Our accident and personal injury practice serves as many as 2,000 clients per year, and every case is supervised by a certified trial attorney.
Our areas of practice include automobile accidents, birth injuries, construction accidents, traumatic brain injury, product liability, medical malpractice, motorcycle accidents, nursing home negligence, on the job injuries, social security disability, tractor trailer accidents, slip and fall accidents, defective drug cases, class actions, toxic torts and many more.
As a result of our experience and through careful assessment and preparation, our accident and personal injury attorneys help victims and their families obtain cash settlements for lost wages, medical expenses and pain and suffering. Sometimes these positive outcomes are achieved only by going to trial. However, in most cases our accident and personal injury attorneys are able to obtain favorable settlements outside of the courtroom, making the experience less stressful for our clients.
We have developed Accidental Injury Trauma Teams of attorneys and paralegals, who offer clients the benefit of an immediate response. These teams are assigned to specific types of traumatic injuries, including those involving the spine, neurological disorders, bone fractures, amputations, death and disfigurement, and the head. Each team has special knowledge of the physical and emotional aspects of these types of injuries and is prepared to provide clients with a wide range of services and counsel. We have developed an extensive network of rehabilitation specialists and physicians to whom we refer clients or from whom we seek second opinions.
Additionally, we maintain a nationwide network of attorneys who are able to provide our clients with assistance should they become injured in another state.
Attorneys Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey
The Supreme Court of New Jersey recognizes five specialties for the purpose of Attorney Certification: Civil Trial Law, Criminal Trial Law, Workers Compensation Law, Matrimonial Law, and Municipal Court Trial Attorneys. Approximately 1% of all eligible attorneys have earned a certification, making Certified Attorneys an elite group.
Attorneys must meet several requirements in order to become certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, including: a five year minimum practice requirement for all specialties, extensive and substantial experience in the practice area, a professional fitness and competence as an attorney within the designated practice area and a certification examination in their specialty. Attorneys must also demonstrate ongoing educational experience based on Continuing Legal Education.
Personal Injury Lawyers
A routine day can turn into a life-changing experience after an accident like a workplace injury, a serious slip or fall, a car accident or receiving the wrong medication from the doctor. These accidents usually only cause a small injury or issue and are settled with minor inconvenience. But sometimes these accidents can be more severe, resulting in serious injury or even death.
These serious injuries can create a difficult experience. If you’ve lost the ability to work for an extended period of time, need medical treatment or are unable to do the activities you enjoy, you can feel like your life has been turned upside down. Massive medical bills and a lost ability to earn income usually add to the stress of the situation, with a financial crisis being stacked on top of physical and emotional injury.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about where to turn next, you’re not alone. Many people in the same situation have difficulty knowing what steps to take, what their rights are and how to deal with the insurance companies, their employers and other professionals involved in the injury and its aftermath.
The good news if you don’t have to go through this by yourself. Stark & Stark’s experienced personal injury lawyers are here to help you navigate the legal process of gaining justice for your injuries. We can give you the guidance you need to protect your legal rights, advocate for you and help you cope during this difficult time. We work on a contingency basis where you don’t pay a fee if we don’t successfully obtain compensation for you, so you never have to worry about any out-of-pocket expenses as we advocate on your behalf.
Personal injury cases cover a wide range of accidents and injuries, including but not limited to:
Slip and falls
Personal Injury Services
Here at Stark & Stark our personal injury lawyers have a proven track record of successfully representing clients and helping them gain their rightful compensation. Our lawyers will evaluate the facts of your case and the applicable rules and statutes to determine your potential recovery based on factors like medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages. Once we’ve arrived at an acceptable number, we’ll fight to get you the monetary restoration you deserve.
During your representation, our lawyers will work with your best interests in mind to make sure you’re fully compensated for your injuries by:
Gathering the necessary evidence to prove your claims
Consulting with experts to build your case
Negotiating compensation with the insurance company and other entities on your behalf
Guiding you through the process with the goal of obtaining the best possible outcome
We know the effect a serious injury can have on a person’s life and family. Our goal is to provide expert and thorough counsel while maximizing your compensation as quickly as possible so you can start to move forward with your life. We’ll be with you every step of the way, explaining the process and using our expertise to create a winning strategy.
Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury cases often come with a large number of questions due to their impact on an individual’s life. Here are answers to some of the most common questions to help you more effectively understand the process:
How much is my case worth?
Without looking at the full case and extent of injuries it’s difficult to arrive at an exact number, but you do deserve to be fully compensated for the damages caused by your injury. When working to arrive at a final figure, the monetary expenses related to medical bills and loss of wages from time missed from work are relatively easy to calculate. The tricky part is determining the dollar value of intangible factors, like pain and suffering and future loss of earnings. Your lawyer will be able to advise you more specifically on the amount you should be entitled to.
Will my case go to trial?
The vast majority of cases don’t go to trial, but if an acceptable settlement can’t be reached during the negotiation phase then trial would be the next step. The more information you can provide in the initial stages to support your claim, the more likely it is the opposing side will see the strength of the case and an appropriate settlement will be reached.
How will I pay for a lawyer in my personal injury case?
Our personal injury lawyers work on an contingency basis, which means you won’t be charged a fee if our team doesn’t recover compensation for you. There’s no upfront cost, so you don’t have to worry about coming up with funds to obtain representation.
Do I need a lawyer for my personal injury case?
A lawyer can provide expert insight and advice into what you should be entitled to in order to compensate you for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and future loss of earnings. This number can be significantly higher than what you would able to obtain without representation. Our lawyers use their knowledge and experience to build a strong case and substantiate your claim with witnesses, experts and evidence. Being represented by a lawyer gets rid of the headache of navigating the court system, gives you a personal guide and advocate and make sure you get the full compensation you’re entitled to.
Should I accept the insurance company’s settlement offer?
If an insurance company has contacted you with a settlement offer, don’t accept the offer without first consulting an attorney. Typically the number insurance companies offer directly to the injured party are lower than what you could expect to get if an attorney was involved and advocating on your behalf. With a lawyer who operates on a contingency basis (meaning you don’t pay a fee unless compensation is successfully obtained for you), you could obtain a higher settlement than the initial offer without having to worry about out-of-pocket expenses for legal representation.
Help With Your Personal Injury Case
Our lawyers are committed to getting you results. With dedication and relentless determination, Stark & Stark’s lawyers have a long history of success in winning settlements and verdicts for the clients. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence and are looking to receive compensation for your injuries, our team can help.
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