|1. What should I do if I am involved in an auto or any other accident?
- Get help by calling 911 or the emergency number.
- Seek medical attention.
- Contact an attorney as soon as possible.
|2. How to choose a personal injury attorney?
Before choosing a personal injury, you should prepare the following questions to ask that attorney:
- What is your attorney fee?
- Are you specialized in handling personal injury cases?
- What percentage of your practice is focused on personal injury cases?
- What is your largest settlement you received for your client?
- What is your strategy?
|3. How do I know if I have a personal injury case?
- You must have suffered an injury.
- You should consider whether your injury was the result of someone else's fault.
- It’s often based on a variety of non-physical losses and harms.
- Consult an attorney as soon as possible. In my office the initial consultation is free, call 201-792-9766.
|4. What should I bring with me for my meeting with an attorney?
Any documents that might be relevant to your case, for example, a police report, eyewitness information, details about the conditions surrounding the accident, fire, assault etc. Copies of medical reports, insurance information, photographs etc. The more information you can supply to your attorney will be helpful to determine if your claim will be successful.
|5. How much is my case worth?
An attorney would not be able to give you a precise answer to this question because it depends on how severe is your injuries whether you would need surgery, the type of insurance coverage and the investigation process etc.
|6. How long does it take before I receive compensation for my personal injury case?
It can take many months or years to settle these types of cases, the injuries sustain, treatment requirement, the filing of various documents through the court system and lastly the defendant’s decision to settle or a court of law to rendered a verdict.
|7. If I can’t prove someone’s negligence caused my injury, is there any other basis for personal injury liability besides negligence?
Yes, some persons or companies may be held "strictly liable" for certain activities
that harm others, even if they have not acted negligently or with wrongful intent. You should consult an attorney as soon as possible, call 201-792-9766 for a free initial consultation.
|8. What is “negligence?”
The critical issue in many personal injury cases is just how a "reasonable person" was expected to act in the particular situation that caused the injury. A person is negligent when he or she fails to act like the standard "ordinary reasonable person." The determination of whether a given person has met his/her "ordinary reasonable person" standard is often a matter that is resolved by a jury after presentation of evidence and argument at trial.
|9. Can I claim both workers’ compensation and a third party claim at the same time?
Yes, it’s advisable to consult with an attorney in regards to this matter. Initial consultation is free at my office, call 201-792-9766.
|10. Is a general contractor liable for a construction site accident?
A general contractor has the responsibility to make sure that all his workers who are under his supervision works in a safe atmosphere. Since he is the one who is in charge to oversee all work being done, then he may be held liable
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