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Personal Injury Law

How The Judge-Attorney Relationship Matters In A Personal Injury Case

How The Judge-Attorney Relationship Matters In A Personal Injury Case

By | Personal Injury Law

A majority of personal injury cases are settled before they go to trial, but if your case does go to trial, your attorney’s relationship with the judge can come to bear on the outcome. How well your attorney knows and understands the judge and his or her inclinations, preferences and approaches can have an impact on everything from how successful the trial is to whether or not you’re heard properly in the first place. Before…

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How Expert Witnesses Can Make Or Break Your Personal Injury Case

How Expert Witnesses Can Make Or Break Your Personal Injury Case

By | Personal Injury Law

When a personal injury case goes to trial, selecting the right expert witnesses can be one of the most important decisions that your attorney makes. Expert witness testimony is a crucial part of litigation strategy that can mean the difference between a successful case and one that results in disappointment or dismissal. It is also central to the outcome, either swaying a jury to your side or turning them against you, with significant consequences for…

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How Choosing The Wrong Attorney Can Wreck Your Personal Injury Case

How Choosing The Wrong Attorney Can Wreck Your Personal Injury Case

By | Personal Injury Law

When you’ve been injured, whether at work, in an auto accident or at the hands of a medical professional, your primary concern is your health and well-being. Sometimes, the path to recovery can depend in large part on a settlement you may receive that helps fund your treatment or compensate you for lost wages as you recover. During a time that’s likely emotionally, physically and financially challenging for you, the last thing you want to…

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Understanding the costs and their funding can be a crucial factor in helping you choose a trial attorney.

Your Attorney’s Ability To Fund Your Personal Injury Case Is A Big Deal

By | Personal Injury Law

If you’ve heard anything about bringing a legal case to trial, it’s probably related to the high cost of doing so. And you’re probably thinking about attorneys’ fees. But in a personal injury case, attorneys typically work on contingency, which means that they get paid only if and when you obtain a settlement. They also get paid only a certain percentage of your settlement, so the amount they make depends entirely on the outcome of…

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What Is A Certified Civil Trial Attorney And Why Do You Need One?

What Is A Certified Civil Trial Attorney And Why Do You Need One?

By | Personal Injury Law

If you’ve experienced an injury at work or at the hands of a medical professional, if you’re involved in a criminal trial or in a worker’s compensation case, then not just any attorney will do. There are instances when a certified civil trial attorney is vital, and for good reason. Certified civil trial attorneys are required to meet standards set by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, proving that they have the education, experience and…

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The Outcome Of Your Personal Injury Case May Depend on ERISA Law

The Outcome Of Your Personal Injury Case May Depend on ERISA Law

By | Personal Injury Law

ERISA, short for The Employees Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, is a series of federal laws that sets minimum standards for retirement, health, disability and other benefits plans. The laws do not require employers to provide employees with benefits plans, or even offer a minimum set of benefits, but it does regulate the operation of those plans when they exist. There are two types of ERISA plans: insured, and self-funded. An insured plan means…

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What A “Super Lawyer” Means When It Comes To Your Legal Needs

What A “Super Lawyer” Means When It Comes To Your Legal Needs

By | Personal Injury Law

The law firm of Mikita & Roccanova is pleased to announce that William P. Mikita has been selected to the 2017 Super Lawyers list issued by Thompson Reuters, for his third consecutive year in the area of Personal Injury. You may have seen the Super Lawyer designation in a number of places and on any number of attorney sites. Each year, Super Lawyers Magazine features its list of selected attorneys across 70 practice areas who…

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The Importance Of Good Trial Preparation For Personal Injury Cases

The Importance Of Good Trial Preparation For Personal Injury Cases

By | Personal Injury Law

In a previous post we discussed the advantages of having a certified civil trial lawyer on your side for personal injury cases. Today we’re going to expand on arguably the most important asset that a certified attorney brings to your service: preparation. Here are some of the reasons that strong preparation is so vital to the ultimate success of your case – whether it goes to trial or is settled amenably beforehand. Ticking Timeframes Trials…

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6 Advantages to Working with a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer

6 Advantages to Working with a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer

By | Personal Injury Law

If you’ve never experienced the legal challenges involved in cases of slips and falls, medical malpractice, or personal injury, it’s quite likely that you imagine something completely different from the reality. Let’s face it, we always hope we’ll never need to know that reality, but if the day comes when you no longer have a choice, you won’t want to walk into a situation for which you are completely unprepared, especially when you are already…

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Medical Malpractice: Complexities & Realities Of Suing Your Doctor

Medical Malpractice: Complexities & Realities Of Suing Your Doctor

By | Personal Injury Law

You may have read stories in the newspaper about someone suing a doctor and getting millions of dollars in compensation. Or you may have seen the opposite – stories of cases that had merit but that attorneys refused to handle so they never went to trial and never resulted in any recompense. What you probably won’t read are tales of the many people who have brought a case to trial and lost – a scenario…

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