Ridgefield Park Personal Injury Attorneys
When an accident turns your life upside down, the Ridgefield Park personal injury lawyers at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C. will be ready to help you get on the road to justice and recovery.
Backed by more than 90 years of combined legal experience, our skilled attorneys know how crucial the right representation and guidance can be in the wake of an accident – and how essential compensation is to helping accident victims and their families rebuild their lives. That is what drives us to provide tireless, extraordinary advocacy as we vigorously fight to help our clients obtain the best possible outcomes.
We are ready to explain your legal options and how our representation can make all the difference in your claim, recovery and future. We look forward to helping you.
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Do not hesitate to contact us whenever you are ready for helpful legal advice and essential insights regarding your potential claim. Until then, here are some important answers about financial recoveries for personal injury cases.
What Is Included in Compensation for Personal Injury Claims?
Financial recoveries for personal injury claims are meant to restore victims and make them “whole” again (as much as possible). Consequently, these recoveries will vary according to the incident and the damage it has caused.
Typically, compensation for personal injury claims can include monetary damages for:
- Injury-related costs, like the expenses arising from emergency treatments, hospitalizations and future treatment needs
- Loss of income, including past lost wages and future lost earnings
- Impacts to quality of life, like loss of consortium, pain and suffering
- Damaged or destroyed property
- Funeral and burial expenses (for claims involving wrongful death).
Rarely, punitive damages can also be included in some financial recoveries for personal injury cases. Meant to punish the negligent party (and not specifically to restore the victim), these damages are generally limited to cases associated with especially outrageous acts of negligence.
Can Personal Injury Awards Cover Attorneys’ Fees?
While the compensation for a personal injury claim will not specifically include damages to cover lawyers’ fees, legal fees are paid out from these recoveries when attorneys work on contingency (as we do at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C.).
In effect, this means that:
- Injured people and families will NOT have to pay any upfront legal fees.
- There will be NO attorneys’ fees if there is NO financial recovery for a given case.
This type of fee arrangement can prevent plaintiffs from incurring more financial stresses as they pursue a personal injury claim and seek justice.
Please be aware, however, that:
- Not all attorneys work on contingency; some charge hourly fees or flat rates.
- The nature and cost of legal fees should be discussed and clarified before a retainer agreement is signed.
What Are Medical Liens & How Can They Affect My Compensation?
A medical lien is a legal demand for the repayment of unpaid expenses arising from medical care and treatments. Filed by doctors, hospitals and/or health insurance providers, medical liens can be issued against potential compensation for a pending personal injury claim.
When this occurs and a personal injury case is successful, the lien may be paid out from the financial recovery before the plaintiff receives it if the lien(s) have not already been resolved.
An attorney at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C. can explain more about medical liens, as well as how to protect and maximize your recovery.
An Experienced Ridgefield Park Personal Injury Lawyer at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C. Can Help You
If negligence has harmed you or a loved one, call (201) 585-9111 or email our firm to speak to an experienced Ridgefield Park personal injury lawyer at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C. and receive critical information about your legal options. Weekend and evening consultations are available.
Skilled at standing up for our clients’ rights and leveling the playing field, we are ready to put our courage, knowledge and resources to work for you and your case. Our long-standing record of superior advocacy and success in various types of personal injury cases has earned us many positive testimonials from previous clients, as well as numerous professional awards and recognitions.
About Ridgefield Park
The Village of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey is located in Bergen County and is home to more than 12,000 people. Bordered by Teaneck, Ridgefield, Hackensack and Bogota, Ridgefield Park is one of only four villages in the state. It is known for hosting one of the longest, continuously celebrated Fourth of July parades in the U.S., which has been conducted annually since 1894.
Home to the headquarters of Samsung Electronics American, Ridgefield Park is known in popular culture for being the setting for multiple scenes in the film Rounders.