What a Personal Injury Attorney Can Do for You
What a NJ Personal Injury Attorney Can Do for You
Any time a person is injured by the reckless or negligent actions of another person, party, or multiple parties, that same injury victim may be able to recover financial compensation for their medical expenses, lost income, and physical and emotional pain and suffering through some kind of personal injury lawsuit.
However, unlike workers’ compensation claims which require no proof of fault, a successful personal injury claim will require the injury victim to prove exactly how the actions of the responsible party were a) negligent, and b) were what directly caused the accident and resulting injuries in question.
While this may seem fairly obvious or easy on paper, proving these key elements, and recovering full and fair compensation is often anything but easy.
This is where having an experienced Morris County and Sussex County personal injury lawyer on your side can be of enormous benefit to you and your family when seeking compensation for the injuries and damages you have suffered.
Proving Negligence and Fault in Personal Injury Claims, Dover Personal Injury Lawyer
As mentioned, a successful personal injury claim such as a car accident injury claim or some kind of premises liability claim for injuries on a poorly maintained or unsafe property will require you (and your Dover personal injury lawyer) to prove that:
- the parties you believe were responsible for your accident and injuries are, in fact, responsible, and
- that their actions were what directly lead to your accident and injuries
Many times, proving these two key elements of a personal injury claim will require extensive investigation. Police records, eye-witness accounts, video footage, records, and your own personal testimony can all play a role in the validation of what exactly happened, and why.
Of course, reviewing all of these various elements, and then presenting the conclusions based on the evidence to the insurance company and if necessary, the court, will require a great deal of finesse, expertise, and most of all, time. Considering how crucial this gathering and presenting of evidence will be to your personal injury claim, there is an extremely high risk of “doing it yourself”, not to mention the simple fact that as an injury victim, you may not physically be able to travel to these different places, or speak with the many people that will need to be vetted, interviewed, and prepared to testify in depositions and potentially even a trial.
Proving the Full Extent of Damages in Personal Injury Claims, Newton Accident and Injury Attorney
Once you have proven that you do actually have a strong and viable personal injury claim (proof of fault and negligence), you will also need to prove the extent of the damages you have suffered as a result of your accident.
For less serious injuries, this can be relatively straightforward, simply adding up your medical expenses, the amount of time you have missed from work, and securing an appropriate amount of compensation for “pain and suffering damages”.
However, many times more serious injuries will require on-going medical treatment and rehabiliation, and can also permanently affect your ability to continue in your previous line of work, or even work at all. When this is the case, and damages need to be projected far into the future, proof of the “value” of these damages will often require consultation with a variety of professionals in order to properly asses.
By retaining the services of a personal injury attorney, not only will they already have a number of different professionals with whom they have already worked, more importantly your attorney will be able to cover the expenses of hiring these professionals during your personal injury claim process thanks to how contingency fees work. This means that you will not have to worry about the cost of paying for these very necessary consultations and testimonies at a time when you may also be worrying about how to simply put food on the table for your family, and keep a roof over their heads.
Contact A Morris County and Sussex County Personal Injury Attorney Today
At The Law Offices of Michael P. Burakoff, our team has extensive experience recovering full and fair compensation for injured clients and their families in towns across New Jersey, Morris County, and Sussex County, including Dover, Hopatcong, Newton, Morristown, Parsippany, Denville, Netcong, Morris Plains, East Hanover, Florham Park, Rockaway, and more.
Whether you have been injured in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, construction accident, work-related accident, on a poorly maintained or dangerous premises, by a defective product, or in any other kind of accident caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another party, our firm is ready to provide you and your family with the knowledgeable, effective, and highly attentive legal counsel that you need and deserve during such traumatic times.
To speak with Attorney Michael Burakoff and our legal team today in a fee and confidential consultation regarding your accident, your injuries, and your options for recovering full and fair compensation through any kind of personal injury claim, please contact us online, or through either our Morristown office or our Newton office at 973-455-1567.