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.
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.
Our attorneys help you in the following ways:
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.
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.
Over the years, we have collected over $100 million in jury verdicts and settlements* for our clients, including:
*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.
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:
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.
Several factors may impact the overall value of your case, including:
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.
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:
Non-economic damages are subjective losses that are not easy to quantify, such as:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
The CDC’s WISQARS database also maintains more detailed data on the total and average medical costs for many types of accidental injuries, including:
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.
Many 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.
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.
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:
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.
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“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.”
D. Brown / Client