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Some tips from a New Jersey personal injury attorney
My name is Andrew S. Prince. I have been a very successful personal injury lawyer for the past 25 years, recovering millions of dollars for my clients. To this day I still hear people complaining about trial lawyers. These people often change their tune, however, when they or their loved ones are injured. Before they or a loved one are involved in an accident in which they are injured, they often view personal injury lawsuits negatively. Their opinion can sharply reverse after they are harmed by an accident or dangerous product, whether they are afflicted by an accident-related illness, a slip and fall accident, medical malpractice, an auto accident or another type of tort. Then these critics want assistance and they turn to lawyers who are experts in the field.
The purpose of personal injury litigation is to make someone whole, as best as possible, for the losses he or she has incurred. That has always been my motto at Prince & Portnoi.
In addition to helping an individual victim get compensation, there is a second critically important aim of personal injury litigation--to make the world safer. Personal injury litigation has had this result in a variety of cases from toxic torts to products liability, from medical malpractice to construction cases. Personal injury lawyers act as watch dogs on industries to make sure they aren’t negligent in their products or procedures.
There is no question the financial implications of medical malpractice lawsuits have caused hospitals and doctors to be more careful. There is no doubt that they are instituting better record keeping, weeding out incompetent doctors and teaching courses to medical students on Best Practices to avoid unnecessary injuries or deaths to patients. The same is true with the auto industry as there are fewer products liability cases filed today compared to the 1980s and early 1990s because manufacturers have responded to huge verdicts by making cars safer. In every case that I take I hope to get compensation for my clients on an individual level. And on a societal level we try to force people into doing the right things. If they don’t do the right things you punish them by filing what can often be a very costly lawsuit. It is our hope that the defendants respond by changing the problems that brought about the injury in the first place. The role of the personal injury attorney is critically important in such situations because these cases are typically compensated in both law and fact. Even a slip and fall case is more complicated than the average lawyer--let alone the injured person--may realize. As a lawyer with significant expertise in personal injury, I also know just how much a case is worth. If I do not obtain what I feel the case is worth, my client will have his day in court and will be made whole.
I would urge you to call with any questions whatsoever pertaining to injuries which you or a family member might have sustained in an accident of any kind. There is never a charge for a legal consultation.