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Console & Hollawell P.C.

525 Route 73 N #117
Marlton, New Jersey 08053

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 Can a Passenger in a Car Hit by an Uninsured Driver Get Uninsured Motorist (UM) Benefits?

If you suffered injuries in an accident caused by an uninsured driver, you may be able to recover compensation from an auto insurance policy’s uninsured motorist coverage, even if you are a passenger. Accessing that coverage may be more complicated for you than it will be for the driver of the vehicle you were riding in at the time of the accident.

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 How Soon Must We Bring a Lawsuit on Behalf of Our Child?

If your child suffered injuries in an accident or an instance of medical malpractice, you know how important it is to get the help he or she needs. Protecting your child’s legal rights is just as crucial as securing the best medical care, especially if the injuries could have permanent implications for your child’s future. You may wonder when you need to make a decision about filing a claim or lawsuit on behalf of your child.

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 What Is a Complaint?

When you begin pursuing a personal injury claim, you start hearing all kinds of legal jargon. While some legal terms are unfamiliar, others are words that you hear every day but that have a special meaning used in a legal context. In the legal system, a complaint doesn’t refer to your medical ailments caused by the accident or a gripe about the person who is at fault.

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 My Parent Suffered a Fractured Bone in a Nursing Home. Does She Have a Lawsuit?

When a family member falls and sustains injuries while living in a nursing home, it’s common for families to worry about neglect. We all have seen too many horror stories about elderly parents being neglected or even abused in nursing homes. A fall injury doesn’t necessarily mean that neglect is going on, but it should be a cause for concern.

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 Does Motorcycle Insurance Coverage Have to Have Personal Injury Protection or PIP Coverage?

When people set up their insurance policies, they often have questions about what the different types of coverage mean and what options are best for them. The most common question we hear from motorcyclists is whether or not their motorcycle insurance policy is required include personal injury protection (PIP).

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 What Is a Dram Shop Claim?

It’s no secret that alcohol can impair judgment, especially when ingested in large quantities. When a bar, restaurant, or other establishment that provides alcohol knowingly serves a patron who is visibly intoxicated and the impaired patron causes an accident or injury, the establishment is legally responsible.

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 What Do I Do When my Current Attorney is Pushing me into a Settlement I Don’t Feel is Adequate?

When you hire an attorney to pursue a personal injury claim on your behalf, you expect that lawyer to make sure you get all the money you deserve. If your attorney is pushing you into a settlement that you don’t feel is adequate, you may feel frustrated. Your lawyer works for you, not the other way around. If you feel a settlement is inadequate and your current attorney won’t or can’t give you a satisfactory explanation as to why you should accept this low settlement, get a second opinion.

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 What Should a Car Owner Know Before Negotiating with an Insurance Company When a Car Has Been Totaled?

If your insurance company informed you that your car has been totaled, you may wonder if you have any recourse to challenge this decision or if the amount they’re willing to give you is fair. Before you sign any kind of release, or even a check from the insurance company, you need to know what options you have.

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 What Should I Do If I Feel I Might Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

We trust our doctors to make us well and keep us healthy. Unfortunately, not every medical professional provides the standard of care that all patients deserve. Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor fails to provide acceptable care and the patient suffers harm as a result. If you believe your doctor may have done something wrong, contact our attorneys as soon as possible to start getting help and make sure you don’t miss any legal deadlines.

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 What Types of Damages Are Recoverable in Wrongful Death Cases?

A sudden death, like that resulting from an accident, leaves a void in a family’s life. Wrongful death laws vary by state. Generally, bereaved family members can seek money damages for both past losses, such as accident-related medical expenses and funeral costs, and future losses, such as future economic contributions to the family’s household.

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 Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim, and What Kinds of Claims Can they Bring?

If you recently lost a family member due to unpredictable and preventable circumstances, you are dealing with a lot. On top of your grief, you might be struggling to help keep your family financially afloat in the wake of unexpected funeral costs and the sudden loss of your loved one’s income. Filing a wrongful death claim could protect your family during this difficult time.

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 What Is an Arbitration Statement?

When a personal injury claim proceeds to the lawsuit stage, the arbitration is an essential part of the legal process. As your claim moves into this stage, you’re likely to hear the phrase arbitration statement. An arbitration statement is a compilation of evidence such as medical bills, injury information, and documentation of lost wages.

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 What Is a Lien?

As your personal injury claim nears its end, you will sign paperwork and prepare to collect the compensation we have recovered on your behalf. One word you will encounter during this process is lien. Lien is the legal term that refers to money you owe at the time of disbursement, or the time you sign paperwork listing your costs and receive your money.

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 What Is Lumbar Fusion?

The impact of a collision or a fall can put too much force on your spine, particularly in the lumbar region, also known as the lower back. Lumbar fusion, also known as spinal fusion, is a surgical procedure used to treat painful back conditions usually stemming from damage to discs or vertebrae in the spine. The procedure is relatively invasive, so medical professionals often consider it a last resort for patients who haven’t seen significant improvement from other treatment methods.

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 What Is a Disbursement?

Once a case is settled, the final steps to receiving the money damages you have attained include filling out the necessary legal paperwork. One such piece of paperwork is a disbursement. A disbursement is a document that outlines all of the deductions from your settlement.

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 Can I Settle my Case When I Will Still Need Treatment in the Future?

While our lawyers typically advise clients not to settle their cases while they are still receiving treatment, they can begin preparing the claim and, if necessary, file a lawsuit. Don’t let ongoing treatment prevent you from moving your claim forward.

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 If I Am Involved in a Pedestrian Accident, What Are My Responsibilities?

Motor vehicles have a legal obligation to share the road. If you are walking or jogging, drivers don’t have the right to hit you just because you were in their way. However, as a pedestrian, you are much more vulnerable to injuries in an accident than the person inside the vehicle is.

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 What Is a Deposition?

Among the more daunting tasks you may face as a plaintiff, or victim pursuing a personal injury claim, is an event called a deposition. A deposition is an event in which a defense attorney will ask you to orally answer questions related to your accident and injuries, and your attorney will ask questions of the defendant, or the person at fault for the accident.

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 What Is a Demand Package?

As your personal injury claim progresses, you might hear your attorney use the phrase demand package. The demand package is a collection of all of the medical bills and documents that illustrate your injuries and wage loss. We prepare the demand package during the pre-litigation, or pre-lit, stage of the personal injury claims process. Submitting a demand package marks the beginning of our negotiations with the insurance company.

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 What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical professionals at every level – from top surgeons to nurses and aids – have an obligation to provide patients with a “standard of care.” This responsibility includes taking actions that fit into the medical community’s assessment of appropriate medical interventions. A violation of this responsibility that causes harm to a patient may fall under the scope of malpractice.

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 What if No One Has Auto Insurance?

If no one involved in a car accident has auto insurance, the situation is complex. It doesn’t matter if a driver who was illegally driving without insurance didn’t cause the accident; he or she generally does not have a case. However, passengers are not legally required to have an insurance policy just to ride in a vehicle. If they suffer injuries in an accident and no insurance policy is available, they can get help through state funds.

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 How Does Personal Injury Protection Insurance Work when You are Driving Someone Else’s Vehicle?

In states with no-fault accident laws, like New Jersey and Pennsylvania, a portion of your automobile insurance coverage known as Personal Injury Protection (PIP) provides coverage for accident-related medical expenses, regardless of fault. However, if you suffered an accident while driving someone else’s vehicle, you may wonder which policy covers you. Yours? The vehicle owner’s? Neither?

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 How Do You Prove Liability in an Auto Accident?

Without having professional experience in the legal system, personal injury law can be complicated, even intimidating. You know you weren’t at fault for the accident that caused your injuries, but how can you prove it?

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 What is Complementary and Alternative Medicine?

If you or someone in your family has recently been injured in an accident, your short- and long-term healing plans likely include both traditional and CAM treatment. You are most likely already familiar with traditional treatment and therapies like prescription drugs, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. But this may be for your first introduction to CAM.

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