Red Bank Personal Injury Lawyers Pursue Compensation for Victims
Aggressive New Jersey accident attorneys protect clients’ rights
If you’ve been injured in a car crash, construction accident or slip and fall incident, you may be eligible to recover damages for your losses. A skilled personal injury lawyer gives you the best chance to obtain the compensation you deserve. At the Law Offices of Robert Olkowitz, P.C. in Red Bank, we draw upon extensive experience recovering damages on behalf of our clients in Monmouth and Ocean counties. We are committed to helping people injured due to the negligent or reckless actions of another party, such as a driver, doctor, property owner or manufacturer. Our attorneys know the laws governing personal injury in New Jersey and will provide informed guidance to you during each step of your claim.
Skilled advocates advise on how to file a personal injury claim
If you’ve sustained an injury that results in financial losses and that injury was caused by someone else’s negligent or intentional conduct, our attorneys can file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf. We handle a wide range of injury claims, including those arising from car, truck and motorcycle accidents as well as premises liability, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases.
Although each case is different, your personal injury claim may proceed as follows:
- Your lawyer can submit a demand notice to the insurance company, specifying an acceptable settlement amount.
- The insurer may accept the proposed settlement, reject it or issue a counteroffer.
- Your lawyer and the insurer may continue negotiations.
- If the insurer does not offer a fair settlement, you may choose to have your lawyer file a personal injury lawsuit.
Our personal injury attorneys will submit a demand letter to the insurance company once we’ve determined what damages to seek. Most injury claims are settled out of court, but if the settlement offer does not adequately cover your losses, we will aggressively pursue justice by filing a personal injury lawsuit. At this stage, it’s still possible that the insurer will decide to extend a fair settlement offer. If not, we will proceed to trial, where the case will be resolved with a jury verdict.
Observing the statute of limitations on personal injury claims
No matter what type of injury you’ve suffered, it’s important to act promptly to recover compensation: in New Jersey, you have two years from the date of your injury to file a personal injury claim. That’s why it’s essential to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. The length of time it can take to resolve a case depends on a range of factors. If the insurer offers a fair settlement and our client accepts it, it may only take a few months. If the lawsuit goes to trial, the process may take up to two to three years.
What damages can be recovered in personal injury cases?
Damages are monetary compensation sought by plaintiffs in civil cases. Our lawyers can help personal injury victims pursue compensation for their:
- Related medical expenses
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
In New Jersey, there is no cap for compensatory damages, which means juries may award any amount they wish in a personal injury suit. Punitive damages may be awarded in certain cases of severe injury, to punish the defendant for particularly egregious conduct. New Jersey caps punitive damages at $350,000 or five times the amount of compensatory damages, whichever is greater.
Note that you may also be eligible to recover Social Security disability benefits if you have suffered permanent injury that prevents you from working. And if you are injured on the job, you can file for workers’ compensation benefits. Our law firm assists clients with both workers’ comp and SSD claims and appeals in addition to personal injury matters.
Contact a knowledgeable New Jersey personal injury lawyer
If you’ve been injured in an accident, experienced legal counsel can help you get the compensation you deserve. The Law Offices of Robert Olkowitz, P.C. in Red Bank represents people throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties involved in car accidents, premises liability and other personal injury cases. Call 732-741-7444 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. We never charge a legal fee unless we recover compensation on your behalf.