Middlesex County Personal Injury Attorneys
"Personal injury" covers a wide range of situations in which a person is injured or harmed through the negligence of another. Many unintentional accidents fall under the category of "personal injury," including on-the-job injuries and medical negligence or malpractice. Residents of Middlesex County have the right under New Jersey law to seek compensation from a person or company whose negligence caused their injuries, including the right to go to court to prove negligence and to establish the amount of compensation due.
Because personal injury cases are as unique as the individuals harmed in them, choosing an experienced lawyer is key to establishing another party's negligence and your right to compensation. The skilled Middlesex County personal injury lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. have the resources and experience to provide outstanding representation for each injured person we represent.
Deadline to File a Claim
The first thing to consider when facing any potential personal injury claim is the "statute of limitations." This is a deadline set by New Jersey law, and it gives you two years after the date of an accident or injury to bring your personal injury case to court.
Since several factors can affect the running of the New Jersey statute of limitations, it's important to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss how the statute of limitations applies to your case. If you miss the two-year deadline, a Middlesex County court may refuse to hear your case, depriving you of a valuable chance to seek the compensation you deserve.
Being Successful With Your Middlesex County Personal Injury Case
New Jersey law gives injured persons the right to seek compensation in court, but in order to succeed, an injured person and his or her attorney must demonstrate that several things are true. First, they must show that the person or company that caused the injury was negligent, or failed to live up to the standard of reasonable care required by law. Second, they must show that the negligence, and not another factor, caused the injury or made an already-existing medical condition worse. Finally, they must show that the injured person suffered losses, known as "damages," as a result of the injury.
Compensation for Damages
Damages in personal injury cases can cover a wide range of harms. Compensation is often provided in accident cases for harms like the below:
- Medical costs and bills, including rehabilitation and therapy
- Lost wages, including lost future wages if the injury destroyed a person's inability to work
- Value of lost benefits, including retirement pensions
- Costs of replacement services for household chores and other tasks the injured person can no longer do
- Pain and suffering
Middlesex County Personal Injury Lawyers Helping You Overcome the Obstacles
After a serious injury, even taking on daily living tasks can seem overwhelming. It can feel even harder to file a personal injury case. But the help of a Middlesex County personal injury attorney like the team at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. can result in lifting your burdens, not adding to them. We can apply our considerable experiences and resources to investigating your accident and establishing your right to compensation, so you can focus on getting well. For a free, no-obligation consultation, contact us today at (609) 240-0040.
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