If you have suffered a physical or psychological injury due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you deserve to be compensated appropriately. With offices in Red Bank, NJ and Morristown, NJ, the experienced personal injury lawyers at the law offices of Gold, Albanese, Barletti & Locascio, L.L.C. are ready to review your case and litigate your personal injury claims. Here are some frequently asked questions our clients ask when seeking compensation in a personal injury case.
Personal Injury FAQ - Table of Contents
- What Qualifies As Personal Injury?
- What Kind of Cases Do Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?
- What Should I Expect From A Personal Injury Claim?
- How Long Do I Have To File My Claim?
- Should I File a Personal Injury Accident Claim?
- Should I Seek Medical Attention for My Injuries?
- The Insurance Company Offered Me a Settlement. Should I Take It?
- How Much Is My Case Worth?
- How Long Will It Take to Settle My Claim?
- Why Should I Hire A Personal Injury Accident Lawyer?
- What Type Of Case Is A Personal Injury Case?
- How Do I Know If I Have A Personal Injury Case?
- Who Will Pay My Medical Bills?
- What Is Negligence?
- What Happens If A Person Dies Before Bringing a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
- What Is A Contingency Fee?
- How Can I Get Workers Compensation Benefits?
What Qualifies As Personal Injury?
Personal injury is considered any type of injury that occurs in an accident. They can be from car accidents, slip and fall accidents, defective products, or wrongful death claims. Personal injury law allows a person that was injured to file a civil lawsuit in court and get legal damages for all of the losses that were the result of the accident.
What Kind of Cases Do Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?
Personal injury lawyers handle a variety of different negligence cases, ranging from car accidents, truck accidents, aviation accidents, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, child daycare negligence, wrongful death cases, and many other types of negligence cases. If you believe you have been a victim of negligence, contact Gold, Albanese, Barletti & Locascio today for a free case evaluation.
What Should I Expect From A Personal Injury Claim?
Your claim will need to be supported with facts, and your lawyer will step in and be the only source of communication between you and the insurance companies. If the police were called at the time of the accident, then there will be a report showing all of the parties involved and an overall summary of what happened. Your lawyer will also spend some time gathering more information and details, and speaking with some of the witnesses of the accident. You will then be directed to a medical office specializing in injury recovery. Once you have received a medical evaluation, you will get an offer from the insurance company once all the damages are evaluated.
How Long Do I Have To File My Claim?
In New Jersey, you typically have a time limit of about two years from the date of the accident, although you are subject to certain exceptions. There are special rules that typically apply to minors, where the two year period doesn’t start until after their 18th birthday.
Should I File a Personal Injury Accident Claim?
Victims of injuries sustained due to someone else’s negligence may recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. Our personal injury attorneys will assess your case and advise you on the best course of action to ensure that your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you deserve.
Should I Seek Medical Attention for My Injuries?
After any accident, you should seek medical attention immediately. Documentation that includes medical examinations, X-rays and other diagnostic tests can help to provide evidence of your injuries and support the facts of your claim.
The Insurance Company Offered Me a Settlement. Should I Take It?
Insurance companies are in the business of making money, and will try to compensate you for the least amount possible. Injuries sustained in accidents such as motor vehicle crashes often do not manifest themselves until days or weeks later; and can leave you stuck with costly medical bills down the road.
Whether you are dealing with your own insurance company or the insurer of the negligent party, it is vital to seek the counsel of an experienced personal injury accident lawyer. Do not accept a settlement or sign anything without first speaking to a qualified attorney who will protect your rights.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
No two cases are the same, and several factors go into determining the value of a claim. The extent of your injuries, medical expenses, and other damages are all taken into consideration when determining how much your claim is worth. You may be able to recover compensation for:
How Long Will It Take to Settle My Claim?
The vast majority of personal injury accident claims are settled out of court. The length of time it will take to settle your claim depends on the individual circumstances. Some cases take just a few months to settle; others may take years.
Why Should I Hire A Personal Injury Accident Lawyer?
Our skilled legal team provides the personalized attention you deserve and will work tirelessly to ensure you receive just compensation for your damages. We have years of experience handling personal injury cases, and we will make sure you receive justice and fair compensation for your injuries. There are no upfront legal fees and we don’t get paid unless you win your case.
What Type Of Case Is A Personal Injury Case?
Personal injury is considered a civil case. A civil lawsuit results in finding who was responsible for the injury and requires the responsible party to pay money to the victim. Personal injury cases can range from car accidents, slip and falls, or defective product accidents.
How Do I Know If I Have A Personal Injury Case?
If someone else’s negligence resulted in you getting injured you should speak with one of our attorneys today at Gold, Albanese, Barletti, & Locascio. Whether you were injured at work, driving your vehicle, or anything that resulted in personal injury, contact us today to help you determine whether you have a personal injury case.
Who Will Pay My Medical Bills?
After an injury or accident, it’s likely that the victim is worried about how they are going to pay their medical bills. Every case is different, but typically your auto or health insurance would cover your medical costs, or it’s possible you might have to rely on the person who was at fault for the accident or injury. Our experienced attorneys can help you discuss your options with a free case evaluation.
What Is Negligence?
Negligence is when someone fails to act or care for other people which can result in an individual becoming injured. An example of this could be a drunk driver or someone who is speeding which results in a car accident and injuries.
What Happens If A Person Dies Before Bringing a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
If an injured person passes away before they are able to bring a personal injury lawsuit, the family of the deceased person is able to bring a lawsuit on their behalf for compensation. If the death was related to an accident, the family can also seek to recover funeral and burial costs, loss of income, and compensation for any medical bills.
What Is A Contingency Fee?
Contingency fees are typically a percentage of the financial recovery, and an attorney that works on your case based on contingency fees will only be taken upon winning or settling the case.
How Can I Get Workers Compensation Benefits?
Those who have suffered injuries on the job should contact our workers compensation lawyers today. It is your right to seek compensation for your medical bills and other expenses that are the result of a work related injury. If you have experienced a workplace injury, contact us today.