How Does Mediation Work in a Personal Injury Case?

By Robert Smith | April 18, 2021 |

After depositions, most personal injury cases move into mediation, also known as a settlement conference. 92% of all cases settle during this conference, which means it’s important to understand how it works.  Every mediation is overseen by a trained mediator. This person is usually a former judge or an attorney, someone who can act as…

How Does a Personal Injury Attorney Respond to a Low Settlement Offer?

By Robert Smith | April 1, 2021 |

Sometimes it is not always necessary to launch a full personal injury lawsuit to get to a fair settlement offer. Sometimes the negotiation can take place between filing a claim and filing a lawsuit. While it’s always a good idea to begin talking to a personal injury attorney before dealing with any insurance claims adjuster,…

What is the Timeline for a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

By Robert Smith | March 12, 2021 |

It can take time for a personal injury lawsuit to unfold. It’s important to have realistic expectations when you first contact an attorney about your case.  In many cases the entire case will take about a year and a half from the day you first talk to the lawyer to wrap itself up.  You’ve read…

How to Increase the Value of Your Personal Injury Claim

By Robert Smith | February 27, 2021 |

The value of your personal injury claim can depend a great deal on what you do directly after the accident. Many personal injury cases are won, lost, or devalued long before they get to the courtroom. There are several steps you can take to make sure you get as much money as possible when you…

How Do Car Accident Cases Work in New Jersey?

By Robert Smith | February 15, 2021 |

New Jersey is a no-fault car insurance state.  This means that when you get into a car accident, there’s no determination of fault. Your insurance policy pays for your accident, and the other driver’s insurance policy pays for theirs. This means that even dealing with your own insurance company can be a little bit fraught,…

Do You Have Grounds for a Personal Injury Claim?

By Robert Smith | January 18, 2021 |

One reason many of our clients initially hesitate to contact us is they don’t know if they have grounds for a personal injury claim. They also aren’t sure if their case is strong enough to proceed. This reticence can hurt, as it can mean you spend way too much time dealing with insurance companies directly.…

3 Factors that Impact the Value of a New Jersey Personal Injury Claim

By Robert Smith | January 7, 2021 |

How much is your personal injury claim really worth? We know our clients hate hearing it, but the answer really is: “it depends.”  In general, we can’t even answer the question until you’ve reached maximum medical improvement, as those bills and your long-term care needs tell us what the sum total of your economic damages…

Truck Accident Settlements

By Robert Smith | December 16, 2020 |

Getting into an accident with an 18-wheeler is potentially life-changing. Semis cause some of the most devastating accidents on the road. When you choose an attorney to help you deal with these accidents you don’t want to choose just anyone. Truck accidents come with some special concerns that it’s important to be aware of.  Truck…

How Does a New Jersey Premises Liability Case Work?

By Robert Smith | November 30, 2020 |

While a premises liability case is most often known as a “slip and fall” case, it can cover any type of case where a person gets hurt on another person’s property. Slips and falls are simply the most common way this can happen. Knowing how these cases work can help you determine whether you’ve got…

3 Reasons Motorcycle Personal Injury Cases Require Expert Help

By Robert Smith | November 15, 2020 |

Any time you are involved in a personal injury case you’re going to want to get the very best help you can get. Expertise and negotiation skill both have a huge impact on the potential outcome of your case.  Yet a motorcycle case requires even more expertise. These are some of the hardest personal injury…