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Common Questions About Personal Injuries

A personal injury is more than an inconvenience. A serious injury in a motor vehicle accident, slip-and-fall incident or workplace accident can leave you with lifelong pain, exorbitant medical bills and an abrupt lifestyle change.

An experienced personal injury attorney can help you secure the compensation that you and your family deserve. Lerner, Piermont & Riverol, P.A., in Jersey City, New Jersey, has decades of experience helping clients injured in accidents. We know you seek answers, so we have assembled a list of FAQs related to personal injury.

What is a personal injury?

It is a physical or mental injury caused by the negligence of another party. A victim may sustain these injuries in a motor vehicle accident, a slip-and-fall incident or the workplace such as a construction site or factory. Defective consumer products and dog attacks also may lead to a serious personal injury. The list of injuries is nearly endless, and includes head trauma, spinal cord injury, fractures, loss of limbs and burns.

What should I do when a personal injury occurs?

It’s crucial to get medical attention and to report your injury to authorities. If the injury takes place while working, report the incident to your manager. Take photographs of your injuries as well as the location where the accident occurred. For example, if the injuries were the result of a motor vehicle accident, take images of the vehicles and accident scene. Maintain all records related to your medical visits, and immediately write down a narrative as to what happened and seek witness testimonials.

What can I expect to gain financially from a personal injury lawsuit?

It’s difficult to provide an exact value. However, you can expect compensation for medical costs, lost earnings and rehabilitation as well as for the pain and suffering.

Why is it a good idea to hire a personal injury attorney?

An attorney understands the complex legal process and will deal with every step of your case. The legal team will investigate every detail, collect evidence and hire outside experts to assist. A good personal injury attorney is a skilled negotiator and an experienced litigator; a bulldog ready to go after negligent parties who caused your injury and irresponsible insurance companies only willing to provide low-ball offers.

Our attorneys have decades of experience. We will advocate for you and take care of all the details in your case so you can focus on recovering your health.

Experienced Litigators, Solid Relationship Builders

A personal injury attorney provides the guidance you need in seeking compensation after an accident. Lerner, Piermont & Riverol, P.A., in Jersey City, has experienced litigators, effective attorneys and strong relationship builders. For a consultation, contact us online or call 201-653-0405. Se habla español.