Personal Injury Articles for the Injured of NJ

The Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer

Posted by Francis M. Smith on Mon, Jul 10, 2017

By Francis M. Smith

Dealing with the injury claim resulting from an accident in which your child was seriously hurt could be one of  the most important legal situations your family has ever faced. Unfortunately, it's also a situation in which the forces opposing your family are powerful, experienced, and highly motivated. The insurance adjuster assigned to your child's case is a legal professional who has likely handled hundreds of cases like yours. He may not be a bad person, but he's paid to save his insurance company money – which means offering your family as little as possible, or nothing at all if he can manage it. Trying to pursue your child's case alone only makes his job easier; most insurance adjusters don't take claimants without legal representation seriously. (One study showed that a represented injury victim will get on average three times what an unrepresented victim receives.) When you're fighting for your child's medical treatment and your family's financial stability, you deserve the advantage of having an experienced professional on your side.

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Topics: NJ Personal Injury Attorney, Injuries to Children, injury compensation, insurance company, contingent fee

Your Lawyer Doesn't Get Paid Unless You Do

Posted by Francis M. Smith on Wed, Sep 02, 2015

By Francis M. Smith

Despite the clear benefits of working with a motorcycle accident lawyer when pursuing an injury case, some injured riders try to go it alone, and the most common reason for this choice is the fear of attorney's fees. When you're racking up medical bills right and left, and you can't go back to work until your injuries have healed, the prospect of another major expense can be very intimidating. In fact, that's something insurance companies often count on – the injured claimant's belief that hiring a lawyer will be too expensive, and thus going up against the insurance adjuster without any help.

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Topics: Injuries, Motorcycle Accident, contingent fee

How Does an Attorney Get Paid in a Personal Injury Case? The Contingent Fee Explained

Posted by Francis M. Smith on Fri, Jul 10, 2015

By Francis M. Smith

For many people who suffer injuries in accidents that were the fault of someone else, there's one fear that makes them hesitate to hire an attorney to help with their claims: the cost. They're afraid they can't afford the services of an accident lawyer – and when the medical and other expenses resulting from their accident are piling up, and they may be out of work for an extended period of time until they're healed enough to resume their duties, money is a very reasonable fear. But many injury lawyers understand the financial bind that their clients are in, and have settled on a solution that helps both the accident victim and the lawyer. If you hire an attorney to help with your injury case, he won't get paid unless you do. (Although you may offer to hire an attorney at an hourly rate, many experienced trial attorneys would charge $500 an hour or more, so almost no one opts for this method of hiring an accident attorney.)

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Topics: Injuries, injury compensation, contingent fee

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