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Personal Injury AccidentAccidents happen—often, to people who did nothing wrong—and they can turn your life upside-down. If you believe someone else’s negligence is what caused you to suffer a personal injury, you have legal recourse. A personal injury attorney can help you pursue the financial compensation you deserve for both economic losses and non-economic harms that you suffered due to the injury.

Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys

The personal injury law firm of Console & Associates P.C. has been representing people injured in all types of accidents for more than 25 years. Our personal injury lawyers have a long history of successfully fighting for the full amount of compensation our clients deserve. We have recovered more than $100 million in settlements and jury awards for our injured clients, including numerous six-figure settlements.

No Fee PromiseWhen you bring Console & Associates, P.C. into your corner, you will not only have a skilled attorney who is looking out for your best interest, but also a compassionate advocate who will guide you through the recovery process. To learn more about Console & Associates, P.C., give us a call to talk with one of our knowledgeable personal injury lawyers. We won’t pressure you to bring a case, but we will answer your questions and provide you with the information you need to make the best decision for yourself and your family. If you decide to bring a personal injury claim with Console & Associates, P.C., you won’t pay for our legal representation unless we can recover compensation on your behalf. That’s part of the “No Fee Promise” we make to each one of our clients.

Call (866) 778-5500 today for a free consultation and case review.

What is a Personal Injury Claim?

A personal injury may refer to any injury or harm to your person, or your physical body. Personal injury claims are distinct from legal matters involving other types of harm, like property damage, business losses, or damage to your reputation. The harm that exists in a personal injury claim may include physical pain and diminished mobility or function, financial losses like medical bills and lost income, and mental and emotional anguish.

A personal injury claim is a civil legal action in which a victim seeks financial compensation for injuries arising out of someone else’s negligence. Personal injury lawyers pursue claims on behalf of clients injured in many different ways. The common theme among claims of this type is that they involve physical injury significant enough to affect the victim’s life.

Personal Injury Law is all we do, every single day.

What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?

Some lawyers do a little bit of work in every area of law: criminal defense, civil defense, business contracts, and, yes, personal injury matters. A personal injury lawyer is different because they focus on matters involving personal injury law. Instead of coming across claims like yours every once in a while and sandwiching them in between legal work in other areas, personal injury lawyers work on injury and accident cases every day, so they develop a deep understanding of the nuances of different types of accident and injury matters.

A personal injury attorney typically begins a case with a thorough investigation that allows them to gather the evidence used to prove liability. Throughout the course of a legal matter, an attorney will represent the client in all legal proceedings related to the injury claim, handle all interactions with the defendant and insurance company, and fight for the compensation the client deserves.

A personal injury fair settlement can only be achieved by calculating and documenting all of the damages you suffered because of the injury. Personal injury attorneys with many years of experience are particularly well-suited to this work because they don’t overlook damages as an unrepresented claimant might do.

The Importance of Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

Generally, you can move forward with most types of personal injury claims without having an attorney. However, there are compelling reasons to hire professional legal representation for a personal injury matter. Having a personal injury lawyer passes the burden of a legal claim onto an experienced professional, so you can avoid the distraction when you’re trying to get well again. Having legal representation also makes you likely to earn more money.

What Kind of Personal Injury Cases Do Console & Associates P.C. Handle?

Many different kinds of accidents and incidents can cause someone to sustain a personal injury. At Console & Associates P.C., we’re well-versed in all of these different types of personal injury cases, including:

  • Car accidents: Auto accidents of all kinds involving drivers and passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists
  • Truck accidents: Crashes involving large commercial vehicles
  • Distracted driving accidents: Auto accidents that result specifically from distracted driving behaviors, such as texting while driving
  • Hit and run accidents: Motor vehicle accidents in which a driver flees the scene
  • Boat accidents: Collisions, wrecks, and other types of accidents that occur on boats of any kind
  • Slip and fall accidents: Any kind of premises liability matter that involves a slip, trip, or fall due to negligence or a hazardous condition, such as falling on ice
  • Dog bites: Legal claims against dog owners and other responsible parties for injuries sustained in a bite or another type of attack committed by a dog
  • Medical malpractice: Claims against healthcare providers who caused harm to patients by providing care that deviates from the accepted standard of care
  • Catastrophic injuries: Extremely severe injuries sustained from any accident stemming from negligence, including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and amputations
  • Burn injury claims: Any sort of burn injury, whether from thermal heat sources, chemical exposure, friction (as in road rash), or other sources, that result from an accident
  • Mesothelioma claims: Cases of a rare and serious type of cancer linked with exposure to asbestos, typically through occupational exposure
  • Injuries suffered at the workplace: Claims involving work injuries or harmful exposures, particularly against third parties (parties other than your employer)
  • Dangerous products: Any consumer product that is defectively designed or produced such that it leads to an injury, including medications, children’s toys, personal care products, and electronics and electrical products
  • Defective maintenance: Accidents and injuries that result from improperly maintained premises, vehicles, equipment, or roadways
  • Bad faith insurance: Injury-related claims in which an insurance company acts in bad faith by denying claims inappropriately, delaying payment, or otherwise not meeting its obligations

Our extensive experience practicing personal injury law means that we know how to handle legal matters pertaining to any type of accidental injury.

What Kind of a Settlement Can a Personal Injury Victim Get?

An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine the true value of your claim.
The main purpose of pursuing personal injury claims is recovering financial compensation meant to make the victim whole. The compensation that the victim of a personal injury receives usually covers damages like the following:
  • Medical expenses, including hospital bills, doctors’ appointment costs, physical therapy bills, medication costs, the costs of medical equipment costs and prostheses, and any projected future medical costs
  • Lost wages during the time an injury keeps you out of work
  • Any decrease in future earning capacity related to the injury
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish

The more extensive your damages, the higher the value of your claim, generally speaking. Insurance coverage limits also affect how much money you’re able to recover.

Victims whose damages are substantial enough to hire attorneys often receive compensation in the tens of thousands of dollars or more. Console & Associates has recovered numerous six-figure settlements for victims of car accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and falls, forklift accidents, worksite injuries, and assaults due to inadequate security.

The value of personal injury settlements is unique and fact-specific, but the person who can best help you determine the value of your claim is an experienced personal injury attorney with whom you share the details of your case.

How Are Personal Injury Settlements Paid Out?

You may think that, if you have damages, getting the money you deserve should be simple. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works. You need to fight for the compensation you’re entitled to and prove every element of a legal claim. Only then can you negotiate a settlement that covers all of your losses.

Why Do You Need a Personal Injury Attorney?

“Attorneys get their clients 3.5 times more money than claimants without a lawyer get for themselves.”
These tasks of proving legal liability and damages would be difficult enough at the best of times, but this requirement can be a huge distraction when you’re working toward rehabilitation. A personal injury attorney, on the other hand, has plenty of experience investigating accidents, building claims for success, and negotiating settlements. In fact, a study by the Insurance Research Council once reported that attorneys get their clients 3.5 times more money than claimants without a lawyer get for themselves.

The Steps to Attaining Fair Compensation for Personal Injury Victims

How exactly does an attorney go about successfully recovering personal injury compensation? Our personal injury attorneys take the following steps to prepare cases to achieve favorable outcomes for our clients.

1. Evaluate the Facts

As part of a free initial consultation and case review, an attorney will evaluate the facts of your claim to determine whether we can assist you. Don’t worry—your information is confidential, and there’s no obligation to move forward with a claim or hire us to represent you.

2. Meticulously Gather Evidence

Personal injury settlements are built on evidence of negligence and damages. To attain that evidence, our personal injury lawyers launch a thorough investigation to determine the cause and all possible defendants in your case. Depending on the nature of your accident, this process of gathering evidence may include reviewing security footage and incident reports, analyzing contents of a tractor-trailer’s black box system, or working with an accident reconstruction specialist to recreate the events of a collision.

3. Establish Liability

Our personal injury lawyers use this evidence to show how a defendant is liable, or legally responsible, for an injury. Part of recovering personal injury compensation is proving negligence on the part of a defendant.

4. Negotiate a Settlement or Represent You in Trial

Often, our attorneys are able to secure personal injury settlements that fairly compensate our clients without having to take the case to court. Our thorough case preparation starts your claim off on the right foot and tends to discourage defendants’ insurance companies from forcing clients to go to court to get what they’re entitled to. However, if the insurance company refuses to offer a fair personal injury settlement amount, we’re ready to take the case to court.

How to Prove Liability in a Personal Injury Claim

Although personal injuries can occur in all different ways, negligence in some form plays a role in every one of these claims. The first element of proving that a person, company, or organization was negligent is establishing the existence of that party’s duty of care to you. In other words, the defendant must have owed you a duty of care to act or not act in ways that caused you harm.

Next, our attorneys work to prove a breach of duty of care. The defendant may breach their duty of care to you in many different ways, such as by speeding in a motor vehicle, allowing slipping hazards to exist on the floor of a business, or providing substandard care as your medical provider. Proving a breach of duty of care requires evidence that the defendant did something negligent or negligently failed to take an action.

Finally, your attorney will need to prove damages to secure the personal injury compensation you deserve. Damages encompass all of the losses you sustain, including both financial losses and non-economic harms. Your medical bills and wage loss statements serve to document your damages.

When Should You Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

Once you know that you’ve sustained an injury, it’s never too early to speak to a personal injury attorney. In fact, the sooner you get in touch with a lawyer, the more assistance they can provide, from launching an early investigation into the accident to handling the first interactions with insurance companies (so you don’t have to).

It’s easier to gather evidence when it’s fresh and to ensure that all calculations of damages are complete when you begin gathering documentation from the start.

What Is the Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Lawsuits?

A deadline called the statute of limitations may restrict how long you have to pursue a claim. In both New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations that applies to personal injury claims is generally two years. There are exceptions to these statutes and additional deadlines that apply to certain situations, so it’s always best to consult a personal injury lawyer promptly when considering moving forward with a legal claim.

We promise that if we don’t get you money, you don’t pay us anything.

What Will a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost You?

No Fee Promise You Don't Pay Unless We Win Console & Associates PCConsole & Associates P.C. makes every client our No Fee Promise. This commitment means that the initial legal consultation is always 100 percent free and risk-free and that, if you hire our affordable personal injury lawyers, we will represent you throughout the course of your claim at no upfront cost. Our no-win, no-fee arrangement means that you only ever pay a percentage of what we get for you, and if we’re not successful, you owe our attorneys nothing.

How Console & Associates Can Help You Get the Maximum Compensation in Personal Injury Claims

At Console & Associates P.C., we know what it takes to get clients the full amount of legal compensation they deserve. Our personal injury settlements are a result of diligent investigations and case preparation, complete documentation of legal damages, and a commitment to doing right by our clients. These guiding principles have been crucial to helping more than 6,000 injured victims and families resolve their legal claims.

Schedule a Free Consultation with a Personal Injury Attorney

Console & Associates Team Contact page imageRight now, you’re going through one of the most difficult times of your life, dealing with injuries, an exhausting journey toward recovery, and the financial burdens of an accident. You need financial compensation, but you definitely don’t need the frustrations of dealing with the legal claims process on your own. Putting your case in the hands of an experienced personal injury accident attorney simplifies the process for you, so you can get the money you’re entitled to without letting the legal matter distract you from rehabilitation.

Defendants in all kinds of personal injury matters often try to deny liability, sometimes by blaming the victim. If the other party is trying to put the blame on you, having a personal injury attorney on your side is even more important. With the evidence gathered from their investigation, your lawyer can work to minimize any liability that really may exist on your part and refute any unfounded assertions that you acted negligently.

The first step to pursuing a personal injury claim is easy. Take advantage of a free, no-obligation legal consultation with the experienced team at Console & Associates by calling (866) 778-5500 today.

Personal Injury Claim FAQs

Is It Worth Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney Near Me?

If your injuries are significant enough to require substantial medical treatment and affect your life, it’s worth discussing your case with an attorney. Research shows that lawyers get their clients a great deal more money than unrepresented claimants get for themselves, and they also make the claims process much easier by handling every aspect of a legal matter.

Since there is no upfront cost to hire our personal injury lawyers, you will never have to worry about owing more money in attorneys’ fees than you are actually able to recover in a settlement.

What Can a Personal Injury Attorney Do for You?

A personal injury attorney can investigate the accident and gather evidence, build a case that proves all aspects of negligence and liability, and fight to get you the full amount of money you deserve. Throughout your case, your lawyer will handle all interactions with the defendant and insurance company, as well as representing you in any relevant legal proceedings.

How Do the Best Personal Injury Lawyers Work?

Experienced personal injury lawyers get to work right away investigating the accident, so no evidence disappears. They may bring on expert witnesses in areas of specialty like accident reconstruction to help support your case. They quickly begin documenting your damages and preparing your case as though for trial. They are assertive in settlement negotiations and are not afraid to take a case to trial if that’s what’s best for you.

Our personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, or a no-win, no-fee basis. This means you only ever pay for our legal services after we have successfully recovered compensation on your behalf.

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