“Personal Injury” is a blanket term that covers all sorts of different types of injury, which may lead to law suits. There are some common misconceptions the public has about personal injury cases. Below are five facts you should know about New Jersey personal injury laws.
The Purpose of New Jersey Personal Injury Laws
Personal injury laws are not designed to make people rich. Personal injury laws are designed to make people whole. Sometimes, someone does something they weren’t supposed to do. Other times, they didn’t do something they were supposed to do. In both cases, this can result in innocent people being injured – or even killed. Of course, the injured party should not have to bear the brunt of someone else’s carelessness, negligence, or deliberate wrongful acts. New Jersey personal injury laws protect innocent people from unfair financial consequences.
The Types of Costs One Can Recover in Personal Injury Cases
The point of personal injury suits is to recover costs associated with the injury. This can include medical expenses, such as:
- The emergency room;
- Doctor’s visits;
- Physical therapy;
- Medical equipment; as well as
It can also include compensation for lost wages while an injured person recovers from their injuries. Finally, in New Jersey, personal injury suits can recover from pain and suffering.
Understanding the Statute of Limitations
There are laws in every state that limit the amount of time one can wait before filing a lawsuit. This is the “statute of limitations.” The statute of limitations varies depending on the type of claim one may have. Consequently, it is a good idea to call an attorney as soon as you are able if you or a loved one suffers injury.
Leave Negotiating with the Insurance Company to the Lawyers
If you sustained an injury and don’t have a lawyer, the insurance company may try negotiating with you with the goal of settling your case. A qualified personal injury attorney spends years in school, and even more years learning the art of negotiation. They have direct knowledge of how much different claims are worth in different parts of the state. They understand reasonable compensation. You wouldn’t attempt to give yourself medical treatment. By the same token, why would you try to represent yourself in a lawsuit? There is no fee for legal representation in personal injury cases unless the lawyers win the case. You should spend your time and attention focusing on healing. Let the lawyers handle the legal issues.
The Cost of Representation
Lawyers have a reputation of being expensive, sometimes prohibitively so. Consequently, some people are afraid to call a lawyer, even to see if they have a case. Rest assured, there is no fee to talk to an attorney at Rosner Law Offices, P.C., about the facts and circumstances of your case. If your lawyers win, they will take a previously agreed upon percentage of the award. You know up front how much the lawyers will charge if they win – and only if they win.
If you don’t have an attorney on your side negotiating on your behalf, you could be leaving thousands of dollars on the table.
Contact Rosner Law Offices, P.C.
If you or a loved one has been injured, or if your loved one has been killed because of an injury, contact the personal injury lawyers at Rosner Law Offices, P.C. today at 856-692-6500. Whether you are the victim of a car accident, a dog bite, a slip and fall, injured on the job, or you were injured by a faulty product, you may have a claim. You have nothing to lose – and a whole lot to gain by taking advantage of our free consultation. Let us help return you to the life you had before the injury. Contact us today!