Brain and spinal cord injuries can happen at any time. Fortunately, you may be able to seek compensation after a life-changing accident in Fair Lawn. You do not have to bear the costs of someone else’s mistakes on your own.
Call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. at (201) 585-9111 for an appointment and consultation with a Fair Lawn brain and spinal cord injuries lawyer. We may be able to help you with your case.
Even Minor Injuries Can Be Assessed
While most people will want to talk about paralysis and major injuries, even minor injuries may be compensable after a negligent accident. You might experience problems such as:
- Neck pain
- Lower back pain
These conditions may be compensable. They could affect your lifestyle, job, and ability to provide for your family. Going to the doctor or emergency after an accident helps you prove that these injuries happened at the time of the accident. Without some kind of evidence, you may not be able to file a claim for your injuries or losses.
Compensation You Can Seek After an Accident
A personal injury claim is your opportunity to request compensation for all the unexpected costs caused by your accident. Filing a claim gives you the chance to petition for:
- Medical costs now and in the future
- Lost income in the past and in the future
- Emotional turmoil
- Wrongful death if the victim succumbs to their injuries
Your lawyer will use medical receipts, records, and paystubs to demonstrate the value of your case. Your attorney will be able to show how the accident affected your life and fight for a settlement that reflects your losses.
If the victim succumbed to their injuries long after the accident, your family may be able to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. A lawyer can explain more about how you can file this kind of claim.
Call a Fair Lawn brain and spinal cord injuries lawyer from Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. at (201) 585-9111 to discuss your rights and the extent of your injuries and losses.
Knowing Who Caused Your injuries
According to the Mayo Clinic, common incidents that result in brain or spinal cord injuries include falls, falling objects that strike the victim, or any other blow to the head. You might have been assaulted, involved in a car accident, or been struck by debris when a tool malfunctioned.
Depending on the details of your case, there are many possible parties who could be held liable for your brain or spinal cord injury, including:
- Property owners
- Business owners
- Negligent coworkers
- Construction firms
- Vehicle owners
An attorney will review the facts of the case to determine who could be held liable for your injuries.
After Someone Passes Away
After someone passes away due to their injuries, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death claims or lawsuits could include compensation for:
- Burial or interment costs
- Final accounting or probate costs
- The family’s pain and suffering
Wrongful death claims may be an option for you. However, keep in mind that only certain family members may file a wrongful death claim. In New Jersey, this is often the representative of the estate for the deceased person. However, spouses, parents, children, grandparents, or even dependent siblings may be eligible to receive compensation as a result of the claim.
Talking to a Fair Lawn Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries Lawyer
Talking to a lawyer allows you to share your story and evidence. The attorney will look at the evidence you have and determine if they can file a claim or lawsuit. When the attorney is ready, they will proceed to work with the insurance company and pursue a settlement. They can handle the communication with the insurance company or any third parties so that you do not have to.
Negotiating with the Insurance Company
An attorney will assess a value for your losses, then provide evidence showing that the insurance company should pay a settlement. After all, you suffered injuries on their client’s property or due to their client’s negligence. You should not speak to the insurance company or sign anything they give you without your lawyer’s input. Let the lawyer coordinate your response to the insurance carrier’s questions.
Negotiating with the insurance company is often necessary, however. The insurance company may respond to your claim by offering a lower settlement amount. Even with evidence of your medical bills, they may refuse to offer what your lawyer believes to be a just settlement.
Settlements are often a relatively straightforward way for you to seek compensation without going to trial. However, there are cases where your attorney will recommend that you take a case to trial in order to pursue a fair settlement. You may feel as though it is too stressful to go to trial. However, an attorney will manage all aspects of litigation on your behalf so that you do not have to.
If your attorney feels you should go to trial, they can explain their reasons as well as how the process will work.
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I was one of those people who thought I would never sue anyone. That changed after I slipped and fell on a snow-covered hotel parking lot. I suffered a severe shoulder injury and it became apparent that I was not going to be compensated for my injury acting on my own. I live in Tennessee, so I was somewhat nervous about how I could coordinate with a legal team given the distance and the difference in time zones. I researched personal injury lawyers and was impressed with what I learned about the Maggiano law firm. I needed an attorney who had the knowledge, experience and reputation to represent me, but just as important was having an attorney who could relate to me and one who I could trust.
I knew after my first phone call with him that Mr. Maggiano was the attorney I wanted on my case. Mr. Maggiano brought in the right people to document and validate my situation which helped reinforce the facts of my injury. Everyone at the law firm was wonderful to work with! Linda Reid was a great source of information and support. I was very pleased with the settlement, and I know I would not have gotten this level of compensation without Mr. Maggiano and his team representing me. He definitely deserves a five star rating.
Call Today to Schedule a Consultation
Call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. for a free consultation with a member of our team. A Fair Lawn brain and spinal cord injuries lawyer can review your case and explain your legal rights to move forward. If we work with you, we can manage your case while you recover from your injuries or adapt to a new way of life.
Call us today to learn how we can help at (201) 585-9111.