Understanding Accident Litigation in New Jersey

When you have are the victim of damage in an accident due to someone else’s negligence you are entitled to compensation for these damages. This can include compensation for bodily injury, medical bills, emotional suffering, loss of wages and more. The accident litigation process in New Jersey involves several different aspects. Understanding the New Jersey accident litigation process can be helpful in taking the steps needed to gain full compensation for your injury.

It is highly recommended that accident litigation in New Jersey involve the assistance of accident attorneys experienced in litigation. Attorneys can fight for your rights against insurance companies or other entities more acquainted with legal processes, and aiming to allow you the most minimal compensation they can get away with.

Once the decision is made to engage legal assistance, the next step involves consultation. You consult with your legal representative, during which you discuss the full details of the accident, the extent of the injuries, and any and all facts that might impact the case. During and after the initial consultation, all necessary documents are gathered, such as accident reports, police reports, medical reports, and more.

Following the initial consultation, and investigation phase ensues. Witness statements, photos, police input and more are gathered. This may continue during the length of the accident litigation process.

A pre-suit phase commences. During this period, material related to the case is gathered, including any other information about the injury, medical information, etc. During this phase, efforts are made to assure the greatest possible value to the case.

The legal firm meanwhile is in contact with the insurance company, with legal representatives of the negligent party, etc. All necessary paperwork is filed. The case may be brought to litigation. At times, however, the case is settled out of court.

There are times when the case does reach litigation. This will involve one or more court appearances. It will involve a discovery process, during which you will be requested to answer questions. These questions may be written, which are known as interrogatories, or oral, known as deposition. You may be required to present your information at a trial by jury. All litigation is accompanied by the guidance and assistance of your legal representative.

A settlement or jury verdict may be reached. Then the disbursement process occurs, during which a check is received from the insurance company, bills are paid and a check is delivered to you as soon as possible.

Helping you with the Accident Litigation Process

The Newark based law firm of Kirsch, Gelband and Stone provides complete assistance to you in all phases of the accident litigation process. We treat you with courtesy and respect, and are tenacious advocates on your behalf. For assistance with the accident litigation process, call them today at (973) 623-0100 or use the email contact form.

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