If you or a loved one has had a serious accident, the resulting injuries, life changes and financial burdens can be overwhelming. If you’re unsure where to turn or what to do next, Stark & Stark’s personal injury lawyers are here to help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve.
In New Jersey, personal injury cases cover a broad range of accidents like medical malpractice, automobile accidents, nursing home abuse, slip and falls, and even product liability. All of these cases have varying statutes of limitations, so it’s important to discuss your case with a lawyer to determine how long you have to file a lawsuit. In addition to the statute of limitations, the plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit must prove the following in order to successfully bring a personal injury lawsuit:
- Duty of care
- A breach of this duty
- The breach of duty was responsible for the injury
- Damages occurred as a result of the injury (financial and non-financial)
Personal Injury Attorneys In NJ
Our personal injury attorneys in New Jersey have extensive experience successfully representing clients, assisting them through the lawsuit process and fighting on their behalf for compensation.
Our New Jersey personal injury attorneys take the time to listen to the details of your case, informing you along the way of the applicable New Jersey rules and statute. We’ll determine the statute of limitations that pertains to your injuries and file the proper documents with the court within those mandated timelines. Our New Jersey personal injury attorneys work with a team of experts to determine breach of duty, monetize financial and physical damages that were incurred and prove your claim. Finally, our NJ personal injury lawyers will work with you to either settle with the defendant out of court or represent you in trial.
Frequently Asked Questions About New Jersey Personal Injury Cases
These are some of the most common questions asked about New Jersey personal injury lawsuits which will help you navigate the process more effectively:
How long does a personal injury case last?
There is no one answer to how long a personal injury case can last, as it all depends on the case and how quickly acceptable compensation can be obtained. This process includes filing a complaint, filing interrogatories and answers, following up with experts regarding the case and damages, depositions of witnesses, experts, and parties involved, and negotiating settlement or taking the case to trial. From start to finish, the personal injury case can take anywhere from a couple of months to several years. Our goal is to work through the process as thoroughly and quickly as possible so you can move forward with your life.
Who is going to pay for my medical bills for an automobile accident?
New Jersey is a no-fault state when it comes to automobile accidents. This means you are responsible to cover your medical bills for an automobile accident through your own insurance. It is likely you will pay your own medical bills up front for almost any type of personal injury lawsuit. However, once you file your claim and win, you can be reimbursed for your medical bills as part of your settlement request.
Are experts needed to help prove my case?
In many personal injury lawsuits, experts are needed to help prove aspects of your case. For example, in an automobile accident experts can be used to help determine who was at fault and the amount of damages incurred as result of the accident. In the case of a slip and fall, an expert can be used to determine the details regarding the spot in which the slip and fall occurred and who is liable for the accident. These experts can help prove your claim and also provide a monetary value to various aspects such as loss of future earning and stress and emotional damages.
Is there a time limit to file a personal injury case in New Jersey?
Lawsuits related to personal injury claims are limited by a statute of limitations, which is the time limit allotted by the state of New Jersey to file your personal injury case with the courts. Once the case is filed, there are also deadlines by which to file additional documents and respond to filed documents. However, these timelines can include extensions, whereas the statute of limitations can only receive extensions under very specific exceptions upon approval of the courts. This means if you fail to file your case within the statute of limitations, it’s highly unlikely the court will hear your case.
Do I need a New Jersey personal injury lawyer?
You have a much better chance of getting the money you’re entitled to when a lawyer is representing you. A NJ personal injury lawyer can provide experience and guidance on how to get all the funds you should be entitled to, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and future loss of earnings. With the right strategy and the use of evidence and experts, a lawyer will be able to guide you through the process and fight to make sure you’re awarded the proper amount.
Get Help From Our Personal Injury Lawyers In New Jersey
A severe injury can be traumatic, both emotionally and physically. As you try to heal and find your way back to your normal life or your new normal, the last thing you should worry about is the financial strain the recovery process will entail. Our New Jersey attorneys are here to advocate for you and your best interests, helping to make you whole again.
Our New Jersey personal injury attorneys will work with you to file your claim within the timeline allotted by New Jersey statute of limitations, obtain expert and witnesses to help prove your case and assess your damages, and stay with your through settlement, litigation, and/or appeal. Our goal is to help you heal financially while you work on healing physically. Contact a Stark & Stark personal injury lawyer in NJ today.