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What are my rights if another driver caused my accident and injury?
Under personal injury law, you have the right to pursue legal action against the party responsible for causing your accident and injury. This action will take the form of a lawsuit, which essentially states that because another’s negligence or wrongful act more likely than not caused you harm, you wish to recover compensation for your damages.
How much is my claim worth?
This is a common question we hear, but not a very easy one to answer. All cases are unique, and the value of your claim will depend on the facts and circumstances involved. Generally, we help our clients pursue the maximum compensation possible for all damages resulting from their accident.
Should I settle with the insurance company?
In a word: NO. Insurance companies are in business to collect money, not pay out claimants. As a result, they work vigorously to pay victims as little as possible. Often, they will attempt to contact an injured victim and try to settle for very little as quickly as they can. By having legal representation, your lawyer will handle all communications with the insurance company on your behalf and work toward securing the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Do I really need a lawyer for a car accident claim?
There is no law requiring you to have a lawyer when filing a personal injury claim after a car accident. However, what you get from working with experienced attorneys can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Why risk being unfairly compensated and not having recourse to fix it? When you hire a personal injury lawyer from our team, you pay nothing upfront. We work on contingent fees that are only collected if we win your case. If we don’t win, you don’t pay.
How is a settlement reached?
A settlement is reached when the defendant agrees to pay an amount to the plaintiff in order to drop the case. Typically, this is case for most personal injury cases – usually a settlement will be reached before a lawsuit is even filed. There are several factors that are considered when determining a settlement amount, including the severity of the injury, pain and suffering, and medical costs.
How long do I have to file a claim after a car accident?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey is two years from the date of the incident. The statute of limitations for children, however, are extended to the two years within the child’s 18th birthday. If you fail to file a claim within that time frame, you could be giving up your chance to have your case heard.
Will I have to go to trial to recover damages?
Any personal injury case has the potential to be resolved without a trial, but this depends on whether or not you can get the insurance company to comply with your claim for compensation. If you are eager to avoid a trial, it is important to work with an attorney who has the legal skills to effectively negotiate and pursue payment on your claim. It is important to keep in mind, however, that a majority of personal injury cases are resolved out of court, and a large percentage of the cases that do go to trial are worked out between both parties before the matter is decided by verdict.
What do I do after an accident?
On the off chance that you have been harmed in a mishap, the most significant need is getting clinical consideration. Expecting that you are not taken to the crisis room promptly, you should take photographs or recordings of the mishap scene and get the contact data of any observers. You ought not concede blame or apologize to any other person who was included, regardless of whether it appears to be a courteous activity. Anything that you state in the consequence of a mishap can be utilized against you in the event that you seek after a case or claim later. On the off chance that you presume that another person may have been to blame, you should set up an interview with a lawyer to talk about your alternatives. The primary counsel is free.
How do I know if I have a case?
You don't have to settle on this determination alone. Contact a lawyer and set up a free interview to go over your circumstance in detail. The lawyer will have the option to reveal to you whom you can sue and what you can hope to recuperate, in light of the realities of the mishap and the laws in your state. Basically, much of the time, you will have a case in the event that somebody acted indiscreetly in light of the current situation and caused your wounds. Applying this standard is surprisingly entangled, in any case, which is the reason it is critical to counsel a lawyer.
Do I have a case if I do not feel hurt?
You may in any case have a case regardless of whether you don't feel hurt at the scene. The natural reaction to a horrendous circumstance like a mishap sends a surge of adrenaline through the body, which can incidentally lessen vibes of agony. You may begin feeling huge agony or creating different indications later. It is insightful to counsel a specialist regardless of whether you don't feel prompt, horrendous agony, since probably the most genuine conditions develop after some time.
What do I do if an insurance adjuster calls me?
You shouldn't talk with a insurance adjuster for another person associated with the case. They may appear to be neighborly and thoughtful, yet they are more likely than doing whatever it takes not to cajole articulations from you that would decrease or wipe out the obligation of their safeguarded. Advise the protection agent to contact your lawyer, on the off chance that you have held a lawyer, or contact your insurance agency, in the event that you don't have a lawyer. Similar focuses apply if a lawyer for another person gets in touch with you.
What if I had a pre-existing condition?
You can in any case get damages from another person who was to blame for the mishap. The harms might be diminished to represent the previous condition, however you can consider someone else or element responsible for exasperating the condition. Somebody who cooperates with you accepts you as they discover you, so the subject of whether somebody without your condition would have been harmed is unessential. All things considered, these cases will in general be progressively perplexing and may require the help of specialists, so recruiting a lawyer might be particularly significant.