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Choosing the Best Personal Injury Lawyer: What to Keep in Mind

If you have suffered an injury or have come to some harm through no fault of your own, then you’ll probably be looking for a good personal injury lawyer to help you get the compensation that you deserve. There are many things that could happen to cause an injury to your person, from road traffic accidents to accidents at work or whilst engaging in leisure activities. You will normally be entitled to claim against whoever is at fault, or the party responsible for the negligence that led to your injury. However, in order to ensure that you get the maximum amount of compensation you deserve, it’s crucial to have the right personal injury lawyer by your side. Here are some top factors to keep in mind when making your choice. 

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Type of Injury

The type of injury that you have sustained may well be worth considering when it comes to choosing the right personal injury lawyer for your case. For example, you can find lawyers who specialize in different types of injury claims such as road accidents, workplace injuries, or this New York City personal injury attorney who takes on catastrophic injury and trauma cases. 

Previous Experience

Another key factor to keep in mind when making your choice is the previous experience of the attorney that you are considering. Getting certain groups or people to pay you compensation can be a challenging process, so it’s important to make sure that you have a lawyer who is experienced in the fight. The right lawyer will be able to guide you through the process and help you better understand what a personal injury claim entails, whilst helping you get a positive result from even the most challenging of cases. 

Reputation

It’s important to also consider the reputation of the lawyer that you choose. A reputable lawyer will not only be more respected in the courts when fighting your personal injury case but you can also trust them to do the best job. Maybe law firms will have third-party reviews online at sites such as TrustPilot or Google Reviews, which you can use to your advantage when checking out prospective attorneys to use. 

Personality

Along with their professional assets, it’s worth keeping in mind that personality qualities are also an important factor to consider when it comes to choosing a good personal injury lawyer. It’s no secret that people who get along will always work better together, and the same is true for you and your personal injury attorney. As this is a person or group of people that you will be spending a significant amount of time with discussing and planning your case, it’s important to choose a lawyer who you feel comfortable around, particularly if the details of your injury are distressing for you as you will need to discuss these particulars. 

If you’ve suffered an injury that wasn’t your fault, keep these factors in mind to find the best personal injury lawyer for you. If you found this article useful, we’d love to hear from you in the comments. 

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Teaneck Man Admits Embezzlement from Employee Benefit Plan

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Teaneck NJ, a Bergen County, New Jersey, man today admitted that he embezzled funds from an employee benefit plan, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Howard Preschel, 63, of Teaneck, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Susan D. Wigenton in Newark federal court to one count of an indictment charging him with embezzling funds from the CMG Vending Inc. Pension Trust Fund.       

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MIKE GHASSALI, AN AMERICAN DREAM STORY POISED TO BECOME A CONGRESSMAN

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Montvale NJ, New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District appears to many national political observers to be a Democrat lock at this point, given the massive war chest maintained by two-term incumbent Josh Gottheimer, who presents an image of being a moderate. Not far in the past, however, the district was a long-time Republican stronghold, with the seat being held by a very conservative congressman, Scott Garrett, for 14 years until he lost it in 2016 to Gottheimer.

In 2018, Gottheimer retained his seat, defeating his Republican challenger by getting 56% of the vote. Although the vote differential was somewhat sizable, the gap isn’t such that can’t be filled by a Republican with the right message and background. A fresh face with conservative bonafides and considerable, current political experience is the GOP’s best chance to take back this congressional seat, which covers all of Sussex and Warren counties, as well as a substantial portion of Bergen County and a part of Passaic county.

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Eighteen Police Agencies Team Up to Execute “Failing to Appear” Warrants, Make 8 Arrests

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Hackensack NJ, Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton announced the arrests of eight individuals as a result of a recent Fugitive Task Force operation. The July operation featured participation from 18 different agencies and resulted in multiple leads that may bring the task force closer to satisfying outstanding criminal arrest warrants, in addition to the eight arrests.

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New Jersey Society of CPAs Reminds Taxpayers to Check Tax Withholding Amid Pending IRS W-4 Form Changes

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Ridgewood NJ,  The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) reminds taxpayers to review their current federal income tax withholding from their paychecks, particularly as the IRS is issuing a new Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate (Form W-4). The IRS issued a draft 2020 Form W-4 in May and expects to issue a final version in November.

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COLD CASE TASK FORCE CHARGES IRVINGTON MAN WITH 2015 NEWARK HOMICIDE

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Newark NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose, III announced the arrest of VICTOR TAYLOR (DOB: 12/12/1971, single, unemployed) of 12 Herpers Street, Irvington, NJ, for the murder of Mark Holley. The arrest is the result of a Cold Case Homicide Investigation conducted by the North Jersey Cold Case Task Force under the direction of Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Chief Robert Anzilotti.

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50 Years After Americans First Walked on the Moon, It’s Time for Another ‘Giant Leap’ for Mankind

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“Exactly 50 years ago this month, the world watched in awe as Apollo 11 astronauts launched into space with a wake of fire and nerves of steel, and planted our great American flag on the face of the Moon.”

President Donald J. Trump

On July 20, 1969, man took his first steps on the Moon—a goal that President John F. Kennedy set less than a decade before but never lived to see. The achievement captivated the world, including millions of Americans who watched history unfold before their eyes.

Fifty years later, we honor the bravery of three astronauts who entered the unknown, pioneered a new frontier, and left pride in the hearts of Americans for decades to come.

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Assemblyman Robert Auth Promotes North Jersey business sites to Japanese corporations

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Montvale NJ, Dozens of acres of vacant corporate campuses in Montvale and other municipalities could be destined for court-mandated, high-density housing. At the former Sony Electronics corporate campus in Park Ridge and Montvale, office buildings are being replaced by 615 units, including more than 100 designated for affordable housing.

Assemblyman Robert Auth said he would prefer to see these centers revived as dynamic employment hubs providing income opportunities for hundreds of Bergen and Passaic County families.

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Pallotta for Congress Announces Fundraising Quarter

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Mahwah NJ, Pallotta for Congress filed today with the FEC the July 15th (Q2) Quarterly Report.

“I am grateful for and so excited by the support my campaign has received since announcing my candidacy in mid-May.  As I travel all across the district, one thing is clear — people believe that Josh Gottheimer and Nancy Pelosi are taking Washington, DC and this country, in the wrong direction.  I am committed to taking this seat back next November,” said Frank Pallotta.

The campaign reported total receipts of $146,810 and a cash-on-hand of $115,153.

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Bill to bring uniformity to election statutes clears committee

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Hackensack NJ, Former Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino resigned amidst controversy in September, triggering a special election last November to fill the three-year position. Had his resignation become effective days later, on October 5, Gov. Phil Murphy would have appointed an interim sheriff until an election for a full term in November 2019.

Bipartisan legislation, advanced today by the Assembly State and Local Government Committee, requires a vacancy occurring less than 70 days before a general election be filled by voters at the second succeeding general election. Sponsored by Assemblyman Christopher P. DePhillips and Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, the bill (A4675) aligns the timeline for replacing vacancies in county sheriff, surrogate and clerk offices with other public offices.

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