Do I Have A Personal Injury Case?
Personal injury lawyers represent individuals who have been injured due to the negligence of others. In situations such as car accidents, slips and falls, workplace incidents and even dog bites – simple injuries can cost the injured party thousands of dollars in medical bills, lost salary from time missed at work, in addition to life-altering pain and suffering. In the event you are injured, you may become worried about your ability to pay your bills. Continue reading to find out if you have a personal injury case.
What Is “Personal Injury”?
Personal injury lawsuits are extremely common. By definition, personal injury lawsuits are claims for monetary compensation following an injury due to the negligence of another party. These lawsuits are most frequently associated with car accidents, but claims can be made for a variety of injuries.
Injuries caused by defective products, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls, workplace incidents and dog bites can form the basis for a personal injury lawsuit. Regardless of how it occurred, if you have been injured due to the negligence of another party, you may have a personal injury case. If you have been injured in a workplace incident, you may have a case even if there was no negligence by another party.
What Is “Negligence” In A Personal Injury Case?
Negligence is a breach of care from what is expected of others in society. Everyday actions such as taking care of your yard, driving your vehicle in a responsible manner, and providing your customer with a product as advertised are all expected in society. Failure to meet this level of care can become negligence. For instance, after a snowstorm, businesses and homes are typically required to clear the ice off the sidewalk immediately in front of their property. Failure to do so in a timely manner may be considered negligence. This leaves the business or individual potentially responsible for any injuries that occur due to their breach of care.
What About Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation claims are another type of personal injury case. However, unlike other personal injury cases, negligence does not need to be proven. In the event of an injury at work, New Jersey Workers’ Compensation laws do not recognize fault. This means that regardless of how you were injured at work, you will most likely have a workers’ compensation claim. Of course, as with all legal matters, there are exceptions. This will be discussed during your Free Case Evaluation.
Contact a Nutley Personal Injury Lawyer to Discuss Your Personal Injury Case in New Jersey
Did you or a loved one sustain serious injuries due to an accident in New Jersey? Don’t let the medical bills pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing. Right now, you need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you need, want, and deserve. The skilled attorneys at Birkhold & Maider, LLC represent clients injured because of an accident in Essex County, Hudson County, Union County, Nutley, and throughout New Jersey. Call 973-784-8583 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at 189 Franklin Avenue, Suite 1, Nutley NJ 07110, as well as an office in Hamilton, NJ.
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