New Jersey Personal Injury FAQ
Many people seeking legal help in New Jersey after being injured have similar concerns and worries regarding retaining a lawyer and initiating a lawsuit. To better serve you, we’ve compiled here some of the questions we get most often.
Who is going to pay for my medical bills for an automobile accident?
If you are involved in a car accident in New Jersey, it’s important to know that New Jersey is a no-fault state regarding car accidents. This being the case, your medical expenses for any injuries incurred will go through your own automobile insurance. Most personal injury lawsuits will also require you to pay upfront for any medical bills. All of these expenses will of course be presented as part of your settlement request and therefore reimbursed when you win your case.
Do I Need to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Personal injury cases usually deal with very tough defendants, often insurance companies who are trained to prove your case wrong, often by denying their liability, and incentivized to pay you as little as possible if they are found liable. They are working for their own bottom line and not with your best interest at heart. Even if your case seems straightforward, it is vitally important for you to have an advocate who knows how to deal with them. You should never agree to a personal injury settlement without consulting an experienced New Jersey lawyer.
Your chance of getting the compensation your injury entitles you to is much greater when you have an experienced attorney representing you. Our New Jersey team is small and highly experienced, which means your case will get the attention it needs from the best in the field. We are not a huge firm where your case will get lost in the shuffle. Our expertise will guide you to get all the compensation that you should be getting, from medical bills to pain and suffering, lost wages and future loss of earnings. We will draw up a plan tailored to your case and utilizing a strategy of evidence and experts to maximize your award.
Will I need experts to help prove my case?
Many if not most personal injury lawsuits will be benefited by enlisting an expert to help prove your case. In the case of a car accident, experts give their determination of who was at fault as well as the amount of damages incurred as a result. Slip and fall accidents will utilize an expert to analyze details of the event and determine liability. Experts are a valuable resource to help prove your case and can also put monetary value on aspects such as stress, emotional damage and future loss of earnings.
Is there a time limit to file my personal injury case?
New Jersey personal injury lawsuits are subject to time limits, or a statute of limitations. Every state has its own statutes, and if you don’t file your case within this time period, it is very unlikely your case will be heard in court. Once filed, any additional documents and responses will also be subject to deadlines as determined by state law. Generally speaking, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits in New Jersey is two years from date of injury. Extensions are possible in some very specific cases and only with court approval.
How long can I expect my personal injury case last?
We work hard to get it done as quickly as possible, but that length of time depends on the details of your specific case. Because there are so many types of personal injury claims, and the details of each situation are different, it is impossible to say how long any case will last or how quickly you can get paid. Many factors will influence your case’s speed and outcome. A personal injury lawsuit is a very involved process including many important elements coming together. Filing complaints, interrogations, expert analyses, depositions of witnesses, and negotiating settlement or taking your case to trial. The quickest case could be finished in just a few months but some can go for years.
Personal injury case defendants can be notoriously difficult and are usually more willing to negotiate with experienced personal injury attorneys. We are often able to obtain a substantial settlement, however some cases will need to go to trial. Some defendants will purposely try to prolong your case to delay paying you as long as possible. We will work hard to get you the best outcome, and we don’t take a fee until you are awarded compensation.
Get Help From Our New Jersey Personal Injury Team
We realize that when you suffer a severe injury, the trauma is not just physical but emotional as well, and the last thing you need to be worried about is the financial strain of your recovery. We are here to advocate for you and explore your options to create a best strategy to help you move forward in the best way possible.
Our team will work with you to ensure you file according to the New Jersey statute of limitations, putting together all the elements your case needs to win and we’ll be with you all the way. Our mission is to get you the financial compensation you deserve while you heal physically. Contact us here for a free initial consultation.
How Much Money is My New Jersey Personal Injury Case Worth?
Compensation amounts vary widely and are dependent on a variety of factors. Because of the variety of types of cases and each case has different degrees of physical, emotional and financial losses, it is difficult to put a dollar amount on a case without examining all of the influencing factors. Intent of the defendant is another factor, as the defendant can be intentional or negligent. While both can be found liable, one may result in a higher compensation award. ++
how can I find out more?
If you think you have a case, call us at (877)375-9599 for a free consultation.