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For more than 20 years, the knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. have been providing high quality legal representation to injury victims throughout the state of New Jersey. We have achieved MULTIMILLION DOLLAR settlements and verdicts in a wide variety of cases, including auto accidents, catastrophic injuries, and medical malpractice. Best of all, we charge NO UPFRONT FEE and only collect a reasonable percentage of your recovery. If we're not able to make a recovery, we won't charge you a single cent. This is our NO WIN, NO FEE promise.
New Jersey Code section 2A:14-2: the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim is two years from the date of the injury.
Keep in mind that ALL personal injury claims have a statute of limitations, or deadline to file, so it's absolutely vital that you call us NOW so we can get started on your claim. DO NOT risk losing out on the compensation you need and deserve. Call us today at (609) 240-0040 for a FREE, CONFIDENTIAL, NO OBLIGATION consultation.
Recent Personal Injury Verdicts and Settlements
- $4.85 Million Settlement - Pedestrian Injured by Intoxicated Driver
- $2.5 Million Settlement - Tractor Trailer Accident
- $2.3 Million Settlement - Fall Injury at Apartment Complex
Please note that each case is unique. To learn more about what your case may be worth, please schedule a free consultation with us today.
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Personal Injury Law in New Jersey
If you have been the victim of a car accident in New Jersey, you must file your injury claim against your own insurance policy, unless you can prove that you have suffered a serious injury, according to the state's "no-fault" system. Typically, the only way to get around this is if the injuries involve significant scarring or disfigurement, loss of limb, displaced fractures, the loss of a fetus, or some other type of permanent, life-altering injury. Under these conditions, if your medical bills exceed the state’s minimum requirement for bringing legal action against the negligent driver who caused the accident, you may still be able to file a personal injury claim to recoup costs. The complexities surrounding no fault claims can make it especially important to seek legal advice on how to properly approach the situation.
"Shared fault" applies to most other types of personal injury cases. According to this legal concept, a claimant may have his or her compensation amount reduced if he or she was partially at fault for the injury incident. The "modified comparative negligence rule" comes into play in such cases. This rule simply states that the amount of compensation a partially liable claimant receives will be reduced by an amount that reflects their percentage of fault. For example, if a claimant's damages amount to $10,000, but the jury determines that he or she was 25 percent at fault for the accident, then the actual award given will be $7,500.
What is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury in New Jersey?
If a victim does not file a claim within the two-year window of time that is allotted after suffering an injury, then he or she will surrender the right to the pursuance of compensation. It is highly advised that you consult with a qualifying attorney as soon as possible, especially since the deadline for your particular case may even be less than two years, depending on the circumstances. If you do not act in time, you will lose out on vital financial coverage, guaranteed.
Life Altering Injuries That Are Common in Serious Accidents
When a client has been catastrophically injured, they generally fall into one or more of the following categories:
Spinal cord injury: These types of injuries can be the result of anything from a physician's malpractice to a truck driver's error in judgment on the highway. For example, fractured vertebrae sustained while working on a dangerous job site can cut into the spinal cord resulting in permanent damage. In some cases, the victim will experience numbness or a complete loss of feeling or sensation below the site of the damage.
Quadriplegia: occurs when a victim loses physical ability in their arms and legs, whereas paraplegia occurs when a victim maintains use of their arms but loses physical ability in their legs. While some suffer from incomplete paralysis, others sustain permanent and complete damage.
Traumatic brain injury: Whether someone's head strikes the pavement in a slip and fall accident or is hit by a distracted driver while using a cross walk, severe head injuries are often associated with serious accidents. These injuries can result in life-changing memory issues, struggles with communication, wild mood swings, and loss of physical and mental abilities.
Amputation: Some industrial accidents result in such severe damage to a body part that the only medical recourse is amputation. An amputation can be complete where the appendage is totally severed or it may be partial where some soft tissue remains at the site of the trauma. When a severed limb or finger is not preserved and reattached right away, amputation may be the only option.
Burn injury: A burn injury is considered catastrophic when the damage is permanent and affects a significant portion of the body. Not only will victims of burn injuries suffer through expensive and painful medical procedures but they also may lose feeling and physical ability in the damaged part of their body. The emotional trauma suffered by burn victims as a result of disfigurement is also significant.
Eye injury: A eye injury can result in impaired vision, loss of sight in one eye or complete blindness. These are not minor debilitations but lifelong ones that can adversely affect one's ability to carry out daily tasks. Treatment and rehabilitation can be both extensive and expensive and require services from a variety of medical experts, including ophthalmologists.
Bone fracture: Generally, bone fractures result from high force impact or stress. Treatment often involves CT and MRI scans, surgery, the use of splints and casts and rehabilitation. Since the healing process can take several months, victims may have to depend on disability benefits for a significant period of time while they are unable to work.
Why Get Help From an Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C.?
If you or a loved one are considering filing a personal injury claim, it’s crucial that you hire a seasoned legal expert to help fight for the restitution you’re entitled to. You need someone who has extensive experience working with insurance companies, negotiating settlements, and presenting evidence in court to ensure your case receives a reasonable payout. In addition, lawsuits are stressful and time-consuming. Your attorney will take care of everything that is required so you can put your energy and focus into making a full recovery.
NJ Personal Injury Attorneys Providing Exceptional Legal Assistance
The legal team at the Princeton-based personal injury law firm of Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. is composed of reliable experts who handle a wide variety of personal injury cases, including auto accidents, bicycle accidents, birth injury, traumatic brain injury, construction accidents, product liability, and much more. For more information on the services we provide, please contact our New Jersey personal injury attorneys at (609) 240-0040 today.
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