New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer
You may need the Help of a New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer
With offer decades of experience relating to the personal injury claims process. We can help you get the compensation you are entitled to under those laws in the state. We know you may have plenty of questions, and we are going to help you understand this type of case and what it takes to get results. Our goal as your injury lawyers is to help you get back on track after such an injury as much as possible.
We also believe those who have been negligent need to be held accountable. By doing so, we can help to lower the risk of someone else going through the same type of issue you did. They will be more likely to comply in the future if they have had to compensate you for their carelessness. The process can be difficult and challenging, and you shouldn’t try to do it on your own. If you or someone you love have been injured, you may have a case. Reach out to us to find out if our personal injury lawyers are right for you!
We understand a injury claims can affect your entire life. In an instant, everything can change. You may be struggling with pain and you may not be able to work. You may have medical and personal bills piling up and you need help to get them taken care of. You may struggle to take care of daily routine tasks due to the accident. It is a great deal to place on your shoulders, and we want to help reduce the stress and concerns you may have as your NJ injury attorney.
Choosing a NJ Personal Injury Lawyer
The injuries you have may be very painful and they may be severe. It can take time to heal from them. In some scenarios, you won’t be able to recover completely from them and you should be compensated because of it. The laws are complicated when it comes to such claims, and New Jersey personal injury law can get confusing and we can help you to make well informed decisions about the next steps.
It is important to understand such a case is only going to cover any injuries you have from the incident. It won’t cover property damages. The compensation we seek as your New Jersey personal injury lawyer will typically come from an insurance provider for the person or business who was negligent. There are instances when we go directly after that person or business for the compensation.
Factors that must be Present
There are certain factors that must be present in order to file a claim. They include negligence and a claim that is filed within two years of the incident. We strongly recommend you file as soon as you can to help us gather important details and assist you with moving the case forward. You don’t have to wait until you know the full extent of your injuries before you file the claim.
New Jersey personal injury law must show there was carelessness on the part of the other party. Such negligence is what resulted in your injuries. This can involve a driver of a vehicle that was going too fast or they didn’t stop when they should have. It can involve someone not removing ice from a sidewalk or not cleaning up a spill inside of their store.
Filing for Damages with a NJ Injury Attorney
Once we are able to substantiate a personal injury case for you based on negligence of another party, the issue of damages needs to be evaluated. This includes several types of expenses including:
- Medical bills relating to the injury and recovery
- Estimated future medical costs relating to the injury and recovery
- The cost of wages from work you missed
- Pain and suffering as a result of the injuries
There can be ongoing pain and suffering due to an accident. This can include anxiety and PTSD. There can be physical signs of the accident such as scars that you will have to see the rest of your life. Being hurt can affect you both physically and emotionally. We will fight to get you compensation that accounts for both.
Personal Injury Claim Types in New Jersey
There are several types of claims that we can help with. The category a case falls under depends on the specific set of circumstances relating to them. They can include:
- Medical Malpractice
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Dog Attacks
- Auto Accidents
- Worker's Compensation
We tend to rely on medical professionals to help us get better. They have a very important role with assessing our needs and helping us to determine the best course of treatment. Unfortunately, there are times when such professionals make the problem work instead of better. They may be held negligent if you incur pain and suffering due to their mistakes. This includes conditions that aren’t sanitary for the medical care to be given.
There are several types of cases that fall under the category of medical malpractice too. They include:
- Negligent Care
If your injury occurs on someone else’s property, such as that of a business or someone in your neighborhood, they may be held negligent. Such cases often include slip and fall incidents. The New Jersey law says they must take reasonable efforts to keep their property safe for others.
Consumers do have plenty of options when it comes to products they buy and use. However, the manufacturer is held to standards that ensure those products are safe to use. When products are deemed to not be safe, there may be a recall regarding them. However, by the time that is conducted, there may be personal injuries to others due to such products. They can include vehicle defects and medication side effects not disclosed.
Many of the dog attack personal liability cases we see involved bites. However, that isn’t always part of the case. For example, there are times when a large dog can knock someone over and cause them to suffer injuries due to a fall. New Jersey laws states an owner of a dog must make reasonable efforts to keep them from harming others. If their dog is on the loose, they can be deemed as negligent.
A large portion of the personal injury cases we handle in New Jersey are auto accident related. There are numerous scenarios that fall into this category. You can be assured we will take the time to evaluate all of the circumstances and facts in your particular case. Such cases can include:
- Bicycle Accidents
- Driving under the influnce of drugs or alcohol
- Driving without a valid license
- Hit and Run
- Distracted Driving
- Motorcycle Accdiends
- Pedestrian Related
- Public Transportation
- Ride Sharing
- Truck Accidents
If you are the victim of an assault and event, you may have a personal injury case on your hands. We can help you to determine if your situation meets the requirements according to New Jersey laws. A company hosting such an event has a responsibility to provide a safe environment for all who are there. If they don’t have enough security or they don’t have adequately trained security, you may have a case because the assault could have been prevented.
If you get hurt on the job, you do need to follow the regulations to file a worker’s compensation claim with your employer. However, that is only going to cover the medical bills and a fraction of your lost wages. Sometimes, the injury can be the result of negligence from a 3rd party. For example, the manufacturer of equipment used in the business may have been faulty. When that is the case, we can help you to file a 3rd party liability personal injury claim. This is in addition to your worker’s compensation claim, not in place of it.
What does the Process Involve?
The process for a personal injury case in New Jersey is challenging and it is complex. This doesn’t mean it can’t be done, but it does mean you need the best legal help on your side to navigate through that process. There is no obligation to call or come in and discuss your case with us. There is never any payment made to us unless we get you a settlement for your case.
The legal aspects of such a case can be very difficult to understand. Part of our role is to explain that information to you so it makes sense. We are also able to answer any questions you may have as the process moves forward. Many insurance companies don’t want to pay at all, or to pay much for such a claim. They may try to cheat you and pay very little if you work with them directly. We know what your case is worth and we will fight to ensure they pay that amount and not less.
You have plenty to deal with trying to handle your injuries and your household. We can take on the legal elements so you don’t feel overwhelmed by all of it. As soon as you contact us, we will start our investigation. This involves trying to reconstruct the accident and getting witness statements. It involves getting medical records and police reports. The sooner we can get involved, the more we can do to help you.
Based on that information, we can build a solid personal injury case for you in New Jersey. We can sent a letter of demand to the defendant and/or their insurance company to start the process of negotiations. Even if the full extent of your injuries and recovery isn’t known yet, we can get this in progress.
When it is known what your medical care will cost and if there will be a need for ongoing medical services, we can start the litigation process. This is going to include a demand letter that includes the settlement requested. This amount is going to be based on your injuries, missed work, ongoing medical care experts believe you will need, and fair compensation for your pain and suffering. If the other parties involved don’t want to pay the amount, we can then proceed by taking your case into a New Jersey courtroom.
With many of the cases we represent, there is no need to go to court. We have done our job well, and the insurance company and the client they represent know we have a solid case to present to the courts. They would rather pay the requested settlement amount than to pay more money by going through the courts. We can even work on negotiating the cost of your medical bills to get them reduced.
How Much Is My New Jersey Personal Injury Claim Worth?
We are often asked from the start how much a given personal injury case in New Jersey is worth. We can’t give you a set figure at that time. We first need to evaluate the case and find out the extent of your injuries. We can tell you the final amount we ask for as a settlement on yoru behalf is going to be fair for what you have gone through. We need to look at the following:
- Medical Needs
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
Make sure you seek medical treatment as soon as you can after a personal injury. The cost of the care shouldn’t prevent you from going to the ER, seeing your personal doctor, following up with specialists, or even authorizing surgery to help you improve. Your medical records have to be carefully evaluated as part of the settlement offer we request.
You may not be able to return to work for a period of time after your personal injury. In some instances, a person is never able to return to work. We carefully calculate the amount of lost wages and will come up with a dollar amount to compensate you for them.
Pain and Suffering
The accident has forever changed your life, and no amount of money can change that. However, we do think it is fair to ask for compensation for your pain and suffering due to the negligent of someone else. Every single claim out there in New Jersey for personal injury has different elements and different factors that influence the amount we can legally ask for. On average our clients are able to get five times more with a settlement when we represent them than if they were to do so on their own.