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Your mom always said, “I’m not worried about you, it’s all the other crazies on the road that I’m worried about.” She had reason to worry; millions of people are severely hurt or killed in accidents on US roadways every year.
Oftentimes, injuries are obvious; you need an ambulance and immediate medical attention. Other times, if you are lucky enough to walk away from a crash, you may not even be aware of the extent of your injuries until many months later.
If you are in an accident, a skilled personal injury lawyer can fight for maximum compensation to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. However, the real question is: how soon is too soon to file a claim and to settle?
This question is a double-edge sword because, on one hand, you may need the money right away to pay those bills. On the other hand, since there is a two-year statute of limitations on injuries sustained in car accidents (meaning you have two years from the date of the crash to file a lawsuit), it may pay to wait a bit to see if latent injuries do cause you significant problems down the line.
The truth is, you may know what your immediate injuries are, such as: loss of limb, concussion or other traumatic brain injury or spinal fracture. However, today’s injuries may get exceedingly worse: a neck injury could cause paralysis, lacerations may cause permanent disfigurement, months of rehab may leave you with considerable difficulty walking.
Therefore, if you are too quick to settle a claim for fast cash, you make not be compensated for the full extent of your injuries. Here are some things to think about:
Many people want to know how much money they can get if they file a personal injury lawsuit. The answer is: it depends. The amount of compensation is based on how serious and permanent your injuries turn out to be. If you have injuries that have obvious long-term ramifications – such as loss of limb – you are likely to have a higher settlement. The length of recovery time is also a factor; how much time did you have to take off of work to recovery from the accident?
These are all questions that the skilled personal injury lawyers at Sheffit & Dvorin can answer for you because they have helped many accident victims, like you, recover maximum compensation for injuries. Contact their offices today for a free consultation about your case.
Bergen County Personal Injury Lawyers
At the New Jersey law firm of Sheffet & Dvorin, PC, we are committed to fighting for the rights and interests of our clients. We concentrate our practice and specialize in obtaining relief for injury victims and their families through personal injury, wrongful death and workers' compensation claims. We also provide effective legal services in numerous other areas of civil and criminal law.
Our lawyers are experienced, knowledgeable and approachable. Each has more than 20 years of experience and will work hard to get you the best possible result.
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The law firm of Sheffet & Dvorin, PC, serves clients from Bergen County, Morris County and Middlesex County, and many other locations in North Jersey. The firm's clients are located in South Plainfield, Plainfield, Piscataway, Edison, Woodbridge, New Brunswick, East Brunswick, Perth Amboy, Clifton, Hackensack, Paterson, Fort Lee, East Rutherford, Garfield, Paramus, Lodi, Mahwah, Verona, Wayne, Newark, Elizabeth, Dover, Elmwood Park and Woodland Park, and other communities in Middlesex County, Bergen County, Morris County, Passaic County, Essex County, Somerset County, Hudson County and Union County.