Paramus Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal Injuries happen every day in every corner of Bergen County, Paramus, NJ. Of course, some are unavoidable, and others are basically the fault of the person injured. However, there are many that occur because of either the negligent or reckless actions of another or the failure to act when it would have been legally reasonable to do so, and when that happens, the injured victim often does not know where to turn for help.

If this has happened to you or someone you love, you need to take action in order to find the help you need and to pursue the legal recovery you deserve. Contact The Law Offices of Katherine G. Houghton immediately to schedule a consultation, and you’ll be on your way to accomplishing the first step towards your recovery — obtaining the answers you need to make an informed decision regarding how to proceed.

Relentlessly Fighting for Your Rights

Since 1984 Katherine G. Houghton has successfully represented hundreds of personal injury victims. Whether auto accidents, dog bites, slips and falls, workers’ compensation claims, trucking accidents, or wrongful death actions, Ms. Houghton’s staff has the extensive experience that is required to prepare an effective strategy. Through aggressive litigation and boundless tenacity she’s earned the admiration of her peers, but more importantly the confidence of her clients. Her personal attention to client’s needs has garnered one of the highest client retention rates in the state of New Jersey. Put 27 years of personal injury experience to work for you and contact The Law Offices of Katherine G. Houghton today.

Personal Service for Personal Injuries

Your injury deserves personal attention from a qualified legal attorney or lawyer. Our office is located in Paramus, but we still offer the same personal services to residents of Hackensack, Morristown, Paterson, Hoboken, and all of Bergen County.

Paramus Personal Injury Blog

Our law office is dedicated to keeping you up to date on any current news or laws relevant to Personal Injury. Subscribe to our Personal Injury Blog and join the conversation. Have you ever wondered How a second medical opinion can affect your case? Or if you need a Personal Injury Attorney for an Automobile Accident? Well, we have the answer on our blog.

What You Should Know About Your Personal Injury Attorney

Sustaining a serious injury is a traumatic experience for anyone. The emotional and physical toll can leave scars that last long after an accident and can, in some cases, be permanent. The financial strain can devastate a household. Talking to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible is in your best interest even if taking civil action is the farthest thing from your mind. You could be entitled to recover damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, financial hardship and other expenses related to your injury.

The sooner you discuss your options with a personal injury attorney, the better. The longer you put it off, the harder it may be to remember important details about the circumstances that led to your injury — details that could mean the difference between a strong or weak case. Talking to an attorney will help you decide the best course of action. Your initial consultation is free, so there is no risk in meeting with a lawyer after a personal injury.

Choosing a lawyer is an important task. Take the time to interview (preferably, in person) prospective lawyers and make sure that you are comfortable with their competency, fees, level of experience and personal attention and interest in your situation. You should ask the following questions:

  • How much experience do you have handling personal injury cases like mine?
  • How many cases have you successfully won? How many have you settled?
  • Will you or another attorney at the firm be representing me? Will multiple attorneys be working on my file? (Be sure you have the opportunity to interview the attorney who would be assigned to your case).
  • Do you work on contingency or do you require an upfront fee? If contingency, how is this process structured?
  • Are there any fees or expenses that I will be responsible for should I retain you as my attorney?

The lawyer should have no problem answering these or any other questions you have. A competent lawyer knows how important it is for you to be certain you’re getting an attorney with the knowledge, experience and proven track record necessary to give you the best possible chance of a favorable outcome.