Accidents happen but not every accident results in a personal injury. So, what’s the difference between a regular injury and one that warrants a personal injury claim? A personal injury is one that is the direct result of someone’s negligence. A list of commonly asked questions about personal injury claims are below:
Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?
In order to determine whether or not you have the basis for a personal injury claim, the following must be present:
- Another party’s negligent actions and/or behavior caused the injury
- The victim sustained a physical injury and has suffered damages such as missed time off work, medical bills, etc. as a result of the negligence
How Long do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in New Jersey?
Every state has a statute of limitations in which an injured individual can file a personal injury claim. In New Jersey, residents have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. Adhering to this window is imperative because once this window closes, you will be unable to pursue compensatory damages.
What Can I Seek Compensation For?
The types of compensatory damages you can sue for will depend on the severity of your injury. If, for example, someone sustains a spinal cord injury, they may need lifelong medical care, medication and home improvements that increase their ease of mobility. Most commonly, personal injury victims are entitled to recover compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Physical disability
- And more
How is the Value of my Personal Injury Claim Determined?
Your personal injury lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation into the details of your case in order to determine the value of your claim. While no two cases are alike, the value of your claim will be determined based on the following factors:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Current and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Impact the injury has on someone’s lifestyle and ability to work
- And more
Contact an East Orange Personal Injury Lawyer to Discuss Your Accident Case in New Jersey
Did you or a loved one sustain serious injuries due to an accident in New Jersey? Don’t let the medical bills pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing. Right now, you need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you need, want, and deserve. The skilled attorneys at CourtLaw represent clients injured because of accidents in Perth Amboy, New Brunswick, Hoboken, Newark, and throughout New Jersey. Call (732) 442-5900 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at 163 Market St., Perth Amboy, NJ 08861, as well as offices in New Brunswick, Roselle, East Orange, Jersey City, Elizabeth, Linden, Newark, Paterson, South Amboy, and Trenton.
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