Hudson County Personal Injury Attorneys
If you have been injured in an accident in Hudson Count, contact Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. Our Hudson County personal injury lawyers will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. All of our case consultations are free and there is never any obligations. All personal injury claims are handle on a contingency basis. This means unless we recover compensation you don’t owe any attorney’s fees.
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With over 700,000 people in Hudson County, car accidents are unfortunately a common occurrence. We have represented thousands of people who suffered serious injuries in car crashes.
Rather than being treated like a number on an insurance claims form, you will be treated as a real person who has suffered real trauma. Our Hudson County car accident attorneys will give you the personal attention you need to guide you through the legal process to win the compensation for your losses.
In the United States, car accidents are the leading cause of death. 1 Human error causes 90% all car accidents. Human error can come in many forms:
Driving while intoxicated
Improper vehicle maintenance
Texting While Driving
When a car crash is caused by negligence, you have legal options for holding the negligent parties accountable. Read More about Car Accidents
Every day throughout Hudson County we large trucks driving carelessly. These careless truck drivers cause serious injuries to other vehicles or pedestrians. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), spinal cord injuries and severe bone fractures are just a few of the catastrophic injuries caused during a truck accident. Our truck accident lawyers understand the complexities of these kinds of cases. Read More about Truck Accidents
A motorcycle rider is 30 times more likely to be kill in a traffic crash then someone in a car. This staggering statistic makes motorcyclists the most vulnerable travelers on the road. Hudson County motorcycle accident attorneys can attest to these statistics. If you have been in a motorcycle accident while driving in Hudson County and feel the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence please contact us. The law firm of Maggiano DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. is dedicated to helping those hurt in motorcycle accidents. Read more about Motorcycle Accidents
Serious injuries caused in a workplace accident can leave a person unable to earn a living. Workers’ compensation is supposed to provide benefits for injured workers to help them pay for medical bills and compensate for lost wages. Unfortunately, in many cases, getting access to these benefits is not as easy as it should be. That’s where the Hudson County workers compensation attorney at the law firm of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. come in. We have decades of experience in handling workers comp claims.
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We have a wealth of experience in variety of cases involving all types of accidents.
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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, nursing home abuse, wrongful death, train accidents, subway accidents, and workers compensation.
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.