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New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney

When someone else’s neglect causes your injury, you deserve compensation.

For more than 25 years, Console and Associates has helped thousands of clients resolve their personal injury claims.

Holding negligent parties responsible is about more than just getting our clients compensation. A personal injury lawsuit is one way to help prevent future accidents. Holding the organization or person responsible for your injury makes them act more carefully in the future.

If you or a loved one sustained serious injuries due to the actions of another person or company, you will need the legal services of a New Jersey injury accident lawyer near you. You don’t have to go it alone. We can provide you the help and legal advice you’ll need to fight your case.

Why Choose Console and Associates?

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Richard P. Console, New Jersey personal injury lawyer

Your injury affects you every hour of every day. You don’t get a break from the pain, and your limitations are always there, compromising your quality of life.

It’s hard to go about your daily routine, to work, to walk, even to sleep. And that’s just the start of your problems. Medical expenses pile up and you have to squeeze doctor’s appointments into your family’s already hectic schedule.

You’re coping with a lot right now – too much for you to handle alone. You need help getting your life back on track. That’s what our law firm is here for. We handle personal injury cases exclusively. An experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney knows how stressful the weeks after an accident can be for victims, and we know how to help you through this difficult time.

Personal injury is a broad term that covers any injury you suffer to your physical person. It does not include damage to your property or to your reputation.

A personal injury claim is when you sue another person or party for causing your accident. In most cases, a personal injury claim seeks compensation from an individual or company’s insurance policy.

What Makes Up A Personal Injury Claim?

You need two basic components for a personal injury lawsuit, an assertion of negligence and a claim for damages.


In personal injury, negligence means showing a lack of care. This negligence can take many forms. For auto claims, negligence could mean a reckless or distracted driver. In a slip and fall claim, the negligent party is an inattentive property owner. For your claim to be successful, we must prove that someone else is at fault for your accident.


After proving negligence, the next step is determining how much money you deserve for your injury. These are your damages in your claim, sometimes known as monetary or money damages. Your damages can include:

  • Your medical bills including the cost of recovery
  • Any potential costs, such as ongoing and future medical treatment
  • Money to make up for lost wages
  • Pain and suffering resulting from your accident

Suffering from depression or anxiety can have a lasting impact on your health and well-being. The physical scars from your injury will stay with you for the rest of your life. You deserve fair compensation for these damages as well. Pain and suffering is a legal term intended to cover the emotional and physical cost of your injury, things that it’s otherwise hard to put a price tag on.

The personal injury claims process can be complicated. It is important to hire an attorney like Console and Associates to help you navigate it so you can make sure you are demanding the settlement that will help you get your life back on track.

New Jersey Personal Injury Law

New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney

At Console and Associates, we only take personal injury cases. We handle claims like yours day in and day out, and no one understands New Jersey personal injury law more than we do. When you let us file your claim, you get a full legal team with more than 25 years of experience.


What Is Considered A Personal Injury Claim? – Types Of Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury law covers a variety of accidents, including:

Medical Malpractice

You go to a hospital to get better, but what happens when you leave in worse shape than when you went in? Any medical procedure poses risks, but a lot of injuries that happen at the hospital are preventable. Whether it was a doctor’s error or unsanitary conditions, if the hospital caused your injury, they are responsible for it. New Jersey medical malpractice covers any case where your injuries resulted due to errors or negligence from a doctor or other healthcare provider.

Some common forms of malpractice include:

  • New Jersey Misdiagnosis: When the hospital treats you for the wrong condition.
  • Delayed Diagnosis: When the doctor misses symptoms of a serious condition, like cancer or a stroke. The delay in getting the right treatment can result in serious, preventable injury.
  • Infection: Contracting an infection or other illness after surgery due to unsanitary conditions.
  • Negligence: When a doctor or hospital’s inattention to their patient results in serious injury.

Auto Accidents

Car accidents can cause a variety of serious and even catastrophic injuries, but even seemingly minor injuries, can become debilitating over time. At Console and Associates, we’ve handled thousands of auto injury claims in New Jersey for all types of injuries from herniated discs to brain injuries. From the Newark tunnel to the bridge to Wildwood, we’ve got you covered. We’ll help you get compensated for your injuries, lost wages and medical so you can recover. Auto accidents cover any personal injury that occurred that involves a vehicle, including:

Premises Liability

New Jersey Premises liability covers any injury you receive while you’re on someone else’s property. This includes the private property of a homeowner who invited you over as well as injuries when you’re out shopping at a retail store. One of the most common examples of premises liability is injury due to a slip, trip, or fall. Learn more about your legal options from our New Jersey slip and fall accident lawyers today.

Dog Bites

We all know that larger dogs are responsible for serious dog bite injuries, but even small dogs are capable inflicting serious harm. If someone’s dog attacked or injured you we hold the owner responsible. Dog bites are infection-prone, plastic surgery is sometimes required, and medical bills can reach $70,000 or more . Our New Jersey dog bite lawyers work will with their insurance company to get you compensation for the trauma you suffered and the medical care you require.

Assault & Inadequate Security

When you’re on a company’s property, that company has a responsibility to keep you safe. While no one can predict every situation, if your assault was preventable, they are liable for it.

Workers Compensation

If you are injured on the job, your employer’s workers compensation insurance helps cover your medical costs. However, if your injury was caused by a defective or unsafe product, you may be able to file what’s called a “third party liability” claim. Our New Jersey worker’s compensation lawyers can help.

Construction Accidents

New Jersey Construction accidents can occur in a number of ways, from falling debris and slips or falls, to machinery accidents and even explosions. Such accidents can cause catastrophic injuries to workers and bystanders.

Nursing Home Abuse and Negligence

When you place a beloved family member in the care of a nursing home, you assume that they are receiving all the care and attention they need. Unfortunately that is not always the case, and breach of protocol, failure to wear proper PPE, failure to provide proper medical care, and even deliberate misconduct have caused injury and even wrongful death. The New Jersey nursing home abuse attorneys at Console and Associates holds nursing homes liable for their negligence.

Product Liability

Every year defective products cause countless injuries and even death. If you have been injured by a defective product, the designer, manufacturer, distributor, importer, or seller could be liable for your injuries. You may have a product liability claim if the manufacturer made a mistake, the product design is dangerous or negligent, or if there was failure to provide adequate warning about the dangers of a product. A New Jersey product liability lawyer has the experience and resources needed to fight auto manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies and other product makers who release these products and put consumers in harm’s way.

If you or a loved one were injured in New Jersey, you’ve come to the right place.

  • We have more than 25 years of experience helping personal injury victims settle their claims. So far, we’ve recovered more than $100,000,000 for our clients.
  • THIS IS WHAT WE DO. Every single day, we handle New Jersey personal injury claims. We have the knowledge and experience to get you the best results possible.
  • You WILL Get Better: Whether you need help figuring out where to turn for your medical problems or locating a specialist near you, our law firm is here to help. Getting you fixed and feeling like yourself again is our #1 priority.
  • We go the extra mile for you. We deal with the insurance companies so you don’t have to.
  • We know from experience what it’s like to suffer from a serious injury. We treat every client the way we would expect to be treated.
  • Our No Fee Promise means you pay nothing until we win money for you.

What injuries are typically associated with New Jersey personal injury lawsuits?

Not all injuries lead to a personal injury lawsuit. Injuries associated with personal injury lawsuits usually must be a result of another party’s negligence or intentional harm. To find out whether you have the legal right to take action after suffering an injury, contact an attorney for a free case evaluation.

Common injuries typically associated with personal injury cases include:

  • Broken bones, especially multiple breaks or crushed bones that need reconstructive surgery
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations
  • Dislocations
  • Birth injuries
  • Burns

Personal Injury Claims Process

The personal injury claims process is very complicated, which is why it is important to work with a personal injury lawyer with experience resolving personal injury claims who can help you make your way through it.

Our law firm is here to answer your questions and to take care of all the details so that you can focus on getting better.

How Much Is My New Jersey Personal Injury Claim Worth?

Three components make up a personal injury case: medical attention, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

  • Medical Attention. Medical care is essential for treating your injuries. What you might not know is that seeing a medical professional serves a second purpose: documenting those injuries. Insurance companies might try to argue that your injuries weren’t as serious as you say to get out of paying what you deserve. But when you see a doctor, your medical records provide a valid record of treatment for your case.
  • Loss of Wages. Accidents can cause injuries serious enough to keep you out of work. At Console and Associates‚ we fight to get you compensation for any lost wages that result from the accident. With serious injury, it could take weeks or months until you return to work, if you’re able to return at all.
  • Pain and Suffering. Unfortunately, there’s nothing we or anyone else can do to reverse the accident. We can’t prevent you from having to endure the physical and emotional consequences of your injury. What we can do is get you compensation for the pain you have experienced and the suffering the injury has caused you. The accident disrupted your life. Our role is to fight for justice and secure the settlement you need to make things right.

Every claim is different, so the quickest way to figure out how much you might be owed is to call us. Your case is unique and our personal injury attorneys will need to review the details of your claim and let you know what your options are. Victims who let an attorney file a personal injury claim on their behalf receive settlements that average 3.5x more than what they could obtain on their own.


How long do I have to file a New Jersey personal injury claim after suffering injuries?

You may need to file a claim under your own insurance policy right away. Speak with an attorney if you are not sure about when and how to seek benefits from your own insurance policies.

If someone else’s wrongful actions caused your injuries and losses, then you may also have the right to seek compensation from that party. In that case, New Jersey has a two-year statute of limitations that applies to the vast majority of personal injury claims, including wrongful death claims. A statute of limitations is an expiration date on your legal rights. You must take legal action within two years of the date of injury, in most cases, or risk losing your rights completely.

The law does provide for some rare exceptions to the statute of limitations. Delayed discovery is the most common exception to the statute of limitations. In toxic chemical exposure cases, defective medical device cases, and medical malpractice cases, for example, the victim might not discover the injury for a long time. In these cases, the two-year time clock may not begin to run until the victim discovers, or could reasonably have been expected to discover, the injury they have suffered.

Injuries to children and childbirth injuries can also trigger exceptions to the two-year statute of limitations in New Jersey. Typically, a child who suffers injuries because of negligence or intentional harm has two years from their 18th birthday to take legal action. Parents have until their child reaches age 13 to file a medical malpractice claim if an injury occurred in the womb or during childbirth.

Statute of limitations rules can get complicated. Speak with a skilled New Jersey personal injury attorney as soon as possible to preserve your legal rights.

How long will it take to settle my New Jersey personal injury claim?

The length of time it takes to settle your insurance claim depends on several factors. Cases that involve minor injuries and lack disputes of liability from the other side sometimes resolve in a few months. Typically, you can expect to wait at least six months to a year for your case to resolve, with the caveat that the more severe your injuries and the higher the value of your claim, the more likely you will have to wait a year or longer to resolve your case. If your case goes to trial, resolution typically will take at least two years.

Will my New Jersey personal injury case go to trial?

Each case is different, but both sides have an incentive to avoid expensive court costs. The vast majority of personal injury claims end in a settlement without ever going to trial. However, it is difficult to predict which cases will settle and which will not. That is why it is always important to hire a personal injury attorney who has years of experience and a track record of success in the courtroom. Just by having a skilled trial attorney on your side, you may even increase the chances of your case never going to trial, because an attorney’s reputation as a strong trial lawyer will give the other side a reason to avoid a courtroom loss.

Choosing a Personal Injury Lawyer NJ

Your case belongs in the hands of a personal injury attorney in New Jersey, who always puts clients first and isn’t afraid to fight for their rights. At Console and Associates‚ we pride ourselves in cultivating personal relationships with our clients and going the extra mile to take care of them. However, we can bring our expertise to the table – by helping you meet your payment or statute of limitations deadlines, finding important ways you qualify for compensation, or lending a compassionate ear – let us know what problems you’re facing.

You might be surprised by how much we can help you. We’ve handled personal injury cases of all kinds and recovered large settlements or verdicts for victims of motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, and other types of accidents in New Jersey. Our law firm is in it to win it for you. If we can’t secure you a settlement‚ you don’t owe us a dime.

When should you choose a personal injury attorney in NJ?

The days and weeks after your injured are critical. There is a lot going on and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the advice of doctors and medical professionals. However, taking the steps you need to now will help protect your legal rights and access the care you need as you recover.

The first step is treatment

Never put off treatment for an injury. You are only going to make it worse, increasing your medical bills and delaying the time until you can get back on your feet. More importantly, some treatable conditions will become potentially life-threatening if you wait too long to diagnose them. Always see a doctor even if you don’t think the injury is severe, just so they can confirm that you are okay and on the path to recovery.

Call a personal injury lawyer

If your doctor is your first call after an injury, Console and Associates should be your next call. Schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled accident & injury lawyers to review your case. We’ll ask you a couple of questions and let you know what your options are. If you decide to pursue a claim, we’ll walk you through the process. If you don’t want to file a claim, the consultation is still free, and you now have more information than when you started. Our track record of success ensures that if we pursue a case on your behalf, you’ll receive unmatched attention to your case and genuine compassion as we fight for maximum compensation for your injuries.

We are here to protect you against insurance companies

After speaking with one of our attorneys, you have an ally who is ready to step in and help you negotiate with insurance companies. We can help you with complicated billing processes and review paperwork that seems like it was made to confuse you. With decades of experience working with insurance providers, we can serve as your support system guiding you through the claims process. Once you hire Console and Associates, the insurance company will have to send all communication through us, stopping their phone calls and allowing you to focus on your recovery.

Why trust Console and Associates?

console & associatesThere are many attorneys that offer legal representation in South Jersey, but Console and Associates stands above the rest. We have more than 25 years of experience handling personal injury claims for thousands of local clients.

Our No Fee Promise aligns our goals with yours

We never charge you anything our services until you win your claim. From your first call until the day we reach settlement, you’ll never pay anything for your personal injury claim. Our No Fee Promise aligns our goals with yours. Instead of charging you an hourly rate for your services, we take a portion of your final settlement as payment. What this means is that the amount of money we receive as payment is directly related to the amount of money you receive in your settlement. This is known as a contingency fee. When other personal injury lawyers charge hourly fees or flat costs, they don’t necessarily care if you win or lose. If an injury attorney charges hourly, then they want to rack up as many hours as possible to make the most money. If a attorney charges a flat fee, you might only receive one or two hours of work on your case. At Console and Associates, we will put in as much time and energy that is necessary to help you win your case. Period. If we can’t successfully resolve your claim, you owe nothing. That’s the other part of our No Fee Promise. You owe nothing unless we win.

We have 25 years of experience

Console and Associates has been in business for more than 25 years, with a team of personal injury attorneys and staff bringing decades of experience to the table. When you work with our team, you are tapping into our expertise and following the guidance of lawyers who have seen it all. We have likely worked on cases similar to yours in the past and know how to navigate the legal system to increase the chances that you win your suit. You don’t have to be an accident & injury lawyer to bring a case against an employer, an insurance company, or a private individual. Let us do the heavy lifting and navigate the complexities of personal injury law to help you.

We are real people who have experienced injuries too

People often think that personal injury attorneys are unfeeling and focused on minor details of the law. While our team is certainly focused on their work, they are dedicated because they care. Our New Jersey personal injury lawyers are real people. They have experienced pain, mistreatment, and neglect or know other people who have. They fight for justice because they have been in your shoes and know the pain and confusion you currently feel.

We want to settle your case to get you the help you deserve

Let us use our experience and knowledge of the law to help you win your case and get the help you deserve. We believe in standing up for individuals who feel overwhelmed by medical expenses and other expenses caused by a company’s negligence or an insurance provider’s rejection. We can navigate these complex institutions while you focus on healing and recovering after a traumatic injury. Don’t wait for the statute of limitations to end on your case, or for you to feel too overwhelmed by the claims process to call. Contact Console and Associates today for a free consultation and work with a lawyer who you can trust.

From the beginning Console and Associates took care of any concerns I had. Everyone I encountered there was friendly and professional.” – A. Kalvitis / Client

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