When you suffer serious injuries, all you want is to get better and get back to living the life you love. The more severe your injuries, the deeper and more long-lasting those effects become.
What can make matters worse is when you suffer preventable injuries. A personal injury happens when someone else acts in a negligent, reckless, or careless manner that causes an accident resulting in your injuries. The most common example of this is a car accident, but the examples do not end there.
If you or a loved one has suffered any injury, no matter how minor, after an accident caused by someone else, you need to contact an experienced Marlton personal injury attorney at Console & Associates P.C. right away. Your ability to recover maximum compensation for your injuries could depend on the lawyer you choose and how quickly you act to hire them.
The most common cause of personal injuries is car accidents. In New Jersey, more than 250,000 car accidents take place each year, more than 10,000 on average in the Marlton area. These accidents cause several hundred deaths and thousands of injuries.
Other causes of personal injuries include:
The possible causes of personal injuries are endless. The above section simply lists some of the most common. Any of these causes could give rise to injuries that can quickly become extremely expensive to treat. Even minor injuries can rack up massive medical bills.
You should not pay these bills if you didn’t cause the accident—the at-fault party should.
To help you recover maximum compensation from the negligent person, you need a skilled Marlton personal injury lawyer from Console & Associates P.C. at your side. Your lawyer can guide you through the complex personal injury claims process, working hard to protect your rights and get you every dollar you deserve.
A word of caution about one possible cause of your injuries: Criminal activity. If you suffered injuries during the commission of a crime, whether you were mugged, assaulted, hit by a drunk driver, or were the victim in any other crime, the prosecutor might bring criminal charges against the alleged perpetrator.
Do not mistake the criminal case for a civil personal injury claim. While a criminal conviction might include some restitution paid to you, the amount of money the criminal would have to pay through a criminal case may be pennies compared to your medical bills. That is why you need to speak with a seasoned personal injury lawyer in Marlton to help you file a personal injury claim—even if the state brings a criminal case against the person who harmed you.
Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may face a long road to recovery. Do not discount minor injuries. Even a concussion, which is classified as a minor injury, can leave you out of work for days or weeks. This can begin to take a toll on your mental state and financial well-being, in addition to your physical health.
Do not ignore your symptoms, mental or physical. That is why you need to see a doctor as soon as possible after your accident. Many people simply want to go home after an accident; it is a comfortable place that you know well. You might feel embarrassed and simply want to remove yourself from the situation. But do not dismiss medical assistance at the scene of the accident. Doing that can actually make matters worse.
Make your health and well being your sole focus immediately after your injury. Nothing else matters to you as much as getting better. That is why you need a knowledgeable Marlton personal injury attorney working to help you prove someone else caused your accident and your injuries.
While you focus on your health and wellbeing, your legal representation focuses on recovering every dollar you deserve. That last thing you want is to end up paying out of pocket for medical expenses related to an injury that you did not cause.
Whether a car accident, workplace accident, slip and fall, or any other accident caused your injuries, after a doctor sees you, filing a personal injury claim is your next step. But do not tackle this on your own. You may think that, because you know the other person caused your accident, it is an open and shut case. Unfortunately, that is not necessarily true.
You will need to show that the other person:
Proving these elements requires a keen eye for detail and a thorough investigation. For example, if you were injured in a car accident that was the other driver’s fault, you would need to investigate the validity of their driver’s license and insurance, the condition of their vehicle before the accident, and any maintenance recently done, among many other items. All of this requires time and knowledge that your lawyer, working with experts, could accomplish. You need to focus on your physical and mental wellbeing and getting back to your regular life.
Filing a personal injury claim also has many important deadlines. One of those deadlines requires filing the claim within two years of the date of your accident.
Two years might seem like a long time, but think of all the hurdles you might face during that period:
Each of these items increases your medical bills. They also require intense focus to show positive results. That is why shifting this burden to your Marlton personal injury lawyer can provide you with the best chance of making a full physical recovery.
When you put all of your effort and energy into improving your physical wellbeing, you may be surprised at how quickly you can get back on your feet. Work with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Marlton to help get the process started.
The point of filing a personal injury claim is to collect compensation from the at-fault party. Car accidents are a common example, and they are expensive. Injuries from motor vehicle accidents cost victims nearly half a billion dollars a year in medical expenses. Even if you have only suffered minor injuries, you may still end up with thousands of dollars in medical expenses and financial losses.
Your lawyer may try to get you compensation for:
Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may be out of work for a long time. In the most severe cases, you may not return to work at all or only return in a part-time or reduced capacity. This limits your ability to earn a living and provide for your family. Not only is this hard to accept, but it also puts you and your family in a tough spot financially.
Your family may even try to take on additional work to make up for the loss of your income. But this is not their burden to bear. This should be the sole responsibility of the person who put you in this position to begin with. You can work to hold that person accountable by partnering with a trusted Marlton personal injury lawyer. Your lawyer will have your best interests at heart and fight to get you every dollar you deserve.
Most of your medical needs may come in the future. The hospital and doctor bills you see sitting on your kitchen table may represent only a fraction of the full amount you need to recover. When you sustain severe injuries, you may face a lifetime of medical needs. This becomes extremely expensive. You do not want to have to cover these medical expenses by yourself down the road.
Work with a Marlton personal injury attorney who has the experience and proven success that you deserve. Your lawyer can create a more accurate estimate of your future medical needs. Using this estimate, you will have a better understanding of the actual amount of money you need to recover.
While no amount of money will undo your accident, your suffering, or put your life back the way it was, collecting money from the at-fault party can help you shoulder the financial burden you may face. Your best chance of holding the negligent party liable for your injuries and collecting maximum compensation from them is by working with a skilled Marlton personal injury lawyer at Console & Associates P.C.
Soon after your accident, the insurance company of the at-fault party may contact you. They may want to offer you a settlement. You might get excited about the opportunity to put this part of your accident behind you and collect money to help you pay your bills. The insurance company may even pressure you to take the settlement, saying that you have a limited time to accept or that this is their best offer.
But this initial settlement offer may be in the insurance company’s best interest, not yours. This offer from the insurance company might be a lowball settlement offer intended to make you go away for as little money as possible.
The insurance company is in the business of making money. They may do that by preying on you. They know that you need the money and are hoping you do not yet have a lawyer to talk you out of accepting their lowball settlement offer. The insurance adjuster knows that, if you did have legal representation, your lawyer would likely caution you against taking a quick settlement offer.
Before accepting anything, you want to calculate how much money you will need to cover your medical bills and financial losses. The insurance company making you this initial offer has not necessarily contemplated those figures. There’s a good chance that the insurer may not want to calculate these expenses, because the insurance company cares more about keeping claim payouts low than about fully compensating you.
Your lawyer will also tell you that signing a settlement offer is final. If you take the offer, you will waive your right to bring any future claims against the insurance company for this accident. Months or years later, after the settlement funds have run dry but the medical bills and other financial losses are still pouring in, it will be too late to seek more money.
This is why you need to work with an experienced Marlton personal injury attorney at Console & Associates P.C. as soon as possible after your accident. Your legal advisor can help protect you from being preyed on by insurance companies and work to collect every dollar you deserve from the negligent party.
The right lawyer can make a difference in your ability to recover maximum compensation for your injuries. You need an attorney who has the resources required to investigate the circumstances surrounding your personal injury claim and work with medical experts to determine how much money you need to recover. And you deserve to have a lawyer at your side who can stand up to the big insurance companies and fight to collect the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Not all law firms are created equal, and not all lawyers have the experience or resources required to resolve your case successfully. Make sure you partner with an experienced Marlton personal injury lawyer at Console & Associates P.C. today. Call us at any time at (856) 263-5574 or write to us through our confidential contact page.
The injury lawyers at Console and Associates P.C. in Marlton have been winning cases for our clients in South Jersey for 25 years. We practice personal injury law exclusively. From slip and fall cases to retail negligence, we help our clients from all walks of life get the settlement they deserve under the law.
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Marlton got its name in the 19th century, when valuable marl clay was first unearthed in the local soil. This discovery gave a major boost to the local economy, which led to a housing boom. The marl was mined and shipped by rail to Atlantic City, Burlington City, and Philadelphia until 1930.
Though the days of clay have long since passed, today Marlton is widely regarded as one of the best places to live in New Jersey, with a highly rated school system, plenty of green space, a thriving cultural scene, and a bevy of local eateries.
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“My experience with Console and Associates was great. They were by my side since the very beginning of the accident and helped me through any concerns I’ve had. A special thanks to Mr. Ellery for being so professional, trustworthy and fighting hard for what I deserved. Also a special thanks to Christa for answering all my questions, being so understanding, and working so quick and efficiently!!! I will definitely come back if needed.” – Brianna K.
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