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October 2020 - Two Important Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer

PI Book and Gavel Obtaining compensation you deserve for your injuries and other losses after a serious accident can be difficult. You should never file a personal injury lawsuit or settle your claim with an insurance company without first consulting an experienced attorney. Here are two important questions that may help you choose the right attorney:

1). Are you a Certified Civil Trial Attorney?

“Certified civil trial attorney” is a designation granted by the New Jersey Supreme Court to attorneys who demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge, and skill in trial practice. Only attorneys certified* by the New Jersey Supreme Court are entitled to use the designation “Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney” after having met the following criteria as set by the Board on Attorney Certification:

  • been a member in good standing with the NJ Bar for at least 5 years,
  • fulfilled ongoing continuing legal education requirements,
  • demonstrated substantial involvement in preparation of litigated matters,
  • demonstrated an unblemished reputation among other attorneys and judges familiar with their work, and
  • passed a written exam in civil trial law.

*According to the most recent available statistics, only about 2% of active New Jersey attorneys are certified.

2). Have You Handled Similar Cases and What is Your Success Rate at Trial?

The more successful case outcomes a lawyer has, the better it is for the client. Insurance companies who defend personal injury cases know the lawyers in your area who go into court to successfully try cases and those who do not, and they use that information to evaluate their risk. A successful personal injury attorney will prepare every case for a jury trial. When you enter settlement negotiations armed with as much evidence as possible backed with the representation of an experienced, successful trial attorney, you will ensure that you receive the fairest settlement possible. If your case does go to trial, you want to make sure your attorney has experience and a winning record.

After a serious accident, concentrate your focus on healing and let an experienced personal injury attorney handle the rest.

What Our Clients are Saying
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The absolute BEST!!! I have a family of attorneys but needed someone local. Victor was recommended to me and words cannot describe how pleased I was with his firm. The outstanding service and attention each member of his staff gave to me surpassed any and all expectations. Victor surrounds himself with a hardworking team that he leads. I felt it was money spent wisely. I will continue to recommend Victor and his associates.

- Stephanie
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Mr. Rotolo has helped me numerous times in legal matters and has continued to support and help me through countless hardships. He is dedicated to providing the best service and is a true professional. I will continue to consult with him regarding any legal issues in the future. He is a respectable, hardworking, kind hearted man and I would recommend his legal services to anyone.

- Matthew
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I am an attorney and have practiced law for 26 years. I hired Vic to handle a very difficult family matter because I do not handle family law. Vic was extremely competent and obtained a result far beyond my expectations. Without his counsel my son's and family's life would have been changed forever. Thank you Vic for your good lawyering. I very much appreciate the personal attention and time dedicated to this matter. I highly recommend Vic.

- Anthony
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We recently had a situation where we needed to hire an attorney. We selected Rotolo Law Firm and I can honestly say that we were above and beyond satisfied with Vic and his team. We would absolutely recommend this firm to anyone should the need arise. We blindly picked the firm out of the phone book because I liked his ad. Now I believe that God was pointing us in the right direction. Thank you Vic and the Rotolo Law Firm for being there for us in our time of need.

- Kim
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Victor's expertise, due diligence, and empathy for his client made my first experience with the law (and last) a non-stressful one. Before the case, I did my research and looked over about 20 lawyers before choosing Victor. All my sources pointed to him as the best and they weren't off even a bit. Victor treated my case like it was his own and kept me up to date with all my appointments, breakthroughs in the case, and guided me step through step in a process that I never thought that I had to come to endure. If Victor's not available Susy will go out of her way to take care you. The productivity and efficiency in that office is second to none. Thank you Victor!

- Michael