The Law Office of Fredson Statmore Bitterman has extensive experience helping clients in New Jersey with their personal injury claims. With more than 50 years experience and millions of dollars in successful settlements and verdicts for our clients, we are confident we will be able to support you through the personal injury claims process and help you get the compensation you deserve. Fredson Statmore Bitterman is New Jersey’s #1 personal injury attorneys. Contact us today for a free consultation!

About This Guide

The page goes over three of the most common types of personal injury occurrences, looking at 1) how they happen, 2) how you can prevent them, and 3) what to do if they happen to you. Three of the most common types of personal injury claims are:

  1. Motor Vehicle Accidents
  2. Premises Liability
  3. Work-Related Injuries

Our personal injury law team has substantial expertise in all of these categories. Let’s look at each of them in turn.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to an Allstate Insurance company study, New Jersey has some of the worst drivers in the country. With more than 270,000 car collisions in 2017, the risk of getting in a car accident in New Jersey is unbelievably high. If you’ve been one of the many who have been in a car accident, in particular if you have sustained a personal injury, getting quality legal representation can help make your case successful. Fredson Statmore Bitterman, LLC offers free, confidential consultations, and we work on a contingency basis. That means that you don’t have to pay anything until you win your case. We provide all our clients who have been subject to personal injuries from car accidents with compassionate, high-quality legal guidance. 

 

Yet, it’s not just cars that cause personal injuries. Other types of motor vehicle accidents include:

 

If you have been subject to any of these accidents, Fredson Statmore Bitterman is the personal injury law firm for you. The different types of injuries and insurance policies involved in the claims between these types of accidents can be complicated. Let our personal injury attorneys help make the process simple and get you as much compensation as can be secured for you in the event of an injury.

What to Do If You've Been in an Accident

We can’t provide you personalized legal advice online, as it’s against the law, but we can give you some general guidelines for what to do if you are involved in any kind of motor vehicle accident.

1. Get Medical Attention

No matter how minor or absent your injuries may appear, you don’t know what the future holds, and there may be some injury that you are unaware of. Injuries that occur to the brain or spinal cord, for example, may take a while for you to notice them. Prompt medical attention will help ensure that you get these less immediately noticed injuries adequately addressed early on. Getting a medical report immediately following an accident will also help strengthen any potential personal injury claims down the road, helping you show how your injuries are directly tied to the accident.

32. Don’t Accept a Settlement Without First Speaking With an Attorney

Any settlement your insurance company offers you following an accident will almost certainly not be sufficient for coving your medical expenses or lost income. Insurance companies will do everything they can to reduce the compensation they may owe you, which is why it is crucial to hire personal injury attorneys with a track record of successfully negotiating personal injury claims with insurance companies. Fredson Statmore Bitterman, LLC, being one of New Jersey’s top personal injury claim law firms, will be able to help you get the compensation you deserve.

3. Schedule a Legal Consultation

Your chances of recovering full compensation for your personal injury claim is not as high if you don’t have strong legal representation on your side. You may inadvertently lampoon your own case with something you say or do, leading to a reduced or entirely rejected claim. Even if you aren’t sure legal action is called for, consulting with experienced personal injury attorneys can give you a better idea of what you need to do going forward with your case. If you are in New Jersey, call Fredson Statmore Bitterman, LLC for a free, confidential consultation.
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Premises Liability

Another type of personal injury claim is a premises liability lawsuit. These lawsuits are the results of unsafe or defective conditions on a property. When owners and property operators fail to provide reasonably safe premises for visitors, which leads to someone getting hurt, it may call for a premises liability lawsuit. The Law Office of Fredson Statmore Bitterman has more than 50 years experience helping clients recover compensation for claims involving premises liability. We have successfully won our clients millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts. We can provide you the guidance and advocacy you need to help maximize your recovery and make the process simple and clear. Have you been injured from unsafe or defective conditions on a property?

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What Are the Types of Premises Liability Lawsuits?

Premises liability lawsuits are a type of personal injury claim that involves defective or unsafe conditions on a property. Common types of properties that are involved in a premises liability lawsuit are:

 

  • Stores and Shopping Centers
  • Hotels, Casinos, and Resorts
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
  • Schools and Playgrounds
  • Bars, Restaurants, and Taverns
  • Constructions Sites
  • Homes and Apartments

There are so many potential hazards that can cause injuries. According to New Jersey law, hazards that should reasonably be identified and taken care of by property owners or operators that are not taken care of and that lead to a personal injury are subject to a premises liability lawsuit. These include things like:

  • Unclear ice or snow in parking lots, sidewalks, and driveways
  • Exposed or unsafe electrical wiring
  • Insufficient lighting
  • Liquid spills
  • Missing sewer covers
  • Large potholes
  • Poor security
  • Lead poisoning
  • Dog and animal bites

When a property owner or operator fails to reasonably maintain a safe premise for visitors and you are injured as a result, you may have a viable premises liability claim, in which case you should give your New Jersey premises liability attorney a call ASAP to speak about your options for recovering adequate compensation. 

 

If you have been injured due to a property owner’s or operator’s negligence, you are entitled to seek compensation for your medical expenses, any lost income, and your emotional and physical pain and suffering. Our personal injury attorneys are highly experienced and can help you successfully resolve your personal injury claim. If you are ready to recover the compensation you deserve call The Law Office of Fredson Statmore Bitterman for a free, confidential consultation regarding your premises liability claim.

Work-Related Injuries

If you are in New Jersey and have sustained a serious injury while on the job, The Law Office of Fredson Statmore Bitterman can help you. No one plans on being injured. Sometimes, workplaces can be dangerous, especially if you are driving a crane, forklift, or work in construction. Dangerous conditions can occur due to things like faulty equipment and security negligence, which are both cases wherein you may be entitled to compensation for injuries that occur. If your workplace is unsafe due to negligence and you get injured, it is important to do the following immediately following the injury:

  • Go to the doctor or emergency room. Immediately following a workplace accident, you should seek medical attention. Sometimes injuries aren’t always visible or immediately noticeable (like with spine or brain injuries), so it is crucial that you get a thorough check-up even when you don’t think you’ve been injured particularly badly. Going to the doctor can also help you later on down the road if you end up filing a work-related personal injury claim, as it will make it easier to show that your injuries are the result of that event.
  • Inform your supervisor. Not only should you tell your supervisor verbally that you have been injured on the job, you should make sure to put it in writing as well. If you fail to do this within 30 days of your injury, you may lose the right to things like workers’ compensation due to your injury. 
  • File for workers’ compensation. If you have been injured to such a degree that you are or have been unable to work, you may qualify to receive workers’ compensation. 

Call a lawyer. Sometimes cases can get settled internally by a company, but in more complex or severe cases, getting professional legal help can have a significant impact on the success of your case. If at any point you are asked to get in front of a judge, you should absolutely seek a personal injury attorney ASAP. If you are uncertain about what you need to do, Fredson Statmore Bitterman, LLC offers free, confidential consultations over the phone. We can help clarify the process for you and discuss whether or not you have a viable work-related personal injury case. Call us today!

What Kind of Work-Related Personal Injury Claims Do Our New Jersey Attorneys Take?

Our New Jersey personal injury attorneys take on work related to all different types of personal injury claims. Some of the work-related claims we work on are:

 

 

Thinking you may want to file a personal injury claim after being injured at work?

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The Personal Injury Claim Process

One of the first things people ask us when they start down the road of filing a personal injury claim is: “How long will the process take?” Our answer is invariably: “It depends.” There are many factors that go into determining what a personal injury claim timeline will look like. It could take months, or it could take years. However, we can give you an idea about how long each of the stages in the claims process tend to take, so you can get a better idea of what to expect. 

If you are in New Jersey and are looking for some of the best personal injury attorneys around, give Fredson Statmore Bitterman a call. Our team has a long history of successfully winning personal injury lawsuits. Check out some of our success stories.

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Optimize Your Claim’s Chances of Success

The best way to optimize the likelihood that your claim is successful and that you get the compensation that you deserve is to hire a personal injury attorney. If you are in New Jersey, you can do no better than hiring Fredson Statmore Bitterman, LLC to represent you for whatever kind of personal injury lawsuit you are filing. We have over 50 years of experience helping clients all around New Jersey getting adequate compensation from insurance companies, courts of law, and juries alike. We believe that keeping you informed and involved throughout the claims process is the best way for us to understand your unique needs and concerns.

If you have been injured in anything from a car accident to a dangerous work environment, we can help you make your personal injury case. We offer free, confidential consultations and only take cases on contingency — which means you won’t owe us anything if we don’t win your case for you. All the court fees, getting relevant experts to provide testimonies, and our attorney costs are all free. We only take reimbursement after we have secured a successful recovery for you. If your injuries are too severe for you to come to our offices, we are happy to come to you. Click here to read more about our law firm.

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