A person who was injured has an opportunity to make a claim against the person that injured them. Sometimes the person who has caused the injury does not have insurance, and the only recourse the injured party would have is to attempt to collect some sort of compensation from the responsible party’s personal assets. Usually, under the laws in New Jersey, most people carry auto insurance or another type of insurance to protect people that are injured.
Somebody who has been injured has the option of making a claim with the other party’s insurance company, and if unable to resolve that claim, bringing a formal lawsuit to be compensated for their injuries. An injury attorney can help an individual decide whether or not to settle their case or bring it forward to trial.
A person should consider settling their case after first understanding their rights and the extent of their damages, which not only includes the personal injury, but the economic damages including wages lost and out of pocket medical expenses. Before they even consider settling their case, they must understand whether or not there are liens or bills that must be paid back or insurance policy payments that must be paid back out of any recovery. Before someone considers settling the case, they need to understand their rights and all the facts that substantiate their damages.
Once they do settle their case, it is final and there is no going back at a future date if they forgot something or they are more injured than they realized. It is important for an individual to have all the necessary evidence gathered before determining whether or not to take their Camden County case to court or to settle.
Whether or not to take a case to trial is a very fact-sensitive and careful analysis. To consider taking a case to trial, an individual must first understand the liability or responsibility issues involved in the case and the chances of success proving that somebody was responsible. An individual must also understand the scope of the damages that can be proved, including not only non-economic damages like pain and suffering, but economic damages, which would include lost wages and out of pocket bills. Also, an individual will have to consider liability, damages used, the venue in which the lawsuit would be heard, and the type of jurors an individual would expect on the jury. An individual will also need to understand the amount of compensation likely to be collected because of the limits of insurance or the lack of insurance.
Finally, an individual must always consider the risk of appeal. If the other party is unhappy with the result, they have the opportunity to appeal and delay the matter. These are all considerations that need to be factored in when determining whether or not to take a Camden County trial to court or to settle.
A lawyer will help a person understand the liability issues, like whether the case will likely go to holding another party responsible or multiple parties responsible. A lawyer will help the individual understand their damages, what can be proved under the law, and the legal issues involved in the case. A lawyer can help an injured party to understand the venue, meaning what kind of jury they can expect in that geographic location as well as the personality of the judge if it is somebody the lawyer has seen before. Also, a lawyer can help a person understand the risks of appeal in the future, and make a sound judgment as to whether or not the risk of the trial is worth it or whether a settlement should be considered in that particular Camden County case.
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 …
This teams knowledge of the industry is TOP NOTCH!
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.