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Accidents happen every day. Luckily, most of these accidents result in minor scrapes and bruising, and we often forget them as soon as they happen. However, for some victims, these accidents lead to catastrophic injuries, debilitating pain, and astronomical medical bills that affect the victim and their family.

The Console & Associates P.C. legal team can help if you were hurt in an accident. Our Newark personal injury attorneys want to offer you this legal help, answer your questions, and fight for the damages and justice you deserve. Our New Jersey personal injury lawyers can help you at every stage of your case.

How the Newark Personal Injury Attorneys at Console & Associates, P.C. Can Help You 

Personal injury cases are complicated and require extensive, detailed evidence and a thorough understanding of New Jersey laws. However, when you work with the legal team at Console & Associates, P.C., you do not have to go through this process alone.Team of Lawyers

Our attorneys help you in the following ways:

  • Answer questions: We can discuss your case in detail, answer any concerns and questions you have, and go over your legal options.
  • Investigate the accident: No matter whether you were in a car accident or a slip and fall incident, our lawyers can investigate, gather critical evidence, and interview relevant witnesses that can help show what happened.
  • Handle negotiations: We can take over all the discussions and negotiations and deal with the insurance company, helping to ensure that your claim is handled with fairness and respect.
  • Bring in the experts: Our legal team can bring in accident reconstructionists, economists, doctors, and even engineers to help recreate the accident and prove your damages.
  • Take your case to trial, if necessary: If the other side won’t negotiate, we can take your case to trial and fight for maximum compensation on your behalf.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a personal injury accident in Newark, do not wait any longer. Instead, contact Console & Associates, P.C. today at (862) 300-4088 and let our lawyers fight for the justice you deserve.

Related: Why Should I Hire Console and Associates?

How You Can Afford a Newark Personal Injury Lawyer 

No Fee Promise

At Console & Associates, we provide legal representation to accident victims in Newark on a contingency fee basis. You don’t pay anything until we settle your case. This is our No Fee Promise

We believe that your well-being comes first and that you deserve high-quality legal representation without having to worry about how to pay. Therefore, we only accept payment once we reach a satisfactory settlement. Additionally, we advance all costs associated with filing your claim, and if you don’t win, you don’t pay us anything. 

Our Past Injury Case Results 

Over the years, we have collected over $100 million in jury verdicts and settlements* for our clients, including:

  • $859,000 for a neck injury accident
  • $750,000 for a truck accident
  • $635,000 for a hit and run accident
  • $585,000 for a car accident
  • $825,000 for a worksite accident
  • $475,000 for a slip and fall accident
  • $450,000 for a pedestrian accident
  • $450,000 for intestinal trauma

*Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

While we cannot guarantee a result in every case, we work hard to get our clients the best settlements or judgments available. So contact Console & Associates, P.C. for your free consultation. 

Types of Injury Cases We Handle 

Personal injury is a broad field of law that includes various injuries. The legal team at Console & Associates, P.C., has experience handling a range of different personal injury cases in Newark, including:

How much is my Newark personal injury claim worth?

The exact value of your injury case will depend on the specific facts of your case. The potential value of your Newark personal injury claim depends on the extent of your damages. 

“The potential value of your claim depends on the extent of your damages.”
For example, severe cases involving permanent injuries, disabilities, or disfigurement may be eligible for greater compensation than minor injury claims. The power of your attorney could also make a significant difference. The right lawyer can argue for fair recovery for your damages, as well as go to court against a defendant, if necessary, for maximum compensation.

Factors Affect the Value of a Newark Personal Injury Claim

Several factors may impact the overall value of your case, including: 

  • The severity of your injuries (for instance, if it involved a traumatic brain injury or a spinal cord injury)
  • The types of medical treatments that are necessary and how long the treatments will last
  • Whether you can work following the accident
  • Whether your injuries are permanent
  • The credibility of the witnesses and evidence presented
  • Whether you sought medical help following your accident and followed the doctor’s treatment plans
  • Whether you required replacement services following your accident
  • Whether you had to miss out on important life moments following your accident
  • Whether you can perform daily activities following the accident

When you work with Console & Associates P.C., our attorneys will go over all of these factors, decide which ones may affect your case, prepare the strongest possible case, and go after maximum compensation.

Types of Available Damages in Your Newark Injury Case 

In New Jersey, if you can prove you were injured in an accident because of another person’s actions, you may seek economic, non-economic, and punitive damages.

Economic damages are actual and verifiable losses that a victim suffers because of the accident, including:

  • Medical bills, including your past, present, and future medical costs (such as hospital stays, ambulance services, surgeries, and doctor visits)
  • Lost wages, including past, present, and future lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • At-home nursing care
  • Replacement services such as cleaning services and child care services
  • Rehabilitative care such as physical therapy or occupational therapy
  • Other out-of-pocket expenses

Non-economic damages are subjective losses that are not easy to quantify, such as:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of a limb
  • Loss of reputation
  • Scarring
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life and activities

Punitive damages are only awarded in situations where the court wants to punish the defendant for egregious and wanton actions. Unlike the other damages, which compensate the victim, punitive damages try to deter the defendant from committing these reckless actions again. Consequently, courts rarely award them.

In a wrongful death claim, if a person passes away because of the wrongful actions of another, their family may pursue compensation, which includes funeral and burial expenses.

Related: Damages: Breaking Down a Personal Injury Settlement

Elements of a Newark Personal Injury Claim

Winning a personal injury lawsuit takes proving four main elements, with exceptions for claims that use strict liability laws. Our Newark personal injury attorneys can explain how each of the following elements applies to your case:

  1. Duty to exercise reasonable care. Everyone has a legal duty to exercise enough care not to cause injuries to others. The defendant must have owed you a duty of care before your accident.
  2. Breach of duty. A breach of duty can refer to an act of negligence, recklessness, or intent to harm. The defendant must have breached a duty of care toward you for you to have grounds for a claim.
  3. Causation. You or your lawyer must have evidence of a causal link between the defendant’s act of negligence and your injuries or damages. 
  4. Damages. The defendant’s breach of duty of care must have created your damages, injuries, or losses. 

During a personal injury case, the burden of proof will land on your side of the claim, not the defendants. It is up to you, the plaintiff, to prove the defendant’s fault for your injuries and liability for your damages. Hiring an attorney from our law firm could make it easier to prove your case and obtain fair compensation from the at-fault party.

Proving Liability in a Newark Personal Injury Claim

During a personal injury case, the burden of proof will land on your side of the claim, not the defendants. Therefore, it is up to you, the plaintiff, to prove the defendant’s fault for your injuries and liability for your damages.

You do not need to show that the liable party intended to hurt you. Instead, you would need to show that they failed to use reasonable care and injured you due to their actions.

While this may seem easy, proving liability in a personal injury claim is complicated and requires detailed evidence. At Console & Associates, P.C., our Newark injury lawyers can quickly get to work investigating the accident, figuring out what happened, investigating who was at fault, and going after all those liable for your injuries.

Newark Personal Injury FAQs

How much time do I have to bring a personal injury claim in Newark?

The statute of limitations in New Jersey limits how much time you have to file a personal injury claim. Most personal injury lawsuits have a statute of limitations that gives you two years from the accident’s date to bring a claim. If you do not bring a claim within this deadline, you generally can’t recover compensation for your injuries.

However, numerous exceptions apply to this rule, so speak with one of our personal injury attorneys as soon as possible to help ensure that your claim is filed within the allotted time.

What steps should I take after an injury accident? 

The actions you take following a Newark personal injury accident are not only crucial to your health and safety but can also protect your legal rights. The steps you should take after an injury accident include: 

  1. Call 911
  2. Get medical help
  3. Gather evidence
  4. Get information from those involved
  5. Talk to witnesses
  6. Contact a Newark personal injury accident attorney

What is the cost of medical bills in Newark accidents? 

All in all, injuries—fatal and non-fatal, unintentional and otherwise, mild to severe—cost the United States $671 billion in combined medical and work loss costs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Personal Injury Accident VictimThe CDC’s WISQARS database also maintains more detailed data on the total and average medical costs for many types of accidental injuries, including: 

  • Bicyclists hurt in motor vehicle crashes ended up with $1,684,353,000 in total medical costs and an average medical cost of $52,806.
  • For motor vehicle occupants hospitalized due to injuries after a crash, the total cost of medical bills was $9,674,460,000, and the average cost was $54,197.
  • Motorcyclists injured and subsequently hospitalized accrued a total medical cost of $2,549,390,000 and an average medical cost of $55,192.
  • Traffic injuries to pedestrians that resulted in hospitalization caused $2,140,325,000 in total medical bills nationwide and an average medical expense of $60,873.

How Common Are Newark Accidents?

Newark Car Accident Statistics

In recent years, more than 20 traffic fatalities have occurred annually within the city limits of Newark, NJ. The New Jersey State Police reported that 28 of the 44 traffic fatalities in Essex County in 2020 occurred in Newark, as did 23 of the 36 traffic deaths in 2019 and 22 of the 45 fatalities in 2018.

New Jersey Slip and Fall Statistics

Fall injuries are surprisingly common, both in Newark and throughout NJ, and they can be a lot more serious than people give them credit for. In 2017, 77,545 hospital visits resulted from falls, according to the New Jersey Department of Health. In 17,499 of these cases, the victim suffered injuries severe enough to require admission to the hospital. The injuries of 441 New Jersey fall victims proved fatal.

Work Injury Rates in New Jersey

NJ workplaces see more than 70,000 injuries per year, according to the New Jersey State Health Assessment Data resource. Although the number of work injuries is trending down, from 82,500 in 2010 to 71,700 in 2017 (the last year for which data is available), far too many New Jersey workers aren’t making it home in one piece.

A tragic number of NJ workers don’t make it home at all. Statewide, 2 out of every 100,000 workers suffered a fatal occupational injury, the New Jersey State Health Assessment Data resource reported. Considering that the workforce in NJ is more than 4.33 million strong, we’re talking about dozens of Garden State workers losing their lives on the job each year, and dozens of grieving families.

If the Insurance Company Is Calling Following a Newark Personal Injury Accident, Should I Talk to Them?


6 Insurance Claim Pitfalls That Diminish the Value of Your ClaimMany people assume that the insurance company wants to help them following a personal injury accident. This may not be the case. Insurance companies are for-profit businesses. By paying you out less than they should or denying your claim altogether, they could help accomplish their mission. Insurance adjusters may try any tactic they can to get you to admit fault for the accident.

For these reasons, exercise caution when the insurance company calls you following a personal injury accident.

At most, tell them basic information about the accident. Avoid giving any personal opinions about what happened or discussing the extent of your injuries. Additionally, let the adjuster know that your attorneys will handle all future conversations.

Refer your insurance company to us. We could help ensure that your case is treated fairly and that you do not say anything that can harm your claim.


Contact Console & Associates for Help with Your Newark Injury Case Today

If you have an injury or are mourning the loss of a loved one after any type of accident in Newark, New Jersey, contact the attorneys at Console & Associates, P.C., for a free case review. 

We can provide a legal overview of your case at no cost or obligation. Our attorneys have years of experience in personal injury law. Find out how we may be able to help you today. Contact us online or call (862) 300-4519 to reach our local Newark office for a free consultation.

Our Newark, NJ Office

494 Broad Street, #208B
Newark, NJ 07102

You’ll find our Broad Street office a slightly north and west of Gateway Center, where Broad Street and Bridge Street meet.

Our location near the University Heights neighborhood puts us just blocks away from familiar landmarks, including:

  • The New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Rutgers University Office of Admissions
  • Newark Museum
  • The Newark Library
  • Saint Michael’s Medical Center

This office is in walking distance from Broad Street Station, and Newark Penn Station, as well as five NJ Transit bus stops frequented by more than 20 bus routes.

Visitors coming by car can use:

  • The Garden State Parkway
  • The New Jersey Turnpike
  • I-280 East
  • Raymond Boulevard
  • Routes 24 and 78
  • Routes 1 and 9

Client testimonial

“I whole-heartedly recommend him to anyone searching for results and compassion throughout the process. There are so many attorneys out there who don’t care about their clients or don’t really understand personal injury matters. Choosing one of them can really be a huge life-changing mistake. Do yourself a favor and just call and talk to him, and you will see what I am talking about.”

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