Irvington Personal Injury Attorney

Proving Negligence in Personal Injury Cases

The Law Offices of James Vasquez, P.C. were founded on a number of principals which have set the firm apart from many other law offices. Throughout a decade of successful legal practice, James Vasquez has operated with the idea that communication with his clients was the number one goal in truly satisfying their needs. To this day, he takes pride in personally answering all phone calls he receives.

In his work on over 800 misdemeanor and felony cases as part of the Kings County District Attorney's Office, he learned to never hesitate to take a case to verdict, especially the tough ones. If your case needs to be litigated in order to reach a favorable conclusion, he is not the type of attorney who wavers in protecting your rights. He also knew that he wanted to devote his time and efforts to clients that required personal attention, something that many large firms can or will not do. His attention to your needs, along with his proven record in the legal arena make him the Irvington personal injury lawyer to turn to for personalized care and skilled legal services.

There is another facet of his work history that allows you to have additional confidence in retaining his firm. He spent a number of years defending insurance companies in complex litigation matters. He saw the behind the scenes decisions making process of insurance adjusters and the extent that they will work to deny your claim. Now, armed with this information, he is assisting local residents who have received a personal injury by the recklessness or negligence of another. In many cases, his knowledge of the tactics employed by insurance companies can make the difference between recovering the damages you need or receiving a settlement that is unfair and inadequate.

His firm takes on injury cases of all types, from medical malpractice issues such as emergency room and medication errors or misdiagnosis to car, truck, motorcycle and other kinds of accidents. He understands the severe physical and emotional harm to individuals and families that catastrophic injuries can bring about and uses his distinctive knowledge of the insurance system towards maximizing the compensation you can receive. If you or a someone you are close to has been hurt through dangerous drugs, defective products, dog bites, a slip and fall accident or any personal injury situation, he is ready to go to work on your behalf. With the current economic struggles in Irvington, business operators, apartment owners and many others can be neglectful in their responsibilities to keep citizens safe from harm. When this occurs, you want a lawyer who will operate with your best interests in mind.

Seeking Personal Injury Compensation

A question that most individuals with personal injury claims want to have answered is how much their case is worth. The straightforward answer is that there is no way to fully know this until your case has been fully investigated and legal actions are in progress. The damages you can recover will be influenced first by the clarity with which liability is established in your case. By "liability" is meant showing who was responsible for your accident and subsequent injuries. Damages can't be awarded if the person who was at fault cannot be clearly demonstrated and this is where the firm's investigation and analysis of the facts of your case can prove to be vital.

In our state, you can only be compensated if you were not more than 50% responsible for your injuries. This is known as the comparative negligence rule and any compensation you receive will be based on the ability of your attorney to show the extent to which another was to blame in your accident. The severity of your injuries and how they have and/or will impact your life are also key elements in obtaining maximum compensation. Serious birth injuries or a traumatic brain injury may require a much higher level of damages than cuts, bruises or broken bones.

As a result of your injuries the firm strives to see that you are fairly compensated for hospital and medical costs, including future care and treatment. Lost wages or business income if the victim is self employed are some of the usual forms of compensation, as well as income that would have been made in the future. In addition to medical and employment or business losses that can be specifically calculated, damages for any pain and suffering caused by your injuries will be pursued. For instance, when a severe injury brings about pain or challenges that will last for years or a lifetime, this deserves to be compensated. If you accident caused disfigurement, this is a type of suffering that also demands compensation.

Lastly, punitive damages or those awarded to punish the person responsible for your injuries need to be considered. Many times, it is these damages in high value cases that you read or hear about in the news that are an award to injured persons that punish the negligent party(ies). Although each case is unique, the firm works towards maximum compensation for all injured victims. As an additional service to residents, if you need committed legal help in other practice areas, including estate planning, wills, DUI and municipal court matters the firm is here to assist you.

Contact an Irvington personal injury attorney from the firm for personalized, proven service in seeking compensation for your injuries.

Links for Irvington Resources

Information Center - Personal Injury
Township of Irvington, NJ
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