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What Types of Accidents Qualify for Personal Injury Compensation?

There are many different types of accidents that can qualify for personal injury compensation. If you have been injured in an accident, one of the first things you should do is take the time to consider whether or not someone else is responsible for your injuries. Under personal injury law, if you have been injured in an accident due to a third party’s negligent acts you have the right to file a claim to seek damages. So how do you know when you have a case and when you don’t?

When Can You Get Personal Injury Compensation?

There are many different situations where you may become injured and have a valid personal injury claim on your hands. However, before you can receive compensation, you and your personal injury attorney must be able to prove that a negligent third party is responsible for your injuries. This is a task that is often much easier said than done but with a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury lawyer by your side, your chances of reaching the maximum settlement possible greatly increase.

When Do You Need to Hire a New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer?

While every personal injury situation is different, there is no specific guideline to follow when it comes to hiring a personal injury attorney. But trying to understand the legal process without an experienced legal team can be very difficult. If you or a loved one are trying to settle your personal injury case on your own, there may be a time when you need help from a New Jersey personal injury lawyer. Whether you are dealing with serious medical complications, difficulty navigating your claim or you have run into a roadblock with the insurance companies —having some extra help on your side can make a huge difference.

Guide to Understanding Personal Injury Claims

If you were injured in an accident due to the careless or negligent acts of a third party, you may be able to file a claim for compensation. While everyone has seen the commercials and read the billboards, the personal injury process is still one that few people understand properly before filing a claim. With this comprehensive guide to understanding personal injury in New Jersey, you can get the answers to your most pressing questions and begin the process of filing a claim.

What to Do If You've Been Involved in a Car Accident

Car accidents are stressful, and they can result in expensive damages and painful physical injuries. Thankfully, the vast majority of car accidents do not result in life-threatening injuries. Nonetheless, even a minor fender-bender can shake you up and cause long-term physical and emotional problems.

How Much Time Do You Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Following a personal injury accident, issues related to that accident occur quickly. Whether it’s filing claims with insurance companies, taking time off work while recovering, scheduling appointments with various doctors, physical therapy, coping with the financial strains of lost wages, and possibly surgery. At times the entire process can be overwhelming and it can become difficult to track time. Understandably, it’s natural to prioritize immediate concerns versus matters that can be set aside to a later date, including seeking legal representation. However, it’s important to keep in mind that you have a limited amount of time to file a personal injury lawsuit.

What are the Implications of a Bankruptcy on Your Personal Injury Case?

If you have been injured in an accident while also accumulating debts, you may be wondering if filing for bankruptcy is an option at your disposal.  This blog will explore how chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy affect a personal injury litigation and its proceeds.

Getting Personal Injury Help After a New Jersey Pedestrian or Bike Accident

A pedestrian is at a great disadvantage in a collision with a driver or passenger in a car or truck accident. The pedestrian does not have the benefit of a car body surrounding him or her, and is often injured badly. Hit-and-run accidents are not uncommon when a pedestrian is involved in a crash. An injured pedestrian often suffers a serious or catastrophic injury, and may be entitled to compensation to help cover loss related to the accident.

New Jersey Personal Injury: We Hold Insurance Companies Accountable

Personal Injury Law is designed to compensate an injured party to the fullest extent possible for injuries caused by another party. In effect, the goal is to convey a sufficient monetary award that will return the injured party to the position that he/she was in prior to the injury — to "make them whole."

Injury Claims Against Government Bodies Over Premises Liability

Under premises liability, if a visitor to one's property suffers an injury due to an inherent fault on the premises, the victim may be entitled to file a lawsuit against the property owner. Premises liability flows from the tort law principle of negligence. Thus, it must be proved that the premise's owner was strictly or absolutely liable for the injuries caused. Every year in New Jersey, one of the most common premises liability lawsuits are those conducted against the state government.

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