Workers’ compensation insurance protects businesses and their employees in the case of on-the-job injuries. Each state sets the value that an employee can collect if they lose wages due to the accident, go through medical and rehabilitation expenses, or experience a fatal injury.

The valuation process for workers’ compensation claims is somewhat different from the process followed during personal injury law cases. The value of a workers’ compensation claim depends on how severe the injuries are, how much time the employee loses on the job, and the dollar amount of wages he regularly makes at work. …

A huge number of variables go into placing a dollar value on a personal injury claim. Every case is different, but there are common factors that may increase or decrease the compensation you can receive through a settlement or a jury trial.

Evans Agrapidis, an experienced attorney from Jersey City, New Jersey, explains how insurance companies decide on the valuation of your case, naming some of the factors that go into this decision and how your attorney can help you increase your payout.

Attorney Evans Agrapidis Discusses How Personal Injury Cases Are Valued

How Insurance Companies Set Valuations

In many personal injury cases, insurance adjusters use a damage formula to value your claim. This formula…

It is common knowledge that injuries are diagnosed by a doctor through an examination and perhaps x-rays. This step can tell you the extent of the injury in order to determine a treatment plan to get better. But what about when an incident involves a legal claim and compensation comes into question?

Evans Agrapidis, founder of the Agrapidis & Maroules law firm in Jersey City, New Jersey, has decades of experience with personal injury law cases involving everything from work injuries to car accidents to wrongful deaths. He says while the initial assessment from a doctor (and ensuring your injuries…

Among the most challenging cases that Evans Agrapidis of Jersey City, New Jersey, a personal injury and accident lawyer and the founder of Agrapidis & Maroules law firm, handles involve the wrongful death of a loved one. Agrapidis & Maroules has two locations in the New Jersey Area, one in Jersey City on John F. Kennedy Blvd., and the other on State Highway Route 17 in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey.

Agrapidis notes that wrongful death cases are frequently concerning, as clients often have to relive tragic events and deal with controversial issues in the case.

Wrongful Death in New Jersey

When in business or in personal life, disputes will happen. And while there are many different ways of taking legal action when a disagreement occurs, it’s often possible to avoid costly litigation or facing the court of law by resolving issues using Alternative Dispute Resolution, otherwise known as ADR.

Evans Agrapidis, a highly respected personal injury and accident lawyer and founder of Agrapidis & Maroules law firm located in Jersey City and Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, knows firsthand how effective ADR can be when bringing parties in conflict to a mutual resolution. …

Including Unsafe Conditions due to Covid-19

When a parent or other elderly relative reaches a point where they can no longer safely and comfortably live without additional in-house support, then transitioning them to a nursing home is supposed to be a responsible, compassionate, and conscientious option. However, the reality for some nursing home residents is dramatically different and far worse, because instead of getting the care they need and are entitled to, they are exposed to conditions that are both inhumane and illegal.

“Most people would be shocked to learn that, according to statistics compiled by the organization Nursing Home Abuse Justice, as many as five…

Founder of Agrapidis & Maroules Law, Evans Agradipis Shares the Answer

As if worrying about their health and the health of their family members, friends, neighbors was not enough of an exhausting concern, there is another reason why people in New Jersey are finding it hard to sleep at night: they are afraid of losing their job for missing work due to COVID-19.

“The good news is that employees in New Jersey are legally protected from being terminated if they miss work due to COVID-19,” commented Evans Agrapidis, an experienced personal injury and accident lawyer based in Jersey City, New Jersey, and a founding member of the law firm Agrapidis &…

Why Traffic Collisions With Big Rig and Other Third Party-Owned Vehicles Can Be Complicated

Typical, run-of-the-mill traffic accidents are complicated enough. There are a myriad of variables involved; driver accounts, passenger accounts, witness accounts, insurance evaluations, police reports, attorney actions, and so on and so forth. Sorting through the personal liabilities, insurance investigations, and payments, and legal ramifications can take months. Motor vehicle accidents involving large trucks or commercial vehicles are even messier, as parties other than those immediately involved in the collision have a vested interest and could be found at fault. …

Deconstructing Some Factors at Play in Insurance Claims and Lawsuits Having to do With Premises Negligence

It happens thousands of times each year; due to poor conditions like an icy sidewalk, torn carpeting, inadequate lighting, or a loose railing, an unsuspecting person trips or tumbles and seriously hurts themselves on someone else’s property. When a person suffers a serious injury as a result of unsafe conditions on property owned by another individual or organization, their first inclination is often to file an insurance claim or lawsuit against the responsible party in order to recover any associated medical expenses and lost income. …

A Disambiguation of the Process Used to Assign Official Blame for Car Crashes with Evans Agrapidis

Everyone knows that being found officially at fault for a major motor collision is harmful in several ways. Inevitably, it will increase a person’s insurance premiums, and perhaps lead to their insurance company totally halting coverage. But in the state of New Jersey, there is another substantial consequence: it can affect the amount of money a person can claim from their insurance policy or seek damages for in lawsuits against others. In this context, it is easy to understand why culpability matters. What is more ambiguous is the process itself. So, how exactly is assigning official blame determined? Who are…

Evans Agrapidis

Personal Injury and Accident Lawyer in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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