There are certain factors to consider when deciding whether or not to handle your own accident claim. If you are involved in an accident and you have not been injured, the other person was not injured, no one in your vehicle was injured, and the only issue is property damage to your vehicle and the other driver’s vehicle, it may be something that you are able to handle on your own.
If you have been injured and need medical treatment, it is probably going to be overwhelming for you to try to handle the case on your own without an attorney. The paperwork, phone calls, and medical bills are all things that you are going to have on your plate, and that is when you are going to need an experienced Burlington County injury attorney.
If an individual has been injured, it is in their best interest to call an attorney, even if it seems like it is going to be simple and straightforward. This is because an individual is going to be dealing with insurance companies. Not only their own insurance company, but the insurance company for the other driver as well. The insurance company does not always have an individual’s best interest in mind, and the process is not as straightforward as one may imagine.
The insurance companies are going to bombard an individual with paperwork and phone calls, and when the time comes for them to be able to receive benefits that they think they are entitled to, the insurance company may not produce them. This is one of the main risks associated with personally handling a Burlington County accident claim.
The earlier an attorney gets involved the better, because they can make sure that everything is being handled properly from the beginning so there are no issues down the road.
The most common misconception when handling a Burlington County accident claim is that the insurance company is going to do what is right and pay for benefits that people are entitled to. When it comes to getting benefits that an individual has paid for every month, the insurance company may deny the claim and refuse to pay the benefit. Insurance companies are in the business of trying to make as much money as they can, and make most of that money by not having to pay for claims.
A common misconception is that they are going to do what is right on behalf of the individual involved, and this is often the biggest risk associated with personally handling an accident claim in Burlington County.
There are many mistakes that people make when they try to handle claims on their own without a Burlington County accident lawyer. The first is giving recorded statements to the insurance companies. Many times, the insurance company will try to get a recorded statement at various times close to the accident. However, sometimes symptoms of pain do not show for a few days.
For example, an individual may give a recorded statement to the other driver’s insurance company and indicate that they are not having any back pain. Then, a few days later, the individual wakes up with significant back pain. This can pose a problem down the road. The insurance company can disregard the statement by saying that the individual did not report any back pain after the accident, therefore they are not entitled to damages.
The other thing that an attorney sees when people try to handle and negotiate the claims themselves is that they are settling their claims for drastically less than what is fair and what they deserve.
There are many different factors when determining who would be the best personal injury lawyer for someone’s case. First, primarily would be experience. A person wants to make sure that they hire an attorney who has the experience in handling matters similar to theirs. Burlington County personal injury attorneys focus on personal injury and only personal injury.
A person does not want to hire an attorney who is simply rushing to get a quick settlement. They want an attorney that is going to fight for them and battle for them as long as it takes to get them to the position that they would have been if none of this occurred. Burlington County personal injury attorneys prepare every case as if it is going to go all the way to trial and they will go trial if need be. They want to make sure that they are getting you a fair result for what injuries someone had and what they have been through.
The only time it is too late to contact an injury lawyer is if your statute of limitation has run. As a general rule, it is two years from the date of your accident before the statute of limitation has expired. After those two years, you are barred from bringing forward a lawsuit. An individual should be sure to consult with a lawyer instead of handling any risks associated with their Burlington County accident claim on their own.
You should contact a lawyer as soon as possible, as a lot times insurance companies will ask for recorded statements. They will ask for you to sign documents. Skilled lawyers will want to make sure that they are there from the very beginning to make sure they are not taking advantage of someone who has never been through this process before.
This team is incredible. They are friendly and knowledgeable. I appreciate everything they have done for me and would recommend them to anyone. Overall great experience
My case settled recently after lasting 4 years. Grungo and Colarulo’s law firm were able to secure a large settlement award for my slip and fall accident. This money will help secure my future for the permanent injury I received as a result of the slip and fall. Everyone was very caring, and kept me informed throughout the entire process. Christine Lafferty is an excellent litigation lawyer. I highly recommend using them if you have been injured or in an accident. I hope I am never in a situation again to need their services, but I know who to go to if I, or any of my family members are ever injured. Thanks Grungo and Colarulo and staff for your compassionate service!
Thank you so much Grungo and Colarulo for helping me with my case. Special thanks to Erica Domingo, Esquire and her team. Erica Domingo and her team was very nice and helped me tremendously throughout my case like more than one year and half. They gave me the right advice and guided me through every step of my case. They gave me prompt and clear responses to all my questions. In addition, Erica and her team provided me with all the what if scenarios so that I can have a clear vison of the steps ahead.
I would definitely recommend Grungo and Colarulo.
Thanks again Erica Domingo, Esquire and her team
My wife and I reached out to Grungo Colarulo in 2020 for advise on a legal matter. After a meeting with the Attorney and Paralegal, we decided to go forward with a case. This case required a lot of documentation, and expert review of the documentation which was aquired. Throughout the process, we were kept up to date monthly, and Grungo Colarulo was always responsive to any questions that we had. The entire staff at Grungo Colarulo are very professional, caring, and willing to go the extra mile. This firm is a definite recommend!
I left five (5) stars only because that’s as many as I could leave. If I could, I would have left 100 stars. Bob & Christine are the absolute best! My settlement far exceeded what I ever imagined. They are professional, friendly, and really listened to what I had to say. They kept me up to date with the progress of my case every step of the way. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Very professional, communicates well, makes me feel like they have my best interest at heart, and overall just a great company. Christine and the whole team has been on top of everything. Would definitely recommend!! 10/10
First and foremost I would like to thank the whole team at Grungo Colarulo!! In addition to that, Stephanie & Riley & Drenna have done such an outstanding job taking care of me in such a difficult and low point of my life. I was in a bad car accident & did not know how to move forward with what to do and how to process. Those ladies were there every step, every inch, every mile & beyond with helping me when I had no idea how to navigate. I will forever be thankful for them and for the outcome of my case! If you ever need assistance I highly recommend this practice!!! Beyond professional, helpful, precise, caring, knowledgeable & humble!!!
From my first phone call to the end of my case this firm was on the ball!! Always responsive and professional and kept me up to date and informed. This is my firm for any future needs!
This was my first time ever having to have a lawyer for an automobile accident. From the beginning they took care of everything. They put me at ease so I could concentrate on my medical needs. Everyone I spoke to during the process were always extremely pleasant and knowledgeable.
Thank you to Grungo Colarulo for representing me and getting the settlement you did to help me move forward. I would highly recommend Grungo Colarulo to anyone who wants outstanding legal representation.
This team has been nothing but gentle an generous. Being as this was my first time dealing with a worker’s compensation case I was lost and nervous. But the Grungo Colarulo team has made me feel as comfortable as possible. My needs were addressed with care in a timely fashion. I knew what was going on every step of the way.
Oh, did I mention, WE WON …
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A dear family friend referred us to a young attorney named Rich Grungo, Jr. We wanted answers and if necessary, justice for our father. From day one of a five-year journey, Mr. Rich Grungo, Jr. made our family and our pain his own. The man never stopped working for us. He kept us informed every step of the way. Questions were answered quickly and with great compassion and expertise. Even though Rich was always busy, he was never too busy for us. We always felt like we were his only clients
I had the opportunity to observe Mr. Grungo work in this case, both in the courtroom on the technical matters of the motions and also as his presentation to the jury in opening and presenting witnesses as well as utilizing animations… and drawings and films that were necessary for a proper understanding of the case…At all times during the presentation, Mr. Grungo operated mostly without notes and questioned the witnesses in a conversational manner which made it most effective. **
Thank you for everything. I honestly felt like you treated my son like he was your own son, for that I am grateful. I would recommend your services to anyone. Thanks for being so awesome to both of us.
It was a pleasure working with Bill. He constantly kept me informed. I would recommend Bill and his firm to anybody I know. They’ll be in good hands.
I had the opportunity to retain Mr. Colarulo for a vehicle accident I encountered. I give him my highest recommendation for anyone in need of an excellent Personal Injury Attorney. Not only does he have an in depth knowledge of the legal field, but he emanates a sense of trust-worthiness that makes you feel secure during the entire process. Mr. Colarulo has the knowledge, drive and enthusiasm that will get the job done for you. He comes highly recommended.
Hi Rich, Well I’m on my way up to college to finish packing my son’s stuff up and to go to his Graduation tomorrow. It’s hard to believe how fast and how slow, at the same time 5 years can go by. I was just thinking of you as I am getting ready to leave and wanted to thank you once again for everything you have done for my son’s future. You are a good and just man. God Bless to you and your family.