Have you been harmed in an accident caused by another’s negligence? When you or your loved one has been injured in an accident, through a reckless action or due to the malicious behavior of another, you may have a personal injury case.
When you suffer personal injury in an accident, it can result in consequences that last for a very long time, including negative impacts to your health, your personal relationships, and your ability to obtain gainful employment. In the event that the accident is caused by another’s negligence, you may be entitled to fair compensation for the various costs associated with your injuries. Common situations that lead to personal injury include:
- Slip and Fall accidents
- Car accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Train accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Dog Bites
- Medical malpractice (see Medical Malpractice tab for more information)
It is highly recommended that a personal injury victim hire an attorney to represent them in his or her case. The Rizzo Law Firm provides legal services to those who have been injured in accidents, and we are available if you require help in your accident case. We will work diligently and aggressively to better your chances that you are fully compensated for your damages. Contact the Rizzo Law Firm today for a free consultation.
Tort is French for wrong. When you have been the victim of a civil wrong, or wrongful act, whether intentional or accidental, from which injury occurs, you may have a case.
Torts include all negligence cases as well as intentional wrongs which result in harm. Negligence can occur when someone’s conduct falls below the standards of behavior established by law and which causes harm to another. A person has acted negligently if he or she has departed from the conduct expected of a reasonably prudent person acting under similar circumstances. Intentional torts may be committed with intent and/or force, such as trespass to property, assault, battery, or imprisonment.
If you have suffered an injury at the hands of another, you should consult an attorney. Consider contacting The Rizzo Law Firm for a free case consultation.
SMALL CLAIMS APPEALS
Who should file in Small Claims Court? A “small claim” is for monetary disputes that involve money lost for which you are willing to accept a maximum compensation of $7,500.00; businesses may sue for up to $5,000.00. Attorneys are not allowed to represent parties in small claims court. However, attorneys are allowed and often hired to represent parties in a small claims appeal.
What are your rights to appeal a small claims decision? If you disagree with the decision made by a small claims court judge you may appeal for a review of the decision. From the date the clerk has mailed the Notice of Entry of Judgment, a party has 30 days to file the notice of appeal. All appeals from Small Claims Court are reviewed de novo, which means that a new trial is conducted where each party has the opportunity to present his or her case before a judge.
Before handling a small claims appeal, you should consider hiring an attorney to represent you. The Rizzo Law Firm represents parties in proceedings for a small claims appeal. Kristin Rizzo, Esq. has successfully negotiated settlements post-small claims decisions, and has successfully advocated for clients at the trial de novo stage, receiving judgments in her clients favor. If you are facing the possibility of a small claims appeal, call The Rizzo Law Firm for assistance.
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