Pennsylvania and New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers

Console & Hollawell P.C.

525 Route 73 N #117
Marlton, New Jersey 08053

Phone(856) 778-5500
Fax (856) 778-1918

Articles Published by Console & Hollawell P.C.

 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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