Personal Injury Archives

TRUCK ACCIDENT INJURY PREVENTION METHODS CONTINUE TO BE DEBATED

One of the most dangerous aspects of any truck accidentinvolving a large commercial truck is that of a "side underride collision". This type of truck accident involves a passenger vehicle colliding with the side of a truck, and passing under the truck itself.

RECOVERING COMPENSATION THROUGH A PERSONAL INJURY SETTLEMENT IN MORRIS COUNTY

Even though movies and television shows love to dramatize the suspense of a trial, and a final jury verdict, the fact of the matter is that almost 97% of personal injury claims are resolved in settlements, and not jury verdicts.

MEDIATION IN PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS

In the legal space, the term "mediation" is most often thought of in terms of an alternative method for resolving divorces. However, mediation can also occur during Morris County personal injury cases such as car accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls, construction accidents, injuries on public property, and any other kind of accident injury claim resulting from the reckless or negligent actions of another party.

IMPORTANT STRATEGIES FOR DEALING WITH ACCIDENTS AND INJURY

Any time you are injured in an accident such as an auto accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, construction accident, a slip and fall, on a poorly maintained premises, and more, it can be an extremely stressful, complicated, and difficult situation to successfully navigate. You want to ensure that you recover compensation for your medical expenses and lost income, and protect the financial and legal future of you and your family.

HOW WILL THE INSURANCE COMPANY VALUE MY PAIN AND SUFFERING?

Personal injury cases come with three main types of compensatory damages; medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. For more severe injuries, your Morris County personal injury attorney will most likely wish to consult with both medical experts and financial experts in order to thoroughly determine the full costs of your medical costs and lost wages. In the case of an injury which prevents you from returning to your previous line of work for example, you will need to accurately calculate not only the wages you will have lost over the course of your future employment, but also factor in potential raises and promotions as well.

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

As physicians and researches come to learn more and more about the human brain, the more we begin to understand the risk, and consequences, of what is known as a traumatic brain injury after an accident. If you have been involved in an accident such as an auto accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, construction accident, slip and fall, ladder or scaffolding accident, or any other kind of violent physical incident, it is important that you understand the risk of brain injury, the symptoms, and how to recover compensation in the event that you did suffer a brain injury. 

SUING A DRUNK DRIVER FOR ACCIDENT INJURIES

According to New Jersey law, an individual is considered to be driving under the influence when they are found to have a blood alcohol concentration above .08%. DUI/DWI charges are not criminal charges, rather traffic violations. However, in the case that a drunk driver causes injury to another driver or pedestrian, the drunk driver may face criminal charges, and the injured party may be able to file a civil lawsuit against the drunk driver in order to recover compensation for their medical expenses, lost income, and potentially even their pain and suffering.

FORKLIFT ACCIDENT INJURIES, SEEKING COMPENSATION

Forklifts and their operation are on of the leading causes of accident and injury across the United States, including the Morris County area. Forklifts are used in a variety of industries, including construction, manufacturing, warehousing, and more. Forklifts need to be operated, and maintained, in very specific manners in order to avoid injury, both to the operator and to bystanders. When this doesn't happen, serious injury can occur.

RECOVERING COMPENSATION FOR ASSAULT

Many people are unsure of their legal rights when it comes to holding an assaulter liable for damages, both physical and economic, in civil court. The bottom line is that the victim of a deliberate assault has the same rights as the victim of negligence, you can file a Morris County civil lawsuit and recover compensation for medical expenses, lost income and future income, and your pain and suffering. However, there are some important differences between personal injury lawsuits and civil lawsuits for assaults. 

HOW THE INSURANCE COMPANY WILL ANSWER YOUR PERSONAL INJURY COMPLAINT

If you are pursuing a personal injury claim, whether it be from a car accident, truck accident, construction accident, a workplace injury, a slip and fall, or any other type of accident which resulted from another party's reckless or negligent actions, one of the first steps you and your Morris County personal injury attorney will perform is to file the initial personal injury complaint.

EMAIL US FOR A RESPONSE

Have A Question?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

The Law Offices of Smith & Doran, P.C.
60 Washington Street, Suite 302
Morristown, NJ 07960

Phone: 973-532-2661
Fax: 973-292-9168
Morristown Law Office Map