Accidents 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.
Finding out your legal rights and options costs nothing with Console & Associate’s No Fee Promise. Call (866) 778-5500 today for a free consultation and case review.
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.
For the right lawyer, personal injury claims aren’t just one small fraction of the cases they handle but rather their main focus in the legal industry. Our attorneys practice personal injury law exclusively, representing clients in situations like yours every single day. Our extensive experience gives our personal injury attorneys in-depth insight into winning legal strategies, options for overcoming the challenges that arise in these kinds of claims, and practices for calculating and documenting clients’ damages to get them settlements that truly make them whole.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Our extensive experience practicing personal injury law means that we know how to handle legal matters pertaining to any type of accidental injury.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Console & 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.
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.
Right 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.
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.
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.
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.