Personal Injury Litigation Attorneys Serving Clients in New Jersey and New York
Byrnes O’Hern & Heugle aggressively pursues claims on behalf of those who are injured as a result of the negligence or unsafe conditions created by another person or business entity. People suffer injuries in different circumstances and Byrnes O’Hern & Heugle tailors its approach to the facts of the case. Personal injury cases arise in myriad ways but typically fall under one of the following categories: Slip and Fall, Automobile Accident, Truck Accident, Product Liability, Dog Bites, Swimming Pool Accidents, Broken Glass and Constructions Accidents. This list does not cover every type of personal injury claim, but Sean F. Byrnes and Daniel J. O’Hern have 40 years of legal experience in New Jersey’s state and federal court systems developing compelling legal cases on behalf of their clients.
We cover the following areas of Personal Injury Law:
What is the Goal of Personal Injury Litigation?
Compensation for personal injury cases will most likely fall under the following:
- Medical expenses
- Hospital bills
- Lost wages, such as those lost due to missing work because of the injury
- Collateral property damage, such as in a car accident
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Loss of enjoyment of life
A lot of personal injury cases also result in damages awards for other issues. Some examples of this include pain and suffering and punitive damages, among others.
Who is Responsible in Personal Injury Cases?
All property owners have a legal duty to supervise, maintain and operate their property in a manner that protects the public from harm. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of the condition of someone’s property, take advantage of the free consultation offered by Byrnes O’Hern & Heugle. We will give you a fair assessment of your case, and you won’t be pitched to.
How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
The value of a personal injury case depends on a number of factors, such as the severity of the accident, the seriousness of your injuries, and insurance limits, on top of other things. The primary driver behind case value is how much the plaintiff could get in the damages.
Many of these factors may not have a value that can be immediately articulated, but an experienced attorney will have a general understanding of a case value after hearing all the facts. Personal injury attorneys also work hard to get their clients the most in damages, so it is a good idea to speak with an attorney right away after you’ve suffered a personal injury where another party is at fault.
Your Role in Personal Injury Litigation
When you’re the client in a personal injury case, there are a few ways you can protect yourself and your case, including:
- Don’t admit fault for your injury
- Continue getting treated by your doctor
- Document any ups and downs you encounter because of your injury
- Give your attorney any documentation you have that can help your case: police report, insurance documents, and photos or videos you have of your injuries or the accident scene, among other things.
Personal Injury Settlement
Most personal injury cases end up in settlements where your attorney and the opposing counsel will come to an agreement on the damages you’ll receive in order to cover medical bills, lost wages, and any other expenses that resulted from your injury. Typically, the process involves your attorney and opposing counsel going back and forth until they reach a dollar amount that is suitable to your condition.
Contact Byrnes O’Hern & Heugle Regarding Your Personal Injury Case
To learn more about your legal rights and options, contact our team of experienced personal injury attorneys at Byrnes O’Hern & Heugle. Based in Red Bank, New Jersey, we handle personal injury claims on behalf of clients in New Jersey. To contact our firm, call 732-219-7711, or contact us online.