Personal Injury Articles for the Injured of NJ

How Can a Trial Attorney Help My Personal Injury Case?

Posted by Francis M. Smith on Fri, Apr 17, 2015

By Francis M. Smith

Most personal injury claims never see the inside of a courtroom; it's much more common for the injured person and the insurance company responsible for the claim to agree to a settlement outside of court. Unfortunately, this also means that many injury lawyers also rarely see the inside of a courtroom. Trying a case before a jury can be expensive for a trial attorney, who often pays for expert testimony and other trial costs out of his own pocket (to be repaid out of the settlement or verdict) in the process of preparing your case – so some injury lawyers prefer to avoid going to trial whenever possible. Often, the lawyers who spend the most on advertising, especially direct mail advertising,  are not the ones who are most willing to fight the insurance company in a courtroom if the company does not offer proper compensation for your injuries.

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Topics: Personal Injury, injury compensation, injury case, trial attorney

Can a Lawyer Tell Me How Much My Injury Case is Worth?

Posted by Francis M. Smith on Mon, Jan 19, 2015

By Francis M. Smith

After a serious injury caused by the reckless or negligent behavior of someone else, you are faced with the decision to embark on a lengthy settlement negotiation process, and perhaps and even longer and more involved process if your case goes to trial. When weighing your options, one of the first questions you may want answered is how much your case is worth. Some lawyers will tell you that they can answer this question after a phone consultation, or by plugging your information into a “settlement calculator” or similar method. Unfortunately, the reality is that the worth of an accident injury is not so clear cut, and the promises that these lawyers offer you may not reflect the compensation that you actually receive by the time your case is resolved.

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Topics: Settlement Offer, injury compensation, injury case

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