Hoboken Personal Injury Attorneys
In seconds, an accident can inflict permanent, life-altering injuries. These can cause a lifetime of physical, emotional and financial stress for the victims, as well as their families.
The Hoboken lawyers at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C. have a deep understanding of how damaging these accidents and personal injuries can be. We also know how essential the right legal representation can be to helping victims and families recover and put their lives back together. Consequently, we are firmly committed to helping the injured fight for the financial recoveries and justice they are entitled to.
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In a free, no obligations case evaluation, you can get essential answers and straightforward advice about your legal options and how we can help you. Don’t hesitate to contact us whenever you are ready for these insights. In the meantime, the following discloses some generally important information about personal injury cases and recoveries.
What Types Of Events or Accidents Are Typically the Basis of Personal Injury Cases?
Various incidents can give rise to personal injury claims. Most commonly, these types of cases involve events like (but not restricted to):
- Traffic collisions, including car crashes, truck wrecks, motorcycle crashes and pedestrian accidents
- Accidents at others’ properties, like slip-and-fall accidents and construction site accidents
- Injuries caused by defective, toxic or dangerous products, such as faulty automotive parts, dangerous drugs and defective consumer products
- Injuries caused by negligent professionals, including medical malpractice.
Fundamentally, any incident that was caused by another’s negligence and that inflicted harm on you may be the basis of a personal injury claim.
How Do Personal Injury Cases Work?
It depends on the nature of the case, the type of negligence involved and the plaintiff’s needs and goals. In general and simplified terms, personal injury cases tend to proceed as follows:
- The claim is filed with the court.
- Further investigation and discovery may be conducted to gather evidence for the claim.
- Pre-trial hearings and/or negotiations may take place.
- A trial date is set, and the case proceeds to trial (if a settlement cannot be worked out beforehand).
A Hoboken attorney at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C. can give you more details regarding what to expect from your case, after reviewing the facts of your potential claim.
How Long Does It Take To Resolve a Personal Injury Case?
This also depends on the specifics of a given claim, as some cases will take longer than others to resolve. Though our lawyers are ready to explain more about these timeframes in a free consultation, in general, personal injury cases tend to take longer if or when:
- The injuries and/or damage is more extensive (and may take time to fully assess).
- The cases are more complex (because, for example, there are multiple liable parties and/or plaintiffs).
- There may be evidentiary problems or conflicting evidence.
- The cases involve more technical, complicated issues (like in some product liability and/or medical malpractice claims).
What Is the Difference between Compensatory versus Punitive Damages?
Compensation for a personal injury claim can include both of these types of damages, which the difference being that:
- Compensatory damages are granted to restore the losses victims have suffered as a result of the accident or injury. As a result, these damages can include compensation for past and future medical bills, past and future lost earnings, property damage, etc.
- Punitive damages are reserved for cases that involve extreme, egregious forms of negligence. Awarded to punish a negligent party (and not necessarily to restore the victim), punitive damages can be capped by state law, and they are not available for every type of personal injury claim.
How Can an Attorney Help Me?
A lawyer can handle everything that needs to be done to file your case, build a solid claim and see it through to the best possible outcome. As complex as personal injury cases can be – and as important as the recoveries are to victims’ access to treatment, entrusting these claims in the hands of an experienced attorney can be pivotal to:
- Getting the full amount of compensation
- Realizing successful outcomes
- Securing the financial means necessary to heal and move forward.
Our attorneys specialize in all areas of personal injury practice, including:
- Car accidents, including rear-end collisions, hit-and-run accidents, drunk driving accidents, high-speed collisions, head-on collisions, rollover accidents, tire blowouts, uninsured motorist accidents, municipal vehicle accidents, weather-related accidents, recreational vehicle accidents, snowplow accidents, accidents caused by distracted drivers, and accidents caused by reckless drivers
- Motorcycle accidents, including failure to yield, lane splitting, speeding, driving under the influence, and accidents caused by road hazards
- Trucking accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Construction accidents, including welding accidents, scaffolding accidents, roofing accidents, defective safety equipment, and failure to provide safety equipment, workers compensation
- Workplace injuries, including machine guarding and Occupational Health and Safety Act violations
- Medical malpractice, including birth injuries and distracted doctoring
- Defective products, including defective car parts, defective medical devices, unsafe drugs, other unsafe products, and improper instructions/warning labels
- Premises liability/unsafe building conditions, including slip-and-fall accidents, unsafe buildings, recreational accidents, inadequate security, food poisoning, dog bites, recreational/sports injuries, asbestos-related illness, and liquor law liability
- Swimming pool accidents
- Amusement park accidents
- Assault by security guards or bouncers, including unlawful detention and false arrest
- Elder abuse, including malnutrition and dehydration in nursing homes and bedsores
- Whistleblower claims, including pharmaceutical fraud, military fraud, and health care fraud
- Wrongful death, train accidents, subway accidents, and product liability.
These serious accidents can have a number of devastating consequences, including mental and financial repercussions. They can also result in a number of serious injuries, including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, back injuries, amputation, fractures, whiplash, burns, scrapes and bruises, facial injuries, psychological injuries, catastrophic injuries, and injuries that result in permanent disability.
A Hoboken Personal Injury Lawyer at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C. Is Ready to Answer More Questions
For more information about your legal options, contact an experienced Hoboken personal injury lawyer at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C. by calling (201) 585-9111 or emailing us. We are relentlessly devoted to helping the injured, and we are ready to start helping you.
With Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C. on your side, you can count on receiving:
- Aggressive advocacy – Our versatile, uniquely experienced trial attorneys can out-fight and out-smart the opposition.
- The highest quality legal services personalized to your claim – We treat each case uniquely; we customize our representation to fit the specifics of a claim; and we use the latest technology and tools to craft the strongest possible cases.
- Respect, compassion and honesty – Our lawyers take the time to learn everything about you and your claim so that we can stand in your shoes and effectively present your case.
Year after year, our record of success and superior legal service earns us professional awards, honors and accolades, as well as positive testimonials from previous clients.
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