Helping Accident Victims Recover Compensation for Their Injuries and other Losses
People are injured in preventable accidents on a daily basis throughout the state of New Jersey. While many accidents result in relatively minor injuries that require little to no medical attention, these kinds of incidents also have the potential to cause extremely serious injuries that require immediate and ongoing medical attention. Thankfully for people who are injured in preventable accidents, New Jersey personal injury law entitles individuals who are injured by the negligence of others to compensation for their injuries and other losses. The kinds of damages that are often successfully pursued in New Jersey personal injury cases include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Loss of quality of life
- Property damage
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
It is highly advisable for anyone who has been injured in an accident to retain an attorney immediately. While insurance companies and at-fault parties will often make unrepresented victims significant settlement offers, people who retain a lawyer after an accident often obtain significantly more compensation than they would if they had simply represented themselves.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury cases can arise from nearly any type of accident that could have been prevented. At the Law Office of Ronald J. Brandmayr, we regularly represent individuals that have been hurt in the following types of accidents:
- Truck accidents
- Slips and falls
- Pedestrian accidents
- Pool accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Accidents involving consumer products
- Sports accidents
- Recreational accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Dog bites
Getting Compensation for Your Injuries
Simply being injured in an accident does not mean that victims automatically are issued a check. Generally, people who are injured are required to make an injury claim and, if liability is conceded, negotiate a settlement amount with the insurance company or party that is responsible for his or her injuries. In the case that liability is contested, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit against the party responsible for the accident in order to recover compensation. As a result, victims should always retain an attorney after involvement in an accident. Some of the ways in which a lawyer can be of assistance include the following:
- Negotiate on your behalf with the party offering to settle your claim
- Investigate your case to uncover evidence of negligence
- Help you find ways to cover your medical expenses while your claim is pending
- File a lawsuit on your behalf
- Represent you in court
If your claim is contested (the other party does not concede fault), a significant amount of investigation may be required in order to obtain compensation. For example, in a car accident claim, it may be necessary to gather and analyze evidence, such as witness statements, vehicle maintenance records, surveillance footage, computer data, and cell phone records. An attorney can use the legal process to compel the production of this kind of evidence in order to maximize the chances of recovering compensation for the injuries sustained by his or her client.
Everyone Can Afford a Personal Injury Attorney after an Accident
Many people are concerned about whether or not they will be able to afford an attorney after being involved in a serious accident. It is important for victims to understand that personal injury attorneys almost invariably use a contingent fee arrangement when representing their clients. What this means is that injured victims will not owe anything in legal fees unless their lawyer successfully recovers compensation on their behalf. Furthermore, any legal fees that victims incur come out of the settlement or award they receive, meaning that at no point will he or she be required to pay legal fees out-of-pocket. By utilizing these kinds of arrangements, personal injury attorneys can ensure that everyone has access to quality legal representation, regardless of their ability to pay.
Call the Law Office of Ronald J. Brandmayr Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with a New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been hurt in an accident that you believe may have been caused by the negligence of another person, you should have your case reviewed by an experienced lawyer. In many instances, people who are hurt in accidents in New Jersey are able to obtain significant compensation from the party responsible for their injuries. For a free case evaluation with an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney, call the Law Office of Ronald J. Brandmayr today at 732-409-5195 or send us an email through our online contact form.