accident.
Contact us to find out about pursuing the maximum possible compensation. Consultations are free!
Do I need an attorney if I've already been offered a settlement?
The offer you received from the insurance company is almost certainly less than what you are entitled to, by a significant margin. Insurance companies, just like any other business, are structured to maximize their own profits, and in addition to offering a minimal amount in any settlement, they will also commonly employ aggressive tactics against claimants like you to discourage requests for full compensation. We can not only advise you of what your case is really worth, but also provide skilled representation to help you recover damages.
How much is my case worth?
Each personal injury case is unique, and your attorney will consult with you in detail to help you determine the full value of your claim. In any fair settlement, you should expect to receive enough money to cover all your medical bills, from emergency treatment at the scene of the accident to rehabilitative care to help you fully recover. Claims of this nature should also cover the amount of income you will lose due to the injury from missing work or inability to perform on your job, as well as compensation for the pain and suffering you experienced.
How long will it take to resolve my case?
A variety of factors will play into how long it takes to get your insurance settlement, from the availability of evidence to support your claim to how cooperative the insurance company is and how effectively you can prepare your case. At our firm, our legal team takes every case seriously and we will do everything possible to achieve a successful resolution for you. We will also keep you informed throughout the entire process about what you may be up against and how long you can expect your case to take.