Perhaps while driving on route 70, your car may be struck by another motorist. Or, while shopping, you may experience a sudden slip-and-fall on a freshly mopped floor.
It is often found that the cause of accidents that result in personal injury is negligence by a responsible party. If a driver had been more cautious, for instance, then the car accident might not have occurred. Or, if a worker had posted a “caution, wet floor” sign, the slip-and-fall accident would most likely have been prevented.
Personal injury victims are frequently left with costly medical expenses. If you or your loved one has suffered a personal injury in Lakehurst, NJ, due to someone else’s negligence, contact the personal injury attorneys of Judd Shaw Injury Law right away.
You can reach us at 1-866-909-6894 or by completing our online contact form to schedule a free case review – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our lawyers will use their years of experience to get you the compensation you deserve.
Types of Personal Injury Law Our Firm Covers in Lakehurst, NJ
The purpose of personal injury law in New Jersey is to protect your rights when you suffer an injury that was caused by another person’s negligence. The intent of this law is to restore what the injured person has lost and to discourage potential offenders.
Many types of injuries fall under the umbrella of personal injury law. Our lawyers have years of experience in handling the following claims, for example.
Premises liability and slip-and-falls
The law in New Jersey clearly states that property owners have an obligation to maintain a relatively safe environment for visitors (though sometimes not including trespassers). If the owner or manager fails to correct or warn of a potential hazard on the property and a visitor is injured as a result, then the owner could be found liable for damages.
The law of premises liability applies to private homes and all types of commercial properties. Some of these include grocery and department stores, restaurants, offices, hotels, and beauty salons. It even includes sidewalks and parking lots.
Auto accidents occur quite frequently in New Jersey. In fact, according to one source, in just one year (2020) there were 11,970 car accidents in Ocean County alone!
In most cases, the cause of car accidents is driver negligence, of which the most common form is distracted driving. Some types of distracted driving include using the phone or eating while driving, and engaging with passengers. Other forms of negligence include speeding, tailgating, and driving under the influence.
Although negligence on the part of a motorcyclist can result in an accident, far too often a motorcyclist is unjustly overlooked or simply not respected by other drivers on the road. For these reasons and others, there is a high probability of a motorcyclist suffering catastrophic injuries in an accident.
If the cause of a motorcycle accident is a negligent driver, a motorcyclist may find that pursuing compensation for damages can be a challenging process. Insurance companies may use a general prejudice, that motorcycles are inherently dangerous and riders are reckless, in an effort to diminish the value of their settlements to riders who have been injured.
Annually, almost 5 million people are bitten by dogs across the nation. These animal attacks can be frightening, and a dog’s powerful bite usually leaves victims with serious, sometimes catastrophic or fatal, injuries. Children are most vulnerable to dog bite injuries since they are smaller in size and tend to feel drawn to animals.
Injuries that result from a dog attack can range from mild to severe, including, scarring, broken bones, and emotional trauma. Although treatment for injuries can be very expensive, the owner of the dog may be liable to make compensation.
When a consumer purchases a product, he or she expects that it would be effective and safe for use. If that product has defects that are dangerous and result in a personal injury, several parties could potentially be held liable for the harm caused. These parties may be the designer, the manufacturer, or the marketer.
There are various types of product liability cases. Some involve:
- Medical devices
- Auto parts
- Sports equipment
- Clothing, and;
A wrongful death occurs when a person’s negligence results in the death of another. The loss of a loved one can be an incredibly traumatic experience. But when your loved one passes away unexpectedly due to someone else’s negligence, you may especially feel like you have been cheated.
Wrongful deaths can occur under almost any circumstances. Some of these include car accidents, defective products, medical malpractice, construction accidents, and violent acts.
This list is, of course, not extensive. Our law firm serving Lakehurst, NJ, has years of experience with a much wider range of personal injury cases in New Jersey. If you have experienced a personal injury, talk to one of our personal injury lawyers regarding compensation for damages.
Types of Compensation You May Be Entitled to Receive
It only makes sense for the responsible party or establishment who carelessly caused the personal injury to pay compensation for losses and recovery. Victims have the legal right to file a lawsuit and receive compensation for losses beyond what an insurance company might cover after an accident.
Compensation for loss and damages may include:
- Present and future medical costs
- Present and future lost wages
- Household renovation for disability
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death and related expenses
Keep in mind you have a limited time period in which to file your claim. The statute of limitations for a personal injury claim in New Jersey is just 2 years from the date of the incident. So it is imperative that you speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer with our firm today!
Contact Our Lawyers Serving Lakehurst, New Jersey for a Free Consultation
If you or your loved one has suffered a personal injury, the change in circumstances may be causing you to feel completely overwhelmed. In addition to any physical pain that you may be feeling, the mounting medical bills, coupled with the inability to return to work, may be causing you much anxiety.
You don’t have to suffer alone. Our lawyers can help you get fair compensation for your losses.
It only makes sense that the person who caused your injury, or his or her insurance, should pay for your recovery. However, the responsible party’s insurance company is likely to resist paying you a fair amount. That’s why you need our help!
Let the personal injury lawyers at Judd Shaw Injury Law put their years of legal experience to work for you and get you every penny you deserve. Contact us at 1-866-909-6894 or complete our online form to get a free case review – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our No Fee Guarantee®means that you won’t pay us anything unless you get money for your claim.