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Why Hire an Experienced Trial Lawyer for Your Case?

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Has a recent personal injury left you struggling to perform day-to-day tasks? Does chronic pain keep you awake at night? Don’t suffer in silence any longer—seek the compensation you deserve with help from a personal injury lawyer.

Most personal injury cases end in settlement and never go to trial. Even so, it’s wise to hire an experienced trial lawyer to represent you. This legal professional can guide you through the litigation process and present your case in court if necessary. Here’s how hiring a personal injury attorney with trial experience can benefit you.

You Should File a Claim, Even If You Seek a Settlement

The negligent party’s insurance company wants the easy way out. They hope you will accept their low-ball offer to avoid the rigors of a legal case. However, you should never take the insurance company’s initial offer without consulting a personal injury lawyer. By filing a lawsuit, the insurance company will know you’re prepared to fight for what you deserve. As a result, they may be more willing to negotiate in hopes of settling out of court.

You Must Prove the Other Party’s Negligence

Very few people will admit fault for an accident that injured someone else, leaving you to prove it. A personal injury attorney knows how to build a case with sufficient evidence to demonstrate that you deserve compensation for your injuries. An attorney with trial experience is the best option because they’re familiar with typical pre-trial motions that could make or break your case.

You Need an Attorney Experienced with the Discovery Phase

Discovery is the process of obtaining information about the incident. An experienced trial lawyer knows how to ask the right questions and get answers that support your claim. They can also help you respond to questions from the defendant in a way that won’t harm your case.

You Want Skilled Representation If You Go to Trial

If your case is one of the few that goes to court, you’ll be up against a powerful team of lawyers representing the insurance company. This is why it’s worthwhile to hire an attorney who prepares your case as if it will go to trial, even if you’re likely to settle out of court.

Get Help Filing Your Personal Injury Claim

It’s a common misconception that hiring a personal injury lawyer is too expensive. However, most attorneys work on a contingency basis, meaning you pay no fees until and unless you win your case. Sharing a small percentage of your settlement winnings with an attorney is a suitable payment for their services. This is far better than walking away with nothing, which is the most likely outcome if you don’t seek professional representation.

For help filing a personal injury claim in New Jersey, reach out to Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC. Our experienced trial lawyers have been representing injured clients for over 70 years. Call us at 862-263-0770 or contact us online to schedule a free, one-hour consultation. A Spanish translator is available upon request.

VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS
  • In 2021, a year in which New Jersey courts were basically closed for trials, our firm still settled almost 100 cases for in excess of nine million dollars. Furthermore, our average settlement—for the first time in the firm’s 70+ year history—exceeded $100,000.00. In the last ten years, the firm’s clients have recovered over 100 million dollars.
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