While many personal injuries are inescapable and even at the fault of others, only under specific circumstances will another party bear legal responsibility for their actions. Still, if you were injured through no fault of your own, you may seek compensation from an at-fault party. This includes payments for medical bills and lost wages, as well as for non-economic losses such as mental anguish.
A Washington Township personal injury lawyer could represent you in your claim for a personal injury. From the beginning, a detail-oriented injury attorney can work to investigate the facts surrounding your injury to build the strongest case possible. En Español.
All personal injury cases are centered on a physical harm the plaintiff sustained. However, how this injury came to be will play a large role in determining who is at fault and identifying the correct causes of action that could lead to compensation.
Most injuries result from accidents. Even though the at-fault party in the case did not intend to cause any harm to the injured person, the law states they still carry civil liability for their actions. A common example here is a pedestrian accident pursued using the cause of action known as negligence.
All motorists assume a duty to protect anyone they may encounter while behind the wheel. This includes a duty to not cause any harm to pedestrians. If a driver violates this duty by breaking a rule of the road, or even by being careless, an injured pedestrian may argue that this amounted to negligence.
Other personal injury cases arise from intentional actions. A company that manufactures a known dangerous product or a criminal who attacks someone is also liable for any damage that results. A Washington Township personal injury lawyer could help you understand what cause of action most closely fits your specific injury.
Regardless of the chosen path forward, you must be sure to satisfy New Jersey’s statute of limitations. This is a law that controls when a court will hear a case. According to New Jersey Revised Statutes §2A:14-2, plaintiffs generally have only two years from the date of the injury to file a case. If you miss this deadline the court could bar your claim and you may not be able to recover any compensation.
Some personal injury cases may seem simple. It often seems as if many scenarios leave little doubt as to which party is at-fault for the incident. Still, dealing with a defendant or their insurance company without the help of a lawyer can be risky.
Insurance companies know the law and understand that many plaintiffs are eager to settle their cases as soon as possible. Keeping this in mind, many may try to mislead unrepresented plaintiffs into signing statements that are against their interest or accepting settlements that are much lower than the true value of the case.
A Washington Township personal injury lawyer is dedicated to the idea that everyone who is injured due to the negligent actions of another has the right to be compensated for their losses. They take the lead in the case from day one to gather vital evidence, evaluate the case, and to protect you from aggressive insurance company tactics. If a trial is necessary, an attorney could present your case to a jury in a convincing and sympathetic way.
A personal injury can throw your life into chaos. You may need to endure weeks or months of painful rehabilitation in addition to any hospitalization or doctors’ appointments required to initially treat the injury. While you are recovering, you may also have to take time away from work, which can result in lost wages.
A Washington Township personal injury lawyer could help you obtain the compensation needed to set things right. We can take care of the details so you can focus on what is important in your life. Contact us now to learn more.
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.
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