A serious injury can dramatically affect your life, resulting in significant medical expenses, lost wages, and temporary or permanent disability. In these situations, the recovery process can be complex and seem unfair.
However, you don’t have to go it alone. At Cuneo & Leonetti, our Cherry Hill personal injury attorneys can help. We offer personalized and skilled personal injury representation to help make this wrong right and recover the compensation you need to move forward, allowing you to focus on your recovery.
We offer free consultations 24/7, 365 days a year – call (856) 869-9066 to book yours or request your free case review online today.
Why Choose Us For Your Personal Injury Case?
The law firm that you choose to represent you can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case. It is important that you work with a firm that has experience handling cases similar to your own with a demonstrated record of success.
At Cuneo & Leonetti:
- Our attorneys have significant experience handling personal injury cases. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
- We understand the tactics that insurance companies use to devalue claims and how to counter them.
- We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don’t charge any fees unless we win.
Common Personal Injury Case Types
The National Safety Council (NSC) reported the top preventable causes of injuries and fatalities for 2021, which include circumstances involving poisoning, motor vehicles, and falls.
Unsurprisingly, some of the most common personal injury cases brought against negligent third parties are one of these case types.
Throughout our decades of experience working in Cherry Hill personal injury cases, here are some of the most common situations that can trigger legal action:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents, including car accidents and those involving commercial vehicles and large trucks
- Pedestrian and Bicyclist Accidents
- Premises Liability, including dog bites, slip and falls, and negligent security
- Medical Malpractice
- Workers’ Compensation
- Wrongful Death
Common Injuries In New Jersey Personal Injury Cases
For a plaintiff to bring a case against a negligent third party in New Jersey, they typically have to experience a mild to severe physical injury.
Examples of physical injuries that could arise from these situations include:
- Brain Injuries and Concussion
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Cerebral Palsy
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Broken or Fractured Bones
- Crushed or Amputated Digits or Limbs
- Internal Bleeding
- Soft Tissue Damage
- Organ Failure
While many of these injuries are life-altering and result in permanent damage or disability, even a relatively minor injury can negatively and significantly affect your life.
Statute Of Limitations In New Jersey Personal Injury Cases
Under New Jersey Revised Statutes 2A:14-2 (2022), individuals seeking to file an action for injury caused by a wrongful act generally have two years from the date the incident occurred to do so.
A key exception from the standard statute of limitations in New Jersey is if the situation involves a minor who experienced a medical malpractice-related injury at birth. If that’s the case, the parents or guardians generally have until the child’s 13th birthday to commence legal action on behalf of their child.
When Is It Best To File A Personal Injury Lawsuit In New Jersey?
We typically recommend individuals not wait to file a case against the perpetrator of the negligent action.
If you wait too long, you could miss the filing deadline, barring you from filing a lawsuit. Additionally, the longer you wait, the more difficult it can be to gather vital evidence to build a strong case. Ultimately, if you believe you may have a personal injury case, seek medical attention immediately and speak to a personal injury lawyer as soon as you are able to.
How To Get Started With A Personal Injury Lawyer In Cherry Hill?
Starting your path toward justice and maximum compensation with a personal injury lawyer involves following these important steps.
Step 1: Start With A No-Obligation Personal Injury Case Review
Most personal injury lawyers in New Jersey will start prospective clients with a free, no-obligation personal injury case review. This case review allows the injured party to talk to a real legal expert with the firm to discuss their options.
In this case review, you’ll have the option to discuss the finer details of your case with your attorney and get a feel for their temperament and way of working. Additionally, it’s helpful to understand how personal injury lawyers receive payment as you begin this process.
Many personal injury lawyers, such as our team at Cuneo & Leonetti, offer services on a contingency fee basis. This means that a plaintiff in a personal injury case will only pay their attorney or the law firm representing them if they win their case. This contrasts with the hourly fee model, which means you will pay your attorney and legal team to work on your case as you go.
It’s important to discuss fee arrangements up front and understand how the law firm charges for their services. If you’re considering hiring a personal injury lawyer and prefer hourly billing, inquire about this during your initial consultation to determine if it’s a viable option for your case.
Step 2: Help Your Legal Team Collect Evidence
If a firm decides to take your case, their team will begin to investigate the ins and outs of your situation. You should aim to be as helpful as possible during this time, providing documentation such as:
- Physical Evidence (Clothes, Damaged Vehicle or Property)
- Pictures or Video
- Surveillance Footage
- Medical Records
- Witness Testimony
- Police Reports
- Insurance Documents
- Medical Bills
Step 3: Begin Negotiations and Filing
Your attorney will next compose a demand letter, including case specifics like injuries, medical costs, lost wages, and damages, to initiate a negotiation. This is done with the responsible third-party directly or their insurer.
If negotiations do not result in a satisfactory settlement, your attorney may advise filing a lawsuit. This involves preparing legal documents, filing a complaint, and serving it to the defendant. Then the case enters the litigation phase. From this step, a case may go to a mediation session for a last-chance settlement agreement or to trial.
Injured? Don’t Settle for Less. Work With Cuneo & Leonetti Today!
At Cuneo & Leonetti, we are confident in our ability to win cases. Call us at (856) 869-9066 to get started or book your free, no-obligation case review online today. The New Jersey personal injury lawyers at our firm are prepared and qualified to evaluate your legal options.