Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys in Clementon, NJ
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Personal Injury Attorney
Every year millions of Americans are injured through no fault of their own. The causes of these injuries range from car accidents to defective products or unsafe premises and much more. However, the one thing these injuries all have in common is that they have a significant impact on the life of the person affected by them. This doesn’t just include the physical pain and suffering, but also the psychological impact. In many cases, there is also a level of financial damage suffered as well, typically due to medical expenses and any loss of earnings.
Fortunately for those impacted by such circumstances, there are laws aimed at making things a little fairer by providing them with the compensation they deserve. Personal injury law, sometimes also referred to as tort law, allows those injured in accidents, or who have suffered damage to their property as a result of them, to receive appropriate financial restitution from those responsible.
Taking legal action isn’t always an easy or straightforward process, however, which is why law firms such as Hasner and Hasner exist. With over 50 years of combined experience and with a specialization in personal injury law, our expert attorneys are more than capable of guiding you through every step of the process, ensuring that you get what you deserve whilst keeping everything as simple as possible and saving you any additional stress.
Since our establishment, we’ve experienced strong growth within our community and are proud to say that the majority of our clients, at Hasner and Hasner, have been referred to us by previous or current clients.
The Role of a Personal Injury Attorney
A personal injury attorney or lawyer is responsible for working to get you the compensation you deserve and are legally entitled to, something which incorporates a range of different roles as your case progresses.
Your attorney’s role begins as soon as you contact them, as they discuss matters with you to gain a thorough understanding of the specifics of your case in order to determine whether you have a viable claim and then provide you with advice on whether to proceed based on this.
Assuming that you do press ahead with legal action, they will prepare your case and arrange all of the necessary legal filings on your behalf in a way that will allow you to claim the most possible compensation. They will also be there to represent and support you in any negotiations with the other party and their legal representatives. Ideally, they will be able to secure a settlement for you without you needing to go to court.
If you are unable to agree on a settlement that you are happy with, they will continue to support you in the run-up to your court date, helping you to understand the process and to prepare for the day. When the day comes, they will represent you in court, fighting for you so that you can get the compensation you truly deserve.
What To Do if You’ve Been Injured
If you’ve been injured and you’re not at fault, a number of things are important to consider doing in order to maximize your chances of obtaining fair compensation for your injuries and pain and suffering. If you are still at the accident scene you should try to ensure that you or others are no longer in danger of further injury and contact the emergency services if necessary.
Once that is taken care of, you should call a lawyer such as the lawyers at Hasner and Hasner, PA. Depending on the circumstances, you might want to consider documenting the scene of the incident. Ideally, this should include both photos and videos and a written or audio description of the scene and the events leading to the incident, as well as any details you are able to obtain from the other party such as names, contact information, and insurance details. The photos and videos should include an overview of the scene, any aspects specifically related to the event, and clear images of any injuries and property damage.
After this, you should consider seeking medical attention for any injuries, even if you think they are minor. Not only does this protect your health but, when combined with the documentation you’ve produced, provides valuable evidence for your personal injury case.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
There are many different types of personal injury cases, and whilst the major principles are the same, they all differ slightly in the details. The following isn’t necessarily a comprehensive list but it does cover many of the most common.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
These are very common claims, with roughly half of personal injury claims across the US relating to car accidents. Although New Jersey has a no-fault system for car accidents, which means that many cases will be settled with the injured party’s insurer rather than through legal action, it is possible to take action against the other party in some circumstances. Typically, this is more extreme cases such as those which lead to permanent injury, disfigurement, or death. If you’re injured and aren’t sure whether you will be able to make a claim, a personal injury lawyer will be able to advise you.
New Jersey follows a no-fault system in relation to car accident cases. This means that, except in certain circumstances, any claim relating to a motor vehicle accident must be made under the injured driver’s own insurance coverage. The damages received in such instances focus on remedying financial losses and don’t include compensation for other issues such as pain and suffering. §39:6A-3.1
It is possible to step outside of the no-fault system, though this is limited to fairly extreme circumstances such as permanent injury. If you’re unsure whether you’re able to make a claim outside of the no-fault system, you should discuss your case with a personal injury attorney.
Premises Liability Cases
These are cases where the injured person has been hurt on someone else’s property. This could be due to a trip or fall, or it may be a result of insufficient lighting or security. As the property owner has a duty of care to those who are legally on their property, it is possible to claim compensation under personal injury law if the incident has resulted from their negligence. Such negligence could potentially be as simple as failing to make visitors aware of trip hazards, leaving spills, or failing to properly signpost a wet floor.
Being bitten by a dog can not only cause significant physical injury but also mental suffering and psychological trauma, both as a result of the experience itself and due to any remaining scarring or signs of injury. Many states offer legal protection to dog owners the first time their dog injures someone, providing they had no reason to believe their dog was dangerous, a law often referred to as the one bite rule. New Jersey has no such rule, with the law in fact explicitly stating that the owner is liable regardless of whether the dog has previously exhibited signs of aggression. §4:19-16
Dangerous and Defective Products
Products which are improperly marketed and sold, are defective due to manufacturing issues, or which were simply negligently designed can lead to injury. Fortunately for those affected, they are able to claim compensation and damages under personal injury law. Such cases rely on being able to demonstrate that there was a defect in the design or manufacturing of the product which led to the injury and that the manufacturer did not provide sufficient warning of the risks. An experienced personal injury lawyer such as Hasner and Hasner will be able to advise you as to your chances of being able to prove this successfully.
Hasner and Hasner, PA
Regardless of why you find yourself needing to make a personal injury claim, having the best personal injury attorney on your side is crucial to maximizing your chances of success while minimizing the stress and confusion that comes with making your claim. There’s no reason for you to suffer additional stress and spend an unnecessary amount of time only to risk not getting the compensation you deserve when you could instead allow professional personal injury attorneys to represent you throughout the process.
With the law firm of Hasner and Hasner, PA, you can be safe in the knowledge that we will act professionally, diligently, and with your best interests at heart right from the very first phone call or email. Licensed in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania, we offer over 50 years of combined legal experience and the in-depth knowledge of state personal injury laws needed to make things go as smoothly for you as possible while getting you the maximum amount of compensation.
At Hasner and Hasner, we pride ourselves on our excellent service to our community and consistently providing our clients with the best possible experience and results, whether their cases are settled in or out-of-court. This is why many of our new clients recommend us to others.
If you’ve been injured or otherwise affected by an accident and believe you may be able to make a personal injury claim don’t hesitate to contact us. For a free initial consultation, call us at 856-282-0777 or send us an e-mail. We are open during regular business hours, but are also frequently available for before or after-hours appointments. Evening and weekend meetings can be arranged upon request.
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