Collingswood Personal Injury Lawyer

No injury is minor when it affects a person’s quality of life. When you are harmed in an accident because of someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to pursue legal action to obtain compensation for your injuries. At Cuneo & Leonetti, we have built a strong reputation for obtaining successful outcomes for clients and families of clients who have been injured by another’s carelessness.

Fighting for the compensation you deserve after a car accident or another kind of accident resulting in injury can be daunting to say the least, especially when you’re already hurt, potentially missing work and facing lost income. At Cuneo & Leonetti, we can help you and your family claim compensation for your medical costs, rehabilitation therapy and lost wages.

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Why Choose Us for Your Personal Injury Law Firm in Collingswood?

The dedicated client advocates at Cuneo & Leonetti have decades of experience in all areas of personal injury claims in Collingswood and throughout the surrounding region. We provide the following benefits for your personal injury claim in Collingswood:

  • A free consultation and no attorney’s fees until we win your case
  • A strong track record of success in winning millions for our injured clients in Collingswood
  • Individualized attention and a personalized strategy for your unique claim
  • A strong local reputation to put a powerful name behind your claim
  • Experienced litigators who are more than ready to take your claim to court if the insurance company fails to offer an acceptable settlement amount

When you’ve suffered a preventable injury due to someone else’s actions, you shouldn’t be left with the undue burden of expenses. A successful personal injury claim can help you recover your damages like medical expenses and lost wages as well as compensation for pain and suffering.

Securing Compensation

You shouldn’t have to pay the bill for injuries caused by another’s negligence. In a personal injury lawsuit, you can recover compensation to help pay for costs incurred by the injury, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Mental anguish
  • Wrongful death

After an injury, you need to focus on recovery, not fighting with an insurance company. Leave the fight to our attorneys while you embark on your journey of healing.

Types Of Personal Injury Cases

Car accidents are just one type of personal injury case; there are many others, including those resulting from:

  • Unsafe property. Property owners are legally responsible for maintaining their property and addressing any hazardous conditions. Unfortunately, they don’t always do that, resulting in accidents that can cause serious injury.
  • Defective products. Whether from a design or a manufacturing flaw, sometimes products on the market cause injury to people who had a reasonable expectation that the product would be safe.
  • Bicycle injuries. In most cases, bicyclists are not at fault in a collision with a car — drivers are. Some accidents are unavoidable because of extenuating circumstances. But when a driver negligently injures or kills a bicyclist, they are responsible for the cost of the injured party’s medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
  • Dog bites. Injuries from dog bites can be very serious — especially for children — often leaving physical and emotional scars. Dog bites can cause tissue damage, nerve damage, injuries to ligaments and tendons, and even broken bones.

Steps to Take After an Injury

A sudden painful injury can send your life spinning off course in a moment. It can be difficult to keep a cool head if you’ve experienced a serious injury, but if you can take a few specific steps, you can protect yourself both physically and financially. After an injury caused by someone else’s carelessness, recklessness, or wrongdoing, your phone becomes a useful tool for documenting evidence. If you’re too seriously hurt to move safely or you’re incapacitated by the injury, you can ask a companion or helpful bystander to use your phone for you to do the following:

  • Call 911 to report the accident or injury and request emergency services
  • Take photos of anything relevant to the cause of the accident such as damaged vehicles, a wet floor, or a defective product
  • Take photos of any visible injuries
  • Add the contact information of anyone involved and any eyewitnesses
  • Ask for an accident report or a police report

Always go to a hospital after an injury caused by someone else’s negligence. At the hospital, ask for a complete medical examination and a detailed report of your injuries. Then, follow the treatment recommendations carefully. Save all medical bills and receipts for related expenses and then call the personal injury attorneys at Cuneo & Leonetti for a confidential consultation with a Collingswood personal injury lawyer before speaking to insurance company representatives.

Statute of Limitations in New Jersey Personal Injury Cases

Like all states, New Jersey places a time limit on how long after an injury a case can come to court. New Jersey limits injury victims to two years after an injury to file a lawsuit. After making a claim, your attorney must file a lawsuit within two years from the date the injury occurred. Typically a case only requires court litigation if an insurer fails to offer an ample settlement amount.

In some cases, the statute of limitations may be extended, including for injured minors who have up to two years from their 18th birthday to file a claim. In cases of delayed injury discovery, an injury victim has two years from the date they discover the injury in which to file a lawsuit in court.

How Can a Collingswood Personal Injury Lawyer Help?

Insurance companies don’t happily write out large checks for compensation. Often they use common tactics to delay, undervalue, or deny claims. A personal injury attorney in Collingswood can help by anticipating and counteracting common tactics like calling a victim immediately after the injury with a low settlement offer in exchange for signing away the right to a lawsuit. Insurers sometimes record phone calls and take the injury victim’s remarks out of context to use against them later. It’s best to hire an attorney and then direct all communication with insurance companies to your lawyer. A Collingswood personal injury attorney will do the following:

  • Diligently investigate all aspects of your injury to establish liability
  • Carefully calculate your damages to maximize the amount you can recover
  • Send a strong demand package to the insurance company
  • Make a compelling case during negotiations for a settlement
  • Represent your interests in court should the case require litigation

If you’ve been injured, you should be free to focus on your physical recovery while we focus on your financial recovery.

Start On The Road To Recovery

If you or someone you know has been injured by the negligence, carelessness or inexperience of another, or if you have lost a loved one because of someone else’s actions, it’s important to talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer to explore your options for compensation. Don’t let the cost of medical care and lost wages deplete your family’s financial resources. Schedule your free initial consultation with our firm by emailing us here or by calling us at 856-869-9066 . Serving Collingswood, Cherry Hill and the surrounding areas of New Jersey.