Moorestown Personal Injury Lawyer
We fight to get you the justice you deserve
If you have been injured in an accident, trust experienced Philadelphia personal injury lawyer John Mattiacci to fight for you. John and his firm exclusively represent victims of negligence that have been injured in accident cases in Philadelphia, throughout southeastern Pennsylvania, and in New Jersey.
As a lawyer specializing in personal injury, John Mattiacci has aggressively represented injured victims and their families to ensure they get the justice and compensation they deserve.
John Mattiacci believes that each client should be treated with the utmost respect and attention. As a service-oriented personal injury attorney in New Jersey, John strives to make sure his clients get answers to their questions, that they are told promptly of any important developments, and that their calls are returned as soon as possible. Whether the case involves a catastrophic accident or a simple fender bender, John makes every effort to ensure his clients receive the attention and results they deserve.
Should I Fight or Settle?
While most cases do result in a settlement, it is important to go into a lawsuit ready, willing and prepared to go to trial. Hiring an attorney that only knows how to settle generally does not result in the best possible result. At the personal injury firm of Mattiacci Law, we prepare each case for trial. This preparation and willingness to go to trial put the insurance companies on notice that we will not settle for less than full and fair recovery.
The filing of a lawsuit, however, does not preclude the possibility of reaching a settlement between the time the lawsuit is filed and the time a trial is held and a verdict is reached.
There are times when cases resolve during jury selection or in the middle of trial. Regardless, we prepare each case for trial so that if and when a settlement may be reached, it will be the best result possible for that specific case.
Insurance Company Tricks
Most personal injury claims are paid by insurance companies. Unfortunately, that is not good news if you intend on representing yourself, or if you retain an ineffective lawyer. Insurance adjusters are notoriously skilled negotiators, and they come to the negotiating table with one purpose and one purpose only -- to save as much money a possible for their stockholders.
The following are some of the most commonly used insurance company negotiating tricks:
- Pushing you to sign a quick but inadequate settlement offer, even before you have left the hospital.
- Taking a recorded statement from you and asking you trick questions designed to get you to say something they can use against you, often before you have had a chance to speak to a lawyer.
- Pressuring you for the exact time of an accident and then asserting that the accident was your fault because you were checking the time instead of watching the road.
I have seen all of these tactics used against injured victims. The best thing to do is contact an attorney immediately if you have been involved in an accident. After a client contacts and hires our firm, the insurance companies must direct all requests for information through our firm. That way we can help protect our clients from any unfair tricks or tactics.