Hudson County Personal Injury Attorneys
Following an accident and serious injuries, lots of questions and concerns can arise.
Who was at fault?
What are my legal options?
Am I entitled to compensation for my injuries and losses?
The Hudson County personal injury lawyers at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C. can help you get the answers you need while leading the way to justice and financial recovery. Driven and diligent, our attorneys have extensive experience bringing various types of personal injury cases – including car accident cases, product liability cases and claims involving other accidents & injuries – to successful resolutions. We are ready to discuss your situation and legal options.
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While we encourage you to contact us for free, essential insights regarding your potential claim, we also invite you to learn more about the fundamentals of personal injury law and cases (below).
Personal Injury 101: The Fundamentals of Injury Law
These basics reveal more with regards to when injured people likely have a case and how personal injury cases typically proceed.
What Is a Personal Injury Case?
A personal injury case is a legal dispute over harm or losses one party has allegedly suffered as a result of another party’s negligence. These are civil tort cases in which the injured party is the plaintiff and the allegedly negligent party is the defendant. The intent behind filing and pursuing a personal injury case is to seek compensation for the losses the plaintiff has sustained.
With these cases, it is also crucial to understand that:
- Negligence can come in various forms, from various parties – Identifying the nature of the negligence, as well as all of the negligent parties, is central to making sure plaintiffs obtain the full amount of compensation they deserve for their case.
- State law sets the deadlines for filing a personal injury cases – Referred to as the statute of limitations, this time frame starts on the date of the incident or the date on which the injuries caused by the incident are discovered. New Jersey law has a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury cases.
The Phases of a Personal Injury Case: How Do These Cases Start & Proceed?
Although different types of personal injury cases can move forward in different manners, in general, these cases involve the following phases:
- Consult a lawyer – This is often the first step in a personal injury claim, as an attorney can explain whether there is case, how to get the case started and what must be done after.
- Start the case by filing the proper court documents – An official complaint will have to be filed with the court, along with the filing fees and any required supporting documentation.
- Discovery occurs – Discovery is the fact-finding phase of the case, when parties gather and exchange evidence, conduct depositions and/or work with expert witnesses to build their case.
- Court hearings may occur – These may be requested by either side for a variety of reasons, such as trying to get certain evidence thrown out or admitted.
- Pretrial negotiations or settlement talks may occur – The majority of personal injury cases are settled before trial. This can be beneficial to all parties involved, providing early resolutions and payouts to plaintiffs while saving litigation costs for both sides. Defendants can be more inclined to settle before trial when there may be concerns about preserving their reputation and/or when punitive damages may be on the line.
- Trial will proceed if no settlement is reached – This will involve opening statements; both sides presenting their evidence, arguments and witnesses; and closing statements.
- A judgment is issued – Once both sides have finished presenting their cases and closing statements have been made, a jury will weigh in, handing down a final judgment.
What occurs next will depend on whether the plaintiff or defendant is victorious. For example, if the jury finds for the plaintiff, (s)he may be able to collect compensation – or may need to prepare for another round in court if the defendant files an appeal.
When you are ready to seek the justice and financial recovery you may deserve after an accident, you can turn to a Hudson County personal injury attorney at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C. for exceptional representation at every phase of your personal injury case.
Contact a Hudson County Personal Injury Lawyer at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C. for Help Now
If you or a loved one has been hurt by the reckless, careless or negligent actions of someone else, contact an experienced Hudson County personal injury lawyer at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C.
Call (201) 585-9111 or email us. We are ready to help you level the playing field and fight for the financial recovery and justice you likely deserve.
Tirelessly committed to advocating the rights of the injured, our attorneys can provide you with superior representation for any type of personal injury case. Our various professional recognitions and awards, as well as our many positive testimonials from previous clients, speak to our record of excellence and success in personal injury claims.
The comprehensive personal injury practice at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C. covers all types of tort cases, including (but not exclusive to) those related to car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, pedestrian accidents, premises liability accidents, construction accidents, workplace accidents, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, wrongful death, train accidents, subway accidents, workers compensation and product liability.
About Hudson County
Named for explorer Henry Hudson, Hudson County is the smallest, most densely populated county in New Jersey. It is home to nearly 678,000 people and is the state’s fastest growing region. Twelve cities comprise Hudson County, with Jersey City being the largest and holding the title of county seat.
Bordered by the Hudson River, the Upper New York Bay and the Hackensack River, Hudson County is part of the New York metropolitan’s Gateway Region. Its proximity to Manhattan has led to some refer to Hudson County as New York City’s sixth borough.
Hudson County is a major port of entry for immigration in the U.S. As such, it has a culturally diverse community.
Notable historic sites and landmarks in Hudson County include the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Hamilton Park, the Holland Tunnel and the Lincoln Tunnel.