Ridgefield Personal Injury Attorneys
The road to recovery after an accident can be difficult, long and challenging to navigate. When the accident was the result of someone else’s negligent actions, a lawyer can be an essential ally and partner, guiding and supporting victims in the pursuit of compensation and justice.
At Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C., our Ridgefield personal injury lawyers are relentlessly devoted to helping the victims of negligence successfully navigate the recovery process. Courageous and experienced, we are ready to review your potential case, advise you of your options and provide you with the highest quality representation moving forward.
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In a free, no obligations case evaluation, you can get the insights you need to protect your rights and a potential case. Let us explain how we can make a difference in your claim, recovery and future. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you with your claim.
While our attorneys are here for you whenever you are ready for legal advice specific to your situation, below are some helpful answers about personal injury cases and compensation.
What Is Negligence?
Negligence is the failure of some party to exercise proper, reasonable care and, in doing so, causing harm or damage. Legally, negligence is the basis of a personal injury claim.
Negligence can take numerous forms, and it may come at the hands of individuals, businesses and/or government entities. Some common examples of negligence that can be the basis for personal injury claims include:
- Drunk or distracted driving, causing a car accident
- Failing to test the safety of a product or failing to warn the public about a product’s dangers, causing accidents and injuries
- Misdiagnosing and/or mistreating patients, resulting in medical malpractice.
How Do I Prove Negligence for a Personal Injury Case?
The way to prove negligence, following an accident and injuries, will depend on the nature of the incident that caused you (or a loved one) harm. While the lawyers at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C. can share more details related to your circumstances, generally, some types of evidence that can be important to personal injury cases can include:
- Accident-scene evidence, like police or incident reports, accident scene photos and debris from the accident
- Medical evidence, such as diagnostic test results, medical bills and doctors’ reports
- Other evidence, including eyewitness statements, expert witness testimony and documents or correspondence from insurance companies.
At Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C., we can identify, gather, preserve and present all of the evidence that is essential to proving negligence and making a personal injury claim as strong as possible
What Is a Demand Letter for a Personal Injury Claim?
A demand letter is a piece of formal correspondence that:
- Outlines an incident that has given rise to a legal dispute
- Makes some specific request(s) of the recipient
- States the consequences of failing to comply with those requests.
In a personal injury claim, a demand letter will typically:
- Explain the facts of the accident or incident that caused damage, as well as the nature and extent of the damage sustained
- Point out fault and liability for the resulting damage
- Clarify the compensation (and/or other demands) that the injured party is demanding
- Set terms and/or a deadline for a response
- Explain that a lawsuit will be filed if the demand(s) are not met according to the terms provided.
While a concise, well-written demand letter may be sufficient to resolve some personal injury cases, these letters can also be effective ways to outline a future case (in the event the demands are not met).
How Do I Collect Compensation for a Personal Injury Case?
When plaintiffs’ personal injury cases are successful, how compensation is received will depend on various factors, only some of which can include:
- Whether an appeal has been filed – If a defendant appeals the ruling in a personal injury case, the case will return to court, and there will be no payout unless the appellate court upholds the original ruling.
- Whether an insurance company was involved – If the defendant in the case was represented by an insurance company, the insurer may issue a payout to the plaintiff. If not, the plaintiff may have to take additional action to get the defendant to pay the judgment.
- Whether a trust fund was set up for the award – If a trust fund has been established for the compensation from a personal injury case, the award would be transferred to the trust and paid out to the plaintiff(s) according to the terms of the trust.
A Ridgefield personal injury lawyer at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C. can help you with every aspect of your personal injury case, from initial filings and discovery to negotiating and collecting compensation.
Get More Answers from a Ridgefield Personal Injury Lawyer at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C.
If you or a loved one has been victimized by another’s negligence or recklessness, contact an experienced Ridgefield personal injury lawyer at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C.
Call (201) 585-9111 or email us. Weekend and evening appointments are available.
We are ready to help you level the playing field and seek the financial recovery and justice you likely deserve.
Focused on providing extraordinary advocacy and personal service, our attorneys can help you outsmart and out-fight the opposition, setting your claim up for success and the maximum possible compensation. Year after year, we have been recognized as the best in our field due to our record of success and superior legal service in various types of personal injury cases.
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.
The Borough of Ridgefield, New Jersey is a small, growing community located in Bergen County. Home to more than 11,000 people, Ridgefield encompasses Morsemere (to the north) and Ridgefield Heights (to the east).
Bordered by South Hackensack, Palisades Park and Cliffside Park, Ridgefield was named for its geographical features, translating to “place of stony ground” (from the language of Lenape, an indigenous Native American tribe).
In popular culture, Ridgefield is known for being home to famous artists Marcel Duchamp, Gilbert Gaul and Man Ray. Ridgefield is also popularly known for being the setting in the film The Wedding Singer.