Personal injury cases can arise in nearly any place and at any time. If you have been injured, it is important to seek experienced legal counsel.Whether you have been the victim of a NJ car accident, trucking accident or dog bite, brain injury, construction accident, pharmacy error, wrongful death, work place injury or any other type of injury, we are here to help you recover the fair and just compensation your truly deserve.
Common Types of Personal Injury Claims
What are some common types of personal injury claims? Personal injury cases include but are not limited to:
• Automobile accidents, including car, truck, boat, and motorcycle crashes
• Mass transit accidents, including trains, airplane accidents, and bus crashes
• Construction accidents
• Medical malpractice cases, including serious birth injuries and birth defects
• Traumatic brain injuries
• Wrongful Death
• Spinal cord injuries, paralysis, and other catastrophic injuries
• Product liability claims, product recalls, dangerous drug lawsuits
• Slip and fall accidents, and other premises liability cases
• Dog bites and animal attacks
• Environmental accidents, injuries, and toxic torts
• Consumer fraud
• Workers compensation claims
• Abuse, harassment, and/or other intentional torts
Personal injury attorneys also have experience handling wrongful death cases and can help you seek compensation for the loss of a loved one.
How can a defendant be held liable in a personal injury claim? There are different forms of liability for personal injury cases. In general, defendants can be held liable because of a) negligence, b) following an intentional act, or c) in some cases, under a theory of strict liability.
Negligent acts occur when a defendant fails to use reasonable care and someone gets hurt as a result. When you sue someone because of negligence, it is understood that the defendant did not intend for your injury to occur- but was negligent in his or her behavior. Intentional acts are different. These refer to situations in which a defendant intended to cause harm. Strict liability is the trickiest and typically applies to defective product lawsuits.
What Should I Do After a Personal Injury?
After you have been involved in a serious accident or have sustained a life-altering injury, it may be difficult to think about taking legal action. However, it is important to speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. In many cases, the sooner you contact an attorney, the quicker you’ll be able to seek compensation for your damages.
How Much Money is My New Jersey Personal Injury Case Worth?
Because there are many different kinds of personal injury lawsuits, compensation amounts can vary widely. Yet, most accident victims can seek compensatory damages for their injuries. This means you may be able to obtain both economic and non-economic damages. Both forms of damages fall under the category of compensatory damages, which are intended to compensate victims for losses.
Economic damages might include:
• Hospital bills and other medical expenses
• Loss of income and loss of future wages due to an inability to work
• Costs for rehabilitation and physical therapy
Non-economic damages might include:
• Pain and suffering caused by the trauma of the injuries.
• If the accident has left you with a permanent disability or disfigurement, you can seek compensation for the emotional injuries connected with these losses.
In wrongful death claims, a plaintiff may be able to seek additional damages, including funeral and burial expenses.
A personal injury lawyer will examine all of the facts of your case and will advise you about the types of damages for which you may be eligible.
Do I Have a Valid Personal Injury Claim?
Many people who sustain personal injuries are not sure if they have a valid lawsuit. Because each case is different, it is impossible to know whether you have a legitimate case until you have spoken with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Your initial consultation is always free, so do not hesitate to can contact the attorneys at The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP to discuss the facts of your case.

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