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How long will it take to resolve my case?
There are numerous factors that will play into the determination of how long your case will take. The severity of your injuries, the availability of evidence, how many parties may be liable and your own patience and perseverance will determine how long it takes to resolve a claim. While the legal process may feel long and never-ending, perseverance is one of the key ways to maximize your compensation.
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?
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. However, having a skilled trial attorney like Brandon J. Broderick ensures that you have the best possible representation for negotiations and a potential trial.
What do I do after an accident?
Immediately after an accident, seek medical treatment for yourself and anyone else involved in the accident. You should also call the police to ensure a police report is filed. especially for car accidents and slip-and-fall cases. Try to take pictures and document the scene as best as you can. Once you are in a safe place, call us for a free consultation.
How do I know if I have a case?
In order to have a case you must damages, namely a physical or emotional injury caused by someone else's negligence. And you must have sufficient evidence to support your claim and have suffered damages in some way because of this injury. The factors are quite complex making it difficult for most people to determine if they have a case without consulting with an attorney. We offer a free consultation.
Do I have a case if I do not feel hurt?
Personal injury includes injuries to both mind and body. If you have suffered an injury to yourself, whether emotional or physical, through no fault of your own, you may have a case. Typically, you do need evidence to prove your injuries so it's important to seek medical treatment for any type of injury. It's also possible that if you’ve very recently been in an accident, the adrenaline and shock could be diminishing physical pain.
What do I do if an insurance adjuster calls me?
You shouldn't talk with an insurance adjuster for another person associated with the case. They may appear to be neighborly and thoughtful, however their best interest does not align with your best interest . No matter what an insurance adjuster may say, you have a right to reject a settlement offer from the insurance company. Accepting an offer will require you to give you important rights, including the ability to file a lawsuit for your injuries. Contact us for help dealing with another party’s insurance adjuster.