Answers To Frequently Asked Personal Injury Questions
Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we get at the Law Office of Donald W. Bedell about personal injury law in New Jersey:
How Much Am I Entitled To In Damages?
The amount of compensation you could receive depends on the level of economic and noneconomic harm you suffered due to the defendant’s negligence. Some types of damages, such as lost wages and hospital bills, are easy to quantify because there is a dollar figure already attached. Others, like pain and suffering and lost enjoyment of life, are harder to prove, but it is still possible to recover damages. New Jersey law does not put caps on noneconomic damages.
Is There A Fee If There Is No Recovery?
Many people are worried about the cost of hiring an attorney after an accident. At Donald W. Bedell, we charge no fees unless we successfully recover compensation on your behalf. Our no recovery, no fee policy means you owe us nothing unless we recover compensation for you.
How Much Does The Initial Consultation Cost?
We are pleased to offer a free initial consultation to injury victims and workplace accident victims. Please do not hesitate to contact our law office to schedule your no-cost consultation.
How Do I Prove My Case In Court?
In a personal injury claim, the plaintiff must prove their case by a “preponderance of the evidence.” In plain English, this means that it is more likely than not that your version of events is how your injuries occurred. This is a significantly lower standard than proof “beyond a reasonable doubt,” the level of proof required in criminal court.
Why Can’t I Pursue My Claim On My Own?
We strongly advise against people representing themselves in court. Personal injury claims tend to be highly technical, and there are many steps you need to fulfill or risk getting your case dismissed. Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer will save you substantial money in the long run by greatly increasing your chances of a successful verdict or settlement and eliminating the risk of a serious mistake.
What Types Of Cases Do You Handle?
We focus on representing victims of:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accident
- Trucking accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Fatal accidents
Where Are You Located?
We have two New Jersey office locations (in Brick and Toms River) and we represent clients throughout the state. If you are unable to come to our office, please reach out to find out about our remote meeting options. We can meet via video conference or phone.
Schedule a Free Consultation Today
If you would like to learn more about personal injury law, we offer free initial consultation with our attorney, Donald W. Bedell Jr. To schedule your appointment, please call 732-965-3246 or 866-625-9523, or send us an email. We are located in Brick, New Jersey and Toms River, New Jersey.