Personal Injury Attorney in New Jersey

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Have you been hurt in an accident in New Jersey? You could have a right to seek compensation if the injuries you suffered were not your fault. Let Steven Ellman — an experienced, compassionate New Jersey personal injury lawyer —fight for the financial relief you need for your expenses and other losses.

For over 35 years, attorney Steven Ellman has provided clients throughout New Jersey with the aggressive, passionate, and dedicated legal representation they need during a difficult time in their lives. Steven Ellman can aggressively advocate for your rights to full compensation in the courtroom or at the negotiating table, with the goal of getting you the money you need to move forward with your life. He will take the time to listen to your needs and concerns, identify appropriate legal strategies, and help you make informed decisions for resolving your case.

Reach out to the Law Office of Steven Ellman for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. You’ll learn more about how a New Jersey personal injury attorney can help you navigate the legal process and demand a fair recovery.

Injury Cases That New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer Steven Ellman Handles

The Law Office of Steven Ellman represents clients in personal injury cases such as:

  • Car accidents – Steven Ellman will help you pursue compensation from a driver who hit you or discuss your legal options if you were involved in a hit-and-run accident or an accident with an uninsured motorist.
  • Truck accidents – Steven Ellman can work to hold the trucking companies accountable for serious injuries you suffered in a crash with an 18-wheeler or another commercial motor vehicle.
  • Motorcycle accidents – The Law Office of Steven Ellman represents motorcyclists who have been badly injured in crashes, holding careless drivers or other at-fault parties responsible for their actions.
  • Pedestrian accidents – Steven Ellman works tirelessly to hold motorists accountable for striking innocent pedestrians in intersections or parking lot accidents.
  • Bicycle accidents – The Law Office of Steven Ellman can help you pursue the financial relief you need to recover after being hit by a motorist or injured through no fault of your own.
  • Uber and Lyft accidents – Steven Ellman can help you pursue compensation from a rideshare company if you were injured while riding in an Uber or Lyft or if a rideshare driver hit your vehicle.
  • Boating accidents – Steven Ellman can help you seek accountability and justice from a boat operator or charter operator if you were injured in an accident involving a boat or other watercraft.
  • Bus accidents – The Law Office of Steven Ellman can help you pursue compensation if you were hurt in an accident involving an NJ Transit or another public transit bus, school bus, charter bus, intercity bus, or corporate shuttle bus.
  • Wrongful death – The Law Office of Steven Ellman can advocate for your family’s right to justice and compensation if you lost a loved one due to another party’s negligence or legal fault.
  • Brain injury – Steven Ellman can fight to secure the full financial relief you need if you or a loved one suffered a brain injury in an accident that was not your fault.
  • Spinal cord injury – Steven Ellman can help you seek compensation for your medical expenses and other losses caused by a spinal cord injury you or a loved one suffered at another party’s hands.

Why Work with a Personal Injury Lawyer in New Jersey?

You may have the right to pursue financial relief if you’ve been hurt by another person or a company. But you don’t have to handle your case on your own. A personal injury lawyer in New Jersey can increase your chances of obtaining a positive outcome. But why should you work with a lawyer? Because they can do the following for your situation:

Determine the Extent of Your Injuries

You might not realize the extent of your injuries following an accident due to the adrenaline rush and stress you’ve experienced. As a result, you might not have sought immediate medical attention. It can take weeks or even months to begin experiencing pain or other symptoms of an injury. A New Jersey personal injury attorney can help you find medical care to have your injuries diagnosed, treated, and added to your medical record. Not only will this promote the healing process, but it will serve as valuable evidence as you seek compensation.

Calculate Your Full Losses

Once you settle your case or win at trial, you cannot demand additional compensation if you suffer other injury-related expenses and losses in the future. A New Jersey personal injury lawyer will have the experience and knowledge to calculate your ongoing and future costs so that you recover the compensation you need to rebuild your life.

Thoroughly Investigate Your Case

If you’ve never handled a personal injury case before, you might not know what information and documents you will need to build a compelling argument for compensation. A personal injury lawyer in New Jersey can investigate what led to your injury and secure the evidence necessary to build a persuasive case on your behalf.

Handle All Communications on Your Behalf

You may be contacted by insurance adjusters, defense attorneys, or other parties soon after an accident. Unfortunately, these parties do not have your best interests at heart. Instead, they may seek to minimize their liability for your injuries by tricking you into giving them information they can use to undercut your claim. Your New Jersey personal injury attorney can communicate on your behalf with any other parties concerning your personal injury case and protect your interests.

Can I Still Get Compensation If I’m Partly at Fault for My Injuries?

New Jersey law permits injured parties to pursue compensation even if they bear some fault for the accident that led to their injury. Under New Jersey’s modified comparative negligence rule found in N.J.S.A. §2A:15-5.1, you may be entitled to compensation from a liable party so long as your share of fault is not greater than theirs. However, your compensation may be reduced in proportion to your percentage responsibility for your injuries. For example, if you suffered $100,000 in losses and were 25 percent at fault for your injuries, your compensation may be reduced by $25,000 to reflect your share of the blame. One of a personal injury lawyer’s most important jobs is to argue down their client’s share of fault and place as much of the blame as possible on other parties.

How a New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer Can Assist You

Turn to New Jersey personal injury attorney Steven Ellman for help if someone else injured you. The Law Office of Steven Ellman can prepare a strong case and pursue your right to seek compensation by:

  • Investigating the facts and circumstances of your injuries to preserve and secure all available evidence.
  • Identifying the parties who may be liable to compensate you, including applicable insurance coverages.
  • Documenting your injuries and losses to help you seek full compensation, including future anticipated expenses.
  • Retaining experts in accident reconstruction, engineering, medicine, or finance to provide testimony on the technical aspects of your case to strengthen your argument.
  • Explaining your rights and what to expect at each stage of your case so that you feel empowered to make the best decisions for your interests.
  • Preparing and filing your insurance claims for you and aggressively negotiating on your behalf to pursue a fair settlement.
  • Taking your case to court and trial when litigation represents the best option for pursuing the best possible results in your case.
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How Long Does an Average Personal Injury Case Take in New Jersey?

No attorney can promise how long your personal injury case may take. Some are settled in as little as a few months, while other, more complex cases can take several years to reach trial. Multiple factors can affect the timeline of a personal injury case, including:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • Whether you are still treating or rehabbing your injuries when you file your claim against liable parties
  • The number of liable parties
  • The availability of insurance coverage
  • The complexity of the evidence in the case
  • The strength of your case against the liable parties
  • Whether liability for your injuries, including your share of liability, is at issue

No matter how long your personal injury case takes, you should also remember that the statute of limitations places a deadline on filing lawsuits. Under N.J.S.A. §2A:14-2, you have two years from the date of your injury to file suit against the party or parties at fault for your injuries. Filing suit after the statute of limitations expires risks allowing your case to be permanently dismissed from court, in which case you may lose your right to pursue compensation in civil court.

Contact a New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney Today

Have you been hurt in an accident or other harmful incident? Was someone else to blame? Then don’t wait to speak to a personal injury lawyer to pursue the compensation you deserve. Contact the Law Office of Steven Ellman today for a free consultation.