When a person is injured because of the negligence of another, a lawsuit for damages is often categorized as a "personal injury" case.
The job description of a personal injury attorney in New Jersey, includes investigating the case to calculate the damages, making a demand for a settlement, and initiating a personal injury lawsuit.
Civil trial lawyers often take cases on a contingency basis instead of requiring the injured person to pay the attorney fees to litigate the personal injury case in New Jersey.
To find the best personal injury attorney, consider the attorney's focus on your particular type of case, jury trial experience, as well as the attorney's involvement in the legal community.
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney - In 1980, the Supreme Court of New Jersey established the Board on Attorney Certification. The purpose of the attorney certification program was to help the public make an informed decision when seeking and selecting a lawyer.
To earn the designation as "Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney" the lawyer must be a member in good standing of the New Jersey State Bar for more than five years, comply with continuing legal education (CLE) requirements, show a sufficient level of knowledge and skill in Civil Trial Law, pass a rigorous examination, and submit to peer review by other attorneys and judges.
Attorneys who earn the designation as certified as a Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey must also show completion of certain task requirements including the litigation through trial of civil controversies before the Superior Court of New Jersey or in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Civil trial law also includes litigation of civil cases before administrative agencies and arbitrators.
The AAJ is committed to promoting a fair and effective civil justice system while supporting the work of attorneys representing plaintiffs.