I am a personal injury attorney handling personal injury lawsuits on behalf of injured victims in northern and central New Jersey. For over twenty-five years, I have aggressively represented people who have suffered serious injuries in automobile, truck, motorcycle, bus and bicycle accidents. I have handled many cases on behalf of individuals and their families who have sustained injuries in slip and fall accidents, injuries resulting from unsafe products, dog bites, nursing home neglect and abuse, work site accidents as well as nursing and medical malpractice.
New Jersey personal injury law encompasses the wide variety of practice areas that I have just mentioned. Each and every day I speak with people who have been injured and simply do not know what their next step should be. The common question is always “Do I have a case?” Having extensive knowledge and experience in New Jersey personal injury law, I am able to provide you with guidance and insight to make a preliminary determination as to whether or not you have a valid case.
In order for me to proceed on your behalf in a personal injury case. New Jersey law requires that we prove two essential elements. The first is liability and the second is damages.
What is meant by “liability”? New Jersey law imposes a duty for all of us as members of society to act in a reasonable manner whether driving a motor vehicle, operating a business, caring for residents of a nursing home or providing medical care as a physician. When we act negligently such as when driving our car in a careless manner resulting in an accident, we can be held liable for damages that result from our negligence.
Now, once I am able to ascertain that there is “liability” the next questions is “what are your damages that were caused by the accident?” In other words what injuries did you sustain as a result of the negligence of the other person?
Oftentimes I will get a call from someone who was involved in a car accident that is entirely the other driver’s fault that is so severe that it totals his car but he walks away from the accident without a scratch. Under this scenario there is liability but no damages. As a result, we are precluded from pursuing a personal injury claim because the innocent driver did not sustain personal injuries.
However, once we have preliminarily established that the other party was negligent and as a result you sustained injuries, we can help you move forward with your case to determine the extent of your damages and whether or not they are permanent. The law allows you to be compensated for your injuries caused by the accident with money damages for your disability and impairment, pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost wages, if your injuries interfered with your ability to work.
What I have just discussed is an over simplification of the complex subject matter of personal injury law in New Jersey. If you believe that you may have a case, please call or email me today and I will assist you by evaluating your potential case and providing you with some guidance in how to proceed to protect your rights and receive the compensation you deserve. Your initial consultation with me is free and if we determine that you have a case we will handle it on a contingency fee basis which means that you do not pay any attorney fees unless we are able to successfully obtain a monetary recovery on your behalf.