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Q & A With Attorney Todd B. Eder

Most people have never been involved in the legal system and therefore do not know how to select a lawyer because historically, little information (other than word of mouth) has been available. Let Todd B. Eder, Esq. answer your questions regarding his law firm and how, depending upon the nature of your matter (injury, criminal, traffic/DUI, or divorce), he can protect your rights, eliminate or reduce your penalties and/or maximize your monetary recovery.

Q: What kinds of cases does Todd B. Eder, Esq. accept?

A: We accept cases involving personal injury, workers' compensation, divorce, criminal, municipal, and traffic/DUI offenses, domestic violence, and real estate. With respect to injury cases, the firm accepts cases including:

Motor Vehicle AccidentsSlips/Trips and Falls
Workers' CompensationProduct Defects
Construction AccidentsWrongful Death
Medical/Dental MalpracticeLegal Malpractice
Spinal Cord InjuriesLead Poisoning
Sexual HarassmentBurn Injuries
Brain InjuriesDog Bites

Q: How do I hire a lawyer?

A: If you have not already done so, you may call and talk to Todd B. Eder, Esq. regarding the facts of your case.

Q: Is there any charge for the initial meeting with the lawyer?

A: No. The first consultation with Mr. Eder is free. The initial interview allows Mr. Eder to determine if you have a case and if Mr. Eder is willing to represent you.

Q: How do I pay my lawyer?

A: In personal injury cases, most fees are contingent only upon recovery. In personal injury matters, our firm charges a one-third (1/3) contingency fee on the recovery after first deducting litigation costs and expenses. (Fees for children and net recoveries in excess of $500,000 are reduced in accordance with NJ Court Rules). If no recovery is made, there is no charge for the attorney's time.

In workers' compensation cases, the fee which is also contingent, is set by the court and is generally 20% of the total recovery. This fee is often shared with the employer, with the injured employee typically paying only 40% of the court allowed fee.

Fees for other cases, such as divorce, real estate, and DWI/municipal offenses vary depending on the matter, their difficulty, and other factors, and may either be billed hourly or for a flat fee.

In addition, depending upon the case, the lawyer is reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses.

Q: Do all cases have to go to trial before a judge or jury?

A: No. Over 95% of our cases are settled prior to trial. Generally only highly disputed cases end up being tried before a jury or judge. Today, many cases are resolved quickly through other forms of dispute resolution such as mediation or arbitration. Mr. Eder will discuss all available options with you.

Q: How long will it take to complete my case?

A: This question cannot be easily answered. Each case is different. Typically, non-complex personal injury cases may take 1½ to 2 years to complete. Workers' compensation matters may take about 1 year from the end of medical treatment to complete.

Unfortunately, some court dockets are crowded which sometimes causes a delay. These and other factors play a part in how fast we can complete your case.

Q: How will I be kept informed about my case?

A: You will be actively involved in the preparation of your case and will know its status at all times. We encourage our clients to call our office if they have questions or concerns. From time to time information will be sent to you from the office which will also keep you informed of your case status.

Q: What do I do when I have a question?

A: We are interested in your questions and we want you to feel free to ask them. Call the Law Offices of Todd B. Eder, at 732-937-9100 or contact us online.

Q: Will my case be settled without my approval?

A: No. Mr. Eder will discuss valid settlement offers with you in every instance, and no settlement offer will be accepted without your approval.

Q: How do I know what amount is fair for a settlement?

A: Mr. Eder will explain clearly to you the factors which play a part in evaluating a claim. He will make recommendations to you and try to clearly explain to you the reasons for the recommendations. Since Mr. Eder has more than 33 years of trial experience and knows what similar cases have generally settled for, his clients usually follow his recommendation.

Q: What if I cannot come to your office during regular office hours?

A: Special arrangements can be made for you if you call and tell us your problem. When needed, we are able to schedule appointments at night and on the weekends. If necessary, we will come to the hospital or your home for serious injury cases.

Q: Why hire the Law Offices of Todd B. Eder?

A: We encourage you to hire a competent lawyer to handle your case. There is no substitute for professional representation in highly specialized fields such as personal injury, workers' compensation, divorce, criminal and traffic law, and real estate. We know the law and how to protect your rights. And besides, "We don't just care about winning... We care about winning BIG!!!"

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182 Ryders Ln
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Phone: 732.937.9100
Fax: 732.937.9110
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