Personal Injury — Plaintiff
Personal injuries can be life-altering events that lead to loss of income, huge medical bills, long rehabilitation and overwhelming financial strain.
Here at Simon, Monahan & Simon L.L.C., in East Brunswick, NJ, our goal is to help personal injury victims reclaim their lives and achieve justice.
In successful personal injury cases, the attorney and client work as a team, and communication between them is crucial. At the outset of the case, our attorneys help clients understand whether the client has an actionable claim; how the claim is likely to proceed with the legal system, and whether they could recover damages.
Personal injury lawsuits arise when a person has been injured due to the negligence or wrongful act of a person, business, organization or governmental entity. The victim may be entitled to compensation for the injuries and the damages that result. This can include:
- Past and future income losses
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Long-term care and disability
Battling The Insurance Company
When filing a personal injury lawsuit, the plaintiff is suing the party that caused the injury. In most cases, the defendant’s insurance company becomes involved and uses its resources to conduct the legal defense. When a case goes to trial and the plaintiff wins, the insurance company pays out on the verdict.
In nearly every case, the two sides try to negotiate a settlement. The size of the settlement offer often is based on the defense’s determination of how well prepared the plaintiff’s attorney is for a trial. That is why at the beginning of every personal injury case, we approach it as if it will go all the way to trial.
We Are Licensed In Four States
Since the founding of our firm in 1983, we have been located in the same location in East Brunswick, New Jersey. We are also licensed to practice law in New York, Pennsylvania and Florida. Our lawyers are well-versed in the specifics of personal injury in all four states.
How Much Does A Lawyer Cost?
Personal injury cases are taken on a contingency basis. This means we do not get paid unless our client gets paid.