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Christopher L. Musmanno Mentioned in NJ.Com Article “I Was Hit By A Car. Should I Hire A Personal Injury Attorney?”

July 3, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As seen on NJ. com, June 27, 2019.

Question: I was hit by a car and broke an arm and a leg. I know most personal injury attorneys take a third of your settlement, so I’m wondering if I can sue without an attorney? I work as a gardener so these injuries are bad for my career. Pros and cons? — Unsure

Answer: We’re sorry to hear about your injuries. It’s true that personal injury attorneys generally charge a contingency fee of one-third of the amount recovered. He said regardless of how well-versed a layperson may be with the law, being placed in an unfamiliar venue can lead to missing critical deadlines or making mistakes that can ultimately result in the lawsuit being dismissed.

“By hiring an attorney, litigants will typically receive more money with two-thirds of the recovery than they would have received by taking 100 percent of any recovery obtained on their own,” said Chris L. Musmanno, attorney and head of the personal injury department at Einhorn Harris in Denville.

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