Personal Injury Articles for the Injured of NJ

Auto Accident Personal Injury Client Recommends Francis M. Smith, Esq.

Posted by Francis M. Smith on Wed, Sep 30, 2015

By Francis M. Smith

At, several clients have shared experiences about aspects of their case that they found helpful. Hearing about another’s experience helps everyone who has been seriously injured and faces an arduous recovery. Clients facing similar hurdles appreciate your comments and encouragement. 

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I retained Frank Smith when my 85 year-old mother was severely injured as a passenger in an auto accident. 
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Topics: Car Accidents, Automobile Litigation, Success Stories

Use of Life Expectancy Tables in Personal Injury Cases

Posted by Francis M. Smith on Wed, Jun 11, 2014

By Francis M. Smith

Some personal injury cases are straightforward: another car crashes into yours and your leg is broken, requiring immediate treatment and several months of physical therapy in order to enable you to recover fully and resume your customary activities. But sometimes the injuries suffered by an accident victim are of a severity or a nature that he or she is left with a permanent disability, a lifelong condition, or an increased risk of future health problems. Joint damage may render a patient more likely to develop arthritis later in life and at an earlier age, and head trauma can leave a victim more vulnerable to sustaining serious damage from subsequent head injuries. So how are these permanent injuries and increased risks adjudicated when it's time to work out how much you deserve in fair compensation for your injuries?

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Topics: Injuries, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Car Accidents, Trip and Fall, Motorcycle Accident, Permanent Injury, Dangerous Premises, Automobile Litigation, Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Construction Accidents, Herniated Disc, Bulging Disc, Evidence, Workplace Injury, Workplace Accidents, Sports Injuries, Truck Accidents

What Is the Time Limit for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in NJ?

Posted by Francis M. Smith on Fri, May 23, 2014

By Francis M. Smith

There Is A Time Limit!

During an accident, everything seems to happen at once – whether it's a car crash, a fall, or other accidental injury, things are moving so quickly that it can be hard to keep track of what's going on or know how to react. The aftermath of an accident is very similar in that regard, so many things need to happen right away, when you're already facing a great deal of stress and pressure from any accident injuries you suffered, and it can feel overwhelming. You may need to see a series of doctors and specialists, arrange to take time off from work while you recover or care for injured family members, figure out how to cope with the financial strains of medical bills and lost wages, and think about seeking legal representation for your injury claim. It's natural to look at all these tasks and try to prioritize, considering which items must be dealt with immediately and which can be set on the back burner for a while until you have more time. However, when you're making that decision, it's important to keep in mind that there is a limited amount of time that you're given in which you can file a personal injury suit before the opportunity is lost.

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Topics: Injuries, Wrongful Death, Automobile Litigation

Who Pays for Car Accident Legal Fees?

Posted by Francis M. Smith on Wed, May 21, 2014

By Francis M. Smith

A car accident takes only moments to occur, but its consequences can linger for a very long time thereafter. Serious injuries may require months or years of treatment and therapy to heal, and even then sometimes full recovery is impossible. Cars and other property may need to be repaired or replaced, and the financial toll of an accident accumulates quickly. Medical bills, of course, are one of the largest costs, combined with lost wages and the other secondary expenses related to the disruption of everyday life caused by the crash. Along with all that, the normal expenses of living do not suddenly stop, even if your injuries are too severe to allow you to work. Many people are understandably hesitant to take on the additional expense of legal counsel on top of all those other costs, or are afraid that they can't afford an attorney in the first place. Fortunately, if you have been the victim of a car accident, that isn't how paying a personal injury attorney works.

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Topics: Car Accidents, Automobile Litigation, Trial Procedures

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