New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys
Serious injuries can drastically change your life. They can cause permanent or temporary disability, affect your quality of life and even result in death in the most serious circumstances. At Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP, each New Jersey personal injury attorney at our firm prioritizes every case like it’s their only case. You’ll receive one-on-one care from a lead lawyer who will keep you updated on the status of your case every step of the way. Our attorneys have decades of combined experience and real, proven results. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured, call 800-726-6326 for a free case evaluation.
What Does A New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer Do?
After a personal injury accident, a common first step is to call an insurance company to request damage coverage. This is true after car accidents, workplace incidents, slip and falls and many other circumstances. The person in charge of handling your claim in most cases is the insurance claims adjuster. This person’s job is to get accident victims to settle for as small an amount as possible to save the insurance company money. The insurance adjuster does not work for you or have your best interests in mind. Therefore, you should retain a qualified New Jersey personal injury attorney to represent you.
During settlement negotiations, a personal injury lawyer can present the full value of your claim to the adjuster, possibly introducing monetary damages the adjuster didn’t know about. An attorney can use litigation strategies to negotiate a better claim, such as re-creating the accident, getting expert witnesses to testify, and using your medical records to show the full ramifications of an injury. The odds of securing more for your claim are much higher with help from an attorney — especially if the lawyer can threaten to take your claim to trial.
A New Jersey injury lawyer can also take care of a civil claim against one or more at-fault parties. A civil claim, such as a personal injury or wrongful death claim, can seek greater damages than an insurance settlement alone. You could recover damages for your physical pain and emotional suffering, for example. A lawyer can file your claim well within New Jersey’s two-year deadline and in accordance with all legal rules and requirements. You can get more money with less hassle when you entrust your case to a reputable personal injury attorney in New Jersey.
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It’s important to talk to an injury lawyer about your specific claim before making any assumptions or legal decisions. New Jersey laws are subject to change and the details of your case are unique. A conversation with an attorney can help you better understand the specific statutes that your claim might involve. The most important thing to remember is that you don’t have to be responsible for navigating the laws on your own after a personal injury accident. Our New Jersey personal injury attorneys are here to do it for you.
New Jersey Personal Injury Laws
Most people never think twice about New Jersey’s personal injury laws until they’re the ones in the hospital. The attorneys at Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP, handled personal injury cases for many years. We can analyze your case in terms of what laws may apply, including those of workers’ compensation, product liability, premises liability and medical malpractice. A few of the most important New Jersey personal injury laws to know are:
- Deadline to file a personal injury claim. If you think you have the right to file a personal injury claim, don’t hesitate to contact a New Jersey personal injury lawyer. You don’t want to accidentally miss the state’s strict two-year deadline to file. If more than two years have passed after the date of your accident or discovery of your injuries, odds are you’ve lost your right to seek compensation. Different types of lawsuits have different deadlines, however, so ask an attorney about yours.
- Shared fault laws. Like most states, New Jersey has some sort of comparative negligence law in place. If a claimant is partially responsible for his/her own injuries, comparative fault will not bar him or her from recovery (as long as fault is 50% or less). Instead, the courts will reduce the claimant’s compensation award by an amount equivalent to the percentage of fault.
- Strict liability in some claims. Strict liability means that the defendant will be legally responsible for injuries to victims without the victims having to prove negligence. New Jersey is a strict liability state for dog bites, meaning owners will have to pay damages even if they weren’t negligent. Strict liability may also apply in defective product claims, if the plaintiff can show that a defect caused the injury.
- Choice no-fault car insurance. If you’ve been in a car accident, the first question to answer is whether you opted for no-fault or traditional insurance. No-fault insurance means you must seek primary (or exclusive) recovery from your own insurer regardless of who caused the accident. Traditional insurance lets you seek recovery from the at-fault driver, as well as file a personal injury claim if desired.
It’s important to talk to a personal injury lawyer about your specific claim before making any assumptions or legal decisions. New Jersey laws are subject to change and the details of your case are unique. A conversation with a reliable New Jersey accident attorney can help you better understand the specific statutes that your claim might involve. The most important thing to remember is that you don’t have to be responsible for navigating the laws on your own after a personal injury accident. Our attorneys are here to do it for you.
Discuss Your Case For Free With Our New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys
Filing a personal injury lawsuit in New Jersey could culminate in financial compensation for your economic and noneconomic losses. You could fight for full reimbursement of your accident-related property damage, medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and several other losses. The amount you receive in a settlement or judgment hinges on your ability to prove your case and demonstrate the value of your damages. A skilled New Jersey injury lawyer can help you with these burdens and improve your odds of success.
Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP, has earned a reputation of excellence. Years of outstanding legal representation, impressive case results, and zealous client care has made us one of the most trusted firms in the community. If you or a loved one has suffered personal injuries in an auto accident, construction site accident, slip and fall, animal attack, or because of an unsafe property or product, contact our firm. We don’t charge any upfront costs and work on a contingency fee basis. Call 800-726-6326 to schedule your consultation today.
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