Oak Ridge Personal Injury
Residents of Oak Ridge may feel that the community’s small size and distance from busier parts of New Jersey (such as Bergen County) may insulate them from many of the problems that larger communities experience. While crime rates may be lower than in New York City and/or there may be a greater amount of “green space” than in cities like Hoboken and Hackensack, there is one problem that is common to both large communities and small communities like Oak Ridge: personal injury accidents.
A personal injury accident can upend you and your family’s security and sense of normalcy. The Oak Ridge personal injury law firm of Aretsky Law Group, P.C. is here to assist you in rebuilding your life following a personal injury accident. Contact Aretsky Law Group, P.C. to learn more.Steps to Recovery After an Oak Ridge Personal Injury Accident
When you or a loved one have been hurt because of another person’s careless or reckless behavior, you may be entitled to recover monetary compensation to help you financially address your losses. Such recovery may take several months (or longer) to recover due to the steps through which your case will progress. These steps include:
- Initial pleadings and responses: An Oak Ridge personal injury case begins with the filing of a complaint by the injured victim (the “plaintiff”) and delivering that complaint to the allegedly at-fault party (the “defendant”). This document sets out the reasons why the plaintiff believes the defendant is responsible for causing the plaintiff’s injuries. The defendant then has an opportunity to answer the allegations and raise any claims the defendant may have against the plaintiff.
- Discovery of evidence and witnesses: The parties then exchange information, evidence, and lists of witnesses in a process known as “discovery.” The purpose of the discovery process is to help the parties identify the issues upon which they disagree and to foster settlement negotiations (by exposing whether one party or the other has a flimsier case).
- Trial: If the plaintiff and defendant do not agree to settle their case, then a trial before a judge or jury will result.
Do not attempt to settle your personal injury case or proceed with a lawsuit without legal assistance. Call the Aretsky Law Group, P.C. at (973) 298-1010 to discuss your personal injury case with our experienced, knowledgeable, and dedicated legal team.
Passaic County Office *
Law Offices of Elizabeth Vengen, LLC
137 Doremus Road
Oak Ridge, NJ 07438
Phone: (973) 298-1010
*Elizabeth Vengen, Esq.
Of Counsel to Aretsky Law Group, P.C.