Being involved in a car accident is a frightening experience. Following an accident, there are a lot of logistics to work out, especially if there is a negotiation for a settlement. However, you do not have to undergo that process alone. If you wish to start the Cherry Hill car accident settlement process, then reach out to an experienced car accident lawyer who can walk you through the various dynamics of settling a car accident case.
At the beginning of the Cherry Hill car accident settlement process, if there is a negotiation to arrive at a settlement, once there is a settlement reached, there is paperwork that is signed and it is important to understand that once a person settles a case, the person will be signing a document called a release. In return, for giving up that right, the person is going to receive a monetary amount. The process would be an execution of a release and then ultimately, the receipt of the check in return for the person’s signature on release.
Cherry Hill is a comparative negligence jurisdiction. Comparative negligence is when a party that may have been injured is evaluated to determine whether or not they are partially responsible or comparative negligent for their own injury. Under New Jersey law, specifically the law in Cherry Hill, if someone is to bring a claim and there is an argument that they could be comparative negligent, it means they would bear some responsibility under the law. If somebody is comparative negligence greater than 50%, they would be barred from making any recovery.
In the Cherry Hill car accident settlement process, a negotiation process is important. Negotiation processes typically involve the injured party making a demand of what they would think is reasonable under the circumstances that they would be willing to take a lump sum figure to end the claim and their lawsuit and walk away. The defense or insurance company or defendant typically counters and the negotiation ensues. Ultimately, it is the client who decides whether or not the numbers that are can be agreed upon are fair numbers. If it is not a fair number then the client will make the decision to proceed to trial.
The jury has no involvement in the way a settlement is calculated in the sense that the parties negotiate. The negligence on the part of the injured person could affect the settlement amount because of the concept of comparative negligence which means that the person may bear some responsibility for the injury.
The person’s damages need to be reduced by a near degree of negligence. That could the affect the settlement amount. Cherry Hill lawyers determine the value of the settlement by analyzing the facts of the case or applicable law and the ability to prove the types of damages that were incurred.
Every case is unique and whether or not a settlement could be reached depends on the facts and circumstances. If a settlement is ultimately reached, the paperwork process can be expedited by simply getting the document signed and returned to the other side as quick as possible.
Sometimes insurance companies are entitled to be paid back or Medicare or Medicaid is involved and simply trying to obtain information from these entities and confirm the amount of the lean can delay the settlement process.
The injured person should take into account when considering a settlement, the ability to prove the other party responsible, their own comparative negligence, the degree of their damages, the risk of jury trial – because a jury may not value the person’s injuries as much as the person may think they are worth – and the risks of adverse rulings by a judge that could impact the person’s case at trial.
The things that must be considered when negotiating a settlement are whether or not there are any liens which means whether or not money needs to be paid back to an insurance company or union or anybody who may have gone out of pocket to pay some of the damages. Lost wages, disability claims, things of that nature may be entitled to be paid back. Those must be factored in when considering a settlement.
There is always the risk of an appeal which means if the person gets a favorable verdict, the defendant could appeal and it could take many years for that case to resolve as a result of that appeal. These are the considerations for a settlement. A skilled accident attorney can take into account all of these considerations as they guide you through the Cherry Hill car accident settlement process.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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. **
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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.
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