Common Questions After An Injury
A serious injury can change your life and leave you facing a lot of questions. How will you provide for your family while you recover? And how will you pay the pile of medical bills? At the Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC, I can help you find answers to all of your questions. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions I receive.
However, if you have more specific questions, schedule a free consultation by calling my East Brunswick office at 877-676-7729. I am available 24/7 to take your call, and I will travel to your home or the hospital to meet with you.
How do I know if I have a valid personal injury claim?
The elements of a valid personal injury claim include:
- Someone’s negligence caused your injury.
- You suffered damages as a result of their negligence.
These grounds to file a personal injury claim may be straightforward, but you must be able to prove both of these elements in order to obtain compensation.
It is important to note that New Jersey citizens have two years after the initial injury to file a claim.
How do you determine fault in a personal injury case?
Determining fault in an accident is different for every situation. It can also be difficult, considering how fast accidents happen.
In New Jersey, the statute of comparative negligence determines fault. This strategy looks at how much fault each party holds in a situation to determine who is most at fault. If your contribution to the accident is less than 50 percent, you can still recover full compensation for your injuries.
How do insurance adjusters decide how much damages to offer?
Unfortunately, insurance companies are often more concerned with their own profit than your recovery. Insurance adjusters usually calculate an offer based on:
- Past and future costs of medical treatment
- Loss of income while not working
- Physical pain and emotional distress
While an insurer can generally add up the medical costs and lost income, they do not know the extent of your physical and emotional pain after an injury. So, their calculations do not often match your situation, leading to a low settlement offer.
What can I recover compensation for?
After a serious or fatal injury, you and your family can obtain compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental or emotional trauma
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages from missed work
- Loss of companionship or consortium
Why should I hire a personal injury attorney? What if I can’t afford one?
An experienced personal injury attorney knows how to handle these cases and protect your rights. With over 28 years of experience representing injured individuals, I can quickly identify how much compensation you could be eligible for and help you obtain it. I also have experience negotiating with insurance companies to make sure they do right by you.
When you work with my firm, you do not have to worry about paying excessive fees. I am proud to provide cost-effective services to my clients. And I work on a contingency fee basis for my personal injury clients, meaning you do not pay unless I obtain the compensation you deserve.
After an injury, you should only focus on recovering and feeling whole again. I will advocate for your best interests to help you do just that.
Contact My Offices For The Answers You Need
I am here to help you find the answers to your questions. Contact my offices online or call 877-676-7729 for a free consultation. My staff is fluent in many languages, including Arabic, Hindi, Vietnamese, Korean and Spanish.