Jersey City Personal Injury Lawyers
If you or someone close to you has suffered an injury due to negligence or a wrongful act, you have a right to be compensated.
The Jersey City attorneys at Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers are leaders in personal injury law. In 2019, our firm was listed as one of the Best Law Firms by U.S. News and World Report. We have skillfully secured fair settlements and won jury verdicts for thousands of clients throughout Hudson County.
We take a comprehensive approach to helping accident victims. We realize the financial strain you must be feeling over the mounting medical expenses, accruing daily expenses, and possible loss of income. We also know you may be struggling with pain, and simply need time to care for yourself and your family. We’re here to help you figure it all out. Call us at (973) 364-8300 for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you are injured in an accident, you will likely need to file an insurance claim. The insurer will then offer you a financial settlement to finalize the claim. How will you know if this is a fair offer?
You may feel overwhelmed by the complexities of the case. The whole claim process can take a great deal of time and be very stressful. However, the seasoned personal injury attorneys at Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers can represent you and shoulder the burden of your case.
We investigate the facts and gather all the necessary evidence of your case to discern just how much your claim is worth, and we handle all of the communication with the insurance company. We know that the insurance company’s first offer will likely not cover your expenses and losses. We will use the full weight of our experience and resources to negotiate on your behalf so that you receive the compensation you’re owed.
You will be able to focus on taking care of yourself and healing from the trauma of the accident, while someone else handles your claim, meets rigid deadlines, and fights for your rights.
Choose Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers for Your Case
Knowledge and experience produce results. Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers was founded in 1967 and is a multi-practice firm that always puts clients’ best interests first. We have recovered over $220 million in injury claims for our clients. The attorneys at Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers are leaders in their industries, and many have been recognized by top legal ranking companies, such as Chambers, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers.
We know how difficult it is to endure the consequences of an accident that wasn’t your fault, and we respond to our clients with compassion, giving personalized attention throughout the entire legal process. You do not need to worry that hiring an attorney will be expensive. We operate on a contingency basis, which means our fee is based on your claim’s success. You won’t pay us anything unless we win your case.
Types of Injury Cases We Handle
If you have been injured in an accident of any kind, contact Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers right away to get help from an experienced and caring Jersey City personal injury attorney. Personal injury law is a broad category that includes many different types of claims, including:
Motor Vehicle Accidents: You are at risk of being involved in an auto accident every time you drive or ride in a vehicle. Many accidents are minor, but others lead to serious injuries with ongoing physical and mental suffering, as well as financial hardship from medical bills and missing work. Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers handles all motor vehicle accident cases, including car, truck, motorcycle, train, self-driving car, Uber and Lyft, and bicycle. These vehicle accidents can happen for many reasons, such as:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Distracted or drowsy driving
- Tailgating or other aggressive driving
Slip and Falls/Premises Liability: Property owners sometimes fail to properly maintain their premises or do not provide adequate warning about potential risks, such as uneven or slippery surfaces. They can be held responsible for accidents that occur when tenants, visitors, or the public hurt themselves due to the hazards.
Workplace Accidents: Accidents at work that cause injury or illness fall under the workers’ compensation law, which covers the employee’s costs associated with medical bills and lost wages. In these situations, workers’ compensation doesn’t permit you to sue your employer, but you may still need legal help to navigate the complicated filing process and ensure you are receiving all the benefits you deserve. Sometimes an employer or workers’ compensation insurer will dispute an employee’s injury and refuse the claim. A Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers attorney can help you if this occurs.
Wrongful Death: It is a tragedy when an innocent loved one dies unnecessarily at the hands of someone else’s reckless or negligent behavior. If this has happened to you, a skilled lawyer can handle your wrongful death claim. These cases can be the result of many situations, such as:
- Medical malpractice
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Motorcycle or bike accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
Although a lawsuit cannot take away the emotional devastation of losing someone, making sure those responsible are held accountable can bring some reprieve. Funds that are recovered can also help surviving family members manage the financial loss caused by a loved one’s death. Common damages for wrongful death include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical care costs incurred before death
- Loss of financial contribution
- Emotional distress
When manufacturing companies prioritize profits over safety, they may sell dangerous and defective products to the public, which may cause serious injuries and even death. In these cases, consumers have the right to recover damages for medical costs and lost earnings, as well as compensation for pain and suffering. There are numerous products with flaws that cause injuries. These are some of the common ones:
- Household appliances and electronics
- Children’s toys, clothing, and furniture
- Pharmaceutical drugs
- Medical devices
- Contaminated food
When you’re injured by a defective product, you may want to help protect others from being harmed. You can report defective products to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Then you should seriously consider a lawsuit. The experienced product liability lawyers at Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers know how to take effectively take on big businesses and win your case.
How Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers Gets Compensation for You
If you have been injured by another party who has acted in a neglectful manner, they can likely be proven liable. This means they can be held responsible for the expenses, lost income, and distress you have experienced due to the injury and must provide you with compensatory damages. These funds reimburse or compensate you for the harm you have suffered as a result of your injuries.
The attorneys at Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers have the knowledge and dedication to prove liability, and they can recuperate funds to reimburse you for your injuries. You can receive compensation for issues such as these:
- Current and future medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of current and future earnings
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium or companionship
Punitive damages are another type of compensation that can be awarded to an injured plaintiff in cases when the defendant’s wrongful behavior is considered despicable or inexcusable. Acts that can fall into this category include sexual assault, aggravated battery, or purposely causing widespread financial harm. Sometimes punitive damages are awarded against product manufacturers in cases involving defective products or prescription drugs that cause health risks.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have been injured in an accident, you may not be aware of your rights and what you should do next. Listed below are answers to questions that people often ask us. Each person has a different set of circumstances, so it’s best to consult an attorney and get complete answers to all of your questions.
How do I know if I have a case?
In the majority of situations, you will have a case if someone acted carelessly and caused your injuries, but it can be complicated. Consulting an attorney is the only way to know for sure if you have a case and what it may be worth.
How long do I have to file a personal injury case?
It is always a wise choice to pursue a claim as soon as possible after the accident happens while the evidence is still available. In New Jersey, the time limit (statute of limitations) to file a personal injury claim is two years, but there are exceptions, so you should seek legal advice.
How long will it take to settle my claim?
The overwhelming majority of personal injury cases do not go to trial but end in a settlement with an insurance company or the defendant. How long this takes varies with each case and can be hard to predict. Typically, the more severe the injuries and complex the case, the longer it takes to settle. Hiring an attorney will often motivate the insurer to make a strong offer because they know you have a professional advising you.
Contact Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers for Results
We want to make sure you are fairly compensated for your injuries and losses. Don’t try to go it alone. Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers will provide you with compassionate care, while we fight for your rights, as we have done for numerous other clients. Your initial consultation is free, and you won’t be charged anything until we recover money for you. To schedule a consultation, just call (973) 364-8300 or fill out our contact form.